And it doesn’t pretend anyone has half an hour to devote to this.
I’m working on quality…
And yet we keep letting the same things lead us into making more mistakes.
I hope everyone takes a moment today to think about where we’ve been, what we’ve become, and how we can take at least a few small steps in the direction of what we want to be. What we deserve to be.
I’ll be replacing the album cover in all my meta data w/ this one, and my apologies to the artist who put it together originally. I’m sure they must have had some reason for flipping reality.
On a related note: meh.
When will the ‘Powers that Be’ learn that stupid rules are ignored, and the more rules that are ignored the less important the rules are? If the people who write the rules don’t take them seriously, then how/why would anyone else?
No zoom? Leave your phone at home. Arrive an hour early? Not sure they’d let me in then.
Spending a lot of time at the Garden this year, and all in all a decently run place. They do a good job of keeping the place clean and the staff friendly, but can’t wait for the renovation.
At The Garden
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Nothing much to say – not as good as last year, but probably enjoyable on the whole.
Nothing sums up the Flaming Lips live like this photo, stolen from brooklynvegan:
Yes, these are ok and I had fun on the train this morning playing “how would I answer”. Maybe that’s what you’re always supposed to do, but today was the first time I caught myself doing it.
They’re all pretty straightforward; answer according to party lines, etc. Probably a grasp of economics helps, hopefully. I might not have that, or maybe, but a lot of them are political questions from political people. Mitt’s questions were particularly dumb and we really dodged a bullet there. I hope I get around to writing down my ideas about ‘our ability to compete globally’, or I might be too busy trying to put my portfolio back in order.
But moving on:
President Obama supports the estate tax. Why should a person who leaves his money to his children pay more in taxes than another person with the same lifetime income who spends all his money on himself? — N. GREGORY MANKIW, a professor of economics at Harvard
The attribution fails to mention that “From 2003 to 2005, Mankiw was the chairman of Ex-President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisors“, according to Wikipedia and my own recollection. (as an aside, typing that ‘Ex’ made me smile)
As I got off the train and walked the couple of blocks to work I was thinking about that (the question, not the fact that we’ve been waiting for 1/21/09 for 7+ years). I liked the way he phrased it, and for a second I agreed. But then I realized there’s nothing wrong with fighting against an accumulation of wealth. We’re not fighting the American Dream, we’re not saying that you can’t acquire wealth. We’re just trying to stop some people from getting too far ahead, so we can all compete on a level surface. Do they hate competition?
So that’s not particularly profound, but I started thinking about it again with the Kennedy thing. I wish that the fact that she’s, you know, unqualified meant that we’d get some scrappy fighter from the Bronx. We won’t, but unless they appoint Bush we’re ahead.