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December 14, 2014

"It’s 1963 Again"

What do Liberals want? A huge part of it is in this short piece. They want--profoundly, desperately--for it to be 50 years ago. The Birmingham church bombing. The March on Washington. The 1964 Civil Rights Act. When they were young--so young--and so noble and fighting that really, really good fight. 

Go ahead and tell me again that conservatives are the ones who are living in the past.

"Finding Racism Where It Isn’t"

Holman Jenkins, Jr. details the government's attempt to find racial discrimination in the loan market. Well-done, but especially good is the final sentence:

Unfortunately, the truth may be that our government has simply fallen into the hands of liars and chiselers who have identified a shakedown that the current legal and political culture will let them get away with.

"Tea or coffee - which do YOU prefer? From weight loss to cancer prevention, we reveal the health benefits of both"

Conclusion: in moderate quantities both are pretty good for most people.

"‘The Mail Never Stops!': Everything Newman From ‘Seinfeld’ Taught Us About The Postal Service"

Newman!

December 13, 2014

It's that time of year again . . .

Time for "The 2014 Hater's Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog".

The last two alone--Breville Oracle Espresso Machine and Hurom HG Elite Slow Juicer--are guaranteed to make you smile.

"The secret of New York City’s mythic bagel-making water"

Apparently, it's all about the calcium and magnesium.

December 12, 2014

"Kelly Slater, Ageless Wonder"

"Watch the 11-time world champion pull off a near-impossible surfing move."

"Good Girl" with Carrie Underwood and featuring the PS22 chorus

The kids seem to be having a really good time.

"Research shows dogs are much smarter than we think"

I don't know who "we" is. Most dog-owners I know think dogs are plenty smart.

December 11, 2014

"5 reasons why it's great to work at Whole Foods"

The nicest, by far, retail employees I deal with on a regular basis are those at Whole Foods. I wonder how they do it. This article advances some reasons.

(Whole Foods has been on Fortune's "Best Companies" list for seventeen years.) 

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