Monday, February 14, 2011

Blog Index

As I have so many articles, and keep writing more, I have decided to write an index of articles grouped loosely by subject. Feel free to skip over this one, though it may be amusing for readers to see what I said on various topics in the past.

This is far from comprehensive, some articles may be omitted and some articles may appear under more than one heading, but it is better than trying to sort through over thirty pages of articles by hand.

So, to cut short my prefatory remarks, let's begin the index:

FAIR TAX, FLAT TAX, AND OTHER TAX SCHEMES

Very brief prologue
One Thought on the FairTax
Update
Two old ones (plus three)
Addendum
Unintended Consequences
For the record
Definitions
And so it starts...
By the way
If we must...
The rate
The 22%
A New Record
What we need
Shot myself in the foot?
Short Comment on the FairTax
Will FairTax.org Answer THIS Time?
To Prove I Am Fair
Mandatory April 15th Post
What a Smart Democrat Would Do
Crippling Taxes
Redefining Rich

MCCAIN

Quick Thoughts on the Election
A Thought on McCain
82%? So what?
And on the other side
Some General Thoughts on the Election
A Difficult Decision
Oh, Please!
Do As I Say Not As I Do
Abandoning the Party
"Selling Out"
Forget Hope, Try Realism
To Make It Very Simple
Why We Need Adults
NYT Mistake
Grasping at Straws
One More Reason Not To Sit It Out
Why McCain Will Win
Breaking My Promise
Meaningless Polls
No "Hussein" Allowed
Covering Old Ground Again
Quote of the Day
One more thought
Amazing
At Last!
Time For McCain to Decorate the Lincoln Bedroom
More Democrat Woes
Am I Missing Something?
Poll Numbers
Another One!
Weak Arguments
Looking Forward
Qualifications
Complex Beings
Oh, Well...
VP Choice
If Only I Believed It...
Why We Need Adults II
Reading Comprehension
Calling the Race Too Early
How to Make Health Care More Expensive

OBAMA

Jumping the Gun?
And He Stands For?
Forget Hope, Try Realism
To Make It Very Simple
The Candidate as Inkblot
The Obama Hangover
Obama Begins to Collapse
One More Obama Update
Are The Democrats Worried About Obama?
Why McCain Will Win
In the Hands of the Superdelegates
Last Ditch Effort
Infanticide
How To Lose The Independents
Why Rezko Matters
Meaningless Polls
No "Hussein" Allowed
Defending Geraldine
A Brief Follow-Up
Obama Update
Cult?
Changing Predicitions
So, what is "change"?
I am Skeptical
Penitence or Betrayal?
Sycophantic Media and Lost Elections
Changing predictions once more
Charisma Gap
To Be Fair
Cover for the Superdelegates
More On Obama's Woes
Not Just Another Politician
Last One For Now
Can I Hate America Now?
And Now The Explanation
The Lessons Of The Obama Candidacy
One More Comment On "The Speech"
Confusion Over Obama
One Surprising Thing About Obama
Changing Fortunes
Clinton Flashback?
An Illogical Argument
Amazing
The Problem With Urban Politicians
Still More Double Standards
Best of the Web Imitates Me
One Thought
Friends and Family
I Almost Feel Sorry For Them
Mainstreaming hate
Damage Control
Doing No Favors
Obama Recap
Yawn
What Does It Mean?
Getting to Third Base With the Press
"Nobody I Know Voted For Nixon"
The Various Reverends
Racist Geraldine Versus Crazy Uncle Jerry
Old News, Ms. Coulter
Worse Than Wright
Time For McCain to Decorate the Lincoln Bedroom
A Very Quick Additional Comment on "The Speech"
Four More Years of Annoyance
Having It Both Ways
Charisma Versus Political Skill
What Happened to Consequences?
Is Bad Judgment Enough?
Am I Missing Something?
Wow!
Poll Numbers
Short Comment
A Challenge
A Less Uncertain Future
Obama Still Doesn't Get It
Hillarious!
A Simple Question
Those Other People
The Best Thing
Looking Forward
The Most Worthless Defense
Qualifications
The Return of Nuance
The Secret to Obama
Crippling Taxes
Redefining Rich
Remember McVeigh?
More Pathetic Defense
Pardon Me?
Still Feeling Sorry
Why Bother?
Calling the Race Too Early
They Are Surprised?

GENERAL ELECTION  /  ELECTION 2008 / GENERAL POLITICS

No, I'm serious
Beelzebubba Mark II?
Quick Thoughts on the Election
An Interesting Thought
An Informal Poll
The Problem With Ron Paul
Fixing the Primaries
Jacob Frank and Hillary Clinton
Jumping the Gun?
Why Ron Paul Will Lose
Whites, Men Need Not Apply
And on the other side
Clinton and Bush Killed the Center
Some General Thoughts on the Election
One Bad Idea
Deja Vu
To Make It Very Simple
The Obama Hangover
Are The Democrats Worried About Obama?
Why McCain Will Win
In the Hands of the Superdelegates
Last Ditch Effort
Negative Campaigning
Why The Superdelegates Don't Care
Meaningless Polls
Thank You HBO! No President O'Malley!
Changing Predicitions
Confusing Money and Votes
Sycophantic Media and Lost Elections
Changing predictions once more
Cover for the Superdelegates
Short Comment on Voting
Changing Fortunes
Richardson in 2012?
Party of the People?
How To Alienate Voters
I Almost Feel Sorry For Them
Paul + Nader = ?
What Does It Mean?
HRH Hillary I Regina
Racist Geraldine Versus Crazy Uncle Jerry
Congressional Elections
My Dream Election
One Urgent Reform
Just Curious
Poll Numbers
The Hypothetical Gore Nomination
Obama Still Doesn't Get It
A Simple Question
What a Smart Democrat Would Do
Looking Forward
Mixed Blessing
Qualifications
Crippling Taxes
Redefining Rich
Today's Forecast - More Chaos
More Influential Than I Thought?
A Suggestion For Democrats
I Hate to Say It
Why We Need Adults II
Four Elections
Calling the Race Too Early
They Are Surprised?
The Two New Parties

FEDERALISM


A New Record
What we need
Why I Am Not A Libertarian
Standing By My Principles
A Simple Analogy
For Once A Concise Post
Prelude
The Virtue of Humility

IRAQ, IRAN, AND THE MIDDLE EAST

I Don't Get It
Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
Another Thought On Iran
Damned if you do...
Please Get Your Facts Straight
What About The Crusades?
Interesting bit of history
Correlation vs. Causation
Food For Thought
I Told You So
To Make It Very Simple
Perceptions of Iraq
Idiots or Geniuses?
Blood for Oil
A Hypothetical Situation
Quote of the Day
Worse Than Wright
Getting Closer
Double Standards?
A Silly Question
Strange Double Standards
Reading Comprehension

LIBERALISM

A Question
Call 1-800-Joe4Dictators
Dare I say "Duh"?
The Power of Words
Arrogance
Whites, Men Need Not Apply
The Essence of Liberalism
Biology as Justification
Arrogance and Gun Control
The State Versus Universities
Copyright as Politics
Liberal Tolerance
A Very Simple Truth
Private Versus Public Racism
I Just Don't Get It
Exit Strategy
Consequences
What is With the Advertisements?
What Happened to Consequences?
The Racism of the Left
Results Do Not Matter
Interesting Phenomenon
Our View of Our Fellow Citizens
Hillarious!
Memories of Jimmy
Those Other People
Seeing People As Stupid
Interesting
The Conservative Media?
Fascist Bully Boys
The Wall of Separation
The Ends Justify the Means?
How to Determine the Truth
Prestige and Truth

THE NATURE OF GOVERNMENT

Tools
That Fishing Quote
Copyright as Politics
Government and Individual
Short Response to Boortz
The Limits of Technocracy
Prelude
Our View of Our Fellow Citizens
Some Questions on Discrimination
Predictability
Why Government Fails
The Shortcomings of Pragmatism
The Virtue of Humility
The Wall of Separation
Protectionism
The Bureaucratic Mind

EDUCATION

The State Versus Universities
No Child Left Behind

ENVIRONMENTALISM

Environmentalists Versus Evolution
A Thought on Oil Reserves
The Sky Isn't Falling, Again
GMO? So What?
More Unintended Consequences
The Lie of Environmentalism
Knowing Our Limits
Bring On The CO2!
Funding
The Ends Justify the Means II

SPELLING AND GRAMMAR

Spelling Nazi
HILARIOS DANCEING CAT
Why Worry About Grammar?
Spelling Nazi Part 2
Why Spelling Matters (Again)
Spelling Nazi Part 3
It Warm's The Cockle's of my "Heart"

CULTURE


In Defense of Dan Quayle
Frightened for our Future
The Adoration of Youth
I Blame the Romantics
Some Notes on a National Language
Revisiting an Old Topic
What Happened to Consequences?
Children's Programming Versus Self-Improvement
The Problem With Cultural Relativism
Predictability
Performance Art
Musings About A Television Series
More On Television
Science Confirms Common Sense
The State and Morality
Twisted Priorities

ECONOMICS


And you got rich?
A Quick Thought On The Housing "Crisis"
Two Perspectives
Why a Recession?
Successes of Communism
Poverty and Lifespan
Pay Disparities
Some Logical Problems With Reparations
A Really Foolish Idea
Exit Strategy
Consequences
How To Blame the Free Market
How to Create Poor People
Welfare for Malibu Residents
Thoughts on Welfare and Charity
Really Silly Fears
The Drug Addiciton Excuse
I Hate to Say it, But, "Duh!"
The Limits of Technocracy
Mistaking Improvement for Problem
Knowing Our Limits
Hope You Like Unpaid Internships
Social Security is Not Insurance
Crippling Taxes
Redefining Rich
Exploiting Workers?
Organ Donation
Spend for the Fatherland, Citizen!
Doing Something
Protectionism
War Stimulates the Economy? Let's Nuke San Francisco!
Do Reporters Even Read What They Write?
The Bureaucratic Mind
It Is Time
The Theory That Wouldn't Die
Transfats?

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY / CONSERVATISM

Jacob Frank and Hillary Clinton
A Thought on McCain
Broken Coalition
A Difficult Decision
Home Field Advantage
Abandoning the Party
"Selling Out"
Forget Hope, Try Realism
Why We Need Adults
The Party of Hate?
Many Types of Conservatives?
The State and Morality
A Bit More Explanation
So What?
The Two New Parties

THE LAW

Poetic Justice
Unneccessary Legal Concept
Compassionate Execution
Faulty Logic
Solving the Gay Marriage Debate
Biology as Justification
Legal Schizophrenia
In Praise of Slow Changes
Your Tax Dollars at Work (If You Live In LA)
How to Become a Victim of Crime
Why is Nancy Pelosi Free?
The Death Penalty
A Rational Approach to Punishment
Organ Donation
Blogging and the Law
Updating an Old Post
The State and Morality
The Ends Justify the Means?
Transfats?

INTERNATIONAL LAW

A Nation of Wimps
Goodbye Geneva
Why Nuremberg?
Quick UN Update
A Silly Question

THE MEDIA

Great Moments in Leftist Journalism
Yet Another Double Standard
NYT Mistake
Perceptions of Iraq
A Quick Thought On The Housing "Crisis"
Two Perspectives
Sycophantic Media and Lost Elections
Quick thought on Russert
Still More Double Standards
Making Bad News of Good
Some Thoughts on the Media
Reporting the News by Making the News
Getting to Third Base With the Press
Worse Than Wright
What Happened to Consequences?
The Press Versus The Nation
Mistaking Improvement for Problem
Double Standards?
Reports About the Papal Visit
The Conservative Media?
Strange Double Standards
Do Reporters Even Read What They Write?
Why We Need Adults II
Reading Comprehension
They Are Surprised?
Prestige and Truth

HEALTH, MEDICINE AND MEDICAL DEREGULATION

Lifespan
Doctors' agenda
A Most Dishonest Commercial
Standing By My Principles
For Your Own Good
Medical Regulations
Poverty and Lifespan
Organ Donation
It Is Time
Twisted Priorities
Transfats?
How to Make Health Care More Expensive

OTHER REGULATION

If They Were Serious
The Limits of Technocracy
Knowing Our Limits
Transfats?

ABORTION AND REPRODUCTIVE ISSUES

Unneccessary Legal Concept
Infanticide

CONSPIRACY THEORIES

Sinister PNAC? Hardly!
Endorsement
Please Get Your Facts Straight
Faulty Logic
Bill Clinton Murdered Leon Trotsky!
An Illogical Argument
Dismissing Conspiracy Theories
Our New Paranoia

LIBERTARIANISM

Please stop
An Informal Poll
The Problem With Ron Paul
Why Ron Paul Will Lose
Faulty Logic
Why I Am Not A Libertarian
Deja Vu

RACE

Whites, Men Need Not Apply
Private Versus Public Racism
The Lessons Of The Obama Candidacy
One More Comment On "The Speech"
Mainstreaming hate
Doing No Favors
Some Logical Problems With Reparations
How to Become a Victim of Crime
Four More Years of Annoyance
The Racism of the Left
The Best Thing
Some Questions on Discrimination
Slurs
Fascist Bully Boys
More Thoughts on Slavery
The Important Lesson of Racism
So What?

RELIGION

Gratitude
The New Seven?
You're the Ginchiest!
An Off-Topic Post
"Silly Rules"
Guess It Is Time
Knowing Our Limits
A Question
A Reply to Scientific Atheists
The Wall of Separation

LOGIC, RHETORIC, STATISTICS, AND PHILOSOPHY

Lifespan
Great Moments in Leftist Journalism
Mystery Quotes
No more!
The Conservative Trump Card
A Most Dishonest Commercial
Correlation vs. Causation
82%? So what?
Faulty Logic
Biology as Justification
Badly Chosen PC Words
Negative Campaigning
A Problem With Amateur Historians
I'm Confused
Making Bad News of Good
Government and Individual
Some Logical Problems With Reparations
How To Blame the Free Market
How to Create Poor People
I Hate to Say it, But, "Duh!"
Mistaking Improvement for Problem
Our View of Our Fellow Citizens
Knowing Our Limits
Ad Hominem
The Problem
Those Other People
The Founders
A Question
The Shortcomings of Pragmatism
A Reply to Scientific Atheists
Funding
How to Determine the Truth
Prestige and Truth
Wikipedia?

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Word of the Day
Quote of the Day
Best of the Web Imitates Me
One More Time: Best of the Web Imitates Me
The Best Thing
Best of The Web Imitates Me # 4*


* It appears I miscounted here, as this should be number 3, not four, unless you count the two items in " One More Time: Best of the Web Imitates Me" as numbers 2 and 3. And, since it makes my numbering right, that is exactly what I will claim from now on.

NOTE: The articles under any given heading are in chronological order, oldest to newest.

NOTE: This list contains all posts from the start of this blog through 05/05/2008

Originally Posted in Random Notes, date uncertain due to multiple updates.


NOTES: This was my attempt to correct my original oversight in not adding tags or labels to my posts. As I realized my blog would have more than the dozen or so essays I originally envisioned and the number of posts began to approach 500, I started creating this categorized list, complete with links, with a date (2000/1/1) chosen to keep it as the earliest post. However, as can be seen, it took far too much work to keep updated and even as I started it began to fall behind my rather prolific writing at the time. (It is interesting to note that my intent was not to make the blog more accessible to readers, though I did mention this index a few times to allow them to use it, but to make it easier for me to find citations when I wanted to link to older articles. In the end, due to the index growing ever more out of date, I decided instead to save a local copy of my blog and use my desktop search tools to find the articles I wanted. Though my laziness in saving recent copies of the blog made even that grow out of date on a regular basis.)

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