Archive for February, 2014

Hooray for conservative state governance

February 21st, 2014 Comments off

As of today, Feb. 21, 2014:

The unemployment rate in Vermont — the People’s Republic of Vermont — is 4.1%.

The unemployment rate in South Carolina — Let Freedom Ring! — is 7.5%.

In God We Trust.  And no unions, civil or otherwise,

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Objectively Non-objective

February 5th, 2014 Comments off

From today’s  Brooks/Collins  column in the NYTimes:

Hence the truism that each journalist is corrupted by one central bias — the desire to show we are smarter than whomever it is we are writing about.

Why this fanatical impulse to cast every pronoun into the objective case?  So strange.  This one just doesn’t sound right.

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Fathead and Sentence Spacing

February 1st, 2014 Comments off

We saw this idiot screed by Farhad Manjoo, about double-spacing after periods, over two years ago; and here it is, to poison our young minds yet again:

One of the best ripostes is here at Heraclitean River:

Here’s a reply to the recent Manjoo article in Slate.



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