Principled conservatism counts

Posted by Ryan Jerz on Monday January 14, 2008.

It’s another installment of the Reactionary Hurl, the series that makes useless comments about things you may or may not care one lick about. You are encouraged implored to take part by commenting, sending us tips, and spreading the word. On a Sunday evening, I fancy the weekend’s reads: The Muth on flood victim relief, examining temperature readings, the Juice, the juice, SimCity, and big, quick and strong guys about to pull a paycheck that would enable them to truly make it rain.

  • Not theirs to give. Say what you want about The Muth, but the guy is a principled conservative, and we simply don’t have enough of them around anymore. The current administration won on a wave of actual conservatism in Congress, but has demonstrated just about none of that themselves. Without it, there just isn’t a sensible balance in government. The Muth’s use of actual, real-world examples of how this conservatism should work makes it seem less “zealot crazy” and more reasonable. (Muth’s Truths)
  • Reno’s global warming impact. Speaking of true conservatives, State Senator Bob Beers offers up a link to a look at how temperature measurements are taken in Reno and how they may be telling an inaccurate tale in the saga that is global warming. One thing that isn’t covered, however, is that while the temperature might skew hot in that particular location, the trending is still on the way up form that station, which makes the actual temps moot. And please tell me we’re not dealing with more “global warming myth” guys here. (Bob Beers)
  • OJ gets pinched for bail violation. One reason to dig on Vegas is that at various times you could say “I’m in the same city as OJ,” and you have a shot at being correct. Who even cares why he got picked up? He’s back in Nevada, so we should pimp that like a mofo. (RGJ)
  • SimCity for free! I loved SimCity. I’ve always wondered why these games that just won’t run on modern computers arfen’t rel;eased online. We could put the thing in a Flash interface and run it all in one webpage. Well, hopefully we’ll see something like that with SimCity. I loved that game. (Boing Boing)
  • Michael Oher considering the draft. The kid who was the subject of Michael Lewis’s The Blind Side just completed his junior season at Ole Miss and could come out for the NFL draft. I only saw Ole Miss once and the only reason I cared to watch them was to see if this guy was as dominant as portrayed in the book. He never got beat, and they never said his name, which is about par for the course for an offensive lineman. Ole Miss was not very good, either. He also did look like a monster, though. Good luck to him, if he does choose to come out. The book was awesome, by the way. Lewis is the premier sports writer in our time. (Kottke)
  • Timbaland on the juice. My man T got all caught up in some trafficking scheme, eh? I can see why anyone would want to use performance enhancing drugs. They work, or nobody would care anymore. I can’t get outraged about some music guys juicing to look cool or keep in better shape for shows. That’s not the point of their business. My anger is directed toward baseball players who use the drugs to cheat the grueling schedule and consistency required to rise above in that game. (Steroid Nation)

And just to be clear, please read the initial Reactionary Hurl so you can understand the context.

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