(Source: nationalreview.com)

Where Did Your Tax Money Go?

Where Did Your Tax Money Go?

Circa 1911,  from the panoramic series “Washington from Washington Monument.” Landmarks include the State, War & Navy Building at left; the White House and Ellipse; and U.S. Treasury. (8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company; via Shorpy)

Circa 1911,  from the panoramic series “Washington from Washington Monument.” Landmarks include the State, War & Navy Building at left; the White House and Ellipse; and U.S. Treasury. (8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company; via Shorpy)

Writer’s Block

Office of Naval Research’s Electromagnetic Railgun

Blood of Angels — Brown Bird

you could be right
they might come for me at night
in angry mobs with torches bright outside my door
for all my spite
I might never win the fight
but I will rage against the light forever more

I am so sad to learn that Dave Lamb of Brown Bird died of leukemia last Saturday.  Salt for Salt is a wonderful album, one that rewards repeated listening, and I’d hoped to hear new songs from them for a long time to come. All my sympathy to his friends and family. (via HearYa)

(via Cato @ Liberty)

(via Cato @ Liberty)

“ [O]f course Mozilla has the right to purge a CEO because of his incorrect political views. Of course Eich was not stripped of his First Amendment rights. I’d fight till my last breath for Mozilla to retain that right. What I’m concerned with is the substantive reason for purging him. When people’s lives and careers are subject to litmus tests, and fired if they do not publicly renounce what may well be their sincere conviction, we have crossed a line. This is McCarthyism applied by civil actors. This is the definition of intolerance. If a socially conservative private entity fired someone because they discovered he had donated against Prop 8, how would you feel? It’s staggering to me that a minority long persecuted for holding unpopular views can now turn around and persecute others for the exact same reason. If we cannot live and work alongside people with whom we deeply disagree, we are finished as a liberal society. ”

Andrew Sullivan, who I rarely agree with these days, but definitely do on this point.

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