Alas, No : Don't get your hopes up that Trump will pay a price for his continued birtherism.

My twitters are currently all lit up because Donald Trump apparently refused yesterday to explicitly renounce his previous and longstanding support for the crazy notion that President Obama is not a US citizen.

Here is my prediction. Trump will continue playing cute and coy on this topic until the debates. There, when pressed on the question of whether he believes all his birther nonsense, he will give some sort of weaselly response that allows him to wiggle out of it. The moderators, the broader punditocracy, and the media will shrug their shoulders and move on.

The other possibility is that he will flat-out deny he ever pushed the idea or claimed that the president is foreign-born.

Either way, he will be congratulated on his pivot.

By Pete Brown

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  1. Most parenting advice is terrible.
  2. Not everyone gets sick days.
  3. Hillary Clinton's secret policy trove
  4. "A six-foot-tall painting of himself"
  5. Justin Trudeau, "a living TED Talk"
  6. Missing the entire point of *ST:TNG*
  7. "Looking presidential"
  8. Tim Murphy's *Christodora* is the best novel I have read so far this year.
  9. The party of Lincoln
  10. Getting rid of comment sections
  11. "The transformative potential of deliberative democracy"
  12. Clinton calling out the entire GOP might have been more satisfying, but probably less effective.
  13. Cal Newport on Kentaro Toyama's Geek Heresy
  14. A few things have happened since the Civil War and Robert Byrd.
  15. Sports and patriotism displays are sort of creepy.
  16. Keeping books on shelves
  17. Good times at Fukushima
  18. Of *course* Trump isn't going to bother with building anything.
  19. Uber opens the company store
  20. Blogging didn't die. It was killed.
  21. Call me crazy, but I think Clinton probably knows what she's doing.
  22. Atrios on Uber
  23. Trophies for participating
  24. Adventures in disaster recovery
  25. "If we look at Column AK on Tab 3 of this list of open tickets…"
  26. Clay Shirky on protest voting
  27. Blair Witch
  28. We are broadcasting from the year 2016…
  29. Your third party won't save you.
  30. Nathan Robinson on voting for the lesser of two evils
  31. And this is the book that made Trump famous.
  32. Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas
  33. Michael Arnovitz on Hillary Clinton
  34. Not every problem is a software problem.
  35. The second most terrifying thing about this election
  36. Profiles In Courage, featuring Speaker Of the House Paul Ryan
  37. Describes most of my Facebook these days…
  38. A reminder that writers and readers of tech blogs are not ordinary people
  39. Martin Longman on voting v. organizing
  40. Josh Marshall on New York's closed primary system
  41. Rutger Bregman on universal basic income
  42. Jurgen Appelo on why information radiators don't work
  43. Ulysses app is kind of nice
  44. Democrats
  45. If your solution is to shuttle employees to the main office on a supertechnotrain, you're doing it wrong.
  46. Paul Ford on free but kind of crappy hotels
  47. I might trust the algorithm if I thought it were any good.
  48. Iowa
  49. On Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders
  50. Audiobooks, podcasts, and the challenges of building stuff oneself
  51. There is no such thing as a structureless organization.
  52. God-damned Internet of Things
  53. Switching to Reeder for RSS
  54. Stringing small tools together wins again.
  55. Spoilers
  56. "Egalitarian" organizations and internalized control
  57. Richard Kaufman on *The Thing*
  58. Benjamin Brooks on working from home
  59. Laurie Ruettimann on open floor plan offices
  60. I really hope Bimodal IT is intended as descriptive, not prescriptive.
  61. There is a reason that stuff happens.
  62. The grand evasion of gun control
  63. Zach Holman on remote-first vs. remote-friendly
  64. Feeling kinda meh about the X-Files trailer
  65. Is the pope Catholic?
  66. Right-wing kook likes right-wing kook
  67. Sure, Google—blame the humans.
  68. Yep, we're fine on the schedule, except that everyone hates the schedule.
  69. If it walks like a Trump and quacks like a Trump…
  70. It's not just politics. The tech community's objectivity is a myth.
  71. Larry Lessig's plan is ridiculous.
  72. Nuts-McCubbins 2016!
  73. Those impolite protesters
  74. "The Other Sixties"
  75. Why I (mostly) stopped using Linux
  76. Trump trump trumpity trump
  77. Education and the health of democracy
  78. Yeah, still not feeling the Bern.
  79. Trump's "campaign" is the perfect illustration of the GOP circus and its media enablers.
  80. So, Conway, Jevons, and Sturgeon walk into a planning meeting…
  81. LastPass (and basically any other password manager) is still more secure than your homegrown password scheme.
  82. Maybe throwing out the Agile bath water is a good idea, regardless of what's in the tub.
  83. The insistence that children be forced to learn harsh lessons early is bizarre.
  84. The diminishing returns of the GOP welfare circuit
  85. "This OS is buggy because my upgrade failed!"
  86. Single-issue voting, or "Rand Paul is still a nutcase."
  87. Decentralizing GitHub
  88. The doofus dad stereotype is bullshit and needs to be tossed in the bin.
  89. Funny definition of government oppression you've got there…
  90. A great post about continuous delivery of infrastructure services
  91. Uber is terrible, Part… oh, I've lost track now.
  92. But this method doesn't work with a tomato.
  93. My prediction for tonight's *Mad Men* series finale…
  94. Who will explain the explainers?
  95. Cormac McCarthy's *The Road* and manipulative storytelling
  96. The uselessness and vacuity of David Brooks
  97. I seriously doubt that the culture wars are over.
  98. Meanwhile, in the great state of Texas…
  99. Now if only we could automate the automation.
  100. What's good for me must be good for you.
  101. The police state and its enablers
  102. A new Craw Kickstarter
  103. It's weird how all these spontaneous riots keep happening.
  104. Sometimes you are just wrong.
  105. The White House Correspondents Dinner is pathetic.
  106. People are not resources.
  107. Chewie, we're home.
  108. As usual, the private sector makes everything better.
  109. Expecting Hillary Clinton to un-jerk-ify the GOP is stupid.
  110. Oliver Queen learns some odd lessons.
  111. Book: *The Luminaries* by Eleanor Catton
  112. It can't be entirely about what the customer cares about.
  113. Why it is a good idea to listen to experts
  114. Happy birthday, Merle!
  115. I'm glad Terry Gilliam didn't make *Watchmen*.
  116. Bigots gonna bigot
  117. "…but the implementation is only the first step"
  118. "Tax reform" is whatever you need it to be.
  119. Mike Pence has a funny definition of "hospitality."
  120. No, Indiana's RFRA is *not* the same as those 19 other states.
  121. TV - *Bloodline*
  122. Maybe they should just start using square-quotes around "partner."
  123. So Mr. President, if you want to close Guantanamo, then close it.
  124. Why I like minimalist art.
  125. Book: The Wars Of Reconstruction
  126. No, the Republicans in Congress have not committed treason.
  127. Marilyn Frye on what politics is
  128. Comics: *Descender* No. 1
  129. Meetings and email are symptoms, not causes.
  130. NoEstimates as a protest movement?
  131. A new Aliens movie?
  132. Devops certification and the problem with buying expertise
  133. The new Dan Deacon album is out today.
  134. Pipelines v. trains is a false dilemma.
  135. Great post! Too bad it was delivered via 47 tweets…
  136. Do yourself a favor and go read some Malcolm X.
  137. Review: Ann Leckie - *Ancillary Justice*
  138. Buzzkill alert: This snow is no joke.
  139. Tech pundits need to get out more.
  140. Pizza crust will destroy the universe.
  141. If you don't like the law, then fix it.
  142. Peter Singer, eating meat, and the ethical treatment of animals
  143. SAFe is better than nothing, but only marginally so.
  144. Rand Paul is a kook.
  145. Due is a nice reminders app.
  146. Left-wing conspiracy theories are still conspiracy theories.
  147. Dan Burton, still a moron
  148. I think maybe these people have read too much sci-fi.
  149. Getting mad at Brian Williams is kind of missing the point.
  150. Why photo-sharing companies never seem to be able to make a go of it
  151. Reform conservatism is snake oil and Jeb Bush is a terrible person.
  152. The new *Star Wars* comic is pretty good.
  153. In which I am skeptical that the GOP will pay any political price for tanking the ACA
  154. John Carpenter - *Lost Themes*
  155. If your architecture is a mess, rapid deployment is probably the last thing you need.
  156. The *Daredevil* trailer looks good.
  157. The new Terminator movie looks alright.
  158. No, blogging is not dead.
  159. Good article on the creation of AllMusic
  160. Scott Walker is terrible.
  161. I installed and then deleted the new iOS Outlook app.
  162. Revisiting the BBC's *Ghostwatch*
  163. Jonathan Chait bravely defends the rights of whites guys to say they think. Apparently Marxists are to blame.
  164. Someone needs to do a Kickstarter for a *Quantum Leap* movie.
  165. This certainly is easier than sifting through the ninety-nine cent CD-ROM bin at Microcenter.
  166. Link Dump - 2015-01-13
  167. Phrases that should be banned
  168. No, populism is not actually a political position.
  169. A novel twist in gameplay
  170. An entrepreneur in every pot
  171. Link Dump - 2015-01-10
  172. Yes, tell me again about the terrible discrimination against religion.
  173. Title II for ISPs looks slightly more likely.
  174. From the vaults: Jets To Brazil - *Orange Rhyming Dictionary*
  175. I can't believe Apple released Yosemite with that bug that kills puppies.
  176. Serial and the problem of knowledge
  177. Maybe next week I'll dig up a CD player and tape deck.
  178. First-world problems in the twenty-first century
  179. So long, 2014.
  180. Net Promoter Score, or, "The problem with trying to quantity people"
  181. Personal trauma and systemic oppression
  182. "Irritating people making bad decisions"
  183. NYPD v. de Blasio, and NYC politics
  184. Comics: *Lazarus*, Volume 1
  185. Flash photography
  186. I know we are supposed to be terribly outraged about any threat to freedom of expression, but…
  187. My new favorite comic: Rachel Rising
  188. Anti-GMO rhetoric
  189. Ms. Marvel, Volume 1
  190. Uber needs poor people.
  191. The problem with Radiolab
  192. NERD+SPOILER ALERT: The Flash mid-season finale
  193. I will loan you my copy of The Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
  194. The Star Wars teaser
  195. Link Dump - 2014-11-27
  196. Ferguson and *Nixonland*
  197. *Countdown City* by Ben H. Winters
  198. It's morning in America.
  199. My *Serial* think-piece
  200. Cod vacations
  201. Link Dump - 2014-11-22
  202. Railing
  203. Found a sunny spot
  204. 1970s Legos
  205. DANZIG!
  206. Link Dump - 2014-11-21
  207. Just keep screaming "BENGHAZI!" even louder.
  208. It's not really a "dog whistle" if everyone can hear it.
  209. Paul Smith & Peter Brews - *Frozen By Sight*
  210. Link Dump - 2014-11-20
  211. Clearly, I am just a statist stooge lacking any perspective or self-awareness.
  212. Link Dump - 2014-11-19
  213. A very helpful related search
  214. "Jack Deth is back, and he's never even been here before!"
  215. Anyone need a 16MB memory card?
  216. Link Dump - 2014-11-18
  217. "…and the rest of the team should be focused on project work."
  218. Comics I'm reading: *Wytches*
  219. It was a bad idea to even suggest the loan program should be profitable in the first place.
  220. Link Dump - 2014-11-17
  221. Because who needs public infrastructure?
  222. Dilbert is not funny.
  223. Pink Floyd
  224. Link dump - 2014-11-16
  225. Mobile friendly
  226. Dave Winer's Radio3
  227. Resistance to change
  228. That pope
  229. Twitter's strategy statement, or Why we can't have nice things
  230. Happy birthday, Hedy Lamarr
  231. Your data-mining sucks.
  232. Started reading *Locke & Key*
  233. The biggest threat to the coming Democratic majority is the Democrats.
  234. I think I am going to need some new running shoes soon.
  235. *A Nightmare On Elm Street* turns 30
  236. *Foundation* trilogy maybe coming to TV?
  237. "I believe the FCC should reclassify consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act."
  238. For the eleventy-billionth time, pointing out racism != "playing the race card."
  239. Nobody likes paying taxes, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't have them.
  240. Just give me a goddamned RSS feed already
  241. Marvel Unlimited is not so great.
  242. My in-depth analysis of the 2014 mid-term elections
  243. Massachusetts Republicans
  244. Birthright #1
  245. *Phase IV* is on Netflix!
  246. Kids these days
  247. *Aliens* documentary
  248. Don't run, Elizabeth! Don't run!
  249. New album from I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness!
  250. I suppose it is proof of *something*, anyway…
  251. Jack Bruce
  252. You seem to have missed something.
  253. Why monitor something you're not going to do anything about?
  254. Meg & Mog
  255. Gandhi never said that, and even if he had, it doesn't make any sense.
  256. Airmail 2.0 seems like it might be cool.
  257. Plato, Popper, & word processing
  258. Technological change vs. cultural change
  259. Mark Lanegan Band - *Phantom Radio*
  260. Sleater-Kinney
  261. BE AFRAID!
  262. Medium's on it, bro!
  263. Why have no white leaders come forward to speak out against this culture of violence?
  264. Predicting the future without knowing the past
  265. "Free v. Not free" is overly simplistic.
  266. Little pink houses, for you and me.
  267. Surprise! Tort reform doesn't work.
  268. A useful roadmap
  269. Not much longer now…
  270. Good intro to David Fincher's visual style
  271. "Text is the most powerful, useful, effective communication technology ever, period."
  272. "Don't feed the trolls is a cop-out.
  273. Childhood traumas: The can lid
  274. Deliberately missing the point
  275. Jose Saramago on writing via keyboard
  276. Freshman year of college is calling.
  277. Jargon needed: The opposite of "solutioning"
  278. Started reading Jane Smiley's *Some Luck*
  279. Trail map - Highland Park, Temple Woods, & Poet's Seat in Greenfield, MA
  280. What's the worst that could happen?
  281. Field Report - *Marigolden*
  282. Both sides do it.
  283. You may have built part of it, just not the whole thing.
  284. With friends like these…
  285. Neil Killick on slicing heuristics
  286. Oh, like that could ever happen.
  287. It's a luxury not to have to worry about racism.
  288. Hell #9438
  289. I think it's time for Batman to take a break.
  290. Caribou - *Can't Do Without You*
  291. The right-wing carbon-copy machine
  292. War forever
  293. Finished Jeff VanderMeer's *Authority*
  295. Agent Cooper and the Kingdom Of the Crystal Skull
  296. Disconnecting pay from performance
  297. Hosting my own stuff
  298. All Ebola, all the time
  299. The kids these days
  300. Laboratories of democracy!
  301. Ridley Scott's new movie sounds terrible.
  302. *Gotham* is a pretty disappointing show so far.
  303. Again with Heidegger and the Nazis
  304. Experimenting with posting from Drafts
  305. The new phone is here.
  306. Crap Architecture
  307. iPhone Parking Lot
  308. Starting Proust
  309. *The Conspiracy* (2012)
  310. Immigration reform & deficit hawkery
  311. Facebook: Evil, dumb, or both?
  312. The Apple tech press is weird.
  313. VHS v. Betamax
  314. The answer is always "n + 1".
  315. Conservative intellectuals
  316. Zappos is creepy.
  317. Your phone is not the problem.
  318. Deconstruction
  319. Inspirational
  320. Process improvement
  321. Thanks, but finding interesting stuff to read is *my* job…
  322. Sorry, but writing down all your passwords on a piece of paper is a terrible idea.
  323. People like the idea of privacy and security.
  324. Complicated things are complicated.
  325. The Prometheus sequel might not suck.
  326. That technology thing you like
  327. Priorities, people
  328. WAR!
  329. Heidegger's *Schwarzen Hefte*, or "Leaving Godwin's Law in the rear-view mirror"
  330. Because why spend money on keeping things from exploding and falling apart?
  331. Nice public broadcasting you've got there
  332. Vladimir's Big Adventure
  333. 42
  334. Remember, the government can't do anything right.
  335. Sure, there are ways that *Batman Vs Superman* might not suck.
  336. CVS is getting out of the cigarette business.
  337. Trying out Beats Music
  338. Fine, we'll offer a tablet if we have to, but we're not happy about it.
  339. The synthetic unity of experience
  340. No, we shouldn't go back to Project Management 101.
  341. You should go read *The Unwritten*.
  342. The Pope's Blood Is Missing!
  343. State of the Union predictions
  344. Childhood traumas: "The Shadow Man"
  345. Yay! You hit your KPI. Too bad no one cares.
  346. I want to like *Helix*, but…
  347. I'm sure ACORN is somehow to blame for this.
  348. Yes, your explanation is simpler if you toss out the complicated parts.
  349. Mike Huckabee, expert on women
  350. Thinking before you write
  351. *Wildewoman* - Lucius
  352. Bringing the Catholic Church into a year that has four digits
  353. "Do what you love" and unexamined privilege
  354. Perhaps your secret sauce is a bit too secret.
  355. Hate the show, not the venue.
  356. In which I end my brief career as an employee engagement consultant
  357. FUD As a Service
  358. Yes, clearly your belief system is threatened by all 2% of us.
  359. Crippling injuries build character.
  360. *Wolf Hall* - Hilary Mantel
  361. Saving bookstores
  362. I'm not sure there is a good answer to the technical problems of social media.
  363. In which I kick off my new career as an "employee engagement" consultant
  364. Internet activism
  365. *Grasshopper On the Road* by Arnold Lobel
  366. Syfy's *Helix* seems like a mixed bag.
  367. The things one thinks about in the wee hours
  368. GMOs and the Monsanto boogeyman
  369. Your tax dollars at work
  370. let.ter - Taking minimalism a bit far
  371. Holacracy
  372. Yes, people really do still blog.
  373. Healthcare is expensive because people are trying to make money off of it.
  374. Duck Dynasty
  375. No one cares about your private cloud.
  376. Organizational "culture" discussions are mostly empty
  377. bell hooks on Sheryl Sandberg's *Lean In*
  378. So there's a new Death Angel album...
  379. No, Lacan is a just a bad writer.
  380. Money is speech
  381. Clearly
  382. Parking
  383. Nightbreed, The Cabal Cut
  384. It's like when we were all going to boycott Facebook.
  385. It depends on what you mean by "free will."
  386. Unhelpful advice
  387. ZOMG! Fingerprints!!!
  388. People don't scale
  389. No–stronger encryption is not the answer
  390. Movies that scared me
  391. Epistemology
  392. Bespoke
  393. Califone, *Stitches*
  394. Yes, deals with Mr. Morden are likely to end badly.
  395. We want INFORMATION!
  396. Passive-aggressive politeness
  397. Agile is not always the answer to everything.
  398. *My Amityville Horror* is not a great documentary, but it's worth watching.
  399. Google cars
  400. Grant Hart, *The Argument*
  401. Really, DC? REALLY?
  402. Washed Out, *Paracosm*
  403. Suspension of disbelief
  404. This is why bookstores are a niche business.
  405. True Widow, *Circumambulation*
  406. Personal experience v. policy
  407. Concern-trolling Gmail and "the cloud"
  408. Phosphorescent, *Muchacho*
  409. The Washington Post and AWS
  410. St. Patrick’s Day
  411. "You are wrong, and here are the reasons why."
  412. I find it unlikely that VMWare is going to suddenly embrace commodity cloud.
  413. Sometimes a methodology can be taken too far.
  414. "Let's just stick with what we've got..."
  415. What is good about *The Walking Dead* will also be its undoing.
  416. I'm not even sure your enterprise private cloud *could* succeed.
  417. If you haven't already, go watch *Dredd*
  418. The new How To Destroy Angels album
  419. A bit more regarding meetings, and how they suck
  420. Meetings
  421. And next, our plan for when we fail to plan
  422. Finally looked at the NYT's Snow Fall thing
  423. Time-tracking
  424. Prophecy
  425. More guns
  426. Guns
  427. Bold Leadership
  428. Hanlon's Razor
  429. That legacy stuff
  430. It's not about what box someone wants to put it in
  431. Tuhin Kumar on content in a digital era
  432. Money, politics, and Machiavelli
  433. I am skeptical that your tax plan will work any better.
  434. No, that's NOT the definition of insanity.
  435. The Walking Dead, now with more zombies
  436. The original Prometheus script seems interesting
  437. Commonplace is kind of nifty
  438. That Kant was a smart guy.
  439. Petraeus
  440. The World War Z trailer
  441. You should have bicycles
  442. The technorati fallacy
  443. One of my favorite types of requests
  444. The Lucasfilm thing
  445. The hermeneutics of automated configuration management
  446. I kind of agree with Descartes that philosophy should be done later in life
  447. It's not political discussion if you're just yelling at me.
  448. Complicated things are complicated (October 2012)
  449. The forest, the trees, and the DVDs
  450. Undecided voters
  451. David Quammen's new book seems good, but not sure I'll read it
  452. Found a new philosophy podcast
  453. Yes, pitty the poor billionaires and their thankless lives of toil.
  454. The ongoing adventures of Walter Bishop
  455. One can do a lot worse than "good enough."
  456. Is that a missile in your yard, or are you just trying to deter something?
  457. That's fine, but Aristotle still makes for tedious reading.
  458. Nevermind came out 20 years ago today
  459. Messing around with OpenPhoto
  460. Safety nets
  461. So, the Romney thing
  462. Your data-mining sucks
  463. Started watching Homeland
  464. The Clint Eastwood thing
  465. Enjoy the current plethora of music streaming choices while you can
  466. I invoke Sturgeon's Law
  467. Why would the FTC have anything to say about Twitter?
  468. The Lance Armstrong thing
  469. Actually, I expect Todd Akin to announce his candidacy for President any day now
  470. A lot of Can
  471. Finished the first series of *Downton Abbey*
  472. So Paul Ryan is Romney's VP pick
  473. Writing apps
  474. Distorted markets
  475., or, why it's still tough to compete with free
  476. Unfortunately, gun ownership and car ownership are not the same thing
  477. A bit more on the HBO thing
  478. OS upgrades
  479. Or I could just go listen to the album
  480. Monster Movie Week!
  481. As goes Sparrow...
  482. Why is Twitter more interesting to me than Facebook?
  483. Fantastical + Entourage + Exchange = WEIRDNESS
  484. Network neutrality, obviously a communist plot
  485. Nope, advertising just sucks
  486. Reading
  487. Interesting, but seems like asking for trouble
  488. Who needs it!
  489. Advantage, Mutt
  490. Do you want the answer, or not?
  491. ACA coverage and systems failure
  492. To-do lists
  493. So long, Weather Underground
  494. Checked baggage
  495. The challenge of spending any amount of time in Boston
  496. From the $2 bins at the record store
  497. I haven't seen *Prometheus*, but....
  498. The HBO thing
  499. It shouldn't matter which device I'm using
  500. Not exactly random, but good listening
  501. The Dark Knight... meh
  502. Because Kubrick is a good director, and Ridley Scott is not
  503. Country Roads, Take Me Home
  504. Memorial Day
  505. The revolution will not be Harvardized
  506. Chrome + Google Reader + space bar = ANNOYING
  507. Oddball behind-the-scenes photos
  508. The Times-Picayune, and chasing the wrong problem
  509. Experimenting with Pelican
  510. Readlists
  511. The classroom as an open, iterative project
  512. Yes, the Michael Wolff article
  513. Jevon's Paradox and the Cloud
  514. War Hazard Eliminated!
  515. Unintended Consequences
  516. Limbaugh blah blah blah
  517. You’re playing their game
  518. I highly doubt that AppleTV will magically kill the cable companies
  519. Breitbart
  520. I’m not sure I follow *you*, Mr. Romney…
  521. Maybe they think I’m going to buy another one?
  522. A bit more on The Shining
  523. Obviously, The Shining is *really* about the capitalist oppression of the working class
  524. 47 days of music seems like not that much…
  525. Regrettably, a post on campaign finance reform
  526. Why stop with in-app purchases?
  527. Opera would have saved the Lindbergh baby
  528. Actually, I would prefer not to deal with a human
  529. Ip Man
  530. Yes, but I’m still one one who has to decline the meeting invite
  531. Bogeyman
  532. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *The Blob (1988)*
  533. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *Isolation*
  534. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: The Crack In the World
  535. BASIC
  536. In which I am paid back for 10+ years of scoffing
  537. The Comcast/Netflix thing
  538. My power is beyond your understanding!
  539. Out-stupiding the TSA
  540. I see what you did there
  541. The problem with *Stargate:Universe*
  542. That "15 albums" thing
  543. Pedestrian v. motorist v. bicycle
  544. Sorry guys, it's still just a hobby
  545. Sunny side up, hold the overflowing manure pits
  546. That's an interesting definition you have there
  547. James Cameron v. the philistines
  548. Sometimes zombies and politics do mix.
  549. Damn hell ass boobies (2006)
  550. Whither censure?
  551. Stealing TV, Part II
  552. OCTOBER?!
  553. Chasing boogeymen
  554. Nice vetting job, folks
  555. In a move that gives bootlicks and sycophants everywhere a bad name...
  556. As goes South Dakota... well, hopefully not
  557. A discovery that should surprise exactly no one
  558. And no, I don’t care what anyone was wearing
  559. The worst idea I’ve ever heard
  560. Once again, ladies and gentleman, the professionals at work
  561. Supporting the freedom-haters
  562. Why I’m glad I’m not a miner
  563. Say it some more, because that will make it true
  564. Music update - February 2006
  565. The Corporation
  566. Watching TV without having TV
  567. Google strikes again (2006)
  568. Belle & Sebastian – The Life Pursuit
  569. Touchy subject
  570. Take my ports. Please.
  571. NUTS!
  572. One year older than I was at this time last year
  573. Gaim 2.0 beta is surprisingly unannoying
  574. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
  575. Lewis Black
  576. Uhhhhhhh...
  577. The Yes Men
  578. And again, my apologies
  579. I did it for you, Damien
  581. The site may be slow today
  582. Electronic mediocrity
  583. Maybe they are better off...
  584. Angry Dick strikes again
  585. Capote
  586. The gang that couldn’t shoot straight
  587. Why I don’t believe in a lot of stuff
  588. Wherein Pete despairs
  589. A long overdue return to an old favorite
  590. The Plame Name Blame Game Revisited (with pictures)
  591. Meanwhile, in TV Land...
  592. Hide your puppies
  593. I like VoIP
  594. From the “Oh, ya THINK?!” Dept:
  595. More good stuff (hopefully) from the Beeb
  596. The Monkey and the Sock Puppet, Part VI
  597. So, Mr. Attorney General—what questions will you answer?
  598. The hearings are on.
  599. Apples and oranges
  600. And in somewhat less serious news...
  601. Tune in tomorrow. For nothing.
  602. War in name only
  603. What? Something good from Cincinnati?
  604. Lookee here—I got me a domain!
  605. I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a scandal today
  606. I suppose that’s one way of putting it
  607. Hooray for books I’ve never read
  608. The State of the Union (in Happy Happy Gumdrop Land)
  610. Flirting with the dark side
  611. Countdown to a big waste of time
  612. What if you had a demonstration and no one cared?
  613. When the hair was big and the booze flowed like water
  614. Weekend music update
  615. The New York Times finally throws down
  616. Today’s project
  617. What not to be looking for on a slow Friday afternoon
  618. The broken record continues to spin
  619. Long time, no music
  620. Yes, I’ve gotten sucked into Battlestar Galactica
  621. At least someone is putting up a fight
  622. More legal contortions
  623. More on Iran
  624. It’s not playing politics when we do it.
  625. Only 20 more hours to go
  626. Original intent
  627. And Iran, Iran so far away, Iran all night and day
  628. You say Alito, I say whatever
  629. Tick, tick, tick, tick
  630. I don’t want to live with the bears
  631. Quick TV update
  632. Still nowhere on the wiretapping
  633. Alas Kermit, we hardly knew ye
  634. Reading too much into The West Wing
  635. A question, sir...
  636. Blogging about blogging
  637. A few changes
  638. HOWTO: The Straw Man
  639. Year-end music round-up
  640. Again with the wire-tapping
  641. The Great Wire-Tapping Caper That Almost Was
  642. King Kong is a giant piece of shit
  643. I’m genuinely shocked
  644. If only we were this interested in our own elections
  645. Angry Dick
  646. The Fellowship of the Wardrobe
  647. Sorry for the delay
  648. The time grows near
  649. Site news - October 2005
  650. Quote of the Day
  651. Serenity
  652. Stop! You’re killin’ me
  653. I want something like War of the Worlds, but on TV
  654. Forensic Show #23
  655. It’s TV time again
  656. Nothing to see here
  657. Going from bad to worse to...
  658. The Return of the Puzzled Chimp
  659. Google Talk
  660. The Crummy Governor vs. the Worst Newspaper on Earth
  661. Liquid Television strikes back from beyond the grave
  662. Voting != Democracy
  663. He’s not lying
  664. Trying to maintain my sense of perspective
  665. The perfect album?
  666. Movies, movies, movies
  667. Yes, Becky, there really is a new post
  668. A bit of background
  669. Leaving, on a jet plane
  670. He also likes puppies and helps crippled children
  671. Consequences of spending two straight days in the rack room
  672. No one ever said beggars can’t be complainers
  673. Again with this story
  674. Music update - July 2005
  676. Whither Rove?
  677. How quaint.
  678. Intellects vast and cool...
  679. and... They’re off!
  680. “I have a secret plan to win the war...”
  681. I’m back
  682. You say quagmire, I say... well... quagmire.
  683. Thank you, FARK
  684. ZOMBIES!
  685. On second thought...
  686. Worst... Interviewer... EVER.
  687. Not with a bang, but a whimper
  688. So it actually didn’t suck
  689. More on the filibuster debate
  690. YES!!
  691. Going nuclear/constitutional
  692. Worth a listen?
  693. Music update - May 2005)
  694. Well, at least it’s not wooden...
  695. Who would have guessed I’d make two posts about the National Weather Service in as many weeks?
  696. Because the government doesn’t have anything better to do...
  697. More on taxes
  698. Happy April 15th
  699. Normally, I welcome change, but...
  700. Long live the Death Tax
  701. Damn hell ass boobies (2005)
  702. Woohoo! It’s Windows Update day!
  703. Wherein Pete refuses to throw his lot in with the fanboys
  704. METAL!!!
  705. The Republicans step up their war on the judiciary
  706. This is the coolest thing EVER
  707. Your tax dollars at work - April 2004
  708. April Fools Day
  709. Groundhog Day, Part II
  710. The devil movies always get me.
  711. IM Annoyances
  712. Wherein Pete attempts to give Congressional Republicans the benefit of the doubt.
  713. What the hell?
  714. I suggest we start a pool...
  715. Drill, drill, drill!
  716. This is getting out of hand.
  717. I, for one, say “Woohoo!”
  718. the gates... THE GATES!!
  719. More “indecency”
  720. And again...
  721. Where have I heard this before?
  722. Anybody want gmail?
  723. Dirty, dirty titties
  724. It’s true because I say it’s true.
  725. Odds bodkins! It has failed again!
  726. One man’s Conservative...
  727. Google strikes again! (2005)
  728. wah-nah NAAHHH nah-nah
  729. More on the latest $80 billion circling the drain
  730. You just can’t write stuff this good.
  731. Argh, I say.
  732. A rose is a rose.
  733. I’d say good riddance, if only I didn’t fear something even worse
  734. Sorry...
  735. “Horse?” asked the Cart, “I don’t need no stinkin’ horse.”
  736. Amusement
  737. The bottom-end of 2004
  738. How Bush Won
  739. New Music
  740. Foolishness
  741. Good news, I think...
  742. The first of many, I’m sure...
  743. Numbers, numbers, numbers
  744. Remember that thing I said yesterday?
  745. We have answered your question, now please go away.
  746. Alright, we’ve fixed that problem. What’s next?
  747. Site news - November 2004
  748. A brief tale of political shenanigans
  749. More good web radio
  750. Another post-election site
  751. If we say it enough, that makes it true, right?
  752. Sorry, everybody
  753. What the hell *is* an activist judge, anyway?
  754. Apologies
  755. Nonsense
  756. Some new music
  757. Your argument is very convincing… if only it were not a tangled web of lies.
  758. The music is back online
  759. What is wrong with our culture, summed up in a single amusing anecdote
  760. Odds and Ends
  761. SCIENCE!
  762. Making a bad situation worse
  763. Derrida, Part II
  764. From the “It Couldn’t Happen To a Better Bunch of People” Dept.:
  765. The Faith-Based Presidency
  766. I am rather disgusted at the moment
  767. Two weeks, man… two weeks…
  768. It’s been fun, Linux, but I just don’t think this is going to work out.