Tuesday, June 28, 2005

I feel so ghetto

I just repaired my keyboard tray with duct tape.

Monday, June 20, 2005

The Dirty Glass

Murphy, Murphy, darling dear
I long for you now night and day
Your pain was my pleasure, your sorrow my joy
I feel now I've lost you to health and good cheer
Darcy, when I met you I was five years too young
A boy beyond his age, or so I'd tell someone
Anyone who'd listen and a few who couldn't care
Still I welcomed you with open arms, my love I did share

Darcy, Darcy darling dear,
You left me dying, crying there
In whiskey, gin, and pints of beer
I fell for you my darling dear

You shut me off and you showed me the door
But you always came crawling back begging me for more
I showed you kindness, a stool, and a tab
Then you poured me my pain in a dirty glass
(Yeah, you left him bloody, battered, penniless, and poor)
You know, I often stopped and wondered how you made it through my door
With my brother's new non-duplicate registry ID
Well you bit off more than you could chew the first day you met me.

You weren't the first to court me mister you won't be the last
Oh, I'm sure I wasn't honey, I know all about your past
Listen to the big shot with his pager on call
You spent most of those nights in my bathroom stall
(Yeah, you got him high, but you left him low)
Mind your own business, boy, how was I to know
That he was just a fiend and a no-good cheat
Well it's all in the past bitch 'cause now I've got it beat.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005


I wish it would all just stop.

I need a vacation. I feel so stressed right now.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Another supply side/libertarian myth dies

They will always tell you the welfare state drags down economies. Safety Nets hurt the ones they are designed to help. We can not have Single Payer health care in this country as it would destroy us. We do better than everyone else because our regulations are lax.

Foreign Affairs - Mind the Gap - Robert C. Pozen: "Gross domestic product has grown at an average rate of 3.3 percent a year in the United States over the last decade, compared to 2.1 percent a year in the EU15. Per capita GDP growth, however, has been very similar: 1.8 percent a year in the United States, 1.7 percent in the EU15. The main factor driving higher U.S. economic growth is not greater productivity gains; it is a more rapidly expanding population."

We work significantily more hours and women are less likely to work outside the home in Europe. So with some changes, they should pass us. Europe's long term economic problems is not one of a welfare state dragging them down but of low birth rates and xenophobia.