September 20, 2010

I Just Discovered A Blog…

…I hadn’t seen before, but which after taking a gander at found it definitely needed to be added to my blogroll.

It’s called Doctor Zero.

I highly recommend it.

Actually, I didn’t discover it, say, like an explorer discovers a new land. I learned of Doctor Zero while reading James Taranto’s Best of the Web Today.

While you’re about it, that, too, is worth reading, as it always is.


On another note, I will be leaving the country for a short time in the next few days. I was waiting for word that my plans were finalized, and now have it.

During that time, I don’t expect I’ll have Internet access, but I’ll post that I’m leaving before I go.

– Seth

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6 Responses to “I Just Discovered A Blog…”

  1. Always On Watch Says:

    I’ve bookmarked Doctor Zero.

    Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. Seth Says:

    AOW –

    N.P., that’s one that needed to be shared with other right thinkers. Actually, it could only do left thinkers good to read it as well, as it might well increase their real value to America, both the concept and the wellbeing of our great nation, come Election Day. :-)

  3. BB-Idaho Says:

    Too bad you are out of country. Your GOP brethren need your help
    up here in SpudLand: they seem confused

  4. Seth Says:

    BB –

    I haven’t departed yet.

    However: As I understand the 17th Amendment, a state’s prevailing political authority has the right to appoint an interim senator until the voters of said state can vote in a permanent one.

    Therefore, any debate to the contrary by either side of the political equation should be able to be solved by consulting the text of the amendment.

    How these fights get started by either side is beyond me.

    Yeah, I know: The Republicans in a given state don’t like it when a Democrat is in a position to do something and the Democrats are no less pleased when a Republican is in the same situation, and suddenly what the Constitution has to say about it becomes a secondary issue.

    I wonder if this has anything to do with why our beloved nation has become such a mess in recent years…?

  5. BB-Idaho Says:

    My take on it is that it was originally a ’states rights’ issue:
    prior to the 17th Amendment senators were appointed by their state
    legislature. A bit peculiar, the Amendment was driven by corrupt state legislatures appointing corrupt senators without the electorate having a say. Now the same argument applies in reverse:
    all the corrupt senators were elected by the voters, so return to the original constitution. Thus a TP plank in the SpudNation GOP mission statement. The polling data shows that those in favor of repealing the amendment (eg returning to the purity of the
    founding fathers) just discovered that they lost their personal voting franchise in the matter. We have become a nation of constitutional lawyers. :) (and not very good ones *sigh*)

  6. Seth Says:

    BB –

    When Thomas Jefferson said (this was back in Jeffersonian times, of course, so it’s understandable though not necessarily forgivable that most of the electorate seems to have allowed the suggestion to go by the wayside, due no doubt to memory ebb) that it is every voter’s responsibility to look over the shoulders of those rascally elected officials and stay on top of what it is they are doing “on our behalf”.

    Instead, what we’ve had for some time is what seems like more than 90% of voters paying scant attention to what goes on up there on the Hill or in their state houses, as often as not allowing shamelessly partisan media venues to “keep them informed” and otherwise trusting the politicians they elect to represent their best interests.

    Imagine that! A politician representing anyone’s best interests but his/her own, what a novel idea! :-)

    These last few years, I’ve become so soured on politicians (EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM, party notwithstanding) that I may just move back to the mountains and stay there, and let the chips fall where they may.

    If we don’t hang ‘em all and start from scratch, we may as well scrap the Constitution altogether and, hat in hand, ask the Brits to take us back. :-(