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From the comments at Instapundit:

Nothing in my life produces as much cognitive dissonance as my conservative outlook and my love for rock n’ roll.

The world of popular music is populated almost entirely by people whose sounds I love but whose outlooks I find hypocritical and self-serving.

I often think I’m the only human being who both owns a Stratocaster and voted for Mitt Romney.

Well, bucko, I know for a fact there are at least two, and if the results of the last election are any guide there’s a lot more than that.


If you’re not scared you’re not paying attention

I know, they told you there would be no math. Suck it up.

How broke they really are:
JP Morgan: $78 Trillion in derivatives / $1.8 Trillion in assets
Citibank: $56 Trillion in derivatives / $1.2 Trillion in assets
Bank of America: $53 Trillion in derivatives / $1.5 Trillion in assets
Goldman Sachs (aka US Government): $48 Trillion in derivatives / $89 Billion in assets

What can’t go on forever, won’t.


Post-tsunami thoughts

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
– Winston Churchill

Truer words were never spoken. This is our Republic, if we can keep it. As my Lady said, “I didn’t vote for myself today, but for my children. My place is made in the world- but your future is still in front of you.”

(Well, maybe I polished that up a little, but the point remains…)

“Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”

“A Republic, if you can keep it.”

– Benjamin Franklin