The Bitter Taste of False Power

I haven’t been enticed by television in many a year now (thank the gods and the Man Jesus) but back in 2004, I was unemployed and freshly relocated to Romania, trying to learn the language. I watched a lot of television in those days and remember quite well the presidential elections of that year, in which a more respected politician named Teodor Stolojan bowed out … Continue reading The Bitter Taste of False Power

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. -Mark Twain I have a confession to make. Many, many moons ago, my roommates and I were living in a perpetual state of poverty and were looking to make some cash. A friend of ours came across a table of statistics used for some casino games (particularly craps) and so we decided to host … Continue reading Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

The Flipping Witch Tax: Part 2

Back in January, I seriously hoped I had heard the last of the flipping witch tax but alas, it is not so. My unsleeping internet “eye” picked up a gaggle of idiots chortling about the witch tax and I managed to track it down to this AP report filed by an anonymous reporter and released just two hours ago. Since then it’s spread to a … Continue reading The Flipping Witch Tax: Part 2