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February 23, 2009


Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Thanks to JV, who turned up this promising-looking collection of academic lectures-on-video.

* Toby Young takes some nicely-judged jabs at David Denby.

* Time for the west to stop throwing money at Africa? (Link thanks to Bryan.)

* Copyright law tends to baffle those who haven't looked into it, but fascinate those who dare to take a peak. Daniel Grant evaluates some provocative recent art-world cases.

* But will copyright be finito in a couple of years anyway?

* Chief neocon denies existence of neocons! Philip Weiss takes note.

* The crisis in the media business has led some former journalists to accept jobs with a new employer.

* Damn, I shoulda been a cop.

* Peter Schiff thinks it would be best for everyone if our foreign creditors would stop lending us money. And how about all those people who are attacking Schiff?

* Taki is certain that bringing Turkey into the EU is a majorly stupid idea.

* Frequent 2Blowhards visitor Peter has moved his blog. He's now recording thoughts, exercise routines, and Long Island Railroad observations on a very handsome WordPress theme. Check it out. Peter's Links list is a valuable resource too.



posted by Michael at February 23, 2009


Thanks for the mention!

Posted by: Peter on February 23, 2009 11:45 AM

Peter's new blog is as boring and pointless as his last blog. I don't know why he doesn't stop posting his favourite GNP VoyeurWeb links on Roissy's site, and posts them on his own, making it a site about weights, Long Island Railroad timetables, AND hairy pussies. I mean, at least one third of his postings would be interesting, and he wouldn't be one of Roissy's court jesters, along with David Alexander.

C'mon, Peter, spread the gospel of the Glorious Natural Pelt (GNP) on your own blog, rather than piggy-backing on someone elses! I like 'em as much as you; why must I visit that guy's site, instead of yours, to see your VW faves? ;)

Posted by: anon on February 23, 2009 11:56 AM

As a fellow rail commuter and gym rat I enjoy Peter's slice-of-life blog. But his Manhattan SCAs have nothing on that lowest of life-forms one encounters commuting to DC, the federal government employee.

I wonder if Peter can be moved to start a gym-oriented blog, sorta like Roissy's got a dating-oriented one.

Posted by: PA on February 23, 2009 1:33 PM

What the other Peter, Peter Schiff says, is as usual clear as a bell. Of course, what he doesn't understand, or understands but doesn't want to say, is that the deliberate destruction of our more capitalist than socialist economy and the replacement of it by a totally socialist economy presided over by a government which is massive and enslaving - not paying off but merely paying the debt service on the recent TARPs and Porkulus Bill must result in the taking of 60 - 70% of taxpayers' income - is DELIBERATE.

I don't pretend to be able to follow what FvB is saying in his post. But let's say he is correct and some of the superrich are not only not being penalized for their actions but are actually being rewarded and having more money thrown at them by the government. It is as nothing...well, not as nothing but minor relative to the thievery in the so called Stimulus Bill and the Stimulus Bills to come. And more important, the freedom of bankers to act as they think best INDEPENDENTLY of government is going going and will soon be gone. True of the rest of the private sector as well in the near future. That's the real horror that is playing out before our eyes. Fat cats getting away with robbery? Bad. Enslavement by the state? Incomparably worse.

Posted by: ricpic on February 23, 2009 2:21 PM

Cycled to newsagent. Bought one loaf, one flies' cemetry. Exchanged pleasantry. Cycled home.

Do people really read such stuff?

Posted by: dearieme on February 23, 2009 6:00 PM

Thanks for the lectures. I watched the first four of these - recommended:

Posted by: Eric J. Johnson on February 23, 2009 7:12 PM

Found another interview with Dambisa Moyo here:

Same ideas, though aimed at slightly different readers, plus a description of an expensive lunch.

Posted by: Martin Regnen on February 24, 2009 10:15 AM

Rhetoric and impaled bankers: a revolutionary new trolley-car paradigm, together with an introduction to problematology. 600 words.

Posted by: John Emerson on February 26, 2009 9:45 AM

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