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Weekend link dump for January 1

Are things better yet?

Who does a celebrity kid have influence over, anyway?

Maybe this year scumbags like Jamie Dimon will come to understand why people loathe them. I’m not counting on it, though.

“On behalf of all gays and lesbians living in Minnesota, I would like to wholeheartedly apologize for our community’s successful efforts to threaten your traditional marriage. We apologize that our selfish requests to marry those we love has cheapened and degraded traditional marriage so much that we caused you to stray from your own holy union for something more cheap and tawdry.”

To disconnect or not to disconnect, that is the question.

Oh, those direct mail pieces. So hard to get your story straight about later.

When a blind squirrel with a stopped watch finds an acorn. You want evidence that the world will end this year, that would count.

Maybe Facebook will be better behaved in the new year. Nah, probably not.

That old chestnut about good ideas not needing lies to be told about them to garner public support remains true. So does the basic idea that supporting bad policy should lead to consequences.

Which won’t stop anyone from telling lies, of course.

More pundit accountability would be nice. Or you can take the approach I prefer, which is to avoid making predictions like the plague.

You really shouldn’t have to turn your Kindle off during takeoff and landing.

Speaking as the father of daughters, let’s please all do more to teach our sons to respect women. Thanks.

When men were men, and computers were ginormous.

It helps to actually understand math if you’re going to teach it.

The fetish for bipartisanship is as ridiculous as it ever was. Bipartisanship is not an end, it is a means to an end, and it’s only as good as the end it is a means for is good.

Ironically, I received a robocall for “cardmember services” about fifteen minutes after reading that post. If only I had Sen. Schumer’s number handy.

US debt was a better investment than gold last year. That sound you hear is Glen Beck’s head exploding.

The Jon Swift Memorial Roundup for 2011.

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