The honeymoon is over…

…but the marriage is still a fine and wonderful thing! Well, I’m back, rested, and ready (“tanned” would be inaccurate… ever see a tan polar bear?) from a lovely diversion with Mrs. Bear to Maui and Kauai for our honeymoon. A sampling of the lovely scenery we enjoyed is above; if I get real ambitious-like […]

Share

Buy South Asian!

Glenn heaps scorn on Tim Cavanaugh at Reason for scoffing at tourists returning to South Asia, and Roger Simon chimes his agreement with a personal beach recommendation for Thailand. Both point out that charity is good, but commerce is better. These exchanges reminded me of an idea I had an idea earlier today, and was […]

Share

Bush Pledges Relief for South Asia: But Not Through the U.N.

I didn’t catch Bush’s remarks yesterday on relief efforts to aid victims of the horrific earthquakes and tsunamis in South Asia. But Papa Bear drew my attention to a phrase that was conspicuously absent from Bush’s speech: “United Nations”. Bush spoke of “building an international coalition”, and having “established a regional core group with India, […]

Share

TCS Column: We Have Met The Enemy, and They Will Be Us

I’m pleased to report that my first Tech Central Station column is now up over at TCS. I discuss the increasingly blurred border between blogs and traditional media: These days, enjoyable sport can be had observing the ongoing battle royale between the staid defenders of traditional journalism on the one side, and the young punks […]

Share

Blogs and Old Media: A Spectrum of Standards

Some in the mainstream media have latched onto the release of Election Day exit polls by weblogs (notably Wonkette), attempting to use the early release of what turned out to be misleading polls showing a Kerry surge as a cudgel with which to beat back the blogger barbarians at Old Media

Share