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Valley of the Shadow

Posted on | January 16, 2010 | 9 Comments

My friend JSF at Valley of the Shadow blog hosted me during my recent California expedition, and now he’s having a tip-jar fundraising drive. If you’ve hit my tip jar, you really ought to do something for my friend.

UPDATE: If NBC can pay Conan O’Brien $30 million to leave the “Tonight Show,” the least you can do is hit JSF’s tip jar.

UPDATE II: Oh, you can go look at Miranda Kerr in his underwear, but you can’t give $10 to a conservative blogger? And Gisele Bundchen gives $1.5 million to Haiti — but not one dime for Valley of the Shadow?

 That’s OK. We know who our friends are.

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9 Responses to “Valley of the Shadow”

  1. Joe
    January 16th, 2010 @ 2:05 pm

    I know you are rattling the tip jar, which is justified and necessary. But we all might be rattling tip jars if things do not change soon.

    Glenn Reynolds had this story, and unfortunately it probably won’t get wide play. You remember in WWII when Japanese solider and civilians threw themselves off cliffs in Saipan and Okanawa? Well the Japanese and the US are doing that now. At least the Japs built infrastructure. Team Obama and the Dems are basically just squandering the money. Bonzai!

    We all know that Japan has been racking up debt for Two Lost Decades, yet the sky has refused to fall. Borrowing costs have slithered down to 1.36pc on 10-year JGBs and under 1pc on shorter debt, though they are not as low as they were .. nota bene. This seeming defiance of gravity has emboldened the Krugmanites and Keynesian prime-pumpers to call for a repeat in the US, UK, and Europe. There lies a great danger.

  2. Joe
    January 16th, 2010 @ 2:05 pm

    I know you are rattling the tip jar, which is justified and necessary. But we all might be rattling tip jars if things do not change soon.

    Glenn Reynolds had this story, and unfortunately it probably won’t get wide play. You remember in WWII when Japanese solider and civilians threw themselves off cliffs in Saipan and Okanawa? Well the Japanese and the US are doing that now. At least the Japs built infrastructure. Team Obama and the Dems are basically just squandering the money. Bonzai!

    We all know that Japan has been racking up debt for Two Lost Decades, yet the sky has refused to fall. Borrowing costs have slithered down to 1.36pc on 10-year JGBs and under 1pc on shorter debt, though they are not as low as they were .. nota bene. This seeming defiance of gravity has emboldened the Krugmanites and Keynesian prime-pumpers to call for a repeat in the US, UK, and Europe. There lies a great danger.

  3. Joe
    January 16th, 2010 @ 9:05 am

    I know you are rattling the tip jar, which is justified and necessary. But we all might be rattling tip jars if things do not change soon.

    Glenn Reynolds had this story, and unfortunately it probably won’t get wide play. You remember in WWII when Japanese solider and civilians threw themselves off cliffs in Saipan and Okanawa? Well the Japanese and the US are doing that now. At least the Japs built infrastructure. Team Obama and the Dems are basically just squandering the money. Bonzai!

    We all know that Japan has been racking up debt for Two Lost Decades, yet the sky has refused to fall. Borrowing costs have slithered down to 1.36pc on 10-year JGBs and under 1pc on shorter debt, though they are not as low as they were .. nota bene. This seeming defiance of gravity has emboldened the Krugmanites and Keynesian prime-pumpers to call for a repeat in the US, UK, and Europe. There lies a great danger.

  4. DMB
    January 16th, 2010 @ 4:42 pm

    Stacy – It took a couple of tries (something about the links that JSF posted in his “hit the tip jar” request), but I paid a bit of your room & board.

    Hey Joe (“Who won the second world war, you so smart?”) – good comment, but minor correction: it’s “banzai”, not “bonzai”. The battle cry is “banzai” and the art of sculpting dwarf trees is “bonsai”.

  5. DMB
    January 16th, 2010 @ 4:42 pm

    Stacy – It took a couple of tries (something about the links that JSF posted in his “hit the tip jar” request), but I paid a bit of your room & board.

    Hey Joe (“Who won the second world war, you so smart?”) – good comment, but minor correction: it’s “banzai”, not “bonzai”. The battle cry is “banzai” and the art of sculpting dwarf trees is “bonsai”.

  6. DMB
    January 16th, 2010 @ 11:42 am

    Stacy – It took a couple of tries (something about the links that JSF posted in his “hit the tip jar” request), but I paid a bit of your room & board.

    Hey Joe (“Who won the second world war, you so smart?”) – good comment, but minor correction: it’s “banzai”, not “bonzai”. The battle cry is “banzai” and the art of sculpting dwarf trees is “bonsai”.

  7. [email protected]LeatherPenguin
    January 16th, 2010 @ 5:43 pm

    Gisele Bundchen is an obvious Yankee fan… really “Gillette Stadium” and Damon shaving his chin and shearing his hair when he hits Da Bronx?

    I don’t know about you, but I’m adding tinfoil to my helmet! ;->

  8. [email protected]
    January 16th, 2010 @ 5:43 pm

    Gisele Bundchen is an obvious Yankee fan… really “Gillette Stadium” and Damon shaving his chin and shearing his hair when he hits Da Bronx?

    I don’t know about you, but I’m adding tinfoil to my helmet! ;->

  9. [email protected]
    January 16th, 2010 @ 12:43 pm

    Gisele Bundchen is an obvious Yankee fan… really “Gillette Stadium” and Damon shaving his chin and shearing his hair when he hits Da Bronx?

    I don’t know about you, but I’m adding tinfoil to my helmet! ;->