Without further ado, let’s trace out the rest of the badassiest bracket! Sweet Sixteen The (16) Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils over the (5) Wichita State Shockers The Shockers had a great run, but dirty-minded chutzpah can only take you so far. You can’t out-dirty-mind the devil, after all.
Entries from March 2012
March 13th, 2012 · 4 Comments
March 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Badassiest Mascots 2012 – The Third Round
The badass wheat is starting to be separated from the lame-ass chaff – but who will be the badassiest of them all? South Region The (16) Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils over the (8) Iowa State Cyclones A fire manipulating Cajun Imp is pretty badass, but one of the most destructive and unpredictable forces of […]
March 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment
It’s March Madness time once again, and again we here at First Principles are committed to providing you the best sports analysis anywhere. Oh, wait. This is a political blog. And I’m a terrible sports fan – a “low information” sports fan, if you will. Which is why I like to base my predictions on […]
March 12th, 2012 · 2 Comments
This weekend I attended the Washoe County Republican Convention, and I have to say it was the smoothest, best organized one I’ve ever been to yet. Once again Dave Buell, the Washoe Party Chair, proved he knows how to plan, build a great team, and put on a tremendous event. The turnout was phenomenal – […]
March 4th, 2012 · Comments Off on Some Weekend Fun – My Very Own Space Pictures!
This weekend provided some fantastic planetary skywatching, and just for fun, I thought I’d share some attempts at astro-photography. All credit goes to my wife, whose Christmas present to me gave my inner nerd (who am I kidding – it’s not that “inner”) a better way to enjoy the night sky. There are three planets […]
March 4th, 2012 · 2 Comments
Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as […]
March 4th, 2012 · Comments Off on It’s Not About Sex. It’s About Freedom. And Also About Being Broke.
I tweeted out this Big Journalism story on the trap Republicans were falling into on this whole birth control mandate issue, with the added commentary, “Focus, people. Focus.” It drew several questions and comments both on Twitter and Facebook that I felt were worth discussing. The issue is an important one, but it is important […]