First, the notice: From September 3-15, blogging on The Key Monk will likely be very light. OF COURSE you should continue to check, but The Monk will be taking a vacation from his actual paying job and will only be able to blog intermittently on location. The Wongdoer will have the keys to the kingdom. Hopefully he won't let his kids take over the place and trash it.
Second, some coming attractions.
#1 = By this weekend, I am going to post a response to a line of propaganda that is circulating within left-wing blog circles -- the notion that economies are better under Democratic Presidents than under Republican Presidents (reference frames 1901-2002 and 1960-2002). Sounds great for Democrats, until you look at the details. The conclusion will be simple: policies, not political affiliation, has the strongest correlation with economic success.
#2 = I will also compile a Best of The Key Monk listing. Naturally, The Monk thinks that limiting SOME of his genius to a "best of" list necessarily excludes too much wisdom from the quick and easy compilation. Then again, The Monk has Archives.
For those of you who don't think there's anything here that warrants a "best of" appellation, go back to your Mother Jones forums and your Chomsky worship and stop troubling the rest of us with your dopeyness.
And to those of you who have been loyal, frequent or just occasional readers of The Key Monk, thank you very much for taking the time to visit.