But, P.J. O’Rourke doesn’t know that those people being called racists are those other people, not him! You know, anyone who thinks like him and not in the room!
September 30, 2009
September 29, 2009
Eliot Cohen lays out two choices on Iran, and I don’t think he’s oversimplifying too much; there are possible third choices that all look like the first one to greater or lesser extents.
September 28, 2009
Some serious dedication and effort to make this routine work, eh?
September 27, 2009
September 26, 2009
This could really use an interesting graphic. Or, perhaps, the table is perfectly suitable. Some interesting public policy choices might come from thinking this way.
September 25, 2009
Michael Yon’s a pugilistic fellow sometimes. He doesn’t mind getting into a scrap, and occasionally I’ve wondered why he got so antagonistic when dealing with something.
This doesn’t seem to be one of those times. He’s got a pretty damning case against the Brit public affairs guys, and lays it out in detail here. Keep fighting, Mike; a couple more bucks going your way.
September 24, 2009
Apparently it isn’t a dime bag in a tin box; it’s hundreds of pieces of Anglo-Saxon gold adornment found in a field in July. Many, many pictures here. This may change some histories.
I’m trying hard to avoid politics on the Web. It makes for some boring posts, but the alternative is having Facebook and Twitter fights, which will resolve nothing. But these two unrelated links (first, second) are worth posting without comment.
It’s not the decision, but yet another bellwether for women on submarines. Of course, they have to have enough ships to put people on, mind you, but you know how it is.
I offer advice from previous iterations of this periodic issue.
September 22, 2009
Dude actually plays the notes from birds on wires. Beautifully done little piece.
Turns out the divorcée asking for help to leave Bahrain was also an Air Force vet.
Via b3ta, a 16 beat soft synth with eight different sounds, including a drum pad. Nice.
September 16, 2009
Why don’t I see any other battle writeups like this? I just *don’t*, and haven’t seen something this florid since Vietnam-era manly fiction.
Some of these photos of Greensboro, NC by John G. Moebes give one pause. Sometimes what seems normal shouldn’t be.
September 14, 2009
A while back I mentioned a woman trying to repatriate herself and her family. She’s raised the cash from the folks who donated, and is getting ready to return to the States. Her plight has gotten attention from various newspapers, too.
Good to hear. Arriving broke with kids, though, yikes…