September 30, 2009

Filed under: — Chap @ 8:43 pm

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!

Filed under: — Chap @ 8:33 pm

Cute homeschooler blog where the mom writes in a fairly detached way.

September 29, 2009

Filed under: — Chap @ 8:49 pm

Steyn doesn’t like the rules being set by his opponents.

Filed under: — Chap @ 8:43 pm

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.

Filed under: — Chap @ 8:32 pm

I like the way this guy tilts at his windmills.

Filed under: — Chap @ 8:30 pm

Hey, you remember that National Intelligence Estimate that got all the press? Yeah, not so good now, is it?

September 28, 2009

Filed under: — Chap @ 1:06 am

Some serious dedication and effort to make this routine work, eh?

(h/t KisP, and this is a bunch of fourth through eighth grade girls from one school district in Ohio.)

September 27, 2009

Filed under: — Chap @ 11:37 pm

Marquette censors Dave Barry?

September 26, 2009

Filed under: — Chap @ 9:21 pm

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.

(h/t Ace)

September 25, 2009

The Irritating Dude Telling The Truth Is Valuable

Filed under: — Chap @ 9:39 pm

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

The Staffordshire Hoard

Filed under: — Chap @ 6:47 pm

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.

Filed under: — Chap @ 6:45 pm

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.

And I Say Unto You, Heh

Filed under: — Chap @ 4:26 pm

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

It Ain’t Leonard Cohen, But Still

Filed under: — Chap @ 1:08 am

Dude actually plays the notes from birds on wires. Beautifully done little piece.

Birds on the Wires from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.

Escape To The US

Filed under: — Chap @ 1:04 am

Turns out the divorcée asking for help to leave Bahrain was also an Air Force vet.

New Toy

Filed under: — Chap @ 12:57 am

Via b3ta, a 16 beat soft synth with eight different sounds, including a drum pad. Nice.

September 16, 2009

Filed under: — Chap @ 9:59 pm

A Greg Easterbrook obit of Norman Borlaug (h/t Insta).

Filed under: — Chap @ 9:43 pm

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.

Filed under: — Chap @ 9:41 pm

Some of these photos of Greensboro, NC by John G. Moebes give one pause. Sometimes what seems normal shouldn’t be.

September 14, 2009

She’s Almost There

Filed under: — Chap @ 10:38 pm

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…

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