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Autistic high school team manager steals show. Move over Rudy, this one has you beat, hands down.
Part deux of Viral Video Vendredi: Call this one, Frankie gets schooled
Introducing a new Friday segment: Viral Video Vendredi. This clip is from this movie and the this guy started this "sport". His website appears to be down. Check out the video.
Great Scott! I have readers! I've been doing this so long w/o anyone visiting I forget to check the comments.

I've added De la where to the DE section of the blogroll as well as To Seek A Newer World. Check them out even if you don't agree with their politics.

So reader(s); Any feedback is appreciated. Comments or email whichever you prefer.
Terrorists Attack Saudi Oil Facility (updated). This one is very troubling. A serious blow to Saudi facilities would cause a worldwide shock that would drive oil through the roof. How high? Impossible to say. $5 a gallon is not unlikely. If that happens, look for me. I'll be the guy with the thermostat at 55 and cruise control set at 12.
TaxProf Blog: H&R Block Messes Up Its Own Taxes. Just in case you needed any evidence taxes are too compicated.
Some people have too much time on their hands. Really.
Read this and be thankful you have such men keeping you safe. We need to see more of these stories, not less.
Ferrari Owner Had Other 'Crash' - Los Angeles Times. Looks like our itinerant Enzo driver is in full-on meltdown mode. He'll be broke and homeless in very short order. Amazing how people can self-destruct so quickly.
Good. Let's get back to Federalism. This is a state issue, not a national one.
File this under "Hoisted by his own petard. Yetanotherjohn is correct. Glenn overlooked his own theory.
Top Ten indicators that the US is going to attack Iran. I don't agree and StrategyPage has a mixed history of getting these things right. Take it with a grain of salt but keep an eye on these developments.
Michael J. Totten visits The Beginning of the Universe. A fascinating trip. This guy deserves a Pulitzer. His reporting is more solid than any 10 MSM reporters.
Strange bedfellows indeed. Dersh and Bennett are taking the MSM to task with this article. Read the whole thing. They make some salient points to be sure. Among them:

"Since the war on terrorism began, the mainstream press has had no problem printing stories and pictures that challenged the administration and, in the view of some, compromised our war and peace efforts. The manifold images of abuse at Abu Ghraib come to mind -- images that struck at our effort to win support from Arab governments and peoples, and that pierced the heart of the Muslim world as well as the U.S. military.

The press has had no problem with breaking a story using classified information on detention centers for captured terrorists and suspects -- stories that could harm our allies. And it disclosed a surveillance program so highly classified that most members of Congress were unaware of it.

In its zeal to publish stories critical of our nation's efforts -- and clearly upsetting to enemies and allies…
Only one group is capable of pulling this one off. They've done it before and now have a taste for it. How long before the rank and file realize that the leadership are not idealists, they are gangsters. Maybe they once were idealists and fighting for a cause larger than themselves. Perhaps even a justifiable one (though not through justifiable means). Long ago the money got to them. Now they live in the fine houses and wear bespoke suits. There's only one way to keep the money train rolling.
Some guy keeps talking about an Army Of Davids. Looks like the people of Venice read his book.
Herewith is a dispatch from an alternate universe. Simultaneously funny, sad and unnerving.
*Drool*. I cannot wait to see it.
How's your English? Too funny.
Proof that LA is hell on earth. It has begun spewing pure evil from its very bowels.
The port thingy. This is a tempest in a teapot. Writers who are normally cool headed have lost their moorings. The issue here is ownership, not control. I understand the arguement that foreign firms should not be controlling the ports. However, that means we can't have any foreign nation in control of them. Not British, Canadian or Australian. In this case the same people are going to be doing security. The chafe here is that two of the 9/11 hijackers were from the UAE and the company is owned by the government. What both sides are not realizing is that the UAE is one of the most Western oriented and Western friendly, liberal, open Arab Muslim nations. If we're going to build bridges to the Arab world, they are the best place to start. We are not going to win this war without Muslim help.

That said, giving them what appears to be control over the keys to our front door wasn't smart politically. It was crafty because it puts the Left in the position of talking …
Science Comes to the Masses (You Want Fries With That?). Can someone please bring this to Delaware? We really need more to do in this town than watch dreadful Philadelphia sports teams with odious team members who never seem to win.
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You Are 60% "Average American"
You are average because you've known your best friend for at least ten years.

You are not average since you would pay to go in space.How "Average American" Are You?
Police Search For Ferrari Driver. Methinks they already found him. In my opinion, this guy suffered enough. He's lost a very rare Ferrari and he's not going to get a check from the insurance company so he's out about a million dollars.
Much of the left is agonizing about torture and mistreatment by US forces of detainees in the GWOT. Wretchard linked to a page telling the story of the liberation of Dachau.

Waffen-SS soldiers executed by I Company, 157th Regiment, 45th Thunderbird Division during liberation of Dachau: "Soon the advance scouts (of the 45th Division) were joined by other Allied soldiers and one of the German guards came forward to surrender with what he believed would be the usual military protocol. He emerged in full regalia, wearing all his decorations. He had only recently been billeted to Dachau from the Russian front. He saluted and barked 'Heil Hitler'. An American officer looked down and around at mounds of rotting corpses, at thousands of prisoners shrouded in their own filth. He hesitated only a moment, then spat in the Nazi's face, snapping 'Schweinehund,' before ordering him taken away. Moments later a shot rang out and the American officer was informed that there …
Chuck Norris Facts: "# When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.

# Chuck Norris doesn't read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.

# There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live.

# Outer space exists because it's afraid to be on the same planet with Chuck Norris.

# Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.

# Chuck Norris is currently suing NBC, claiming Law and Order are trademarked names for his left and right legs.

# Chuck Norris is the reason why Waldo is hiding.

# Chuck Norris counted to infinity - twice.

# There is no chin behind Chuck Norris’ beard. There is only another fist.

# When Chuck Norris does a pushup, he isn’t lifting himself up, he’s pushing the Earth down.

# Chuck Norris is so fast, he can run around the world and punch himself in the back of the head.

# Chuck Norris’ hand is the only hand that can beat a Royal Flush.

# There is no such thing as global …
The E-mail Spat that Landed in Cyberspace. This woman is not too bright. She'd better be as good as she thinks she is. Otherwise she's going to have a hell of an uphill battle.
MidwestHeroes.com is causing a fuss by making a tv spot that refutes the standard template the MSM has hammered home regarding the GWOT. They seem to have struck a nerve. There is nothing counterfactual in the ad. There are no accusations, no slander or libel. Rather, they simply speak about their own experience and why they get annoyed with the coverage of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Are you a Darwinian? If you think you are, read on. You may find you are not as in line as you think.
Vanderlun has a great post about the Left and it's roots. It's worth reading.
Candymakers are trying to cater to health-conscious chocoholics. Isn't that a bit oxymoronic? Like "meat loving vegetarians"? Good thing I prefer dark chocolate.
Here's one thing Osama and I agree on. Let's hope the US Military gives him his wish.
At Least 15 Die in Nigeria Cartoon Protest. Brought to you by the Religion Of Peace (TM)
RedOrbit has a link to an undereported Olympic story. Another barrier broken and Bryant Gumble refuted. A win/win in my book. Well done!
Will Iraq split? Michael J. Totten thinks so. My take? Maybe. I think the Kurds are far more predisposed to federalism than their neighbors and with good reason. However, I think the Arabs (both Sunni and Shia) will have to make some significant concessions wrt to oil revenue and Kirkuk. Which would be better? A fractuous unstable Iraq or a stable Kurdistan and Iraq? Granted those are not the only choices but its clear the Kurds can stand on their own without any help. This would makes the Turks insane which, given their perfidity in the runup to the 2003 invasion, bothers me not the least.
Everybody hates lawyers, until they need one. I don't know the pariculars of the case but it does sound like a clear cut case of harassment.
Apologies are due to Buzzbait. I updated my blogroll for First State Bloggers and omitted the bravely named Stupid and Wrong. He's a Delawarean who's currently in Texas. His focus is Smyrna politics.