Posts

Showing posts from April 22, 2007

Daily Roundup

Newspapers are agonizing over allowing comments La Shawn Barber has some ideas.

After pounding on Islam, Hitchen's gives a brutal beating to Mormons.

Are we scaring our children to death? I'm old enough to go remember worrying about the world ending in a nuclear fireball while we slept. If kids are losing sleep over global warming myths, I say call the Waaahmbulance.

What if the Timothy Leary was right? I know more than a few people who could use some heavy drugs. Seriously, we've shut off any research into these drugs for absolutely insane reasons. Good to see they're taking them seriously again.

I think I'm going to make Green Hypocrisy a regular feature. Lord knows there's enough material. Here's the latest.

What the caliphate is and what it means. NB: the idea that dhimmis were treated well under the Caliph is shown to be a myth.

Is Europe wising up? German media calls for a transatlantic ceasefire. Sarko's victory would go a long way in that …

Two Questions

Harry Reid tells us the war is "lost". If it is lost Sir, who won?


Networks that show baseball games do not show people who run onto the field during the game because it only encourages others to do the same. Why is this logic not applied to people who go on shooting rampages at, say, Virginia Tech?

Reader(s) are invited to speculate on either point.

Daily Roundup

This is funny. Snide but funny.

Palestinians attend a demonstration against violence in Gaza April 23, 2007.

Clearly they need a refresher on the definition of violence.

Bush's ruination of the economy continues apace.

I know you're not a soccer fan, but watch this anyway.

Reid debunked in 5 easy steps.

h/t: Malkin


Become Just. One. Person.

I became Just. One. Person. once. I was heading to the subway in NYC and some skel (that'd be homeless guy to you) was blocking a very pretty young woman from going down the steps. She would move left and he would step to his right to block her. I said "Hey, leave her alone". He wheeled on my and put a rusty razor up to my face. He said "You're a real tough guy aren't you." I didn't say a word. We stared at each other for a minute and then he left. The woman, wisely, left as soon as he turned to me. I have to admit I was terrified. I have no doubt he would have sliced me up if I had opened my mo…

Daily Roundup

Caffeinated Soap. For those of you who just can't wait until your morning coffee.

How about a brain gym instead of a body gym. Personally, I've always thought that schools should use more puzzles and games to teach. They're far more engaging and your students are much more likely to grasp the concepts. Think of how many kids learned statistics from Stratomatic baseball (I know, I'm dating myself).

A terror arrest in Britain. The threat of terrorism is still real. It's not as potent as it once was but it's there. Which gets me to thinking...how is it that the war in Iraq is spawing terrorists but there's no terrorist threat.

A possibly M-class planet found. Now we have somewhere to point the Hubble. Two, we now have a first priority for any FTL craft we ever invent.


Harry Reid gets another well deserved beating here. I've noted before that Bush was lambasted for "not listening to the Generals". Yet now Reid "vows not believe Pet…

Justice on trial

Radley Balko has an article about criminal justice here.


Reade Seligmann, who had an iron-clad alibi to counter District Attorney Mike Nifong's accusation but was nonetheless dragged through the mud, added, "I can't imagine what they do to people who do not have the resources to defend themselves."


Exactly. Conservatives often dismiss complaints about the imbalance of the justice system. Liberals often decry the system as racist. It isn't. It not about race, it's about class. There is rich man's justice and poor man's justice. There are a great number of minorities in prison but I'd wager that in terms of class the imbalance of poor vs. rich or even middle class is even more pronounced.

With the advances in technology to review DNA evidence and other forensic procedures we need to set the bar ever higher for conviction especially in capital cases. I would go so far as to require manditory review of old cases that have blood or other DNA eviden…

This is what I'm talking about...

The interest in the candidacy of Barack Obama is at fever-pitch for a reason.

He perfectly on pace to peak too soon and collapse completely.

I keep telling you.

It.

Is.

Too.

Early.

To.

Campaign.

Stop it. Seriously. Stop.

A Bleg

Reader(s):

I currently have a Dell 3K series w/ a 70 Gig drive which is almost full. I'm going to add a second hard drive exclusively for data. Then I'd like to create a logical partition on C: to allow for an XP and Ubuntu dual boot.

Question: Can I partition C: and install the second OS without having to reformat?

Jennifer Graham on Church Shopping on National Review Online

Church Shopping.

I can relate. I'm not a particularly devout person. I go to Mass as often as my 4 kids permit and I try to follow The Rules. When I was younger, the homily was usually something that was to be endured not considered. In college, the Priests were very good at tailoring their homilies for the students. There was plenty of issues to address and with a very homogenous population they could target those issues with laser like precision.

When I moved to Pencader, I had a few options and checked them out. Eventually, my current parish was founded and since then I've been attending there. I like the priest. He seems like a nice guy but he has that awful tendency to orate rather than speak. His homilies are filled with Shatner-esque pauses and some bizarre inflection that is so distracting I often lose track of whatever point he's trying to make. Is there any way to let him know? I doubt very much that he's going to change and don't even know if …

Daily Roundup

Harry Reid gets it with both barrels from Investor's Business Daily:


In aiding and comforting the enemy in wartime, Reid has betrayed the office he holds, shamed the Nevadans he represents and made the Democratic Party he leads synonymous with surrender. There is one way he can repair the damage he's done to the nation: step down.


When mass killers meet armed resistance. A short recap of violent shootings in "gun free zones". This is a direct shot across the bow of the leftist who were saying that more gun control was needed at VT. Read the whole thing.


It's 2007 where is my flying car?

I'm looking at booking a family vacation in the wilds of my ancestoral homeland. While browsing, I found this quote:

"All 6 bedrooms ensuite, 3 family, spacious, teas & coffee and hairdryer with panoramic views"

I'd hate to have a hairdryer with one of those non-panoramic views.


Is France doomed?

Answer: No. They only need to be sufficiently threatened to…

Daily Roundup

BBC NEWS | Europe | France opts for left-right battle

Iraq the Model takes on the "let's leave now" argument. Given that he's there and I'm here. I'm going to guess that he has a better image of the average Iraqis opinion than me...or say Maureen Dowd.

The inconvenient Serbs and how they keep getting in the way of Muslim domination of Christendom. Things are a bit different today but it's interesting from an historical perspective.


The Convert is a very interesting story. It's about faith, money, friends, law and fraud. Really an amazing story. Read the whole thing.

Recruiting Jihadis in Jail. This has been going on for ages in the States. Small wonder they're replicating that model elsewhere.

20 years in Chinese prison. Beat that Jack Bauer!

It's almost like there's a race to the bottom (if you'll pardon the pun) to see who can come up with the most daft proposal for "saving the problem".

More Green hypocrisy here
and