Entries from June 2005

Mark Steyn is Smart

I’ve said before and I’ll say it again: I would love to sit him down over a long cup of coffee. Great interview, if a little disjointed (those email interviews to tend that way), and I thought this, of all points made, was worth pointing out: Right Wing News – RWN’s Mark Steyn Interview #2 [...]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

News That Makes You Go "Hmmm"

Catholic Exchange – Beijing and Rome Agree on Bishop’s Appointment Hmmm. Cursty: Wheat & Weeds.

Categories: People and Current Events

Happy Sesquicentennial!

The Telegraph is 150. Guided by the high tone of fearless independence1 One hundred and fifty years ago today, the following words appeared in the leading article published in issue No 1 of The Daily Telegraph: “In our conduct of this journal, we shall be guided by a high tone of independent action; we shall [...]

Categories: Business & Media

When the Innocent Aren't Bellicose Enough

Telegraph – Gang beats father to death in street. By Nigel Bunyan and Richard Savill A man was beaten to death yesterday after refusing to give a light to a group of teenagers as he waited in a pizza takeaway. The father-of-three is believed to have been dragged out of the premises and attacked in [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

Perhaps Someone Should Remind Them That This State Didn't Have a Governor For Two Months and No One Noticed

The Olympia City Council is getting a little big for its britches. The Stupid Shall Be Punished – Inmates Running the Asylum in Olympia I think Bubblehead expects me to say something really intelligent about this, maybe with a dash of my signature irony and side-splitting hilarity. But honestly, it just made me really depressed. [...]

Categories: Politics

Perhaps the French and Spanish Considered Trafalgar "Bellicose"

But it too got results. Telegraph – We can’t afford to forget Trafalgar By John Keegan Trafalgar was not only almost the last great battle fought by sailing ship fleets. It was also by far the most decisive. French and Spanish ships outnumbered the British 33-27. Nevertheless, 17 of the enemy were captured, striking their [...]

Categories: War and Peace

At Least Bellicosity Gets Results

Times Online – Iran’s human face is gone. Hardline vote-riggers have spirited it away, by Michael Gove THE RECENT Iranian presidential elections were a triumph for the principle of one man, one vote. And the man with the vote this time, as always, was the country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Iran’s new President, Mahmoud [...]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Rice, Handcuffs, and Harry Potter

FOXnews Video – A Firsthand Report I saw this on Monday and meant to mention it. Molly Henneberg talks about her trip to Gitmo over the weekend. It was a good interview.

Categories: War and Peace

Well That's Handy

Lookit what I found. USS Clueless – Strategic Overview, Steven Den Beste It’s long.

Categories: War and Peace

Don't Worry, Children, the West is Having a Rock Concert.

Mail & Guardian – Zim children deprived of schooling At least 300 000 children have dropped out of school in Zimbabwe since a government-driven campaign to demolish shacks and other unauthorised homes was launched nearly six weeks ago, a teachers’ union said on Tuesday. “The government’s Operation Murambatsvina has caused severe devastation on the education [...]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Wednesday Noonan

This is great: Opinion Journal – Conceit of Government: Why are our politicians so full of themselves? By Peggy Noonan Especially: Oh. So that’s what Lincoln’s for. Actually Lincoln’s life is a lot like Mr. Obama’s. Lincoln came from a lean-to in the backwoods. His mother died when he was 9. The Lincolns had no [...]

Categories: Politics

Restating the Obvious

I’m feeling slightly better about the depressing need to continue making this argument when we should have been able to move onto other things by now since the President’s speech tonight. Opinion Journal – The Defeatist Caucus: Some on Capitol Hill seem to yearn for a repeat of Vietnam. BY BRENDAN MINITER In the end, [...]

Categories: War and Peace

Post Presidential Speech Syndrome

Yay! He did really well! More later. (Btw, I got choked up at the end, too.) (sniffle.) Okay, I think it was a really good speech. And he only messed up two or three times, which helps. He sounded confident, and a little pissed off, fired up, if you prefer. This was smart: Some wonder [...]

Categories: War and Peace

Exciting News!

Or not exciting news. RC2 explains. Or tries to. At any rate, I’m for Latin! Woohoo! Wheat & Weeds – The Uselessness of Gossip About the Vatican, or What Is Sandro Magister Talking About? All of which reminds me of this. Ah, chant. Begone, ye kumbaya.

Categories: People and Current Events

AP Reports: Worm-Hole Found!

Get Steven Hawking on the line! This is big! AP – Bush: Bloodshed in Iraq Is ‘Worth It’ by Jennifer Loven It’s time stamped 21 minutes ago at 3.08 Pacific. Curtsy: Power Line.

Categories: Business & Media