And Yes, Just To Prove That I AM Aware of the Healthcare Ruling This Week

…I will link to RC2 to explain it: Wheat & Weds – Don’t Believe Everything You Read in the Papers The last bit is the most intriguing: And from Paul Rahe, An Act of Great Cunning: Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit was among the first to recognize that Roberts might be playing an elaborate game. He [...]

Categories: Politics

Mark Steyn’s Speaking Tour

I’ve had this open for a few weeks and it’s worth finally linking to: The Spectator (Australia) – Silence this infidel Mark Steyn’s recent appearances in Australia remind us why he’s a world leader in defending free speech, by Rowan Dean

Categories: People and Current Events

In Which Cranes Are Grounded By the FAA

Good lord: AP – Bird plane runs afoul of federal regulators Ten young whooping cranes and the bird-like plane they think is their mother had flown more than halfway to their winter home in Florida when federal regulators stepped in. Now the birds and the plane are grounded in Alabama while the Federal Aviation Administration [...]

Categories: Science and Nature

I Am So Happy I Can’t Think of a Better Pun

Wheat & Weeds – Reading Books For Pleasure Shall Not Die! I was honestly beginning to think that maybe, when room for stockpiling ran out, I should spend $15 a pop on Edison bulbs. Gorgeous light. Last forever. Bankruptablicious. I could’ve done without the overturn being “tucked inside the massive 1,200-page spending bill that funds [...]

Categories: Science and Nature

Quick Links: Death Penalty! Mannequins Smoking at Dinner Parties! European Economics! Writing!

I have stuff stacking up. And I’ll never get around to any of it if I force myself to make a new post for each of them, but I wanna pass ‘em along anyway… Telegraph Blogs – Toby Harnden: American Way: The shallow anti-Americanism of the ‘I am Troy Davis’ crowd Retronaut – CYNTHIA, 1932 [...]

Categories: Wildcard

Riot Advice

The Times went to the Metropolitan Police (London) to ask what people should do if caught up in the middle of a riot; if one is wearing a hoodie and wants to communicate with the police that it’s really just a hoodie; if looters come to their home and try to help themselves to their [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

Footballer Sues Internet

…Is the news of the day. Some unnamed but very married football star who has a superinjunction preventing newspapers from naming him got named anyway on Twitter (no I didn’t bother looking it up) by an anonymous account. So of course he is suing Twitter. And of course his lawyer told him “Yeah we can [...]

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Democracy’s Defenders

The Guardian – Pakistan: The moral collapse of a nation Politicians, lawyers and journalists who championed the cause of democracy now fail to speak up A month before the governor of the Punjab, Salmaan Taseer, was lowered into an early grave, an imam at a mosque in Peshawar asked the Taliban to kill a Christian [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

In the Independent

Independent Blogs – Yet more reasons why the Iraq war was right, by John Rentoul (Chief political commentator for their Sunday paper? Seriously?) Read the whole thing. Don’t read the comments.

Categories: War and Peace

But Can You Get It Done In the Next Three Weeks

John Yoo: How to Save California: Outlaw Public Employee Unions According to [Pete] Wilson [former governor of California who left office with a budget surplus], public employee unions trigger a destructive dynamic. Public employee unions take money from their members and use them for partisan political purposes. They pressure government officials to cut them sweetheart [...]

Categories: Politics

Thank You, Mister President

NRO – Child-Only Left Behind How Obamacare destroyed the child-only health-insurance market. Because parents can buy child-only insurance at the last minute, child-only policies will be purchased disproportionately by already-sick clients. The disproportionately sick clientele will be expensive to care for, which will force insurers to raise premiums. The high premiums will give the healthy [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

Oh NOW You Work

I had a few minutes free in the course of my sniffling and ooging and cooking dinner and … my server was out! Presumably it was doing something useful, like getting itself updated, but honestly, who knows. Meanwhile, the time for my attention span has passed. So here, have a video: Via The Corner, who [...]

Categories: Politics

I’ll Never Remember All That In An Argument

A very good 10 minute video on the history of the commerce clause and how it’s the source of all our present federal governmental joy: Curtsy: RC2.

Categories: History

If All You’ve Seen So Far Has Been a Celebration of the Vanquishing of the “Tyranny of the Majority”

…Here’s a good round up of what actually happened: When he got to the “findings of fact,” he routinely stipulated and interpreted things in the most favorable light for those advancing same-sex marriage and called them “facts.” Here are examples of many of his facts and findings, which you are urged to read slowly and [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

A Week of No Good News

I’m not in a particularly good mood today and the weather (hot, muggy, stagnant) isn’t helping. Neither is this: [Charles Krauthammer] On Robert Gibbs refusing to comment on the planned mosque at Ground Zero because it’s a “local” issue: It’s no more a local issue than 9/11 was a local New York event. That’s a [...]

Categories: People and Current Events