Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The return of the Quagga

An amazing attempt to bring back an animal from extinction and reintroduce it into its former habitat.

I’ve often thought we should take this threat more seriously.

Appeasement won’t work with these guys.

Moscow Air Show

Say what you want, Ivan sure does build 'em pretty. Click photo to enlarge.

Army of Darkness

Anthony Burch reminisces about what may be the greatest movie ever made.

Cool Resource

Carny lingo...because…well, you might just run away and join the circus someday.

Politics and whatnot

Garance Franke-Ruta’s blog. Our politics couldn’t be more different, but she’s smart as a whip and easy on the eyes to boot. More importantly, she’s actually in Iowa at the moment and always has interesting things to say about the presidential campaigns.

Mark Steyn

One of the great consolations of reading foreign news is realizing that, as bad as things are in America there invariably worse elsewhere.

Obama opens mouth, inserts foot...again.

I’ve begun to think that Obama might be more successful if he pretended to be mute. Everybody liked him until he started talking.

Now he seems to think that NATO forces are deliberately killing civilians. Aside from his statement being a monstrous insult, it has the added problem of being untrue.

More here
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What goes up must come down

Amazing how many smart people seem to forget that.

Michael Vick sued for $63,000,000,000

The complaint goes on to allege that Vick sold the dogs on eBay and “used the proceeds to purchase missiles from the Iran government.”
The complaint also alleges that Vick would need those missiles because he pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda in February of this year.
“Michael Vick has to stop physically hurting my feelings and dashing my hopes,” Riches writes in the complaint.
Riches wants $63 billion dollars “backed by gold and silver “ delivered to the front gates to the Williamsburg Federal Correctional facility in South Carolina. Riches is an inmate at the facility serving out a wire fraud conviction.

Umm...I wonder if we as a society need to address the issue of prisoner/nuisance lawsuits.

The war against the war is lost

If Der Spiegel is having second thoughts, the Democrats need to throw in the towel.

From the article:
The US military is more successful in Iraq than the world wants to believe.

Inheriting the wind

The real Scopes trial

Bryan took on the arduous Scopes case, even though his health was flagging, on the basis of a solid Jeffersonian principle: "To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves, is sinful and tyrannical" (Virginia Act for Establishing Religious Freedom, 1786). He pointed out three implications that many professors of that time were drawing from Darwin's "natural selection." Among these were not only eugenics, but also the nihilistic morals of Nietzsche (as in Darrow's complaint about the University of Chicago in Leopold-Loeb) and the "moral obligation" of "superior" races such as the Germans in World War I to overpower the weak races (e.g. the Belgians) for the future welfare of the human race.

Predictions or promises?

Thoughts on the Beatitudes