Tuesday, September 18, 2007

About that Greenspan quote.

Greenspan called the Post -- Bob Woodward, no less -- to say that, in fact, he didn't think the White House was motivated by oil. Rather, he was.

No doubt all those pundits who didn't bother to even read the paragraph in question before they bashed the President, will be apologising any day now.

Economists v. Ecologists

[W]hen it comes to getting the big picture right, when it comes to preparing for environmental catastrophes, economists have a better track record than the scientists who specialize in analyzing environmental trends.

School’s out forever

The willingness of Iran and other Islamic countries, as well as Gaza, the West Bank, etc., to absolutely destroy their children’s economic well being and futures in breathtaking. That the authorities do this without shame or guilt is eloquent testimony to the demented nature of the puritanical Islamic supremacist ideology that they preach. And yet the West takes no note of this massive inter-generational child abuse.

Socialized Medicine Is Broken

To paraphrase Winston Churchill, "Our health care system is the worst in the world...except for all the others".

"Genocide" Against Native Americans?

A nation ashamed of its past will fear its future.

Saudi women fight for right to drive

Pious male Saudis argue that allowing women to drive would begin a general collapse of morality.

If that's all it takes, I suspect the "morality" was pretty shaky to begin with.

Stephen Green on Unintended Consequences

It's probably usually better to kill a terrorist than to capture one. I wonder what the ACLU thinks about that?

Neb. state senator sues God in protest

Ernie Chambers is something of a Nebraska institution (and more than a few people have suggested he be confined to an institution).

Chambers says in his lawsuit that God has made terroristic threats against the senator and his constituents, inspired fear and caused "widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants."
Chambers also says God has caused "fearsome floods ... horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes."
He's seeking a permanent injunction against God.

If memory serves this has been tried before.

This is my favorite part:
We note that the plaintiff has failed to include with his complaint the required form of instructions for the United States Marshal for directions asto service of process.

K.C. Johnson on the Group of 88 and the Duke (non)rape case.

“Members of the faculty expect Duke students to meet high standards of performance and behavior. It is only appropriate, therefore, that the faculty adheres to comparably high standards in dealing with students . . . Students are fellow members of the university community, deserving of respect and consideration in their dealings with the faculty.”

How business is done in Illinois

This has the ring of truth.

Russian Museum of Armored Vehicles

Photos from the Tank Museum near Moscow.


Thompson's bad month?

There's been a huge amount of ink about how slow Fred has been out of the blocks. To the doubters, all I have to say is: "Um... He's tied with Giuliani in the ARG poll."


He's eight points ahead in the Rasmussen poll!