October 23, 2014 4 Comments
Andrew Klavan on the media
The view from the Prairie, with an emphasis on Energy
October 15, 2014 2 Comments
I ran across a couple of TED talks yesterday that I want to share with you. Like you, I tend to find bias in most of them, or at least a different bias than mine. :-) But these are very good.
First is The Killer Apps of Prosperity
Makes all the sense in the world doesn’t he?
And then we’ll learn about Snollygosters
And these are both enjoyable and informative, I think.
October 2, 2014 Leave a comment
Did you realize that there are only two countries in the world that do not have a national costume?
One is England, when we dress up, everybody in the world dresses like an Englishman.
And the rest of the time, they dress like an American.
Bill Whittle also decided it was time for some good news, and it’s exceptional
September 1, 2014 8 Comments
In North America today is Labor Day. If you’re a Canuck you can put the ‘u’ back in there for yourself. Theodore Roosevelt was a practical sort of man. Nobody ever accused him of being lazy but he also didn’t believe in doing useless work either. So he took a bunch of useless vowels out. Now you know why Jess and I trip each others spell checks a lot.
Here’s why Time thinks we celebrate Labor Day.
The first Monday of September means that white clothes are out, sales are in, summer holidays are over and classes begin. For many of us (but far from all of us), it’s a welcome day off of work or school, ahead of what is likely to be a busier month than the last.
Well, OK, I suspect they are sort of correct although I fail to see why we need a holiday that celebrates organization that protect the lazy and incompetent, you know like unions do. Mostly, I think we just needed a holiday to mark the end of summer. And to finish up the back-to-school shopping.
Of course, the schools have been known to jump the gun and thereby make this simply a long weekend, snow days have to come from somewhere after all.
In other news, Glenn Reynolds over at Instapundit thinks the cure over at Rotherham could well consist of rope, lamp posts, and officials, with some assembly required. I have trouble disagreeing.
Perhaps we should expect no more when community preservation is outsourced to bureaucracies, but the unavoidable reality is that on many occasions, Rotherham police came upon children being sexually exploited—in some cases, in the very instance of being raped—and arrested no one. The perpetrators are Pakistani; they might call us racists. The children seemed to consent. These gangs are violent.
All of which amount to an admission by those police officers that they are cowards, and something less than men. I’m reminded of the janitors who discovered Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky’s rape of children, and who said nothing, for fear of losing their jobs. They were cowards too, and deserve to be remembered as such.