October 22, 2014 5 Comments
Sorry guys, I’m neck-deep in a project, and the water keeps rising. But here’s Bill Whittle’s current Firewall.
What’s that? Yep, I agree with everything he says here.
The view from the Prairie, with an emphasis on Energy
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 6, 2014 15 Comments
Saturday, again. Bill Whittle is not amused with the way the Middle East is going. I like Bill, because while I nearly always agree with him, he lays it out in a logical manner, like I wish I could do half as well. This one is no exception.
God knows, I’ve told Him enough, that I’m no fan of Uncle Joey Biden but, I have to admit he might make a better president than Obama, maybe in 2015?
— Feisty☀️Floridian (@peddoc63) September 4, 2014
Pushing ISIS to the gates of Hell, while not optimal, is surely better than managing them, I think.
My kind of girl, tough, self-reliant, and proud!
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) September 3, 2014
Mollie Hemingway, Senior Editor at The Federalist, tweeted about her kid’s school. Now that is a school I’d send a child to as well.
guys, my 2nd grader gets to do copybook exercises. How awesome is that? Now read this poem. http://t.co/78rGNMjFRR
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) September 5, 2014
Laser Cannon! We’ve almost got a laser cannon guys! How awesome is that?
Read about it here. You know, this, like Israel’s Iron Dome, is a legacy of Ronald Reagan, himself. It’s a legacy of his hatred of Mutual Assured Destruction. That hatred led to the Strategic Defense Initiative (AKA Starwars) which is now coming to fruition. Yes there really will be Starship Troopers, someday, if we don’t throw our heritage away.
Peggy Noonan on Joan Rivers
There was nobody like her. Some people are knockoffs or imitations of other, stronger, more vivid figures, but there was never another Joan Rivers before her or while she lived. She was a seriously wonderful, self-invented woman.
She was completely open and immediately accessible. She had the warmth of a person who found others keenly and genuinely interesting. It was also the warmth of a person with no boundaries: She wanted to know everything about you and would tell you a great deal about herself, right away. She had no edit function, which in part allowed her gift. She would tell you what she thought. She loved to shock, not only an audience but a friend. I think from the beginning life startled her, and she enjoyed startling you. You only asked her advice or opinion if you wanted an honest reply.
Her intelligence was penetrating and original, her tastes refined. Her duplex apartment on the east side of Manhattan was full of books in beautiful bindings, of elegant gold things on the table, lacquered boxes, antique furniture. She liked everything just so. She read a lot. She was a doctor’s daughter.
Keep reading, here
And yes, Spider Dog
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.