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Archive for December, 2008

Tyrannicide: Now in a Theater Near You

31st December 2008

Bryan Caplan is not afraid to ask the hard questions.

In hindsight, I’m amazed that people who don’t think twice about killing conscripts (or even civilians) are so reluctant to justify violence against serial killer statesmen.  What could be less objectionable than trying to stop mass murder by killing the specific individuals most responsible for it?

Actually, come to think of it, it’s not really a hard question at all. The hard question is, What are these numbwits thinking that are so opposed to terminating psychopaths like bin Laden, Assad, Chavez, Morales, and Achmedinijad? It goes beyond stupid.

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Questioning cultural artifacts

31st December 2008

Alan Jacobs has an excellent and thought-provoking post that I highly recommend to anybody who has more than a superficial interest in culture.

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Russia: Church bells offend Muslims

31st December 2008

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Gee, that’s too bad.

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Shocking news: College football and basketball players not as smart as their classmates

31st December 2008

Steve Sailer is always worth reading.

And yet, when you think about it, like medieval noblemen, they really don’t have to be, do they?

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Women bishops demonstrate the Anglican tradition of compromise

31st December 2008

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Well, actually the Anglican tradition of being a Christian-themed Cargo Cult.

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American alligator found in Australia mystifies experts

31st December 2008

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Probably couldn’t stand the thought of Zero Obama being President.

Wish I could make the move myself.

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Dinosaur fossils found in China are world’s largest collection

31st December 2008

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And that’s just in the Politburo.

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Who knew hitting the links was so central to the business of making cars?

31st December 2008

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Nero fiddled while Rome burned. The UAW golfed. While carmakers soak up $17 billion in taxpayer bailout funds and demand more for their ailing industry, United Auto Workers bosses have wasted tens of millions of their workers’ dues on gold-plated resorts and rotten investments. The labor organization’s money-losing golf compound is just the tip of the iceberg.

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New Year Honours: Knighthood for Terry Pratchett

31st December 2008

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And about time, too.

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The Year in Materials

31st December 2008

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Stretchable electronics and the strongest material ever were just two achievements of 2008.

Just in case you were wondering. I know I was.

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Indiana Jones sequel is the most mistake-ridden film of 2008

31st December 2008

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And, to the best of my knowledge, the only people who give a shit can be numbered on one hand.

Guys, get a life.

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Atheist Group Files Lawsuit Against Prayer at Presidential Inauguration

31st December 2008

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I guess the President’s every move, gesture, and thought is subject to legal regulation. Hope he’s down with that.

Were I ever to be elected President (in some alternate universe), I’d be tempted to recite the Nicene Creed at the beginning of every public appearance. No doubt that would cause a number of heads to explode and raise the average IQ in the country by a significant amount.

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Couple Gives Birth to ‘Miracle’ Black and White Twins, Again

31st December 2008

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I am not making this up.

If I were an English Lit or Gender Studies major I could no doubt say something very hip & trendy about this, but I’m not, so I won’t.

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Pakistan Terror Commander Admits Aiding Mumbai Attacks

31st December 2008

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The only surprise is that they’re admitting it.

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Saudi Arabia: Doctor halts wedding of 5-year-old girl

30th December 2008

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No-Newspaper Towns?

30th December 2008

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Couldn’t come too soon for me.

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Will Israel really neutralize Hamas? Don’t count on it

30th December 2008

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They always go wobbly at the last minute.

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YouTube Censoring the IDF?

30th December 2008

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My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

YouTube belongs to Google, and Google is run by left-coast “progressives” who favor Muslim fascists. This isn’t really news.

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It Takes a Fine Public Servant to Bake a Tasty Apple Pie

30th December 2008

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The FEC nevertheless concluded that the commercials and the mailings—which “included photographs of Mr. Stork under which his name was printed,” along with “location and business hours information” and offers of “discounts or prizes to customers who made purchases at the Stork bakeries”—constituted illegal corporate donations to his campaign.

Yet they have no problem with the Clintons getting big bucks from foreign donors for their campaigns. Truly you cannot make this stuff up.

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Senator Arlen Specter: A Useful Idiot

30th December 2008

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Actually, he isn’t really all that useful.

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Senate Democrats Say They Won’t Seat Obama Replacement

30th December 2008

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“Of gods we believe, and of men we know, that those who have power will exercise it.”

The law clearly gives him the right to appoint somebody to the vacant Senate seat. Absent any evidence that the appointment is corrupt, this is a blatant and illegitimate power-play by the Senate Democrats.

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Smells Like Pork?

30th December 2008

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If the smell is so bad that even the Washington Post can tell, then it must be really bad.

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Ex-US Rep on Damaged Gaza-bound Ship

30th December 2008

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A timely reminder that insanity is no bar to elective office.

Israelis: Doing jobs that Americans won’t do.

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Former NY Timesman Chris Hedges Admits He Is a Socialist

30th December 2008

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Not really news, but a useful reminder.

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Team hopes to build 200 eight-wheeled Eliica electric cars

30th December 2008

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TV News Winds Down Operations on Iraq War

30th December 2008

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No more Bush to bash, apparently. We won, so it isn’t news any more.

Once upon a time, we had journalists. Those were the days.

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School teaches kids how to blow noses

30th December 2008

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Well, that’s important, you know?

Pupils have also been asked to look at a Kleenex-sponsored website at home with their parents, called Sneezesafe, to help them understand cold germs and how they are spread.

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Taliban Burning, Beheading Its Way Through Pakistani Valley

30th December 2008

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Fine Religion o’ Peace you got there, Mohammed.

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U.N. Chief Demands Immediate Gaza Cease-Fire

30th December 2008

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Uh-huh. And where was he when Hamas was bombarding Israel with rockets?

Egypt’s U.N. Ambassador Maged Abdelaziz said he was sure there would be swift and decisive action on the part of the Arab League.

I guess “swift and decisive” means “whine about it for the next ten years”.

While Abdelaziz and the Palestinian U.N. observer, Riyad Mansur, seemed to be looking forward to a renewal of the cease-fire, Israel’s Ambassador Gabriela Shalev said the attacks would continue “as long as it takes to dismantle Hamas completely.”

There’s your “swift and decisive”.

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Death to All Juice

29th December 2008

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Geez, O. J. just can’t catch a break.

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Man dies after genitials ‘set on fire by wife’

29th December 2008

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Let that be a lesson to us all.

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LG’s magical GD910 wrist phone packs touchscreen, camera and rainbows

29th December 2008

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More here.

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Obama Tax Cuts Likely Soon

29th December 2008

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And if you believe that one, they’ll tell you another one.

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Should Workers Take Performance-Enhancing Drugs?

29th December 2008

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To tell the truth — most of them, it wouldn’t help.

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Video: Great white shark circles kayakers and fishermen in Sydney

29th December 2008

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Can you say “Darwin Award”? I knew you could.

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Hamster powers environmentally friendly paper shredder

29th December 2008

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You knew it had to happen.

Hey, hamsters are cheaper than Arabs — and they don’t blow shit up.

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Dave Barry Year in Review: Bailing out of 2008

29th December 2008

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I am not making this up.

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Neanderthals living in Europe were fair skinned, freckled and had ginger hair, a study has revealed.

29th December 2008

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No doubt many were named McTavish.

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A PE teacher has been sacked from his secondary school for wearing trainers and a tracksuit in lessons.

29th December 2008

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  1. Thank God you don’t live in Britain.
  2. Nothing else.

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Inmate suing Prison Service after injuring himself in failed escape bid

29th December 2008

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Convicted robber Nathan Brooks, 31, broke bones in both feet when he jumped 30ft from the roof three years ago.

He is now seeking compensation amid claims he did not receive sufficient treatment because he was moved from prison to prison.

Brooks’ action is costing the taxpayer thousands of pounds in legal costs after hiring a firm of solicitors and a barrister to fight his case.

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Bah Humbug

29th December 2008

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Shasta County health officials are cracking down on an 86-year-old disabled World War II veteran who has been selling homemade fruitcakes for more than a decade.

Health specialist Fern Hastings says Melton must use a commercial bakery that has passed a health inspection even if he gives his cakes to the public.

Taxpayer-funded assholes.

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Last Call

29th December 2008

The Hog is history.

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Unemployed ‘earning more in benefits than working households’

29th December 2008

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  1. Thank God you don’t live in Britain.
  2. Without eternal vigilance, it could happen here. (What am I saying? It’s already happening here….)

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Child maid trafficking spreads from Africa to US

29th December 2008

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Slavery is still clandestinely practiced in Muslim countries — it wasn’t officially abolished in Saudi Arabia until the 1960s — and there has never been an anti-slavery movement in the Muslim umma.

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Caroline Kennedy Sounds Like, You Know, an Airhead

29th December 2008

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This does not, of course, preclude a long and successful career in the Senate; look at her uncle Ted.

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Buff Bam vs. Weird Dubya

29th December 2008

Michelle Malkin takes a look at media double standards.

Sighed smitten reporter Eli Zaslow, “The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weightlifting sessions each week, and a body toned by regular treadmill runs and basketball games.” Drool cup to the newsroom, stat.

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Afghan car bomb kills 14 children

29th December 2008

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Not a massacre, of course, by definition.

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Working Together for Peace

29th December 2008

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Bear in mind that a “massacre” is what occurs when one or more Palestinians are killed by Israelis. When a suicide bomber blows up dozens of Jews, or a Qassam rocket drops into a school, that’s not a massacre. It’s an act of random vandalism, or a criminal matter to be investigated by the appropriate authorities, or justifiable resistance against illegal occupation by a foreign power, or an understandable reaction to decades of apartheid oppression.

Take your pick. But, unless Palestinians are dead, it’s not a massacre.

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The Year in Robotics

29th December 2008

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Call for one woman per fire engine

29th December 2008

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  1. Thank God you don’t live in Britain.
  2. Without eternal vigilance, it could happen here. Probably in California.

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