July 23, 2007
Terrorist Hunter: By day, Shannen Rossmiller is a Montana mother of three. At night, she takes down AmericaÂ’s enemies. ItÂ’s a compulsion even she canÂ’t explain.
July 21, 2007
July 20, 2007
We have an angry voting public. About 71% are mad at the war and the President. But just what are they angry about? IÂ’ve researched the polls and no poll that I can find goes beyond a simplistic, Â“Are you for or agin the war?Â” Are those polled just angry at a bullheaded (or principled, depending on your view) President? Are they frustrated by continued fighting in a war that may already be lost?
Second: Neptunus Lex's Us and Them Part I
ItÂ’s also popular to say that the people are Â“war weary,Â” but - apart from the very small percentage of those who are actually deployed, or their families - what do they have to be weary of? We live lives of ease, prosperity and entitlement our own parents could not have imagined, we shop at the mall, are very nearly fully employed, the economy is on solid footing, the stock market is through the roof and yet we go to the watercoolers with worried looks and tell ourselves that the country is very much on the wrong track, tut-tut.
July 19, 2007
And this comments section at Standing By is fascinating. Go be a fly on the wall.
July 10, 2007
According to a report in the British Medical Journal, white males comprise 43.5 percent of the population but now account for less than a quarter of students at UK medical schools. In other words, being a doctor is no longer an attractive middle-class career proposition. That's quite a monument to six decades of Michael Moore-style socialist health care.
Incidentally, that was the exact same argument I tried to make at our office Christmas party in Germany.
John Stossel: Government is all about force
Government has nothing it hasn't first expropriated from some productive person. In contrast, the private sector Â– whether nonprofit or a greedy business Â– must work through persuasion and consent. No matter how rich Bill Gates gets, he cannot force us to buy his software. Outside government, actions are voluntary, and voluntary is better because it reflects the free judgment of creative, productive people.
And a great Mark Steyn quote from The Corner:
I want to bequeath the wonders of this earth to the next generation, but I worry that my grandchildren will never know the feeling that you've totally demonstrated your tremendous concern and commitment to taking action just by going to a concert and staying until halfway through the George Michael set when he started doing stuff from the new album.
July 08, 2007
July 05, 2007
July 04, 2007
Trust me, you're gonna want to read it twice.
July 03, 2007
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