Over at John’s house, BillT makes the funny. Topic: fun with the legal system:
ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the [...]
Is there a specifically Sunni word for “peace offering”? Because if there is, I suspect that’s what the release of Christian Science Monitor reporter Jill Carroll might well be.
Others theorize that her release might have to do with the successful rescue last week of the Christian peace activist trio, but that doesn’t work [...]
To my ears, the domestic political furor seems to have subsided somewhat. You hear fewer cries about “impeachable offenses” because of “domestic wiretapping” for example. That’s possibly because the NSA-is-strangling-our-civil-rights meme proved a non-starter with the plebs, but it’s also interesting to note who else thinks the administration was coloring inside the lines as [...]
I fully understand that the immigration issue in this country is freighted with at least as much emotion – on all sides – as it is reason. I’ve been to some of the poorer places in Mexico, and I have to admit that if I was one of those people living in grinding, hole-in-a-mud-wall-with-a-cardboard-box-for-a-roof [...]
External tanks were rather alarmingly expensive – there were only so many spares in the carrier’s hangar bay – and hurling them into the sea regardless was considered very bad form. Keep that sort of thing up and pretty soon the FA-18Cs were out of the fight. Like most of his breed, the [...]
Interesting article today in the NY Times, dealing with the on-going release of 48,000 boxes of previously classified, pre-war documents – only lightly skimmed by intelligence agencies – from the files of Saddam’s regime. The effort is sponsored by Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and is designed to let [...]
Try taking the advancement test in this classroom:
“Did anybody remember to bring a #2 pencil?”
Still, you have to admit: The scenery is pretty compelling.
And the story? Well, from the accompanying email:
The attached photo’s are from [...]
Last month I suggested that Johns Hopkins political science guru and celebrated ex-Neocon Francis Fukuyama had taken counsel of his fears. This month, WaPo columnist (and unrepentant Neocon) Charles Krauthammer reports that Fukuyama has also taken certain liberties with the truth:
It was, as the hero tells it, his Road to Damascus moment. There [...]
Some of which, I find funny. While also welcoming our new robot overlords.
It’s OK if you don’t get it – it’s a “Battlestar Galactica” thing.
(H/T to the Vodkapundit)
That when you’ve come back from your morning run, and are taking a shower in the facilities provided, the water pressure from the shower head decreases when someone using the same facilities set for other reasons, em: Flushes.
I know, I shouldn’t be disconcerted: Fresh water, all the way ’round. There’s only so much [...]