The sun was shining on the sea, Shining with all his might: He did his very best to make The billows smooth and bright– And this was odd, because it was The middle of the night.
Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, went unarmed into his first meeting with [...]
Women occupy the lowest dreary rung in tortured Afghanistan’s social ladder. But sometimes it’s useful even for a Pashtun lion to shed his inhibitions and cross-dress:
Gunbattles and airstrikes by NATO and Afghan troops killed 53 militants in Afghanistan, including a wanted Taliban commander who tried to hide from soldiers under a woman’s burqa, [...]
It happens like clockwork every time the presidency changes hands, especially when it changes parties: Retired colonels and majors, soi-disant “defense analysts” and tenured bureaucratic insiders whose opinions have been unfashionable under the ancien regime emerge to craft a series of Bold Recommendations On Reforming Defense. The latest Group of 13 from the Center [...]
Hollywood is the mirror through which we see the world either more brightly than it actually exists, or very much more darkly. Read here the world as it actually is, and why it would be better – braver – to err on the side of caution:
Leftist movies portraying our troops as reprobates and [...]
Don’t know about you, but if the parking lots around the shopping nodes were any indication, the economy is already on its way to recovery. Either that, or one last desperate gasp before the belt tightening really begins.
Drove around the Fashion Valley Mall for half an hour, couldn’t find a place to park, [...]
Having achieved its political goals in the recently completed domestic campaign (if not, necessarily, as a business concern) the New York Times has turned it focus abroad, hoping to poison the public opinion well for the latest president in the European Union’s rotating premiership:
In the 1980s, a Communist secret police agent infiltrated clandestine economics [...]
The major news outlets are falling all over themselves trying to report on the massacres in Mumbai, India that have already killed nearly 200 hundred innocent people and wounded hundreds more in a train station, several hotels and a local Jewish center.
The Washington Post notes the coordination seen in the attack suggests outside [...]
Ecce: The flying motorcycle.
Now if it only gave backrubs and served Guinness, my happiness would be complete.
Recently a friend received a parrot as a gift.
The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird’s mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. My friend tried and tried to change the bird’s attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music [...]