Professor Althouse has become persuaded that the Air Farce One photos over Manhattan must needs have had ulterior motives, based on the comments of one of her readers:
It’s not easy to take pictures when you’re steering a fighter with your knees.
This speaks to the value of sticking to what you know. The [...]
I know this shouldn’t amuse me so much:
An expedition team which set sail from Plymouth on a 5,000-mile carbon emission-free trip to Greenland have been rescued by an oil tanker.
But it does.
Torture? Some folks will call it head slaps, or sleep deprivation, or even waterboarding.
Like we experienced in SERE school.
They describe it more like this:
When the order came to storm the single-storey property, dozens of heavily armed men in masks and camouflage uniforms – unmarked to conceal their identity – [...]
It turns out that local outrage at the sale of Jewish fruit in Iran may have been misplaced.
All of that violent, rightwing extremism you’ve been reading about in the papers has finally broken through the noise band at DHS:
The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in “rightwing extremist activity,” saying the economic recession, the election of America’s first black president and the return of [...]
Our attention these days is drawn to the Horn of Africa, where another drama has played out to its conclusion even as the fate of the Maersk Alabama’s captain continues to unfold:
One French hostage has died and four others have been freed in a rescue operation by French troops on a yacht off [...]
The new Cold War in space:
A Russian cosmonaut has complained he is no longer allowed to use a US toilet as well as a US exercise bike.
Gennady Padalka, 50, told Russia’s Novaya Gazeta newspaper the lack of sharing was lowering the crew’s morale.
If you build it, they will go.
CENTCOM takes a speech invite to Iowa in 2010. The chattering class, well: Chatters.
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
Chinese entertainment workers poorly paid, abused, revolt.
He had it coming to him.
Update: Treat a monkey right, and he can really take care of you!