Monday, May 5, 2008

The company we keep part 2

A disturbing interview with William Ayers (who has an association with Obama) from the New York Times. Notice the date that it was published.

The beginning??

Riots in Somalia over the increasing cost of food have resulted in the killing of two protesters. Could this be the beginning of something larger than anybody has anticipated?
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Coyne on Exporting Democracy after War

This follows the excellent post by "Why Me" regarding the role of the US Army plays in "nation-building". From a practical standpoint, what is our interest? The misinformed continually cite Japan and Germany as success stories. Yes, we all agree. However, these represent the select few or "outliers". I would argue that in Germany's case, the proximity of wealthy nations surrounding the country that help promote trade played a large role in their success. Further, how do we expect that to work for Iraq? Will Syria, Saudi Arabia, or Iran come to the rescue? Will the institutions of government be sound? I am going to hazard a guess, I don't expect this to be true.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Daily's-May 2nd, 2008

Today in USA and CSA History
In 1863, Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was accidentally wounded by his own men at Chancellorsville, Va.; he died eight days later.

What is wrong with portraying reality

Feds with no sense of Humor

Conspiracy nuts come out

I guess when you are in college- you do know everything

“We all have to take responsibility for what we know and what we don't know about money.” This from a school teacher!!

Derby this Weekend and here , and yes I have already enjoyed immensely the bathroom humor I have expressed at the expense of the expected winner- Big Brown
Friday Funny

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Daily's-May 1st, 2008

Today in US History
On May 1, 1898, Commodore George Dewey gave the command, "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley," as an American naval force destroyed a Spanish squadron in Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.

``If we don't experience warming over the next 10 years, it doesn't mean that greenhouse-gas warming is not with us,'' Keenlyside said in an interview. ``There can be natural fluctuations that may mask climate change in the short term.'' Ok, ya that makes all the sense in the world. Let me step aside and let you smart educated scientist take this one, I mean ya’ll are the experts and know what your talking about- yes I conced that Global Warming will want to take a break once in a while and go on vacation.

It turns out the Dems are working

Still can’t get over IT

Thursday Totty

Recession -NOT

“Unless the government watches closely, the airlines will kill you.
That seems to be what many reporters and politicians believe. “
Story bout “Regulators” by John Stossel