Thursday, April 9, 2009


1) “That bleating boy of a treasury secretary” – Camille Paglia (via Ed Morrissey at Hot Air). Bonus: More Paglia, plus Don Surber.

2) kae says, “When [Obama] bowed for the king I think he was facing the wrong way.”

3) Blue Crab Boulevard brings us the disturbing news of foreign hacking of the U.S. electric grid.

4) Monique Stewart puzzles over the importance that Americans seem to attach to being liked by Euroweenies.

5) I guess this is Obama’s response to the Bobby Jindal threat.

6) A fascinating glossary of obscure terms from Theo.

7) An amazing coincidence discovered by Doug Ross (H/T: Ed Driscoll).

8) Is human evolution speeding up?

I tend to think not...
(H/T: Hot Air)

Update: An absolute must-read from Humberto Fontova on the disgraceful groveling of the Congressional Black Caucus in Cuba.


SwampWoman said...

Re the euroweenies:

The real question, though, is why do they care? I think it’s absurd. I don’t care if the rest of the world likes us and I don’t care if they agree with us. I don’t care if they think we’re all arrogant jerks.

When did we become so insecure and needy? It’s just pathetic.

Well said. I don't understand it, either. Children whine and obsess about whether or not they are liked. Adults don't give a ****.

JeffS said...

Regarding #3....there was some speculation that at least one major black out in the past couple of years was caused by hackers, presumably Chinese.

But it's a fact that this has been an identified problem since BEFORE the 11 September terrorist attacks. And not just for electrical generation, either. For example, it's cheaper to remotely monitor and control a series of waste water pump stations through WiFi links than a dedicated radio network. Just imagine what happens if an entire community lost their sewage system.

No, it's VERY worrying. BCB has it right.

Boy on a bike said...

I don't get this need to be liked either. We suffer from it down here as well. The way I see it, millions of people want to move to our countries every year. They like it so much, they turn up on leaky boats.

Just because some rabble-rousing lefty reporters in another country take issue with you, doesn't mean the people of that country don't like you. And what if they don't like you? It's not like we are friends with them invididually, and would be annoyed that we now can't invite them over for a BBQ.

mojo said...

Evolution of a species stops when that species starts to protect and sustain the genetic lottery's losers.

Yeah, Joe, I'm lookin' at you.

Anonymous said...

Ah Joe he's got a head on him like a hat full of arseholes