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 Hard to Silence (January 09, 2012 at 2:20 PM )
God truly has an awesome sense of humor.

 Another Hate Crime? (April 28, 2007 at 3:14 PM )
Did you hear about the homosexual Hate Crime in South Dakota?. Of course not, although you may have heard of the depraved lesbian killer. The media loves to talk about hate crimes whenever they find a rare case of a...

 Estrogen and Beer (April 01, 2007 at 12:01 AM )
Scientists have recently found evidence that estrogen is present in some of the foods we consume. …red clover, yucca, hops and motherwort demonstrated significantly higher growth than control, indicating possible estrogenic effects. Hop is one of the four key ingredients...

 Microwaves and Your Health (January 27, 2007 at 9:13 PM )
After years of hearing fears that the typical microwave oven may be harming my health, I was glad to learn how microwaves could help protect my family. A new study shows zapping sponges and plastic scrubbing pads in the microwave...

 The Future of Medicine – Hopefully (January 23, 2007 at 9:41 AM )
Hats off to Dr. Robert Berry who is almost single-handedly trying to revolutionize the practice of medicine in the United States. For instance, he refuses to accept any payment from insurance companies. He does this out of principle, as anyone...

 Happy Thanksgiving (November 23, 2006 at 10:09 AM )
Before I started building Casa Quixote, an ongoing project, and had more time, I wrote and posted frequently. Since I do not have the time to create a new post today, I am republishing one I wrote in 2004. It...

 Electronic Voting Experience (November 07, 2006 at 5:32 PM )
Someone put some real thought into this particular electronic voting machine and I doubt my state will have any problems from the machines themselves.

 Retirement Benefits or Pipe Dream? (October 23, 2006 at 10:56 AM )
I dusted off something I’ve been meaning to post for a while. According to the September 3, 2006 edition of Parade (an insert in many Sunday papers), an organization called the Employee Benefit Research Institute found that 61% of Americans...

 Bulk Candy – Halloween Parties (October 18, 2006 at 8:04 PM )
I’m not sure if I should post this or not – Lady Quixote reads my site. However, if anyone is interested in bulk candy orders, check out the CandyWarehouse. My own Halloween weakness was listed too....

 Free Credit Report (October 10, 2006 at 4:59 PM )
Under current fair credit legislation, all Americans have the right to ask for a free credit report once per year. This is an expansion over the old policy of only getting a credit report if you are denied credit. I...

 Capitalistic Twinges Finally Seen in Health Care (September 26, 2006 at 3:59 PM )
A tenet of both conservatism and libertarianism is that a free market will best meet the needs of people so long as competition is protected (the majority of conservatives and some libertarians do see the need for government to restrict...

 Problems with Perseus (March 01, 2006 at 2:10 PM )
As part of my career, I create marketing surveys. More and more of my surveys have been online surveys as the typical American now has internet access at either work or home. I have used several programs and services, but...

 Homosexuality and Mental Disorders (February 22, 2006 at 8:50 AM )
Yesterday, as an example of the infringement on free speech, I briefly mentioned that homosexuality was considered a mental disorder by the psychologists until the homosexuals applied political pressure to change this definition without any scientific rationale whatsoever. At Outside...

 Trivial Pursuit 2030 (September 27, 2005 at 2:04 PM )
"For a red tile, what is the Dewey Decimal system?" Why might the Dewey Decimal system be the answer to a trivia question? At least some libraries are no longer using it. My university's library is in process of converting...

 Atypical Refugees, Part II (September 26, 2005 at 5:28 PM )
Lady Quixote was kind enough to track down another reference. It is not just the New Orleans refugees in West Virginia that have criminal records. Tough situation for all involved. You don't want to kick people when they are down,...

 Atypical Refugees (September 23, 2005 at 3:45 PM )
New Orlean citizen are not a typical cross-section of America and their response to a disaster was not a typical American response.

 Happy Independence Day! (July 04, 2005 at 2:45 PM )
We are very fortunate to live where we do. I hope my fellow Americans have a great holiday. Special congratulations to some very smart Americans for pulling off the most complicated celestial display in human history....

 John Leo and a Dixie Chick (November 29, 2004 at 4:50 PM )
I am not a fan of Natalie Maines, one of the Dixie Chicks. While I support her free speech rights, protected by the military that she may disrespect, I also strongly support the rights of her (former) fans to quit...

 Happy Thanksgiving (November 25, 2004 at 11:56 AM )
I thought it appropriate on this day of Thanksgiving to lookup our first proclamation of Thanksgiving. On June 20, 1676, the religious colonists to the New World proclaimed their thanks to God. By a unanimous vote, the governing council of...

 Government Efficiency (November 19, 2004 at 11:07 AM )
Today I was exposed to two completely different stories that had one thing in common. Neither helped my confidence in human government. Californians waste money by freezing stolen shopping carts instead of returning them to their rightful owners. Those in...

 Are You an Idiot Like Me? (September 14, 2004 at 9:26 PM )
Last week my intelligence was questioned by both the extreme left and right. From the loony left, my intelligence was insulted, along with that of many millions of other Americans, when John Kerry's wife stated: "only an idiot" would fail...

 Intelligent Bidding (September 12, 2004 at 7:36 PM )
If you use Priceline to bid on hotels, you may wonder what is a reasonable amount to bid. I just found another site where bidders may post their successful bids. These amounts should be the most you should bid. So...

 Dear Readers (May 26, 2004 at 1:27 PM )
Thank you for your emails of concern. All is well, but life is good and keeping me very busy. I will be taking a blogging hiatus over the summer and will return in September. The political season will be getting...

 Happy Mother's Day (May 07, 2004 at 10:37 AM )
This Sunday is Mother's Day. I'm blessed with a wonderful wife who is also a wonderful mother. For her, and for all mothers, here are some links about the late Erma Bombeck, a famous mother who wrote some very funny,...

 Stopping Sasser (May 04, 2004 at 1:18 PM )
The Sasser Worm continues to cause some trouble. In the space of three days, four variants have emerged, each capable of causing machines that run on Microsoft's Windows operating systems XP, NT and 2000 to reboot without warning. Fortunately, there...

 Chainsaw Advice, Part II (April 19, 2004 at 3:35 PM )
Last week, I wrote my first post on chainsaws. Greg gave me some solid advice on buying and using a chainsaw. Over the weekend, another friend, Brian, provided some tips from his own experience....

 Chainsaw Advice (April 14, 2004 at 1:08 PM )
When I started this blog, I never, ever, thought I would write a post about chainsaws. I rarely use them and am not even remotely an expert on chainsaws. However, since moving, I now have more of a need for...

 Weekend Reading (March 19, 2004 at 4:04 PM )
The Command Post, of which I am proud to be an original contributor, will celebrate its first anniversary this weekend. This volunteer organization has done a good job providing one site for certain types of news. It started with a...

 Politically Incorrect Chess (March 11, 2004 at 12:58 PM )
This week I have started to teach my boys to play the game of chess. To my surprise, this may now be a politically incorrect game. Since white moves first, at least one man considers it a racist game. This...

 Passion of Christ - Another Perspective (February 29, 2004 at 11:36 PM )
One of the great things about people is their diversity. My review of The Passion of Christ was obviously written in my analytical style. Given the amount of fanfare this movie has provoked, I have found two other perspectives I...

 The Pro-Semitic Passion of Christ (February 29, 2004 at 10:46 PM )
I saw The Passion of Christ on Thursday, but wanted to think about the film for a few days before posting about it. I had many conflicting impulses about the movie. It is an intensely graphic movie about Christ's last...

 Welcome Lucy! (February 10, 2004 at 8:26 PM )
The King of Fools' moonlighting career as a web-designer is taking off. He just finished designing a site for a friend of mine. Go visit Lucy's Island....

 FDIC Scam (January 26, 2004 at 10:56 AM )
It looks like the latest email scam is trying to use the government's authority. On Friday, January 23, 2004, FDIC Consumer Call Centers in Kansas City, Missouri, and Washington, D.C., began receiving a large number of complaints by consumers who...

 A Day's Worth of Reading (January 12, 2004 at 10:31 AM )
In my blogger predictions, I said Jim would start farming out the Best of Me. Little did I know he had already made arrangements to do so - the first Best of Me not hosted by Jim was posted yesterday....

 Why the US Military is the Best in the World (January 07, 2004 at 12:04 AM )
It is not our technology, impressive as our equipment may be. It is not our spending, even if we are willing to spend more in total and per capita than any other free country in the world. It is because...

 While I was Away (January 04, 2004 at 11:10 PM )
While I was on vacation, others were posting some great stuff. Iowahawk had a funny, yet thought-provoking, post on why he is a Democrat. Let me share one of his many reasons: I am a Democrat because I believe in...

 Congratulations Drewhead and Clemson (January 03, 2004 at 10:40 PM )
Drewhead is a friend of mine despite being a Clemson graduate. The Clemson Tigers trashed my beloved Tennessee Volunteers at the Peach Bowl while I was on vacation. The Volunteers were expected to win. Both teams were on winning streaks,...

 I'm back (January 03, 2004 at 10:34 PM )
I had a wonderful vacation with very limited internet access and enjoyed the break from being online. I hope all my readers also enjoyed the holidays and have a wonderful year in 2004....

 Good Reading (December 08, 2003 at 12:15 PM )
Real life is going to keep me very busy today. In the meantime, go read the latest Carnival of the Capitalists and the political Toast-O-Meter....

 Professional Courtesy (December 03, 2003 at 3:54 PM )
Why dont sharks bite lawyers? Professional courtesy or so goes the joke. Well, Zombyboy found a real-life example of this type of "professional" courtesy in Canada. Fired for walking into his office drunk, toting a loaded, sawed-off shotgun and...

 Watcher of Weasels Has Moved (November 26, 2003 at 2:18 PM )
This group blog has a new internet home. If you are not familiar with them, they review many blogs each week and vote on which ones they like best. Think of it as a miniature Carnival of the Vanities with...

 Hazardous Onions from Mexico (November 20, 2003 at 5:29 PM )
I like onions which may be why this story caught my eye. At home, don't eat green onions without thoroughly cooking them. In restaurants, ask if salads, salsas or other menu items contain raw or lightly cooked green onions. If...

 Carnival of the Vanities #59 (November 05, 2003 at 11:26 AM )
Kevin did a great job presenting the carnival in an appropriate way....

 The Importance of Honesty (November 04, 2003 at 12:53 PM )
Volkswagen released their first SUV to much fanfare. They wanted to show that their SUV was a strong, tough vehicle. Their ads were very focused, showing how it could tow a massive Airstream trailer with ease. And the ads were...

 And You Thought The New York Times Was Inaccurate (October 20, 2003 at 5:00 PM )
This week Ive wondered if all Canadian editors took a vacation. First Instapundit quoted the Toronto Star: Bush has yet to visit Canada in the almost three years since he was sworn in as president. Fortunately, Glenn and his readers...

 Suburban Blight (September 29, 2003 at 1:36 PM )
I just discovered a blog, Suburban Blight, where the host does a one-person version of the Carnival of the Vanities. It is called the Cul-de-Sac. It is a fun blog in its own right. Look around. My laugh of the...

 Carnival of the Vanities (September 17, 2003 at 9:35 AM )
The 52 COV is now available for your reading pleasure....

 Carnival of the Vanities (September 10, 2003 at 11:04 AM )
Welcome to Solport and Admiral Quixote's Roundtable. I have the privilege and responsibility of editing the fifty-first edition of the Carnival of the Vanities. As your host, I hope you enjoy your time at Solport.  Please pardon the spartan look...

 Microsoft and COV (September 10, 2003 at 12:04 AM )
If you sent me a COV entry between 11:03 AM today and 10:05 PM, please resend it. To be even simpler, if you sent me a submission and did not receive a personal reply from me, resend your submission. I...

 Blogger, Blogspot, and Blogging (June 05, 2003 at 9:23 PM )
Steven Den Beste has some interesting comments on Blogspot and Blogger. He does a good job summarizing some of the problems, but since he does not use these programs himself a few points should be clarified. I use Blogger and...

 Solport Gets Results (June 02, 2003 at 2:19 PM )
May 24, 2003 -- I stated I do think that scarlet letter laws, like the one in your state [Florida], are a bad idea and cause some women to elect for an abortion instead of complying with such an onerous...

 Veiled Privileges (June 02, 2003 at 12:27 PM )
A Florida clerk made a mistake and allowed a Muslim woman to have her driver's license picture taken with her veil on. When the State of Florida finally figured this out, they sent Sultaana Freeman a notice saying she had...

 New Bloggers on Parade (May 29, 2003 at 9:07 AM )
The Truth Laid Bear is having a contest to call attention to some new blogs. Points are awarded by the number of sites linking to them. Here are a few that I thought worth the read.E Pluribus Unum Giant CityNon...

 Go Wish Susanna Well (May 27, 2003 at 5:05 PM )
Susanna, of Cut on the Bias, is having a tough week. Go to her comments section and wish her well....

 Matrix II and Child Abuse (May 17, 2003 at 6:34 PM )
Yesterday I went to see Matrix II. I gave a quick review of it earlier. This post is not about the movie, but about what I observed before and after it. As is my habit, I took a book with...

 Prom Night (hat tip Lady Quixote) (April 29, 2003 at 3:27 PM )
Imagine you are the parents of a teenager who is going to the prom. You receive a letter from the school which already taught your child about sex. The letter includes the following statements:We realize students may participate in reckless...

 The Command Post (March 20, 2003 at 11:19 AM )
If you are looking for updates on the War, check out The Command Post. Michele and Alan have opened up this blog for the duration of the war and invited many bloggers, including yours truly, to post there. I think...

 Fast ResponseThere is a military (March 20, 2003 at 9:05 AM )
Fast ResponseThere is a military cliche that generals prepare to fight the last war. Like most cliches, there is some truth to this. Organizations learn from experience and their experience is based upon past circumstances. However, this war is going...

 Science and Public PolicyIn general, (March 19, 2003 at 8:43 AM )
Science and Public PolicyIn general, most scientists prefer to do their experiments in a sealed laboratory where they can isolate their subjects from external influences. There is good reason for doing so as this allows scientists to test their theories...

 The Loyal Opposition Speaks (hat (March 18, 2003 at 7:30 PM )
The Loyal Opposition Speaks (hat tip Dean)Now that a decision has been made, not only are the majority of Americans closing ranks around President Bush, even the majority of British voters (53%) now support him. Tony Blair's ratings are also...

 The Day of the Iraqi (March 17, 2003 at 7:22 PM )
The Day of the Iraqi Liberation is NearI just watched President Bush on C-Span via the internet since I was working late. He was clear, calm, and very coherent. His message was broken into several points.1) The UN has failed...

 The American Street - A (March 17, 2003 at 4:34 PM )
The American Street - A Weekend Review in Three Pictures...

 The Final HoursWhile the world (March 17, 2003 at 4:28 PM )
The Final HoursWhile the world awaits President Bush's speech (8:00 PM Eastern Time), it is edifying to observe current events now that it is clear that France, Belgium, and Germany have failed in their attempts to prevent military intervention from...

 The Liberal Media (hat tip (March 17, 2003 at 10:14 AM )
The Liberal Media (hat tip Instapundit)Many on the Left wonder why most people consider the mainstream media (sans obvious exceptions such as the Wall Street Journal and Fox News) to be very liberally biased. After all, the media presents things...

 The Liberation of Iraq - (March 17, 2003 at 9:39 AM )
The Liberation of Iraq - an UpdateIn an obvious snub to the governments of France, Belgium, and Germany, President Bush met with Prime Ministers Blair and Aznar on one of the small Azores isles at a US Air Force base. ...

 Do What I Say, Not (March 14, 2003 at 1:33 PM )
Do What I Say, Not What I DoThis German educator could be the poster boy for the French, Hollywood, and other hypocrits. Assuming he actually goes to jail (a big assumption), perhaps he could go into politics when released. He...

 Another Hope for the IraqisAfter (March 14, 2003 at 12:38 PM )
Another Hope for the IraqisAfter all the diplomatic dancing is finally finished, and after the US and its allies depose Saddam, what will become of the Iraqi people? Many people on the Left seem to have the "soft bigotry of...

 Marx and Current Anti-Americanism (Hat (March 14, 2003 at 11:59 AM )
Marx and Current Anti-Americanism (Hat tip Paul)If you enjoy economic or socialist philosophy, you may be interested in this article by Lee Harris. It is a thoughtful look at another perspective....

 Eat an Animal for PETA (March 14, 2003 at 10:51 AM )
Eat an Animal for PETA Day (hat tip Instapundit)In response to PETA's tasteless comparison of the eating of animals to the Holocaust, tomorrow is International Eat an Animal for PETA Day. I've already received a letter from a child of...

 A Drugged SocietyIt has been (March 14, 2003 at 10:14 AM )
A Drugged SocietyIt has been clear for some time that too many people believe drugs are the solution to any undesired behavior, no matter how natural the behavior. Six percent of American kids are now on prescription drugs to control...

 The Accordions of War, Part (March 13, 2003 at 4:36 PM )
The Accordions of War, Part VIMany people have questioned Chirac's motivation for vehemently supporting Saddam Hussein. Italian writer Oriana Fallaci believes Chirac does not care about the Iraqis, but for oil....the mellifluous Jacques Chirac does not give a damn for...

 Small Steps for ChildrenIt is (March 13, 2003 at 4:04 PM )
Small Steps for ChildrenIt is good to be reminded that the world goes on while the UN dithers. The Smart child was reunited with her family months after the police wrote her off for dead. And the Senate passed a...

 Men are from Mars, Women (March 13, 2003 at 3:43 PM )
Men are from Mars, Women are from VenusGo read Tony Woodlief....

 Day by DayDean Esmay has (March 12, 2003 at 6:41 PM )
Day by DayDean Esmay has been listed under my communication links almost as long as I have been blogging. Today he showed yet again why he remains there. He interviewed a brilliant cartoonist, Chris Muir, who seems to be an...

 Media and the War: A (March 12, 2003 at 6:07 PM )
Media and the War: A Change in PerspectiveFor many decades, the US military and the US press have not had a close relationship. There are many reasons for this, not least that those in the military tend to be very...

 Mother of All BombsBefore the (March 12, 2003 at 5:49 PM )
Mother of All BombsBefore the first Gulf War, Saddam Hussein promised the Mother of All Battles if the US interfered with his conquest of Kuwait. Since he had more firepower under his control than Germany did in WWII, he felt...

 Out of the Mouths of (March 11, 2003 at 12:49 PM )
Out of the Mouths of Children (Hat Tip to Sir Dave)Jesse Jackson is visiting a primary school and he visits one of the classes. They are in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings. The teacher...

 New Logo for the UNRip (March 11, 2003 at 12:33 PM )
New Logo for the UNRip Rowan has designed a new logo for the UN. It certainly seems more appropriate than the UN's official logo, Never Again. I think many within the UN have forgotten what happened the last time the...

 Another Reason I am an (March 11, 2003 at 12:14 PM )
Another Reason I am an IndependentI am an independent and not beholden to either the Democratic or Republican parties. Along with my Democratic friends I share their distaste for the Patriot (Big Brother) Act. That Patriot Act was in my...

 UN UpdateIt looks like President (March 11, 2003 at 9:05 AM )
UN UpdateIt looks like President Bush does not (yet?) have the nine votes he wanted at the UN Security Council and has delayed the vote for at least another day. Chirac has promised to veto the resolution if it does...

 Blix's Integrity Under ChallengeUntil recently, (March 10, 2003 at 12:14 PM )
Blix's Integrity Under ChallengeUntil recently, I have found myself becoming a fan of Hans Blix, the chief UN weapons inspector. He obviously opposes a war with Iraq, but has been honest in his reports to the UN. He has a...

 Iraqis Surrender (Hat Tip: Dean)TERRIFIED (March 10, 2003 at 11:44 AM )
Iraqis Surrender (Hat Tip: Dean)TERRIFIED Iraqi soldiers have crossed the Kuwait border and tried to surrender to British forces - because they thought the war had already started. The motley band of a dozen troops waved the white flag as...

 Response to Susanna et al (March 10, 2003 at 11:19 AM )
Response to Susanna et al & Religious ToleranceThis started out as a short comment to a post of Susanna about religion and to some of the comments that followed. However, it grew large enough that I decided to also post...

 Welcome CharlieCharlie Daniels wrote an (March 08, 2003 at 12:45 PM )
Welcome CharlieCharlie Daniels wrote an open letter to Hollywood that has been making the rounds through the internet. After a brief search I discovered Charlie had his own soapbox which had the original letter. I've added Charlie's Soapbox to Solport's...

 United We StandMy European readers (March 08, 2003 at 12:02 PM )
United We StandMy European readers frequently ask how many Americans support the war. This question is very pertinent to them as some European politicians are taking stands with which many of their constituents may disagree. I typically reply that no...

 Russian DiplomacyDen Beste pointed me (March 08, 2003 at 11:13 AM )
Russian DiplomacyDen Beste pointed me to an article by Anatole Kaletsky of the Times. It was an interesting article, but Den Beste didn't reference the part that I found most interesting.But probably the biggest loser from the new global disorder...

 The War Has (Unofficially) StartedWhile (March 07, 2003 at 4:57 PM )
The War Has (Unofficially) StartedWhile people continue to debate what the UN votes will or will not achieve, I believe the war has already started.  As the following headlines clearly show, the first stage of the war has begun.Iraqi jets...

 Bush's SpeechI had to work (March 07, 2003 at 4:07 PM )
Bush's SpeechI had to work late last night and missed Bush's speech. However, Lady Quixote watched it and filled me in. I also read the transcript. My wife said Bush looked tired (as one might expect), but clearly made his...

 The Accordions of War, Part (March 07, 2003 at 3:51 PM )
The Accordions of War, Part V (Hat Tip Merde in France)The Washington Post claims that the French have been helping the Iraqi military prepare for war.French company has been selling spare parts to Iraq for its fighter jets and military...

 Employment ProblemsI've updated Solport's charts (March 06, 2003 at 8:04 PM )
Employment ProblemsI've updated Solport's charts on U.S. employment. By my index methods, the employment picture is starting to look bleaker. If you ask three economists for the reason why, you'll get five answers... My estimate is simply that the uncertainties...

 Busy WeekLight posting this week. (March 06, 2003 at 7:57 PM )
Busy WeekLight posting this week. In addition to my normal work routine, I also had to clear my driveway of nine inches of snow yesterday. Ah well, variety is the spice of life....

 Terrorists on the RunApparently a (March 04, 2003 at 8:54 AM )
Terrorists on the RunApparently a captured low-level terrorist was responsible for the capture of al-Qaeda operations chief Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Pakistan. The informant will receive a multi-million dollar payoff and a new identity. Mohammed is believed to be a...

 The Patriot ActAxel (Germany) asks:I (March 04, 2003 at 8:11 AM )
The Patriot ActAxel (Germany) asks:I just read in a German magazine about the 'USA Patriotic Act', which was issued about six weeks after 9/11 with close to no discussion in congress. It allows FBI agents (among other things) to investigate...

 A Response to Friendly Spam (March 04, 2003 at 7:40 AM )
A Response to Friendly Spam (Hat Tip: Greg/New Jersey).I have many friends who are not too technical. When they get an email saying "forward this to as many people as possible and we'll pay you for each one" they believe...

 Vanilla CokeI'm not a big (March 04, 2003 at 7:33 AM )
Vanilla CokeI'm not a big consumer of soft drinks. If I want a sugary drink, I prefer fruit juice. However, I occasionally indulge, especially when I need a little caffeine. I've been putting in a lot of hours at work...

 Turkish PoliticsThe Turks surprised themselves (March 03, 2003 at 5:24 PM )
Turkish PoliticsThe Turks surprised themselves and the world by refusing to allow US forces to launch a second front from Turkey. As an American, I was glad to see it. While it would be easier to attack from multiple fronts...

 The Accordions of War, Part (March 03, 2003 at 5:07 PM )
The Accordions of War, Part IVAccording to the Sun - a tabloid with less of a reputation than the National Enquirer - Chirac is facing scorn at home as well as abroad. Since it is the Sun, take this with...

 The "Courage" of Their Convictions (March 03, 2003 at 10:49 AM )
The "Courage" of Their Convictions (Hat Tip: Michael of Canada)Remember those protestors who were so against a war to liberate Iraq that they were willing to be living shields? Well, Saddam took them at their word.Nine out of the original...

 Gondor News Update (Hat tip (February 28, 2003 at 4:23 PM )
Gondor News Update (Hat tip from Paul (UK))The original link may be slow as it has many comments. Therefore I've posted the entire update. MINAS TIRITH (Gondor News Network) - Thousands of peace activists took to the streets of Minas...

 Fraud in AdvertisingIn general, one (February 28, 2003 at 4:15 PM )
Fraud in AdvertisingIn general, one would not be shocked to discover that an advertiser has stretched the truth a bit. Indeed, most people I know place advertising executives into the same category as politicians, journalists, used-car salesmen, lawyers, and tax...

 No Guts, No ServiceA Dane (February 28, 2003 at 4:00 PM )
No Guts, No ServiceA Dane who supports the liberation of the Iraqi people refuses to serve French and Germans.On Friday, Mr Bjerre put two home-made pictograms on the restaurant door with a bar across each one. One features the silhouette...

 Real Life HappensReal life is (February 27, 2003 at 12:04 PM )
Real Life HappensReal life is keeping me very busy, so it will be Friday or Monday before I resume blogging. Have a great weekend!...

 Estrada Update more rope (February 26, 2003 at 1:11 PM )
Estrada Update more rope for the DemocratsSome people never learn. The Democrats continue to pick stupid fights with President Bush and squander political capital that they will need later. Marcelo Rodridguez of The Black World Today comments:No one is...

 The Jacksonian CodeFor those trying (February 25, 2003 at 12:26 PM )
The Jacksonian CodeFor those trying to understand why many Americans support the forceful liberation of Iraq, you may want to read The Jacksonian Tradition. Den Beste of the USS Clueless considers himself almost a Jacksonian and has referred to this...

 The Next Space Race? (hat (February 25, 2003 at 11:17 AM )
The Next Space Race? (hat tip to Transterrestrial Musings)The Boston Globe had a nice piece about Chinas space program including what it might mean for revitalizing the US space program. Our politicians dont seem to fund our program unless the...

 A Time for WarIn January (February 24, 2003 at 6:44 PM )
A Time for WarIn January I predicted that the war to liberate Iraq would begin by Washingtons birthday unless Saddam fled Iraq or was deposed. Obviously, I was wrong. Despite the unilateralist rhetoric from the Lets give sanctions and inspections...

 German Justice, Part 2 (February 24, 2003 at 10:48 AM )
German Justice, Part 2 and Thoughts on the American Penal SystemAlex (Germany) wrote in response to my first post on German Justice. He had some interesting comments about German law and shared his perception of US law.Our understanding of...

 The Importance of PerspectiveThe Wild (February 21, 2003 at 1:15 PM )
The Importance of PerspectiveThe Wild Monk has an interesting post that shows what a difference a world-view can make.The hard left, always on hair-trigger alert for American malfeasance, sees Bush's willingness to brashly rewrite the rules as proof that he...

 German JusticeOn Wednesday, the Hamburg (February 21, 2003 at 11:58 AM )
German JusticeOn Wednesday, the Hamburg state court convicted el Motassadeq of 3,066 counts of accessory-to-murder and sentenced him to 15 years in jail. Assuming no time off for parole or good behavior, this works out to be just under 1.8...

 The German People Deserve Better, (February 21, 2003 at 11:18 AM )
The German People Deserve Better, Part VI (hat tip Kolibri)Angela Merkel, the chairman of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany, is yet another reason I am optimistic German-American relations will improve once Schrder is no longer in power. Merkel wrote...

 Splitting the White VoteSlate tackles (February 21, 2003 at 10:37 AM )
Splitting the White VoteSlate tackles this pressing issue:reporters had a different subject on their minds. "John Kerry is already in the race and is raising a lot of issues about the Democratic Party's record" on matters important to white voters,...

 Operation Kuwaiti Field Chicken (KFC) (February 20, 2003 at 2:48 PM )
Operation Kuwaiti Field Chicken (KFC) (hat tip WSJ)According to the European edition of Time:U.S. marines and soldiers will drive into battle across the dusty plains of Iraq with caged chickens atop their Hum-Vees.The chickens, which were otherwise destined for Kuwaiti...

 Response to BenI received an (February 20, 2003 at 12:19 PM )
Response to BenI received an email today from Ben Cohen.  It is obviously a form letter as I do not know him.  I know of him, but I do not know him.  And he obviously does not know me or...

 A Day for Common GroundAnother (February 20, 2003 at 11:23 AM )
A Day for Common GroundAnother friend emailed me a dated link to a liberal UK paper. If you are not familiar with the Daily Mirror, it has been described as a notoriously left-wing daily that is normally not supportive of...

 Another Reason to HomeschoolI was (February 20, 2003 at 11:07 AM )
Another Reason to HomeschoolI was pleased to receive this link from a very far-left friend of mine. In times of strong disagreement about how to make the world a safer place, I am grateful that we can still find common...

 Presidential ElectionsI see more and (February 20, 2003 at 2:33 AM )
Presidential ElectionsI see more and more Democrats lining up to run for President in 2004. However that race already bores me. Ill pay attention to it much later, but the result of the November 2004 election is largely outside of...

 Estrada Update (Hat tip to (February 20, 2003 at 2:14 AM )
Estrada Update (Hat tip to Reductio Ad Absurdum)Byron York looks beyond the filibuster bluster and give the White House credit for providing a subtle method for proceeding to a vote.The White House responded [to the objections of the Democrats] the...

 Ebola and BatsAccording to National (February 19, 2003 at 3:56 PM )
Ebola and BatsAccording to National Geographic, bats may be the natural reservoir for Ebola. That is, bats might be the carriers for one of the most contagious diseases known to man. The disease requires a host besides primates to survive...

 The Accordions of War, Part (February 19, 2003 at 3:12 PM )
The Accordions of War, Part IIIGood old Chirac he has done more to help promote the cause to remove Saddam from power than any other person. While the countries that were formerly under Soviet control already understood the importance...

 Useful Junk mailI received an (February 19, 2003 at 12:23 PM )
Useful Junk mailI received an email from Seven twenty-four telling me about a broken link on my site. It was generated by a bot. Unlike most the spam I receive, this was greatly appreciated and helpful. It intrigued me so...

 Human Shield PhilosophyAccording to the (February 19, 2003 at 11:19 AM )
Human Shield PhilosophyAccording to the U.S. News and World Report, State Department spokewoman Jo-Anne Prokopowicz was asked to comment on Westerners acting as human shields in Iraq. Ive always wondered why journalists asked people questions like this. If they want...

 Live by the Toy, Die (February 19, 2003 at 11:04 AM )
Live by the Toy, Die by the Toy (hat tip Defense Tech)According to DEBKA Last month, Palestinian toy importers in Jerusalem and Ramallah were told to order hundreds of these toys [remote control planes] for distribution to Palestinian children in...

 A Cartoonist PerspectiveA European friend (February 19, 2003 at 10:38 AM )
A Cartoonist PerspectiveA European friend of mine asked me what typical Americans thought of the Saddam problem. That is hard to say since we are such a diverse country. Ive been sharing my thoughts on this at this blog and...

 An Englishmans PerspectiveBrian Micklethwait of (February 18, 2003 at 3:19 PM )
An Englishmans PerspectiveBrian Micklethwait of Samidata had an excellent post today that had two main points. First he discusses why America will be more assertive in using its power to liberate oppressed people and defend itself and others from terrorists....

 Two French PerspectivesIn keeping with (February 18, 2003 at 12:40 PM )
Two French PerspectivesIn keeping with my desire to better understand the perspective of people from around the world, here are two French perspectives. The first one is from Oliver.75% of the French population is against an war under the situations...

 The Accordions of War, Part (February 18, 2003 at 9:53 AM )
The Accordions of War, Part IIFrances only aircraft carrier is heading home according to the BBC. But they dont seem convinced."I assumed the Charles de Gaulle would steam on to the Gulf," said Ewan Southby-Tailyour, editor of Jane's Amphibious and...

 The Accordions of War, Part (February 18, 2003 at 9:39 AM )
The Accordions of War, Part IFormer Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Babbins quip Going to war without France is like going deer-hunting without an accordion has inspired the title for my comments on French cooperation.NATO has agreed to support Turkeys original...

 Its Miller TimeI only subscribe (February 17, 2003 at 4:01 PM )
Its Miller TimeI only subscribe to basic cable so I dont have access to channels like MSNBC. Im happy with that. I only subscribe at all so my children can watch PBS Kids. However, I really regret not being able...

 Status Update, the US Economy, (February 17, 2003 at 1:19 PM )
Status Update, the US Economy, and US EmploymentThank you to those who have sent me detailed perspectives on how you see the Iraqi issue. Rest assured, I will respond to the issues you raised sometime this week. However, I have...

 Behind the ScenesSteve Den Beste (February 15, 2003 at 4:56 AM )
Behind the ScenesSteve Den Beste has another well-written article on the problems with speaking loudly but never acting. Since Steve is a fine writer, I wont try to summarize his thoughts, go read it yourself. However, I wonder if he...

 UN UpdateThe full text of (February 14, 2003 at 7:22 PM )
UN UpdateThe full text of Colin Powell's response to Blix's report is available here....

 

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