Mar
21
2015
2

‘Hardware Wars.’

Because why the heck not?

I myself haven’t watched it in a couple of years.  Worse ways to spend thirteen minutes, to be sure.

Mar
20
2015
1

‘Norwegian Wood.’

 

Norwegian Wood, The Beatles

I’m not exactly sure what the point of this song is, but it’s pretty.

[UPDATE] …I probably should have not looked it up; it’s apparently about adultery and arson.

Mar
20
2015
1

So where’s Benjamin Bathurst?

Dude was an English diplomat who literally just… disappeared in 1809 (or did he?).  I’m surprised that Randall Munroe didn’t add him, nonetheless.  Benjamin Bathurst is associated with one of the classics of Golden Age Science Fiction, after all.

http://xkcd.com/1501/

Mar
20
2015
6

BATFE Director resigns, faster than a speeding bullet… too soon?

Well now: “The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives resigned suddenly on Friday while the agency is still reeling from its failed “backdoor ammo ban” of the popular 5.56 M855 bullet.” Like the Daily Caller, I don’t know whether BATFE Director B. Todd Jones was on his way out the door anyway; but if he was then recent events probably still flattened his trajectory… OK, sorry.  I’ll stop now. (more…)

Mar
18
2015
1
Mar
13
2015
9

So, circle ‘May 24′ for a potential hostage crisis in North Korea.

This is not actually good news.

Making a dramatic statement in Korean relations, Gloria Steinem and other prominent women on Wednesday announced their intention to walk across the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea to call for reunification.

[snip]

Organizers of the effort called WomenCrossDMZ.org on Wednesday said they hope for 30 women, including two Nobel Peace laureates, to cross from North Korea to South Korea on May 24, which is International Women’s Day for Disarmament.

(more…)

Mar
08
2015
--

‘Silver Dagger.’

Silver DaggerJoan Baez

Huh. You’d think I would have put this one up by now.

Mar
06
2015
7

Whaddya know: the ACLU can actually take free speech seriously.

I don’t give much of a tinker’s dam about the Washington Redskins name – although I think that the unconscious patronizating done by the ACLU author here is remarkable in its utter lack of self-awareness, and remarkably privileged – but the important thing is that the right answer is gotten to. The right answer, in this case, being ‘keep the government out of this one.’

The Washington Redskins is a name that is offensive and perpetuates racism against Native Americans. Should it be changed? Yes. But should the government get to make that call? As we told a federal district court yesterday, the answer is no, because the First Amendment protects against government interference in private speech.

(more…)

Mar
02
2015
10

Hillary Clinton STARTED OFF as the villain. How does she plan to become the hero?

Let us address the central paradox of the Hillary Clinton campaign.  To do that, though, we must first refresh our memories.  Specifically, this ad:

Remember it? It is, of course, an edited version of the iconic Apple 1984 ad which was altered to convert it from revolutionary agitprop praising a multinational corporation to revolutionary agitprop praising an undistinguished machine politician from Chicago. And, to be fair, it was successful agitprop. We will be arguing for decades about just how Hillary Clinton managed to lose that primary fight, but she did – and videos like this probably didn’t hurt. (more…)

Feb
27
2015
7

Scott Walker picks up coveted McCain-by-proxy’s Inverse Sign of Disapproval.

Damn, Governor Walker has had a great two weeks.

Allahpundit put it best, I think.

Certainly I wouldn’t lose any sleep on hearing that John McCain – excuse me: one of his ‘staffers’ – was aggravated at me. Quite the contrary, in fact.  It’d tell me that I was doing something right.

Moe Lane

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