Why All the Wounded Fawns? – VDH

March 31, 2010

Why All the Wounded Fawns? – Victor Davis Hanson – The Corner on National Review Online

Another VDH classic calling out hypocrisy of the Left.


James Lovelock: Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change | Environment | The Guardian

March 30, 2010

James Lovelock: Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change | Environment | The Guardian.

Yes, I’d have to agree with this:

Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change from radically impacting on our lives over the coming decades. This is the stark conclusion of James Lovelock, the globally respected environmental thinker and independent scientist who developed the Gaia theory.

Not because I’ve such a low opinion of people so much as their inherent foolishness (myself included). Come on – just examine our history of failure after failure and it’s not hard to conclude we’re pretty much at the mercy of Divine assistance.

But this quote really got me:

One of the main obstructions to meaningful action is “modern democracy”, he added. “Even the best democracies agree that when a major war approaches, democracy must be put on hold for the time being. I have a feeling that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war. It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while.”

Whoa… “put democracy on hold for a while” throws up a lot of caution flags in my opinion. Democracies are suspended when there’s a state of emergency; unfortunately there are still way too many people of the opinion that global warming is NOT an emergency.

One more issue I’m seeing is the lack of God in our democracy means all solutions must be rendered by the hand of the great unwashed. And if “smart” people like James Lovelock conclude we’re too stupid to solve difficult problems then it naturally follows democracies are obstacles to be removed.

Grab the Airplane and Go | Air & Space Magazine

March 30, 2010

Grab the Airplane and Go | History of Flight | Air & Space Magazine

Facinating article about repossessing airplanes… only 20% of which are “friendly” transactions.

Ann Coulter

March 22, 2010

I just became a fan of Ann Coulter…

After American abortion doctor George Tiller was gunned down in church last year, Coulter was asked to condemn the killing by conservative Fox host Bill O’Reilly. She replied: “I don’t really like to think of it as a murder. It was terminating Tiller in the 203rd trimester. … I am personally opposed to shooting abortionists, but I don’t want to impose my moral values on others.”

Sheer genius…

Lord of the Rings: “What about a catapult?”

March 21, 2010

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This is just WAY. TOO. FUNNY.

But unless you followed LOTR you may not get it…

Power Line – Controversial Propositions

March 20, 2010

Power Line – Controversial Propositions

Interesting read… several good quotes:

The most under-rated man in modern history was U.S. Grant.

The most over-rated man of the 20th century was Gandhi. Nelson Mandela is runner-up.

The greatest benefactors of humanity, by a mile, are the pharmaceutical companies.

…the French are bad at philosophy, bad at economics, bad at political theory, bad at national security, but excellent at living.

Check it out.

Hacker Disables More Than 100 Cars Remotely

March 18, 2010

Hacker Disables More Than 100 Cars Remotely | Threat Level | Wired.com

Okay, so if they have the technology to remotely disable cars for late payments why the hell can’t they disable stereos inside of cars from blasting noise beyond a 4 mile radius?

Please God… the first politician that passes an effectively enforced law eliminating this annoyance will be elected to the highest office in the land.