Wednesday, April 28, 2010

C'mon, Grow a Pair

South Park has done more to deflate cultural shibboleths than any other show I've seen. Comedy Central has backed their skewering of about every sacred cow out there. Until they backed down from Islam. So, I guess free speech is pretty cool...until you've got to accept a little risk to practice it. Knuckleheads.
From Day by Day.
H/t Powerline.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Because I Am Welsh

Sometimes it's better to be lucky than to be good. And some times it's better to be quick, too.
RIP Mr. Lane. We salute you and those like you.
H/t Jay Nordlinger

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Not Getting Political, Just An Observation

Y'know, like a lot of my brethren in the unwashed proletariat, I was a little concerned over the seemingly extra-constitutional procedure used to manifest our new Health Care law. Call me a wild-eyed savage, but I was a little concerned that we might not be manifesting the will of the governed the way a representative republic should. I know, I got a little shaken, must've been from listening to too much Rush Limbaugh on my long (ass ripping) commute.
I apologize. I got a little shaky there contrasting Adams, Madison, Mason, Jefferson, et al with Pelosi, Reid, and Stupak.
But now I've been calmed by seeing the stellar intellectual crowd holding the reins and this, well, this absolutely demonstrated that I was hysterically under the sway of those tea partying bastards. Sorry guys, I don't know what I was thinking. I'm ever so much better now.
Our Founders would be proud.

The Professor of War

Mark Bowden, author of Blackhawk Down and Killing Pablo, has written an in-depth profile of GEN Patraeus.
Worth the read.

"We Don't Anticipate That," or, Consummate Professionalism

Now, see, this is why Boss Mongo isn't allowed to brief Congress. I've done the staff work. I've created the briefs. I've been the sole subject matter expert that can explain the whole shebang to the briefing officer. But under no circumstances have I ever been allowed to actually be the guy testifying. 'Struth, there is wisdom in that. I can guarantee you that my response--voluntary or involuntary--could in no way have matched the deadpan professionalism of this outstanding admiral.

H/t Powerline