Sunday, April 29, 2007

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Some People Are Superheroes.

I'm not. They are. Apparently the thing they're doing is called Parkour.

The obvious question is: Could Turkish do this?

The obvious answer (supplied by the sister) is: Of course. But better.

Monday, April 16, 2007

For Rico

From the p. 166 of Robert Leonhard's book Fighting by Minutes:
What type of developments could produce a similar revolution in the future? The goal would be to equip, organize, and train our best fighting formations to move in a controlled manner with great velocity--at a rate, that is, that enemy formations could not adapt to. Alternately, we might approach the problem by focusing developments on our fast, light organizations. If we could maintain their mobility but yet increase their usable combat power, we could again challenge an enemy in a manner he could not handle.

As example of this type of innovation might be to equip the infantry with powered armor suits, similar to those described in the late Robert Heinlein's science fiction novel, Starship Troopers. In his book (a recommended title for students at Command and General Staff College), Heinlein describes infantrymen who can jump hundreds of meters at a leap. The platoon's communications net facilitates a dispersion over great distances, so that one platoon might cover frontages that we would equate with a division today. In fact, such developments are already under way in the army . . .

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Separated at birth?

Do you smell what Barack is cookin'?

If Obama spoke in the third person, dropped the people's elbow on John Edwards, and called Hillary Clinton a jabroni, I would have to vote for him.

Let's get banned in Turkey!

Regarding this article:

Turkishness is stupid.

I would rather be mistaken for a nappy-headed ho than for a Turk.

Ataturk liked to have sex with animals.

Turkishness is the Kevin Federline of national identities.

What's the difference between a Turk and a bucket of smelly poop? A bucket.

That oughta do it. I'm already persona non grata in China, so this is a nice addition.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


This whole Don Imus thing is really stupid. Personally, I don't care if they fire him or not. What he said so over the top that he has brought all of this on himself.

Having said that, this quote from the Rutgers captain really annoys me:
"We'd just like to express our great hurt, the sadness that he has brought to us," Essence Carson said.

Really? A 60-something guy you've never met--and most likely never heard of--can cause you "great hurt" that easily? Is your self esteem really that poor? If so, you've got bigger problems than Don Imus.

Communication is key

Thomas Sowell kinda sorta comes out for Giuliani and Gingrich here. Sowell, one of the finest teachers in contemporary journalism, argues for a Republican presidential candidate who can communicate:

At a crucial time in the history of this country and of Western Civilization, the Democrats are embracing foreign policies with a long track record of defeat, which can be punctuated by the ultimate defeat, terrorist nations and movements with nuclear weapons.

That is the background against which the many aspiring presidential candidates of both parties must be judged.

Among the Democrats, the various candidates all seem to be trying to outdo each other in advocating defeatist policies, as if we can unilaterally call off the war on terror by pulling out of Iraq with our tail between our legs, turning the country over to the terrorists as a base from which to destabilize the region and launch more attacks against the West—including the United States.

That is why it is important, even for those of us who are not Republicans, that the Republicans come up with a candidate who not only has guts and brains but who also knows how to communicate.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Have a happy and blessed Easter.


If you follow politics, you know that the field of candidates for 2008 is fairly crowded. On the GOP side, Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Tommy Thompson, Sam Brownback, Mike Huckabee, Tom Tancredo, Duncan Hunter, Jim Gilmore, and Ron Paul have all announced their candidacies. Other potential candidates include Fred Thompson, Newt Gingrich, and Chuck Hagel.

Despite all these candidates, some conservatives have complained that they don't have a candidate to call their own. In an effort to solve this problem, I have the candidate the Republicans are looking for.

Draft Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Listen, I know it sounds crazy, but hear me out. When you think about it, he's about as solid a conservative as there is.

Foreign Policy: He starts international incidents as president of Iran. Imagine how aggressive he'd be with the military resources of the United States behind him. The homes of his dovish critics would be craters by sundown.

United Nations: He shows the organization as much respect as John Bolton.

Immigration: Just try to enter our territorial waters and see what happens.

Abortion: I'm pretty sure the word "stoning" would enter the American law books for the first time.

Crime: You think Rudy's tough on crime? Watch how fast graffiti declines when these hoodlums lose their hands.

As a bonus, he may or may not be a midget. How awesome would it be to have a midget president? That's why, at least until Gary Coleman declares, I'm throwing my support behind Mahmoud in 2008.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Monday, April 2, 2007

Hope Springs Eternal

Especially on this day. Even if you are a Cleveland fan. Of course, this doesn't exactly hurt either. Based upon all available evidence, it would appear that the Indians should score 1944 runs this year. Not bad.

By the time you're ready to buy a house,

we'll all be living on other planets and in dome cities.

Sunday, April 1, 2007


I thinking of having Google build my house. I'm not ready to buy a house yet, but by the time I will, I figure Google can handle it.