The Problem with Egypt

As far as I can tell, no one has any idea what is going to happen next in Egypt. But that isn’t the problem. The problem is that what happens in Egypt can have major consequences for us and it shouldn’t. The angst with which we regard developments there are a consequence of a foreign […]

Will The Dems Cave?

I guess just by asking the question in that way, I am giving away my perspective. But my strong suspicion is yes.

Look, the predictable implosion of the supercommittee leaves a bunch of issues on the table, and realistically none of them are issues that the Democrats are going to want to run on in […]

Afghan Militias Take 2

From today’s WaPo:

U.S. eager to replicate Afghan villagers’ successful revolt against Taliban GIZAB, AFGHANISTAN — The revolt of the Gizab Good Guys began with a clandestine 2 a.m. meeting. By sunrise, 15 angry villagers had set up checkpoints on the main road and captured their first prisoners. In the following hours, their ranks swelled […]

Less is More

US diplomats add a moat to their expenses at $1bn London embassy – Times Online The United States has unveiled plans for its new $1 billion high-security embassy in London — the most expensive it has ever built.

We are going to look back at our recent fetish with building massive fortresses abroad as a […]

“Plants are not… silly.”

Basics – Another Challenge for Ethical Eating – Plants Want to Live, Too – “Plants are not static or silly,” said Monika Hilker of the Institute of Biology at the Free University of Berlin. “They respond to tactile cues, they recognize different wavelengths of light, they listen to chemical signals, they can even talk” […]

Triathalon Update

So, as I mentioned earlier, I did my first Tri last week. I survived it, and actually got a decent picture out of it:

I finished 305 out of 413… and about 10 minutes slower I would have liked.

Some “highlights”:

Got there around 6:30am. Sun was just coming out, but it was real […]

Not Posting… Trying to Avoid Drowning Instead

I am taking a break from blogging for a couple of days this weekend as I try to survive compete in my first triathlon. If I am not back to posting by Tuesday morning, alert the Coast Guard.

“Fisked” by Ackerman

ATTACKERMAN » I Miss The COIN-As-Imperialism Debate

I had sort of assuming a “fisking” would be more painful.  My responses to Spencer are in his comments thread. 

As usual, some NSFW language in Spencer’s post.  It’s what makes him, ya know, edgy.  He’s the Sex Pistols of journalists-cum-lefty blogger.