NASA’s $349 million monument to its drift
And naturally, because the article mentioned the Tea Party, it’s somehow the Tea Party’s fault. Sure, Republican officials appear to hold much of the blame in this, but WaPo appears to have guessed correctly that its loyal readership/cult would snap up the bait and blame it all […]
Now, why didn’t I think of this when I was in college?
Social Injustice Ate My Homework:
Those Harvard students have produced an open letter, in which they demand that their examinations be delayed. “Like many across the country,” its authors claim, students “are traumatized” and “visibly distressed” — to the extent that there is […]
Sarah Hoyt tackles #Shirtstorm feminism (and a commenter attempting to deploy the standard Progressive argument tactics of snark, strawmanning, and faux-victimhood): No Space for Sewing Circles. John Hayward at Breitbart discusses the controversy as an example of thoughtcrime and compares it to #GamerGate: Comet Guy and the social-justice black hole Rose Eveleth and her […]
…To make up for Rose Eveleth, Chris Plante, and Arielle Duhaime-Ross tarnishing his big day with a petty and indecent snit over his shirt.
I chipped in $20.
ETA: Glenn Reynolds gives a short summary of the aforementioned petty and indecent snit, and makes this point:
It seems to me that if you care about […]
For those who haven’t been paying attention to the out-of-control Democrat-ruled legislature in Colorado over the past two years, it hasn’t only been gun-grab laws they’ve been ramming through: Braced for Voter Fraud in Colorado.
How Coloradans can’t see what the Democrats here are up to is beyond me. It’s not like the Democrats really […]
Richard Fernandez hits on something that bothers me about the mindset of the country: No Country for Young Men
The big giveaway is we as a civilization don’t want to go to the planets any more, because the old don’t want to go anywhere. Imagine clambering into spaceships! The very idea gives us the shivers. […]
An excellent essay on the decline of competence: Sultan Knish: Government is Magic
The essay is worth reading in full, along with the additional related points and examples in the comments, but this part sticks out for me:
Competence is built on the unhappy understanding that things won’t work because you want them to, they […]
…on full display:
I thought after eight-plus years in political activism that there was little Democrats could do to make me loathe them more. Well, here’s something.
Yes, I recognize that the superficial intention of the comment is Republicans want to stop Obamacare from covering the uninsured. But the literal meaning is that […]