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Saturday, May 7, 2011

President Almost Single-Handedly Kills bin Laden

Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda mastermind of the 9-11 attack onAmerica, was slain at his hideout inPakistan last weekend by the incredibly brave and gutsyUS President Barack Obama’s timely action. Admittedly, others may have played minor supporting roles.

Arizona Sunlight

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Interview of Fight of the Century’s Russ Roberts

The Corner: "Basically, economists often look only at what they think they can measure, and then simply assume that what they can measure is all there is."

47% of adults in Detroit are functionally illiterate

Reading Not All the Rage in Detroit « Hot Air

"Unfortunately that’s not even the saddest part. The report goes on to specify that roughly half of the illiterate population has either a high school degree or a GED, and yet they can’t read."

10 ways Obama botched the aftermath of bin Laden 's death

Telegraph: extended amateur hour.

If Supermarkets Were Like Public Schools

WSJ.com: Teachers unions and their political allies argue that market forces can't supply quality education. According to them, only our existing system—politicized and monopolistic—will do the trick. Yet Americans would find that approach ludicrous if applied to other vital goods or services.

A few links for Thursday

10 Greatest Handguns in All of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

1950′s – adding nuclear to everything.

Man high on bath salts kills neighbor’s goat.

The Amazing Origin of Silly Putty.

How hummingbird tongues work.

Crossposted at The Corner.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy Star Wars Day!

May The Fourth Be With You.

Man high on bath salts kills neighbor's goat

West Virginia. ...neighbors found him in his bedroom, dressed in a bra and panties, next to the dead animal.

Camel swallows woman in pedicure mishap: Picture

Metro.

White House split over release of corpse photo

Daily Mail: President Barack Obama is reluctant to make public images of the body because it is bloodied and badly wounded, and a perceived lack of respect for the dead could lead to a backlash.

But CIA Director Leon Panetta says there has never been any doubt that ultimately a photograph of the Al Qaeda leader would be released to the public.

In the absence of any pictorial evidence that Bin Laden is dead, some have claimed that he was not killed at all.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

American Pride is Back Out of the Closet!

Iowahawk: Of course, I'm not naive enough to think our current wave of national unity will last forever. At some point, possibly after the next election, American troops will once again assume their traditional role of psychotic baby-killing objects of fear and pity. And, doubtlessly, those of us who still admire them must once again assume our traditional role as America's flag-humping racist chickenhawks.

Fed Up with the Fed?

Thomas Sowell at NRO on the "persistent faith in government spending":

"The myth that has come down to us says the government had to intervene when there was mass unemployment in the 1930s. But the hard data show that there was no mass unemployment until after the federal government intervened. And once the government did intervene, it was politically impossible to stop and let the economy recover on its own. That was the fundamental problem then — and now."

Team Six: From Cheney’s Secret Assassination Squad to Obama’s Super-Awesome Cleanup Crew

Treacher.

Man who vowed not to shave until OBL was caught breaks out the Mach 5

via Fark.

Tuesday links

The Air Sex World Championships.

Gallery: Waves vs Lighthouses.

1981 DC Superheroes Super Healthy Cookbook.

Jell-O Jiggles Filmed At 6,200 Frames Per Second.

Crossposted at The Corner.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Bin Laden Dead: Video animation

Heh.

Bin Laden jokes flood Twitter

Guardian:

At least he got to see the royal wedding before he went out.
This is good news for the other guys on the top 10 wanted list – finally they get to move up in the rankings.
Osama dead: Donald Trump demands the death certificate.
They should have captured Bin Laden alive and made him continually go through airport security for the rest of his life.
RIP Osama bin Laden, World Hide and Go Seek Champion (2001-2011).

Feel free to add more!

Spengler: Osama a casualty of the Arab revolt

Asia Times:

Bin Laden died this week because people who knew his whereabouts chose this particular moment to inform the US authorities. What has changed? The simple answer is: everything has changed. Instability in the Muslim world has reached a level that makes Bin Laden redundant.

The overthrow of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and the near-overthrow of Yemini President Ali Abdullah Saleh, along with the eruption of instability across the whole of the Arab world, changed al-Qaeda's position.