"There are men, in all ages, who mean to exercise power usefully; but who mean to exercise it. They mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to be masters." Daniel Webster

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Spreading Hayek

The Wall Street Journal profiles George Mason University economist Pete Boettke. I went to grad school at GMU with Pete, and I'm glad to see him and the program get some much deserved recognition.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Lew Rockwell on Glenn Beck

Rockwell isn't impressed with today's big rally.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Miss Venezuela vs. Hugo Chavez

Don't let Sean Penn or Danny Glover know about this.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

National Review Goes UnAmerican

Daniel McCarthy notes that National Review has become more friendly to those who oppose foreign interventionism and even to those who are skeptical of the war in Afghanistan. Funny how that only happened after a Democrat became president.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Taking Al Qaeda's Side

Rod Long looks at opponents of the close-to-Ground-Zero Islamic center.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Republican Crackup

Radley Balko looks at the GOP's agenda.

Friday, August 20, 2010

RIP Skandor Akbar

I vaguely remember his run in Georgia in the 1970s, but I got to see a lot of him as a manager in Texas and Oklahoma in the 1980s when Channel 46 carried those shows.

From everything I've read he was very respected by his peers. But I never could get past the fact that this Middle Eastern bad guy had a thick Texas accent.

RIP Ted Allen

The Nightmare was a fixture in Southern wrestling for about 30 years.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fish Sticks

Japanese aquarium features frozen fish.

Obama Gives Oil and Gas the Cold Shoulder

Bob Bradley says it's no accident that the president skipped Houston during s recent visit to Texas.

Living Large in Japan

In very tiny houses.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Return of the Jedi

Gary Kurtz, George Lucas' one-time partner, talks to the Los Angeles Times. From his description, the original ideas for the movie sound better that what Lucas eventually put on screen.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Japanese As Solarians

The blog Gene Expression looks at the rise of robots in Japan and its effect of the national psyche.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Neoconservatism: An Obituary

Bradley Thompson's new book has been getting surprisingly goog reviews.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Mr. Wrestling II vs. The Masked Superstar

This was one of wrestling's greatest feuds. Just read on Dave Meltzer's website that II (Johnny Walker) is going to have to have multiple heart bypass surgery. Hope it turns out well.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Grandiose Fool

Max Hastings book on Winston Churchill has gotten a lot of positive notice.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Another Good Word for Jimmy Carter

Carter did more to deregulate the American economy than just about any president in the last 100 years. Everyone knows about airline and trucking deregulation, but every time you sip a micro-brew beer you should also than Crter.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Michael Rubin continues to be the only conservative interested in what the guys we put in charge are doing

Monday, August 9, 2010

Not a Good Way to Die

One dead and another hospitalized at the world sauna championship.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I'm Not Sure How Big Rashad Bobino Is

Probably too big to be sucker punching women. But Roger Huerta fights at 155, so he probably walks around at 170.

Insect Sushi


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Bigotry at Its Best

It seems the folks at IBD were the only people in America who didn't know the judge in the Prop 8 case was gay. Would they have cared as much if he were heterosexual or Catholic or Mormon? Do they object when Antonin Scalia rules on religious freedom cases? Or when Clarence Thomas rules on racial discrimination cases?

Friday, August 6, 2010

Japan Has Lost More of Its Old People

I'm beginning to think that Japan may not actually have a high life expectancy.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Typhoid Mary Of Steroids

Steve Sailer reports on a new study showing that teammates of Jose Canseco saw their offensive stats jump after they started playing with him.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Embarrassed to Be a Conservative

David Klinghoffer and Stephen Bainbridge point to the things about their movement that make them cringe.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Greatest Lines Ever in Country Music

10. Well look here, is that a teardrop in the corner of your pane? Now don't you try to tell me that it's rain. *
9. 'Til I get used to losin’ you, let me keep on usin’ you 'til I can make it on my own
8. He talks about you in his sleep and there's nothing I can do to keep from crying when he calls your name, Jolene.
7. Wakin' in the mornin' to the feelin' of her fingers on my skin. Wipin' out the traces of the people and the places that I've been.
6. Dad drove a stock car to an early death, all I remember is a drunk man's breath.
5. And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad, so I had one more for dessert.
4. I turned 21 in prison doing life without parole. No one could steer me right but momma tried.
3. While she pours herself on some stranger, I pour myself a drink somewhere
2. Picking up hookers instead of my pen, I let the words of my youth slip away
1. I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.

* Roger Miller reportedly once said that was the greatest line ever in a country song. I obviously disgaree.

Tokyo's Oldest Man Isn't

Wasn't this a movie?