Why John McCain's campaign is going down the tubes. Ace.
Department of Geeky chairs. Marg. Revolution
"It's exceedingly hard to run a business." Sippican
Sissy takes the David Brooks piece a bit further. SISU
Powerline reminisces about the global cooling crisis of a few years ago. Yes indeed: temps are always going either up or down.
Photos of Fort Drum troops in Afhanistan in February
"Evil right-wingers just don't understand carbon offsets." SDA. No, because we're too stooopid.
Doing Democracy. One of the books that tells leftist activists how to take over American institutions. (thanks, Reader)
Thornton on suicidal good intentions, at Augean Stables
No Pasaran found some great quotes about Europe's view of the USA:
As I see it, having visited the United States, the great advantage it's citizens possess is the ability to succeed, should they so wish. There is no class culture, consequently those who are successful are admired and indeed encouraged to achieve more. Envy and jealousy simply do not exist. It is something the rest of the world cannot understand and this is manifested by the so called "hatred" expressed against a country which is totally different to the class system which dominates all other nations.
The truth is it's not the US that's arrogant, it's the romantics that want a cause that exaults humanity into some kind of superman, when what is actually being offered is the chance to be ordinary.
Boston's institutional architecture. Is there any worse outside of the old Soviet bloc? Coyote
Bush lives greener than Gore. Funny, but true. Not that it matters. What concerns me is that maybe Bush takes it seriously, while clearly Al secretly knows it's a crock: we always give more cred to what people do than to what they say. Here are some photos of one of Al's three houses (h/t, Gay Patriot). As Coulter said of Al's†houses, etc:
Itís great that heís using solar panels and all that, but notice heís not disputing how huge his electric bill still is. What the hell is he doing in there? Is he a Terminator from the future and requires constant recharging? (That would explain pretty much everything.)