If you missed our April Fool's Day offerings, check 'em out. We'll begin taking them down, and recycling some of them next year, for newbies. Apparently we snagged some April Fools this time, for a minute or two.
From our friend Lubos, on Iran:
The internal politics of Iran is much more complex and non-uniform than one would a priori expect. That makes all things difficult. Moreover, the Iranian government is extremely good in manipulating stupid people which includes, for example, the majority of the Arab nations. So they forced the marines to apologize for their wrongdoing on TV and to praise the Iranian kidnappers for their heavenly hospitality that they will be always grateful for. The only female marine has even apologized in a written form - in a letter that she originally wrote in Persian. Not bad.
Meanwhile, at least the Brit Health Secretary has her priorities straight.
The EU flexes its international muscles. Dinocrat. Finds it has no biceps.
Is the NYT educable? Surber, on Darfur
I hadn't read this at Althouse, but it's here in a piece by Classical Values on Converts and Heretics:
bloggers on the right link to you when they agree and ignore the disagreements, and the bloggers on the left link only for the things they disagree with, to denounce you with short posts saying you're evil/stupid/crazy, and don't even seem to notice all the times you've written posts that take their side.
A spiral ramp to build the pyramids?
Where the Nanny State meets the Police State. Small Dead Polar Bears, on the UK. I have always believed that Welfare Statism leads to Nanny Statism which leads to Police Statism. It's a natural progression, and it's all for your own good, as defined by your betters!
How I came to Christ. LaShawn. A very difficult thing to do. Not child's play.
A brief history of zero. Neat. h/t, Thompson