Meet the New Nanny Same as the Old Nanny

I’m working on a paper about Miguel Cervantes’ Don Quixote that I am presenting in Barcelona,Spain next month. Part of it (the general theme is wisdom and leadership) is a section on socio-legal critique in the book. So I’m reading a book called Law and History in Cervantes’ Don Quixote and came across this […]

Mandarins Duck Responsibility

The middlest and littlest Turbos enjoying the Animas River in Durango, CO in July 2009

John Hinderaker at Powerline Blog has a great post revisiting the EPA’s Gold King Mine dump into Colorado’s Animas River and the fact that if the EPA had been a private mining corporation there would be hell to pay […]

Islam Through the Ages (Guest Post by Goozer)

Having had time to reflect upon the post that Magnus brought to attention yesterday, a number of responses I have had bouncing around in my mind have finally coalesced…

We have been well informed and well warned about the true nature of Islam since its very beginning:

“When the candidatus was killed by […]

Seven Brides for One Brother

Hey ladies… who wants to be wife for some sexy ISIS warrior?

A new Islamic State (IS) group media wing is targeting women who want to take part in the “jihad” in Syria and Iraq, with courses in how to be good companions and wives to IS militants.

The Zora Foundation says it aims […]

Tuesday Open Thread

Section from the Bayeux Tapestry depicting the killing of King Harold during the Battle of Hastings.

On this date in 1066 AD, William of Normandy won the Battle of Hastings and changed the course of Western civilization.


Uncle Sami Wants You

Of all the words in the lexicon of psychology the most overused — and misused word after “depression” (yes it’s a real thing so back off ) is “psychopath” — and its ugly stepsister “sociopath”. Be that as it may… I think Michael Totten is on to something in his latest post at World […]

When the Gods Wish to Punish Us They Answer Our Prayers -Oscar Wilde


European Kleptocracy

Everyone’s favorite British Member of European Parliament, Daniel Hannan is at it again… tilting against his favorite windmill. From the Daily Mail UK:

Viewed from Brussels, the Westminster expenses crisis looks Lilliputian. Call that a scandal? Bath plugs and massage chairs, patio heaters and lightbulbs? How paltry. How quaint.

Viewed from Brussels, the Westminster expenses […]

Still Hypocritical

Vote Dry… cuz your Congressman was going to wet his whistle anyway… serf. From The Atlantic:

In a yet-to-be-gentrified area of Northeast D.C., a nondescript warehouse was unusually lively last Saturday afternoon. Inside? A spirited bottling party.

The Ivy City warehouse is home to New Columbia Distillers. Started in 2012 by Michael Lowe, New […]

This Shit Just Got Real.

Here’s the headline from this bracing Politico expose: “Obama’s vacation plans in jeopardy.” I shit you not.

Vladimir Putin has put President Barack Obama’s vacation plans on hold.

Obama is headed to Coral Reef High School in the southern part of Miami, Fla., on Friday for an event about education and the economy that […]