Charles Austin has responded to my post on several other people’s posts… well you get the idea. On the great left-wing political violence epidemic that going to be started because Media Whores Online asks its readers to send polite emails to media people.
I will agree with Charles that it’s unfair to tag the “right” with blame for people like Eric Rudolph and Tim McVeigh. But that’s exactly the whole point of Mickey “I swear, I’m a Democrat” Kaus is trying to do — even though there hasn’t been any left-wing political violence to speak of in the United States.
And yes, you can lay “people deprived of medical advances or genetically improved rice at the feet of the Luddites”, but don’t blame us for the Luddites. Ludditism is a disease that affects the whole political spectrum.
CNN.com – Ancient skull challenges human origins – July 10, 2002
Not exactly. It’s not like they’re saying humans actually evolved from chickens or something. Basically, they think (remember, this is one skull) that humans and chimpanzees may have diverged earlier than previously thought. Did you know that humans and chimpanzees are more closely related (in time, anyway) than either is to any other ape? It’s true.
4th Shuttle Has Cracked Fuel Line (washingtonpost.com)
Well, that makes for the clean sweep. Unless they decide that it’s safe to fly with the cracks (they’ve been doing so already, for certain) the shuttle fleet will be grounded for months while they make replacements.
Atrios (yeah, yeah, no permalinks, sigh) has the details on the Mighty Casio that I’m one of the smaller keys on the right side of.
Al-Qaida spokesmen say terror group planning new attacks against America
Yawn. You guys are so done.
A key al-Qaida spokesman has made a new threat to attack American targets and urged Muslims the world over to “kill enemies of God everywhere.”
He should start with himself.
Where do you go after you’ve made a Bobby Knight movie? Bear Bryant, of course.
Afghanistan to Allocate Bulk of Budget to Education
Hamid Karzai sounds like… well, Walter Mondale or somebody:
There should be a cut from all the ministry budgets, especially from defense, interior and intelligence… The money should go on health and education.
The ministers for Defense and Interior were there at the time, but they aren’t saying how they feel about this. Oh, and girls, like the ones pictured, are attending school again. I really hope Karzai can pull this off, but I’m not optimistic.