No American policy-maker has ever pushed back against the Iranians for their misbehavior. I’m not just faulting Obama here. I’m also faulting the Bush administration, the Clinton administration, and the Reagan administration which also sought a rapprochement with the clerical regime. No one has pushed back for 35 years.
The scandal of fiddled global warming data : The US has actually been cooling since the Thirties, the hottest decade on record.
Kerry: 'I'm Working Hard to ... Have Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Ambassadors' [and get them assigned to Muslim countries]..... The Weekly Standard
Why attach the propeller to a perfectly normal car?Firstly, because you can!
Second, because you can rid your car of transmission, clutch, brakes and many other conventional systems.Dark Roasted Blend: Cars with Propellers, Part 1
“The science predicted this-and-such, and here is the evidence verifying the prediction.” These were common in the early days of the panic, back in the late ’90s when temperatures cooperated with climate models, but are now as rare as conservatives in Liberal Arts departments. The reason is simple: there is little in the way of proof that the dire predictions of global warming are true, and much evidence, plain to the senses, that they are false.
Taste: The chili pepper that makes your head explode --
Currently rated as “the world's hottest chili pepper” by Guinness World Records, the pepper averages 1,569,300 on the Scoville Heat Unit scale, with peak levels of over 2,200,000. In comparison, a regular jalapeno pepper comes in at around 8,000 units.- ODDEE
There's been a 58% increase in the number of groups like al Qaeda -- Salafi-Jihadists, and it stretches from west Africa all across north Africa, east Africa, through the Middle East all the way around to Indonesia -- a doubling of the number of terrorists out there.
Here's why I ban laptops from my classrooms:because we're reading and discussing books.
We look at page after page, and I and my students use both hands to do that, and then I encourage them to mark the important passages, and take brief notes on them, with pen or pencil. Which means that there are no hands left over for laptops. And if they were typing on their laptops, they'd have no hands left over for turning to the pages I asked them to turn to. See the problem?laptops of the Borg - Text Patterns
Neo-Conservatism, for example,was a cosmopolitan revolt
against the traditional bourgeois conservatism of the previous era. More precisely and practically, it was an attempt to fuse the worldly liberalism of the first half of the 20th century with the traditional, American social conservatism of the second half of the 20th century. It was a complete failure.The Z Blog › Ramblings on Hyphen Conservatism
Occasionally life throws you a melon, an egg, or a Ming vase,but you have to be ready.
I've seen far too many people push away perfectly good fruit, because they're scared of what people might think if they ever get caught catching bananas from strangers.Worst Movers Ever | The Borderline Sociopathic Blog For Boys
“I was stunned.House after house, block after block
was filled with incredible Craftsman homes, Tudor homes, and Victorian mansions. I'd never seen anything like it. I couldn't figure out why I'd never heard of this place,” he said.Los Angeles’ West Adams neighborhood
“Roth is full of shit,”he says without hesitation.
Jonathan Franzen is undeserving of his reputation, as is Jonathan Lethem. The postmodernist Lydia Davis is “ridiculously overrated.” Paul Auster, too: “I can’t read him anymore.” The subtle redesign of The New Yorker has been a “dreadful error.” The upstart Brooklyn lit mag n 1 is a “crock of shit.”An Angry Flash of Gordon
In a world of constant disagreement of every little thing on Tumblr nearly 250,000 people agree....