Hat tip to Vodkapundit.
Via Instapundit comes this rather damning image contrasting the “Obama Flag” (available for sale!) with the chilling image from Libya. Meanwhile, here’s the rest your morning roundup: Tomorrow (9/21) is Clint Eastwood Appreciation Day. Go see “Trouble with the Curve” and drive the Left nuts. Megan McArdle talks about the merit pay issue for teachers. [...]
From conservative-mole-within-State, Diplomad: In the late-1990s, I was working in State’s Political-Military Bureau in Washington. One of our duties was to work with the Pentagon planning and executing “noncombatant evacuation operations” (NEOs) in countries where the security situation had gone belly up. We had the job of getting our people out of harm’s way. This [...]
[UPDATE at end of post] Russian President-for-Life Vladimir Putin can show off his pecs and fly with the geese, but Russia is largely a world-power has-been at this point, even with its nuclear arsenal. China, though — China, with fewer nukes, is more dangerous, all the more so because of its internal problems (weak economics [...]
…unless you think it’s an accident that this happened on 9/11. ..bruce w..
In case it’s not quite clear: ..bruce w..
There are arguments about who first said Après moi, le déluge (“After me, the Flood.”) and whether is was meant prophetically (“Things are going to get bad once I’m gone”) or dismissively (“I really don’t care if things go to hell once I’m gone.”). I’m not sure it matters. I think both apply to the [...]
I did indeed crash. Probably just as well, since it appeared to have been raining durng the afternoon, which pretty much ruled out putting up the new signs, etc. Instead, once I was sufficiently conscious, Sandra and I headed down to the Christmas Market on the lower part of the Champs-Elysees, both to grab something [...]
France’s future is cloudy. OK, OK, cheap symbolism, but that’s the best kind, for reasons that I’ll come with eventually. Meanwhile, in case you’re wondering about the strange post name, “Tour Eiffel” is French for “Eiffel Tower”, and yes, we went on a tour of the Eiffel Tower this morning. We had gone last year [...]
OK, as mentioned below, I got a grand total of two man-on-the-street interviews today. I was probably lucky to get that, all things considered. Sometime early this morning, while thinking about my goals for this trip, I came to the conclusion that my probability of success was pretty low in doing cold approaches on strangers [...]