Friday, August 16, 2002

Another column on Elvis, this time from the National Review.
There is a nice Wall Street Journal column about Elvis. Something that strikes me about Elvis is that whenever you watch video recordings of his old performances, you see an incredible amount of charisma. In those videos, Elvis owns the stage in a way that not even the Beatles can copy.
A column from the National Review examines Arafat's financies. I always knew that Arafa "skimmed a little of the top", but I never realized how effective he was. Kind of makes you admire his skill.
Why on earth would you cut down on immigration from the middle east without including Saudi Arabia and Pakistan? Can we say the word "useless idiots", children?

Thursday, August 15, 2002

Bush does something very good. I'm happy to see Bush be this active. Show us what you got!
People in Colorado:
Read this. I think that anti-idiotarians in Colorado should make an appearance. Email me if you want to join in. The revolution begins now!
The captain examines the European philosophical system of transnationalism, and finds it abhorrent.

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

My computer has just commited seppuku. It will not be returning. Thus, posting will not be happening for the next few days. Weep for Betty. Weep.

Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Bad news. I'm going back to school this Thursday for my junior year. Posting might be lighter.
The Jerusalem Post skewers the BBC for it's coverage of the Middle East.
A blogger has started a movement to impeach Norman Mineta, head of the FAA.
Jesus Christ! Arafat is worth more than a billion dollars!
Very interesting.
Defector Warns of 'Social Explosion' in Cuba
A former Cuban ambassador to the United Nations who recently defected said yesterday that widespread economic problems on the island could produce an uprising against President Fidel Castro and his system.
Alcibiades Hidalgo, who arrived in South Florida on July 29, said many aspects of daily life in Cuba could produce a "social explosion" at any time.
There is lot of concern among the elite that this could occur," said Hidalgo, who also served as chief of staff to Defense Minister Raul Castro, brother of the Cuban leader.
One element of the unrest is what he called "skyrocketing unemployment across the country." Food is scarce, and many Cubans must get by on one meal a day, he said.
If there is an uprising, he said, the top brass of Cuba's military all insist they would use force against the public to preserve the revolution. But he noted that any high-ranking officer who declined to take such a stand would be immediately purged.

Doesn't that sound very similar to what is happening in Iran?


Monday, August 12, 2002

Lileks writes yet another fantastic column, this time on art.

Sunday, August 11, 2002

Orson Scott Card, author of the book Enders Game, has a penetrating essay on the media in America.
Matt Welch has a New York Post article which examines the Iraqi sanctions, and whether or not they actually cause as many deaths as activists claim they do.