Over at Insty, among other things, we find a really cool killer drone(a little bitty one);
And we have a link to this critique of a piece of bullcrap from David Brooks. Insty says the Brooks piece doesn't seem that bad, that it might be Brooks trying to explain this stuff to the Upper West Side crowd; problem is, Brooks also crapped all over Palin at every opportunity, etc; he's explaining this by saying "Those cretins in flyover country aren't as smart or as well-educated as you, and so they oppose everything the Educated Class stands for." As Ace says,
Did you catch that? The public doesn't like the educated class, so -- because of that -- they childishly, petulantly take the position opposite that class.
Rather than: The majority of the public disagrees with this self-declared technocratic soft-socialistic urban would-be elite on most issues, so -- because of that -- their estimation of this small but extraordinarily noisy cohort necessarily diminishes.
We disagree with you because we disagree with you; and we think you are arrogant, effete, entitled douchemongers because you are arrogant, effete, entitled douchemongers.
Update: I now have to add this link to Claire; go read.
Oh, wow, the Educated Class mental titans at the White House have decided it wouldn't be a good idea to send a bunch of terrorists to Yemen after all.
Tough call. Super-tough. I mean, it's just that a dozen Yemeni terrorists whom we released into Yemen's "custody" (and who then "escaped" -- whoopsie!) have rejoined Al Qaeda and are trying to kill us. Including blowing up planes over Detroit.
You know, it's a fundamental, unshakable premise on the left that these Gitmo detainees are innocent-as-lambs dudes who were just "scooped up" by our stupid, non-educated-class military.
It's kind of hard to make that claim when they all keep rejoining Al Qaeda, isn't it?
Oh, crap. If the fast food rejects with police powers known as TSA really wanted to demonstrate that a lot of their personnal are friggin' idiots, they picked a good way.
Got arrested at the Seattle airport for refusing to say how much money I make. (The uniformed ones say I was not "arrested", but they definitely handcuffed me.) Their videos and audios should show that I was polite, but simply refused questions that had nothing to do with national security. Port authority police eve...ntually came -- they were professionals -- and rescued me from the border bullies.
If this is indeed what happened, why the HELL were these clowns demanding to know that? Damn.
Also update: Play-Doh
It should be noted: Michael Steele is a jackass.
And someone who really was a communist bigshot warns of what the Democrat Party is trying to do to this country. Y'know, maybe some of the clowns in Congress should remember what happened in Romania when people finally blew up.
Stuff to do, guns to clean from the range trip. See you later