Month: July 2009

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We Few, We Happy Few, We Band of Brothers

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On July 22, 2009
This is pretty groovy. A quick search indicates that a Robert Farley served as an archer in Henry V’s 1415 French expedition, under the Duke of York. My family purportedly hails from Yorkshire, although by the 15th century there was apparently minimal territorial connection between Yorkshire and the Duke of York, so who knows whether […]

F-22 Round Up

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On July 22, 2009

Obama: But I reject the notion that we have to waste billions of taxpayer dollars on outdated and unnecessary defense projects to keep this nation secure. That’s why I’ve taken steps to greatly re

Lou Dobbs: Birther

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On July 21, 2009

Hey, all he wants are some answers. This is essentially the same thing as if in 2002 a top CNN anchor had demanded that the Bush administration prove it didn’t demolish the WTC. I don’t th

Moon landing

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On July 21, 2009

One of my sisters in law has spent her whole career as a scientist working with NASA/JPL types, so I’m acutely aware of the barriers women face in those sorts of fields, and of how much worse th

Links!

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On July 21, 2009

From around the inter-tubes… Dan Nexon vets Stephen Walt’s Top Ten Lessons of Empire Mr. Trend rounds up news from Latin America Drezner wonders why Khameinei doesn’t seem to have an

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And the stars look very different today

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On July 20, 2009
I’m just old enough to remember the original moon landing. I watched it with my grandmother, who reminded me, as Neil Armstrong emerged from the lunar module, that she was born the same year as the Wright brothers’ first flight. A few thoughts: (1) I recall a lot of talk during the broadcast about the […]

Hell Yeah!

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On July 20, 2009

This delights me to no end.  However, I don’t think I can use it as a defense if I were to deploy some of my more favorite words in front of my partner’s six year-old. Share

Geoffrey Forden is no longer convinced that North Korea detonated a nuclear device: Let us suppose, for the moment, that the DPRK actually did explode 2,500 tons of TNT instead of a nuclear device. Ho

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