This And That

I must apologize for the thin content here over the past few days — from time to time the demands and obligations of personal life leave me no time for blogging. (I realize that for waka waka waka to go dark for a day or two deprives no one of oxygen, but a lot of people do pass though here each day looking for something new, and I hate to disappoint them.) So distracted have I been this past week that I’m rather badly out of touch with just about everything. My inbox is filled with personal correspondence, notes from readers, and digests of the latest scientific, political, and strategic-security news, and it will be several days yet before I can wade through it all.

Here’s a link, at least: reader Bill Keezer directs our attention to Victor Davis Hanson’s latest look at the Obama campaign. It would be naive to imagine that it will sway anyone’s vote at this point, but even if it serves only to encourage the Right and to vex the Left, that’s still a job well done, I think.

Here’s another: a new look for some old utensils.

And this: riots in the wake of an Obama victory? See here and here.

Kevin Kim comments on Sam Harris’s latest.

Muslims assemble at Google’s London offices to demand compliance with Islamic blasphemy laws. Money quote:

One of the speakers, Sheikh Faiz Al-Aqtab Siddiqui, told The Daily Telegraph: “Terrorism is not just people who kill human bodies, but who kill human feelings as well. The makers of this film have terrorised 1.6 billion people.

Riiight.

Blue-state blues.

Finally: aircraft carriers in space.

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