This is an Open Trackbacks Alliance open post. link to this post and trackback. See the OTA and Linkfest Haven links below the (very) short roundup of posts that have caught my eye. (Hey, I’ve been mostly outa the loop for a coupla days, ‘K? :-))
Alexandra notes a kinship with Mark Steyn (she’s right; they are intellectual sibs :-)).
Beth asks, Is Peace Moonbeam a Fraud? Well, with a name like that, I’d certainly hope so…
“Dave the NCO,” writing in over at Jerry Pournelle’s place, notes the mystical powers of literacy. 😉 He points to an article by John Derbyshire (though unfortunately not with a link) that has gems like this:
“…a few years ago, when I complained to my Wall Street boss, a lady with a degree from a good university and a six-digit salary, that in giving me a project to complete without the proper means to complete it, she was asking me to make bricks without straw. She stared at me uncomprehendingly. “Bricks? Straw? What on earth are you talking about, John?””
Yep. Communicating with the subliterate is like making bricks without straw, indeed.
Why is Africa “poor”? Read this. Western Civilization is better. And one of the key principles of the West can be seen lacking in Africa… and it’s one that’s both essential to creating a society of growing wealth and one that’s particularly despisedâ€”in theory and loudmouthed pronouncements and rules affecting other peopleâ€”by the disingenuous liars and the useful idiots of the Left…
Oh, and you’ll see this too, if you page around enough on Pournelle’s site:
I can’t make this stuff up. No one can. Who has an imagination that
Random Yak holds forth with an English/History lesson. “…when all the sway of earth shakes like a thing unfirm…” and all that. 😉
Yeh, I know there’re lots more (including some good posts linked in on Monday and Tuesday). Link in with some of the good ones I’ve missed, OK?
Also note the other fine blogs featuring linkfests at
Diane’s got a linkfest post up, too. Go check it out and link there, as well.