Potpourri

Cycle Helmets: Should motorcyclists and bicyclists be forced to wear head protection? What is the benefit? What is the real story? Is this effort just another example of state nannyism?

Media Dishonesty Matters

“We are being fed false and misleading information, in matters big and small. It has come from trusted sources such as established newspapers, experienced journalists, Pulitzer Prize winners and Nobel Peace Prize winners. It has been going on for a long time, sometimes by carelessness and sometimes by deliberate lying. I have compiled a list of 101 such incidents.”

Why Beauchamp Matters: “because memes drive ideas, and ideas – in the media monoculture – drive coverage, which in turn drive how we understand what’s going on.” – honesty and integrity have implications we cannot ignore.

Ambushed By Our Own – “Snipers aim for a soldier’s heart; congressional leaders aim for the heart of why he serves: Honor, Country, Duty to both.”

It’s one thing for leaders to oppose a mission, another to undermine it; one thing to make course corrections, another to sabotage the ship, one thing to overhaul an engine, another to wreck it in flight. The time to abort a mission is before it’s launched. Once launched, it’s all hands on deck. But for congressional leaders, it’s every man for himself. … The only thing hopeless about Iraq is congressional leaders.

Saving enemies from themselves– how the President helps his political enemies gain direction via veto.

On Coulter, Christians, And Jews

The ideology of PC is anti-American to its core. Its fundamental purpose is not to ensure that “minority” Americans share more fully in the American Dream. Its goal is to tear apart this nation — its people, its culture, its history — root and branch, and replace it with a miasma of atheism, socialism, and multiculturalism.

The problems and course of rebuilding in Iraq – “The ongoing problem is infrastructure: a decayed, Soviet era piece of junk that was not well maintained and then left to neglect in many areas.”

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