Via Larwyn, Ortega’s back (emphasis added):
It’s hard to say what to make of the return of Daniel Ortega to Nicaragua. He says he’s business friendly. He says he’s found Jesus. But most signs in his election point to the reemergence of the old Marxist Sandinista autocrat he was in the 1980s. It’s bad news for our hemisphere. But it’s unlikely to be a trend.
I don’t know about the rest, but I’m willing to bet that he found his long-lost cousin Jesus (pronounced heh-SOOZ), not Our Lord Jesus Christ. Or maybe I’m too cynical.
NRO Buzz: Leahy, Senate Judiciary Dems To Investigate Laura Ingraham? I respectfully suggest that Laura then should counterattack by becoming a spokeswoman for cancer awareness, and go to Washington to testify at the Senate asking for money. She’ll have the Senators eating out of her manicured hands in no time.
More on the Prince that keeps on giving: Harvard Launches Saudi-Funded Islamic Studies Program. As readers of my blog know, the Prince is popular at Georgetown U, too.
Ralph Peters: ARABIAN NIGHTMARES
IRAQ’S BUTCHERS EXPLOIT OUR MORALITY
With Iraqi society decomposing – or, at best, reverting to a medieval state with cell phones – the debate in Washington over whether to try to save the day by deploying more troops or withdrawing some is of secondary relevance.
What really matters is what our forces are ordered – and permitted – to do. With political correctness permeating our government and even the upper echelons of the military, we never tried the one technique that has a solid track record of defeating insurgents if applied consistently: the rigorous imposition of public order.
That means killing the bad guys. Not winning their hearts and minds, placating them or bringing them into the government. Killing them.
If you’re not willing to lay down a rule that any Iraqi or foreign terrorist masquerading as a security official or military member will be shot, you can’t win. And that’s just one example of the type of sternness this sort of fight requires.
CAIR Calls For Probe of UCLA Student Tasered By Cops. Jay has the video.
Jimi Hendrix, environmental scientist: purple haze, purple rain, global warming, climate change, whatever.
A blighted land, indeed: Report: Scarlet Fever Spreads in N.Korea
As if there weren’t enough to worry over: Mutant flu ‘will kill 50 million’
Norway’s population looks set to achieve record growth in 2006. Nonetheless, there are more Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico’s 3,000 square miles than Norwegians in Norway – and that doesn’t count the Puerto Ricans that live elsewhere, like myself. However, the Lutheran Norwegians do travel.
Art worth millions? An economist has a theory. I never liked either guy: Warhol’s portrait of Mao sells for 17.4 million dollars.
And not one Fausta in the lot.
Note to self: Never put your gun in your pants
And please note,
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Special thanks to Maria and Larwyn.