Mark Steyn reports that the British MIS has hacked Islamic websites and replaced bomb recipes with one for cupcakes. Could these people really be this far behind? Immediately after 9/11 I infiltrated a pro- Islam website and praised Mohammed Whatshisface for being the first gay muslim pederast that we all could applaud and rejoice in. Oh, the wailing and gnashing of teeth!
And then, on a roll, I added a nasty bit to PETA’s bomb making instruction manual, changing the directive from never using an alarm clock with a beeper signal to always using one. With any luck, dozens of young terrorists have blown themselves to bits since then.
But really, if I can figure all this out by myself, what’s the matter with our secret services?
(Okay, I didn’t really hack the PETA website, but I was tempted to, and let a character in one of my books do it). Screw ‘em.
I’m not sure why you need a study to prove this, but here you go. I’ve been the target of screaming on sailboats and law offices and I know damn well that it’s an ineffective way to rule. On the other hand, my friend Bill Breck, R.I.P., ran a cool, calm sailboat and we won a ton of races together. I don’t know how he ran his shop at Shearson but I’ll bet he was the same guy, in which case, he and his people must have done well.
THOSE AMAZING GURKHAS:
Cpl. Dipprasad Pun
A Gurkha soldier who single-handedly defeated more than 30 Taliban fighters has been awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross by the Queen.
Corporal Dipprasad Pun, 31, described how he was spurred on by the belief that he was going to die and so had nothing to lose in taking on the attackers who overran his checkpoint in Afghanistan. . . . The soldier fired more than 400 rounds, launched 17 grenades and detonated a mine to thwart the Taliban assault on his checkpoint near Babaji in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, last September.
At one point, after exhausting all his ammunition, he had to use the tripod of his machine gun to beat away a militant who was climbing the walls of the compound.
Connecticut becomes only state to require mandated sick leave. Hike the income tax, bring back estate taxes and increase regulations, then stand back and wonder why our state is dying. How come? Why?
INSTAPUNDIT has this take:
PROF. STEPHEN L. CARTER: Economic Stagnation Explained At 30,000 Feet.
The man in the aisle seat is trying to tell me why he refuses to hire anybody. His business is successful, he says, as the 737 cruises smoothly eastward. Demand for his product is up. But he still won’t hire.
“Because I don’t know how much it will cost,” he explains. “How can I hire new workers today, when I don’t know how much they will cost me tomorrow?”
He’s referring not to wages, but to regulation: He has no way of telling what new rules will go into effect when. His business, although it covers several states, operates on low margins. He can’t afford to take the chance of losing what little profit there is to the next round of regulatory changes. And so he’s hiring nobody until he has some certainty about cost.
Page B3 this morning, but The Hill has the story. Obummer has shut down a major oil pipeline from Canada. It’s ostensibly a quarrel over a 400 barrel spill but it’s really about cutting off shale oil. Do you remember when , pre-election, Obama vowed to bankrupt anyone trying to establish a fossil – fueled power plant? We elected him anyway and unlike most politicians promises,Obummer is keeping his word. Screw fluoride in our water – we have an entire team of saboteurs running our countryand determined to destroy it.
Reader Pulled Up sends along this link to a story about two Florida homeowners foreclosing on their bank.