“Jihad of Peace”

Came across this story by way of Fark this afternoon. I honestly can’t tell whether Mr. Al-Atraqchi is serious or not. His (by now) cliched attempt to redefine jihad as a personal struggle with one’s inner demons suggests that he’s…

Musings

A thought occurred to me the other night: I don’t think I could ever be a Third World dictator. The amount of discipline one must maintain in order to run a country with an iron fist is far too daunting.…

It’s Just Art, Right?

The NY Post reports that the hideous scultpure of a naked female WTC “jumper” on the moment of impact has been removed from Rockefeller Center. There has been some animosity expressed by the average New Yorker, and who can really…

Scooped

As alert readers over at LGF astutely pointed out, the Bowden piece mentioned below is actually a reprint of an article he wrote for The Atlantic, chopped conveniently in twain for newspaper consumption. So there. Now there’s no reason for…

Sun to Sell Linux PCs

In what has to be one of the worst-disguised, highly-telegraphed moves in recent IT industry history, Sun announced today that they will be selling Linux-based PCs. These PCs will likely be beefier versions of their Sun Ray thin clients, although,…