Friday, October 13, 2006

The Friday Furo Questus

Questus Furore - In Defense of New England
In light of Nate's trip (as he reported Tuesday), I just have to add the following: New Jersey is not part of "New England."

Actually, no one wants to claim it.

Questus Quickie - Nuclear NorKs
Well, he of the Don King hair claims to have tested a nuclear weapon.

While the exact implications of the test, and whether the explosion was an actual nuclear weapon, remain unclear, one would think this event would serve as a great focusing agent on the national debate, what with the election just over three weeks away and all.

But the debate is still focused on the dalliances of an already-departed Congressman.

Questus Quickie - Please Read
I realize many of my links just aren't that interesting. But please read Jonah Goldberg's "Liberal Paranoia." This is a growing problem, and will be with us for at least the next couple of elections. Check out the "current events" section of the bookstore - this stuff is everywhere.

Recommended Reading
VDH, "Do We Have a Strategy?"

"Dynamic Capitalism" - a well-written, much-needed defense of the capitalist economy.

Andrew McCarthy, "The Culture of Obstructionism."

A Jonah Goldberg two-fer: "Liberal Paranoia" and "When Multilateralism Falls Short."

As you may recall, I'm not a fan of George Soros. He has an iunternationalist, socialist agenda that I completely oppose. And he has made himself one of the biggest power brokers in the Democratic Party. Ed Whelan reports on "George Soros' Two Left Hands."

Kansas is crazier than you thought.

I'm reading Mark Steyn's new book; you can find a review here.

Thought(s) of the Week
“I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm’s way.”
John Paul Jones

“A society that does not recognize that each individual has values of his own which he is entitled to follow can have no respect for the dignity of the individual and cannot really know freedom.”
Fredrich August von Hayek

Churchill Quote of the Week
"The price of greatness is responsibility. If the people of the United States had continued in a mediocre station, struggling with the wilderness, absorbed in their own affairs, and a factor of no consequence in the movement of the world, they might have remained forgotten and undisturbed beyond their protecting oceans: but one cannot rise to be in many ways the leading community in the civilised world without being involved in its problems, without being convulsed by its agonies and inspired by its causes.

"If this has been proved in the past, as it has been, it will become indisputable in the future. The people of the United States cannot escape world responsibility."

Sir Winston Churchill, "The Price Of Greatness"


At 10:58 AM, Blogger Maine Man said...

Good catch, Tyler. I should have seen that "New England" reference. FYI (Nate): New England consists of the US states East of NY- specifically Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and (most importantly)Maine.

Speaking of John Paul Jones...
Tyler, the next time your in town we'll take you to the "John Paul Jones House." He didn't actually own it- just lived there for a year while the USS Ranger was built.

At 4:48 PM, Blogger Tyler said...


Not that I needed another reason to visit again...

At 11:05 AM, Blogger Maine Man said...


Here's an FYI. Did you know that the Mormon church is conspiring to put Mitt Romney in the presidency? It's true! What? Where did I hear this? No, it wasn't the National Enquirer, or Weekly World News, but their close kin the Boston Globe!

At 11:08 AM, Blogger Maine Man said...

The rest of that address. Sorry.


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