Open Thread *UPDATED*

I’m seeking inspiration.  I know there’s a lot of interesting stuff out there, but it’s just not triggering my writing reflex.  Perhaps it’s the knowledge that, in the room next to my office, there’s a lot of stuff that needs to be sorted out and sent to Goodwill.

Until inspiration strikes — Open Thread!

UPDATE:  Still no inspiration (although I have managed to move to the curb a mountain of the kind of useless garbage that seems to gravitate to my closets), but I do have some interesting stuff from others.  Here goes:

As I did, you may have seen the trumpeted headline that that top British commander says that we cannot win against Islamism. Barry Rubin explains that what he says is much more subtle, with some clear-headed intelligence and some dangerous short-sightedness all rolled into one interview.

It’s the one year anniversary, give or take a few days, of Climategate.  The MSM successfully managed to keep Climategate from becoming their Armageddon, but that doesn’t mean the damage it has wrought for the AGW movement is going away any time soon.  Here are two articles that explain what the Left did and why it still has a pr0blem.

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  • JKB

    I read this a few days ago:  A Gangster With Oil – Investors.com.  It is an editorial that lays out how Hugo Chavez is openly turning Venezuela into a narco-state.  Complete with appointment of US designated drug kingpins to head his military.  Also, that Chavez is providing material support to the Mexican drug gangs that threaten the US southern border.
     
    This morning I’ve been thinking of how Obama is an unabashed supporter of Chavez.  How Obama has undertaken purposeful actions to prevent the secure patrolling of our southern border.  As well as aggressively opposed steps states have taken to shut off the flow of illegal immigrants which give cover to the smugglers.  How this administration has been completely silent on the growing violence against Americans on the border.  Coincidence, corruption or culpability?

  • JKB

    Oh and I love this cartoon:
    Michael Ramirez Political Cartoons 11/17/2010 – Investors.com
     
    We aren’t quite there yet, but a couple of nights coming in drunk after spending the paycheck and I’m sure the Republicans will learn that not only can the voters divorce them, that’ll only happen after a good session of rolling pin reform.