Wednesday, April 04, 2007
God, Jesus, and Larry (His assistant) are having a hard time coming up with a "Top Ten" list. Among other things, Larry correcting God to the effect that he was working "24/6" during Creation and their resorting to rochambeau at one point were quite amusing.
Putting Words into Ayn Rand's Mouth
Craig Ceely catches Eric Dondero, Chairman of the Libertarian Defense Caucus, claiming that Ayn Rand was a fan of Ronald Reagan.
Ayn Rand opposed Ronald Reagan as well as Jimmy Carter in 1980 (see, for example, the excerpts from her Ford Hall Forum talk, "The Age of Mediocrity," found here.Oh, yeah. And failing to make sense.
The entire reference to Rand fails to make sense. "Even Ayn Rand was Anti-Communist." Even Ayn Rand?
Dondero started a blog some time last year and someone claiming to be him popped up here as a commenter and, I believe also over at Rule of Reason. His opening line was "I agree with you 100%." The essence of my reply to that is, "If you did, you wouldn't call yourself a Libertarian."
"Bahred" from Discussing Work
Mike Bahr discusses a blogging dilemma I am all too familiar with, but for different reasons: Being unable to blog about work.
More Plant Pictures!
It seems that Amit Ghate is not the only fellow blogger whose gardening efforts put mine to shame. Andrew Dalton, whose blog is loaded with good stuff after a month of silence on his part, has posted a nice photo of his Venus flytrap. When you're done admiring it, visit his main page and start scrolling.
Back in Action
And speaking of breaks from blogging, Lubber's Line has returned to posting on submarines after being gone since October. I found his post on the Australian Navy's submarine crew retention problem interesting. "Although increases in pay and retention bonuses are an incentive it doesn't help when your only Submarine Rescue system the Remora has been sitting at the bottom of ocean off Western Australia's Rottnest Island since December."