URLs du Jour


  • … or should that be URRRRRRLs du Jour, mateys?

  • Dan Rather is the gift that keeps on giving:
    Dan Rather, whose career at CBS News ground to an inglorious end 15 months ago over his role in an unsubstantiated report questioning President Bush's Vietnam-era National Guard service, filed a $70 million lawsuit this afternoon against the network, its corporate parent and three of his former superiors.
    … because—really—I'd love to see a lot of under-penalty-of-perury testimony about that incident, wouldn't you?

  • Would you like to see if you're smarter than an average college student, American civic literacywise? I'm sure most Pun Salad readers are, but you can get confirmation on that by taking the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's civics quiz.

    What is a major effect of a purchase of bonds by the Federal Reserve? Hey, I'm sure they know; that's why we pay them the big bucks. Ben Bernanke misses this question, then I worry.

    (Yes, that's the one I missed. But I'm not alone.)

  • Ilya Somin keeps his eye on the truly important questions, and he recently looked at a biggie: How Federal is Star Trek's Federation? He makes a strong case for the Federation having a Dirty Little Secret. There are (as I type) a lot of comments, and I don't have the heart to read through and find out how many come from outraged Trekkies.

  • It's been a long time since your humble blogger worked as a salesperson, but certainly I could have used these helpful guidelines for dealing with customers. (Via BBSpot.)

Immigration Sneakiness

Michelle Malkin is all over the current attempt to (once again) force immigration "reform", this time in the form of an amendment to the DOD authorization bill.

I've sent the following missive to my state's senators:

I understand there is a current amendment (Senate Amendment 2237) under consideration that would re-introduce illegal immigration "amnesty" previously defeated. I'd like to urge you to vote against this amendment, both on its merits, and (if that's not enough) its general sneakiness.
If you feel strongly on the issue, you might want to contact your state's senators as well.