Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday-come-on-Monday Push

Weekends are supposedly not a time for work-like obligations... *sheesh*

Here's some of what got missed:

30 years since Desert One. Yes, it still matters.

ANZAC Day was Sunday.

Some other people who write have gotten some great work out recently.

John Noonan on The Fall of the House of Mugabe. Would that it be fallen already.

Douglas Rogers on Zimbabwe's Accidental Triumph.
“What’s that got to do with it?” Mr. Muchauraya snapped. “Mrs. James was an African just like you. Sing what you normally sing.” When he turned to apologize for the interruption, he saw my father had tears in his eyes.
The most appropriate answer to everything wrong in the disaster that is Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) under Robert Mugabe & Co.

J. E. Dyer on Putin's great April. Almost makes one wish they were playing on a winning side... almost.

Geoffery Forden at Arms Control Wonk on The Cheonan sinking, explained. That pretty much limits the choices to a mine or a torpedo. Now, what to do about it?


This thread is left open for comments if you have any topics you'd like discussed, or suggestions as to things to look into in more detail here. The usual rules still apply: Play Nice.

As always, thank you all for coming here.


Mr. Bill said...

I'm about 2/3 of the way through Douglas Rogers' memoir "The Last Resort". Interesting reading.

Will said...

I read that bureaucrats are having to defend their budgets in public hearings in Japan. I wish we could do that here in the US...

L.Douglas Garrett said...


@Mr. Bill

I'm so glad you got to read that. I think the world of it, personally.


Heh, that's *supposedly* what Congressional Sub-Committee budget hearings are about. Not like it really happens that way, though.

The thing is, though, the interrogations currently being held are as much political theatre as useful. Here's an article on one politician making their reputation as a Bureaucrat-buster.

Hope that's of interest.

Regrets for the delay, fellows.