Friday Linkzookery – 27 Jun 2008

Vote for Murdoc
Send Gun Pundit to Blackwater. Register yourself to come with.

No, it’s not a ‘new right’
The Heller decision affirmed an existing right. It didn’t create something new.

Painting by numbers: NASA’s peculiar thermometer
Here, we’ll be looking at current NASA data and why their temperature maps appear hot-red, even when others are cool-blue.

Pistons? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Pistons!
Pistonless internal combustion engines for UAVs. Funny, the Army doesn’t want pistons in its rifles, either. Where did this anti-piston bias come from?

Pompano Beach twins do double duty in Army
Julia and Julie Joseph enlist together.

Shameful picture of England squad giving Nazi salute still haunts British sport. Why, 70 years later, do we still suck up to dictators?
I hadn’t heard of the 1938 English football team being forced to give the Nazi salute before a game in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium.

Aerotecture International Urban Wind Turbines
I like the concept of individual homeowners using wind or solar to help power their own buildings, but I’m not sure that it’s practical for most. It sure would help cut down on transmission loss, though. And the potential for minor problems to affect huge areas.

Tree Talon
Pick up dropped items from your treestand.

U.S. handover of Iraqi province delayed
Anbar handover delayed by sandstorm that threatened to affect ceremony, not by enemy activity. I’m sure we’ll be hearing from someone claiming it’s a cover story for something.

Sigourney Weaver Wants To Be The Next Celebrity In Space
Take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

Carnival of Homeschooling #130: Homesick Campers’ Edition
This week’s installment at Dewey’s Treehouse. The homeschooling blogosphere is fairly impressive.

Common Sense

Iraqi Policewoman with AK
She seems pretty serious. But I wonder about resting the mag on the bag.

Do you feel lucky, punk? Well, dooyah?
The Ministry has another pic that appears to be from the same event. The only problem is that the Dirty Harry expression while delivering that line won’t show through the layers of clothing…


  1. Re: Painting by numbers I’m trying to remember what crowd has been recently shrieking about ‘cherry picking inteligence’ to suit a goal…

  2. Sam, a more straightforward rebuttal would say definitively that there is NO cherrypicking of data in the NASA reports. I mean, even Geraldo and Drudge are correct sometimes, so a statement that this article has cherry picked points doesn’t say that all the points about NASA are incorrect. Anyway, I’m still coming up with a blank for my initial question, maybe I dreamt it…

  3. ‘And do Iraqi policewomen arrest Iraqi males?’ No Eric, not if they have to make physical contact with a male who is not a direct member of their family. They can, however, stand off about 10-meters and blow the sucker’s balls off!