Friday Linkzookery – 17 Apr 2009

Taliban moving on Mardan
The Taliban continue their advance in northwestern Pakistan.

Who’s Laughing at the ‘Axis of Evil’ today?
“The phrase has become more and more of a joke even as the demonstration of the validity of the concept has become more extensive.”

New gun law aimed at asserting sovereignty
Montana law asserts that Montana runs Montana, not D.C. Who do they think they’re kidding? I mean really.

M26 MASS Shotgun System
I’ve kind of been wondering where this thing was. I knew some went to the combat zones and never heard another word.

Kids Today Don’t Know How Good They Have It
The 15 years between President Bill Clinton’s 1993 tax hike and Barack Obama’s increase in cigarette taxes in February was the longest stretch in U.S. history without a federal income tax increase. Say what you will about the 90s Republican congresses and the Bush presidency, but that’s quite a 15 year run.

The Road to Area 51
Five men speak out about classified base, one of them an A-12 OXCART pilot.

Al Qaeda’s Shadow Army commander outlines Afghan strategy
The new commander of al Qaeda’s paramilitary forces that operate in Pakistan and Afghanistan laid out al Qaeda and the Taliban’s strategy to defeat the Coalition and Afghan government.

Why Gates Kept the Giant Golf Ball from Spying on Kim’s Missile
Military advisers reportedly advised against using the Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX).

Obama blames U.S. guns in Mexico
Still telling the 90% fairy tale.

$40M fuel theft prompts global manhunt
Army contractors stole more than 10 million gallons from Camp Liberty in Baghdad.

Documentary or distasteful? New Fallujah video game stirs debate
I’m on the fence on this. It seems a little soon, I guess.

Local Gun Shop Mentioned in Time
Silver Bullet Firearms in Wyoming, MI is a star.

If your school has to issue a press release denying your vampire problem…
Great. Now zero tolerance applies to the undead, too? When Murdoc was a kid, students took care of vampire problems at recess. But I went to a Christian elementary school so crosses and stuff were allowed.

Comments

  1. “New gun law aimed at asserting sovereignty
    Montana law asserts that Montana runs Montana, not D.C. Who do they think they’re kidding? I mean really.”

    Speaking as a Montanan, what exactly are you trying to say here?

  2. Bill: Well, I meant it as snarkiness from the general DC direction. No slight to Montana at all. But I see that it could have been taken the opposite way. My apologies.

    For the record, DC can’t even run DC. I don’t know what makes them think they can run anyone else.

  3. “The 15 years between President Bill Clinton’s 1993 tax hike and Barack Obama’s increase in cigarette taxes in February was the longest stretch in U.S. history without a federal income tax increase”.

    What about 1783-1860?

  4. Pakistan will soon be included in the Axis, or or it will be more like the Axis of Bat-Shit Mess.

  5. I think there were some direct federal taxes during the War of 1812 as well as the Civil War. 1913 was the first peace-time direct federal tax. Milton Friedman talked about the first 120 years of U.S. history as an incredible unprecedented run of freedom that will never be repeated.

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