John McCain: Doddering Old Fool Or Giant Lying Asshole?

I'd say the vast majority of Americans are either mostly or completely (and probably blissfully) unaware of the arcane parliamentary rules of the United States Senate. There are a great many of them - of which many seem unfathomable, if not outright bizarre, to the average layperson, me included much of the time. However, there are longstanding traditions of allowing for debate, etc. Another...

What Kind Of Sick Bastard Steals The Auschwitz Gate Sign?

(From Ha'aretz in Israel comes the story) Anyone want to guess? I'm pretty sure I don't even want to know, other than to hear they're thrown in the slammer for good. For theft? No, because of what they stole. In the years immediately after the war, it wouldn't have surprised me (had I been alive) to learn that a group of angry Jews tore down the sign. That seems entirely logical as a response...

It Was Only A Matter Of Time

…before our civilian hardware/tech got to be as good in some respects or maybe even better than some of the military tech. Or at least good enough to be considered useful by the military. Certainly, the advent of hand-held (or dash-mounted) GPS units for a couple of hundred dollars presaged this moment. But I didn’t think I’d see this so fast. Via TUAW, the story of one of the US...