Silent Running followed up on my post about the leftie outrage resulting from Jon Stewart’s interview of John Yoo.
Dustbury noted my confusion regarding where the line on liberal Republicans is drawn.
Honesty in Motion has some thoughts on Haiti. I like this idea –
I also agree with The Confederate Yankee, in that we should convert some Tarawa-class amphibious assault ships into rapid-relief platforms as opposed to retiring them.
although I would staff them with civilian crews like the hospital ships.
A lack of geeks? More like a lack of motivation by the parents and schools I think. John Lunde writes to Instapundit –
This is something I foresaw when home computers quit being shipped with BASIC: seduced a generation. When finding out if programming is interesting costs a couple of hundred dollars up front (and weighs seven pounds), though, not many will try. Not that it has to be BASIC, of course, but there ought to be some ‘easy’ language supplied with home computers to inveigle potential geeks.
Other options if your kids are into games are Lua which is is used in World of Warcraft and Linden Scripting Language in Second Life (of course in Second Life you have to watch them constantly so they don’t fall in with furry gorean slavers. Keep them in the kid friendly areas.)