Lots of interesting things going on out there in the blogosphere.
Lawrence Auster takes Charles Johnson of LGF to task for his idiosyncratic anti-left and anti-right criticism of Islam. For Johnson, everyone that doesn’t dislike Muslims as much as Charles Johnson while also disliking Europeans as much as Charles Johnson is a fascist and anti-Semite. For all his popularity with knuckle-draggers, Johnson’s view is thoroughly modern and useless because it inevitably alienates Christians, Europeans, and everyone but Israel in the fight against radical Islam. Well, guess what, this may take some cooperation.
The War Nerd enjoys the Southern California fires.
Andrew Sullivan approvingly quotes the utter apotheosis of the “Natural Republican” theory, applying it to Barack Obama, a well-known liberal and Democratic Party candidate for President.
Robert Levy roots for the Second Amendment in an upcoming Supreme Court case. I join him in hoping the Supreme Court will put some teeth in the amendment, of course.
Ace rains on Al Gore’s parade citing a study that the Arctic Ocean changes may likely be naturally occurring.
A Vermont blogger has an interesting discussion of paleoconservatism versus traditionalist conservatism.
Child rapist and murderer continues to gum up the machinery of justice delaying his well-deserved execution, even though everyone knows he is guilty of an atrocity.
New piston-based operating systems for the AR-15 should rival the excitement that greets new operating systems for computers. This change might actually lead to saved lives and a cleaner, more effective infantry weapon. Of course, the sclerotic Pentagon bureaucracy will sit on this for who knows how long. But hopefully it works as advertised and will lead to the adoption of the HK 416 or a similar platform to succeed the finicky M4.