Thursday, January 20, 2005

Congratulations George Bush. I wish you (and America and Israel) well over the next four years.

Watch the inauguration live over the web at C-SPAN.

From Cox & Forkum:

So, do you think the State Department will change directions now that Condi is in office? Or do you think they will press for the outdated "give the terrorists land, and hope for the best"? I think a little of both. Condi is a very capable captain, and will try to steer the ship in the right direction. But the State Department ship has a lot of momentum and may take time and distance to get her turned around.

Monday, January 17, 2005

OpinionJournal - Best of the Web Today: "BY JAMES TARANTO" Great Political and other commentary. I get the daily e-mail for a long time now. It's a must-read in my book.

With a Little Boy in the back | "'We drove a full-scale WMD 800 miles across the United States and no one stopped or questioned us,' Coster-Mullen told me. 'In fact, it was quite easy!'"

Sunday, January 16, 2005

DEBKAfile:: "Sderot girl of 17 and her 10-year old brother in critical condition with head wounds sustained by direct Qassam missile hits of their home Saturday night. Four members of same family suffered lesser injuries. Palestinians kept up attacks on Israeli targets in and around Gaza Strip all Saturday. Earlier, mortar shell struck Netzarim synagogue in Gaza Strip, injuring two children. Seven-year old boy lost an arm.
In seven days, 9 Israelis killed by Palestinian terrorists in and around Gaza Strip � 3 Sderot citizens; 30 missiles and mortar shells struck Gush Katif, 6 Western Negev. Total of 35 shooting attacks, 13 bombs."

Friday, January 14, 2005

Victor Davis Hanson: Triangulating the War
11:35 a.m. EST: It's confirmed! Huygens has successfully returned science data from Titan's surface. The probe's landing is the farthest touchdown for any human-built object to set land on another world.

Great article by Krauthammer on Rathergate.

Oh, and check out NASA's coverage of the probe landing.

Can't wait for my next Saturn post? Watch Hugyens live on NASA TV.

9:10 a.m. EST: “The probe is still alive and sending a signal,” said Claudio Solazzo, ESA Huygens mission operations manager. - "Hugyens is apparently on Titan"

Huygens is plunging!

"It has entered the atmosphere, and entered it correctly," Lo Verda said. "We know the batteries are switched on, the parachute has deployed and it has slowed down sufficiently."

Huygens is the probe from the Cassini Saturn mission that was ejected from the mother ship to plunge and hopefully transmit data from the surface of Saturns largest moon (I think largest in the solar system - almost as big as a planet) for (hopefully) three minutes.

Read also here, at - It hasn't landed yet, but it hopefully will land successfully in the next few hours.

I will update all of you tense fans as the information becomes available.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

And of course, we mustn't forget the effevescent and fresh Cox and Forkum. They are hands down the best political cartoonists out there. And their blog is spot on.

Lost in the blogosphere? Never fear! Yishai is here! Here are some of my favorite blogs. They are listed in no particular order, except that Little Green Footballs is pure wizardry.

Little Green Footballs - Charles Johnson is king of the lizard lair.

Power Line - voted best overall blog of 2004!

Roger L. Simon - Lives in LA, posts locally sometimes.

Sandcastles and Cubicles - A small player in the blogosphere, but he is right up my alley, so I read it.

Wizbang - A leader in the industry - they led the 'Best of 2004' awards

The South-East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Blog - Amazing site for tsunami updates, and how to help.

So, I was requested to increase the frequency of posts (by the ever prolific 'Anonymous' who is aka Babeleh). I guess once every two months is not enough for you rabid fans?! Fine. I know how to cater to my audience. Posts will come... They will come... Like the quail in the desert, they wil come...

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Asian Tsunami Imagery - Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia: "Tsunami Satellite Imagery "

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

GUN WATCH: "A few days later, I bought a gun. I bought a gun because I realized that the day might come again when the people who were sworn to protect us would once again choose not to.....

One of the hallmarks of modern liberalism, Ariel suggested, is an astonishing inability to recognize, much less confront, evil."