Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Rumsfeld's 1984 prophecy fulfilled

Cal Thomas reports on a 1984 speech by now-SecDef Rumsfeld predicting terrorism as the new threat after the Cold War. He also said that "weakness invites aggression" and that terrorists' strategy is to exhaust its enemies into capitulation. Read the whole thing.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Dr. Steven Jones to leave BYU

Dr. Steven Jones, of WTC pre-positioned explosives fame, has decided to retire from BYU. Good. Now news stories can say "former BYU professor..."

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A great "Chuck Norris moment"

I just visited Time magazine's website, where I read the much-publicized anonymous letter from a Marine serving in Iraq. I recommend it to one and all, but my favorite part of this letter, by far, is this little gem of a story:

"Best Chuck Norris Moment — 13 May. Bad Guys arrived at the government center in a small town to kidnap the mayor, since they have a problem with any form of government that does not include regular beheadings and women wearing burqahs. There were seven of them. As they brought the mayor out to put him in a pick-up truck to take him off to be beheaded (on video, as usual), one of the Bad Guys put down his machine gun so that he could tie the mayor's hands. The mayor took the opportunity to pick up the machine gun and drill five of the Bad Guys. The other two ran away. One of the dead Bad Guys was on our top twenty wanted list. Like they say, you can't fight City Hall."

I only wish someone had had the presence of mind to record this on video. Semper fi!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Muhammad Yunus wins Nobel Peace Prize

Bangladesh microloan banker and his Grameen Bank win Nobel Peace Prize.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

City Creek Center: downtown SLC facelift

The Presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints today announced plans for a five-year billion-dollar 20-acre redevelopment across from Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Read all about it here.