1. Born Again Redneck has pictures of possible first ladies. Funny stuff. I think I’d vote for Kucinich just to be amused by his wacky presidency. Well, not really.
2. 1,680 guitarists play “Smoke On the Water.” The song has become a self-parody.
3. Vodkapundit liveblogged the Republican debate the only way any debate should be watched: drunk.
4. A blogger called Britney is quitting because she has taken too much abuse. Apparently, she linked to an abusive post about the late blogger, Steve Gilliard, which incited a leftist firestorm of nastiness. The internet is full of ad hominem attacks, profanity and mockery. I believe the left is a bit more inclined to resort to the foam-flecked name calling than the right, but only a bit.
Personally, I find the “f*** you, revolting moron” type of response less bothersome than the polite hair-splitters. (Although I get little abuse on this blog because most of the people who read it agree with me.) You can dismiss the raving abusers with a wave of the hand, but the hair-splitters, the equivocators and so on can take real work to answer.
5. Michael Barone looks at the latest poll about Republican presidential hopefuls. (If anyone can read a poll, Barone can.) One line of his bothers me: “Republicans this cycle, like Democrats in 2003-04, clearly have the sense that their party is in grave danger of losing and are seeking a candidate who they think can win.”
I could swear we heard the same talk in 2000 and we ended up with George W. Bush, whose presidency has been a disastrous failure.
6. George Reisman examines “Environmentalism In Light of Menger and Mises.” If you have never read Austrian economics, this post will be an eye opener.
UPDATE: Slight revision.
UPDATE II: I have never seen a nature video like this one at Noodlefood. I thought that little buffalo was a goner between the lions and the crocodile, but the buffalo herd actually comes back and... you must see it. When buffaloes run from a lion, they are pretty much defenseless, but when they face them with their horns in a herd, they're a frightening force.