Friday, December 22, 2006

Bloodcurdlingly (Is that a word?)

I remember thinking my mom was all wet in the 60’s when she told me not to believe that nonsense about it hurting the eggs of bald eagles, but I was na├»ve. From Human Events, this sickening paragraph:

Bloodcurdlingly, Berlau cites several prominent environmentalist leaders who explained that their opposition to DDT was based on their desire for Third World people to die. For example, Sierra Club Director Michael McCloskey said in 1971 in order to explain his organization’s opposition to DDT, “By using DDT, we reduce mortality rates in underdeveloped countries without the consideration of how to support the increase in populations.” Alexander King, co-founder of the Club of Rome, wrote in 1990, “So my chief quarrel with DDT in hindsight is that it greatly added to the population problem.” That’s right—prominent and influential environmentalists oppose DDT because it saves human lives.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Beldar apparently blogging again...

I had given up on him after the SCOTUS discussions.

But Beldar is back.

Monday, December 18, 2006

B.C.E. ???

My favorite historian used this term. I don't really object but who decides these things?

The context was immediate:

This catchy sobriquet, however, is only a new name for something very old. In fact, radical transformations in military practice have marked Western history at least since Sparta and Athens squared off in the Peloponnesian war in the 5th century B.C.E.