So, to keep my hand in, here are some random things I found interesting.
A Brit on freedom.
Only the Tea Party can save us now
God how I wish I were American right now. In the US they may not have the Cairngorms, the River Wye, cream teas, University Challenge, Cotswold villages or decent curries. But they do still understand the principles of “don’t tread on me” and “live free or die.” Not all of them, obviously – otherwise a socialist like Barack Obama would never have got into power. But enough of them to understand that in the last 80 or more years – and not just in the US but throughout the Western world – government has forgotten its purpose. It has now grown so arrogant and swollen as to believe its job is to shape and improve and generally interfere with our lives. And it’s not. Government’s job is to act as our humble servant.A couple of notes on Mark Steyn.
Kevin Libin: What do the U.S. mid-term elections, China and Omar Khadr have in common? Mark Steyn knows
Steyn, at his finest, delivers ‘almost a counsel of despair’
A couple of obvious portents to which few are attending:
Dollar at Risk of Crashing, Triggering Inflation: Strategist
Brazil ready to retaliate for US move in ‘currency war’
All worth the reading time.