“A man in a blue oxford shirt and khaki pants took the stage — Hendrick Motorsports’ chaplain. He thanked us for coming to meet the drivers and “eat free food.” Then he asked us to join him in a prayer for Pepsi, the team’s sponsor. The media prayed.”—Pat Jordan, profiling Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the New York Times.
“It’s a classic problem you see constantly in the tech world, an unbeatable combination of ‘good enough’ and a massive installed base. Yep. The M16/M4 in 5.56mm is Microsoft Windows.”—mikeyhemlok, guestblogging on Attackerman.
“I gotta say, it’s hard out there for a libertarian…left, right, whatever, if you’re really for smaller government, you’re going to have to bite the bullet soon and move to the UK. No joke.”—Me, to a libertarian friend who now works for the National Review Institute. Another good soul on a quick ferry to Hades.
“Good fucking Christ Assange. You’re an idiot. RT @wikileaks: US forces must remember that shooting the Taliban is shooting the Afghan people.”—Me, on Twitter. My foreign policy reporting is rarely this succinct. But maybe it should be.