Who Says The Brits Are Stuffy?

Not this bunch. They all went starkers. HUNDREDS of naked bathers stripped off this morning in a bid to break the world record for the biggest ever skinny dip. Yet with barely half the required number taking part, they failed in their bid. However 200-plus hardy souls did raise a stack of cash for mental…

Tap Dancing In Benghazi

I’ve been thinking about this all day. Now that the Obama administration has admitted that the Benghazi attacks were terrorism and not just riot violence over a stupid movie, do you think that there are transcripts and recordings of the Consulate personnel calling for help that would never come? Wow!!! It only took the Obama Administration nine days to…

Lies, Damned Lies And Statistics

I’ve been on a little statistics kick of late and I ran across this at the Adam Smith Institute by Tim Worstall: Yes, I’m sorry, this is one of my little hobby horses. But the way people misuse statistics, most especially the US poverty numbers, really just does annoy me. Here’s a piece from what…

Type I And Type II Errors

The greatest challenge in governance of  a free republic is, at the same instance, the greatest feature of the American experiment in freedom and also the greatest danger. That challenge can be explained in these two propositions: Doing something when nothing would yield a better result. Doing nothing when action is required to achieve a…