Introducing The Daily Impromptu

One of the goals of this site was to focus on longer, more in-depth articles on a given topic rather than shorter pieces containing little more than a link and a quite note. I’d rather be a “thinker” rather than a “linker”.

However, there are times when all I can do is provide a quick note or aside, and that’s what The Daily Impromptu is all about. The Daily Impromptu is where you’ll find quick notes, links, and other bits of mental flotsam that doesn’t quite have enough to make the front page, but still is worth a mention.

And of course, there’s no better way to start off than by thanking the incomparable Mitch Berg for his effusive praise of this site.

London Attack Impromptus

In London, Tony Blair expressed shock that the London Underground bombers were Britons. Has he ever heard the kind of vile hatemongering that comes from places like the Finsbury Park Mosque? London has long been a center of radical Islam in Europe. Thankfully, that’s soon to change. Sadly, it came at the cost of dozens of lives.

Reports have indicated that the Tavistock Square bomb was exploded by a suicide bomber. His head apparently was severed from his body and found in the debris.

We have his head, all we need is the pike — pour discourager les autres

Economic Impromptus

Bush has made the national debt spiral out of control!… Oh, wait…

But Bush has caused millions to lose their jobs!… Oh, wait…

But under Bush the rich aren’t paying their “fair share” and revenues are falling… Oh, wait…

And this was supposed to be the worst economy since the Great Depression…

Geography 101

No, Afghanistan is not an Arab country. Afghans do not speak Arabic, they speak a Farsi dialect, Pashtun, Tajik, or Uzbek. Very few know much more Arabic than a few prayers and Qur’anic verses. They are not ethnically Arab. Just about the only thing that the Arabs and Afghans have in common is Islam. As great as Afghan democracy is, it is no substitute for dealing with the problems of the Arab world.

Thus ends this lesson in World Geography 101.

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