Saturday Links and Stuff

Last night’s Name that Plane was the Westland Welkin. Rather an interesting plane, in that it was built almost exclusively to counter another relatively obscure plane, the Junkers Ju86. The Ju86 was itself an oddity, in that it was diesel powered. Something of a failure as a bomber, it did, however, have fantastic high altitude capability, which made it a good reconnaissance platform.

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Your weekly dose of Steyn, of course.

One of the most ingenious and effective strategies of the Left on any number of topics is to frame the debate and co-opt the language so effectively that it becomes all but impossible even to discuss the subject honestly.

Jeff Goldstein at Protein Wisdom has for years railed against the Left’s use of linguistics to constrain the discussion of any topic in ways that preordain the outcome of any debate.

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Zombie cookies?

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Stolen from Gruntworks:

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If I get around to downloading the pics, we may have some Caturday today.