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In The Mailbox: Pre-Death March Edition

Posted on | March 25, 2015 | 8 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Since I have the day off today, I thought the least I could do before sloping off to Minnesota to visit friends and family was get caught up on all the stuff people have been sending me, to say nothing of hitting the highlights from Feedly. First, though, a couple of books, since I’m not going to be around tomorrow for the usual Thursday book post. First, Megan McArdle’s The Up Side of Down, subtitled “Why Failing Well Is The Key To Success”. This is an affecting little book, since it draws on McArdle’s own experiences of failure and recovery, but it has a few things to say about how America is built to encourage people to bounce back from failure and how “helicopter parents” are screwing their kids over by insulating them from the experience of failing at precisely the time when they’re best able to adapt, react, and overcome it. This is well worth reading, and I suggest you pick it up at the library if you can’t afford to buy a copy. The second book I want to mention is Herman Wouk’s The Hope, an epic novel tracing the history of Israel from its birth in battle back in 1948 to its shattering success in the Six Day War. I haven’t read any Wouk since War and Remembrance back in my active duty days, but I remember him as a great writer and am looking forward to this; it is currently free through the Amazon Prime lending library and just $1.99 otherwise. Heck of a deal. Finally, as a follow-up to my previous book post, I cashed in some Amazon gift certificates to get the Kindle edition of Jack Vance’s Demon Princes.

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Proof Positive: The Monuments Men, ISIS And Empire
The Camp of the Saints: “We Mustn’t Hurt Preciousss. Bad, Nasty Hobbitses!”
Shark Tank: Obama Still Upset over Netanyahu’s Win, May Turn To UN For Help
Michelle Malkin: The NAACP’s Fomenters Of Fear
Twitchy: “Surreal Times” – Remember What Susan Rice Said About Bergdahl? These People Do
Tom Kratman: China Doesn’t Really Want To Go To War

American Power: Wind Turbines Bring Large-Scale Massacre Of Birds At Altamont Pass
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Don Surber: Norman Borlaug – He Saved A Billion Lives
Jammie Wearing Fools: Students Told To Wave “Jazz Hands” At Conference Speakers, Because Whooping And Clapping Might Be Too Scary
Joe For America: “Black Brunch” Protesters Target, Harass, And Disrupt White Patrons
JustOneMinute: Wall Street To Hillary – Go On, Take The Money And Run
Pamela Geller: British Jihadi Calls On Muslims To Kill UK Home Secretary Theresa May
Protein Wisdom: Person Putting “Whites Only” Stickers Up Around Austin Turns Out To Be Social Justice Warrior
Shot In the Dark: Trulbert! Part XXXII – Twerking With The Devil and Part XXXIII – Snap
STUMP: Obamacare Tax Watch – H&R Block Notes Shoe Yet To Drop
The Gateway Pundit: Pro-Amnesty Democrat Shouted off Stage By American Patriots At USC
The Jawa Report: Actual Sandcrawler Used In Suicide Bombing
The Lonely Conservative: Press Gave Hillary A Standing Ovation After She Refused To Take Questions
This Ain’t Hell: Lawyer – Bergdahl To Be Charged With Desertion
Weasel Zippers: Planned Parenthood Supporter Throws Molotov Cocktail At Prayer Group Outside Abortion Provider
Megan McArdle: Rolling Stone Fails A Police Fact Check
Mark Steyn: A Tale of Two Rapes

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8 Responses to “In The Mailbox: Pre-Death March Edition”

  1. Proof
    March 25th, 2015 @ 7:37 pm

    Now’s the time to go to Minnesota. The snow has melted and the giant mosquitoes have not yet spawned. Bon voyage!

  2. Wombat_socho
    March 25th, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

    And I’ll be inside most of the weekend. Maybe I’ll have some cosplay pictures for Rule 5 Sunday’s Easter Double-Dip Edition.

  3. Proof
    March 25th, 2015 @ 8:05 pm

    Pity. Spring and Fall are the only two habitable seasons in MN.

    We’ll look forward to the pictures!

  4. BillClintonsShorts17
    March 25th, 2015 @ 9:07 pm

    Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

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    March 26th, 2015 @ 5:17 pm

    I wouldn’t rule out more snow but Wombat, Minicon, still?

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