The Sinking of the West
Update: Steyn nails it
The miserable Captain Schettino is presently under house arrest, charged with manslaughter and abandoning ship. His explanation is that, when the vessel listed suddenly, he fell into a lifeboat and was unable to climb out.
“The feminists wanted a gender-neutral society. Now they’ve got it.”
The Costa Concordia isn’t merely a metaphor for EU collapse but â€” here it comes down the slipway â€” the fragility of civilization. Like every ship, the Concordia had its emergency procedures â€” the lifeboat drills that all crew and passengers are obliged to go through before sailing. As with the security theater at airports, the rituals give the illusion of security â€” and then, as the ship tips and the lights fail and the icy black water rushes in, we discover we’re on our own: from dancing and dining, showgirls and saunas, to the inky depths in a matter of moments.
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Obama will go down in history as the great American disaster. He is the Exxon Valdez of Presidents; I am just afraid that his ill effects will be longer lasting. Â Â Obama’s Legacy
From theÂ whopsuckerÂ (who’s got it from the Feral Irishman)