Dr Dalrymple on Berlusconi (this really is quite funny).
John Derbyshire on government workers:
“Short of the gulag, I can’t imagine any work force that would have a so-to-speak 90 percent disability attrition rate,” said Glenn Scammel, long one of Capitol Hill’s top experts on railroads. “That defies both logic and experience.”
That refers to retirees from the Long Island Railroad.
"everywhere you go in Africa there’s a Chinaman with a tiny finger in a pie" – C. Van Carter
House Hunters International . . . in Cairo.
The Four-Hour Dentist (this is funny if you’ve read Tim Ferriss).
When we add up the true size of the federal workforce — civil servants, postal workers, military personnel, contractors, grantees, and bailed-out businesses — and add in state- and local-government employees — civil servants, teachers, firefighters, and police officers — we reach the astonishing figure of nearly 40 million Americans employed in some way by government. That means that about 17 percent of the American labor pool — one in every six workers — owes its living to the taxpayer.