The (Saudi) King is Dead; Long Live the King (Or: The Many Challenges For King Salman)

First, a Lion King reference.  Now, to serious business. What's it mean to be a king?  Our popular image is of some bro, richly dressed, sitting on a fancy throne, throwing edicts left and right and being waited on hand and foot.  Most importantly, we believe a king can do as he likes; he's the … Continue reading The (Saudi) King is Dead; Long Live the King (Or: The Many Challenges For King Salman)

Saudi Arabia is going to make MERS a lot, lot worse

The Scientific American had a lovely article about how MERS, the Saudi version of SARS, is going to kill a great deal more people than it ought to. As I've already noted, Saudi Arabia is a horribly run place. This MERS outbreak is a glaring example of how incompetent the government there really is. (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=saudi-silence-on-deadly-mers-virus-outbreak-frustrates-world-health-experts) … Continue reading Saudi Arabia is going to make MERS a lot, lot worse

Why Saudi Arabia Is Doomed

(January 9th, 2016: So this post is super popular, but probably not for the right reasons.  Some of you are here for porn: this is not porn.  It has never been porn, and it was my mistake for swearing in this post.  So it's been edited for swearing to cut down on that traffic.) Even the … Continue reading Why Saudi Arabia Is Doomed