29 February 2008

The Inaugral Leap Day Post

wait a minute, I've been blogging for four years. What?

so anyway, to cap off a crappy week in the Stoopid Business, the link to TehFred! has gone dead. Insult, meet Injury. Injury, Insult. Dammit. I'll have to adjust the sidebar when I'm sober enough to be trusted with editing the template.

Ragin' Dave's thumb has healed up and he is back to posting. He's on a roll: from Iraq vs. Congress

The Democratic Party coming into power in 2006 had set 6 benchmarks for themselves and have not accomplished a single one
Scrolling down, do go read Whoa.... somebody from HOLLYWOOD said that?

If your time is limited, read this one: Passing it on. A taste:
A history lesson, seen at BabyTrollBlog, from Mostly Cajun. History is to be learned from, otherwise we keep making the same mistakes over and over. So let's learn a little something and see if we can't make the same mistakes twice......

....The U.S. has taken more than 3,000 killed in action in Iraq. The U.S. took more than 4,000 killed in action on the morning of June 6, 1944, the first day of the Normandy invasion to rid Europe of Nazi Imperialism.

In WWII the U.S. averaged 2,000 KIA a week - for four years. Most of the individual battles of WW II lost more Americans than the entire Iraq war has done so far.

Read the whole thing. If it doesn't make you think, at least you get a good history lesson.

It's late all of a sudden, I must go. We'll again have words, soon, I'm sure.

23 February 2008

Saturday Evening Post

it's been a while since I used that title

so anyway, Capt.Ed has an interesting post up: Don't Add Rice To The Republican Presidential Recipe on the possibility that Sect.-o-State Rice could be in play for the VP slot. A taste:

The only position for she seems ready to campaign is NFL Commissioner, although perhaps not even that, given how much time Roger Goodell has had to spend with Arlen Specter of late.

I went to my DoS source, Consul-At-Arms, to see if he had weighed in on the subject, but got sidetracked by this post. The source material is here and as our benefactor Consul-at-Arms says read the whole thing. Then read it again.

Remember, it's lather, rinse, repeat. Then go buy some more.

The source material comes from Dead Men Working, a snippet of the whole:

Something happened this week to remind us that the old world, the pre-9/11 world, is still out there.

Our embassy in Belgrade was attacked. Our flag was torn down and set on fire, then the embassy itself was set on fire, and at least one person (not ours, thank God, but some woman's son nonetheless) was killed inside our building.
As it has gotten late early again, I must go. More soon, to be sure.

08 February 2008

Still trying to sort it all out

does anyone have Fred's cell phone number?

so anyway, it just keeps getting weirder and weirder. As it has gotten late early again, I'll post the shorthand and reserve the right to revise and extend at a later date.

McCain looks to be the presumptive nominee of the Stupid Party. Much ado has been made by all the cool kids (See also: Blogroll) over this; the spittle is flying even as I type.

I guess I'm to the "Acceptance" part of the levels of grief, 'cause I fired up the Blogger interface tonight to suggest possible running mates for McCain. That will have to be another story for another time; I'm thinking J.C.Watts, but what do I know?

Since I've scratched the "running mate" surface, the obvious VP choice for the Evil Party is Bill Richardson, for either Senator Clinton or Senator Obama. More on that later...

I've been following the on-going McCain / anti-McCain debate over at Rachel Lucas' place and it's fascinating reading. My brother Kim du Toit had an interesting take on the subject yesterday; he prefaces his post with this:

“If you’re having to choose between the lesser of two evils, the point is not how evil the lesser one is—the point is how horribly evil the greater one is.”
Kim is true to form in that he neither minces words nor suffers fools gladly.

Also on the subject, Consul-At-Arms links to Chaos Manor on the McCain conundrum:
"....And while I doubt that his sentiments on immigration have changed, he has said he will defer to the wishes of the Party and the nation. He is said to be a man of his word. Certainly those who would call him a squish -- for example some of the silly little neo-cons who have never faced anything more difficult than deciding whether to be independent and not go to Starbucks -- the rest of us can admire his determination. Squish he is not.

Me, I'm going to wait and see."

Just like the rest of us. As always, please read the whole thing(s).

I have a dozen of more links to add (well, 2/3 of a dozen), but now it's seriously late and I must go. More soon...

02 February 2008

My thoughts exactly

glad to see I'm not alone

via Q and O

01 February 2008

Friday Night

a veritable cornicopia of stuff

so anyway, another week in the Stoopid Business™ draws to an end. Next week's opening bell rings in fifty-three hours. Whatever the lottery is up to, it'd be enough.

My brother Thayrone e-mailed this afternoon with the link to this:

Yes, I know: it's almost ten minutes long. Watch it anyway. Don't make me stop this car.....

Being intellectually curious (as so it says on my Stoopid Business™ Performance Review, which is probably "corporate-speak" for "frequently surfs the interweb net tube thingies"), I scrubbed the speaker (Roy Beck) through AltaVista and found his Wiki entry. I see nothing amiss here, any of you heard of him before? Please advise. THX.

Elsewhere, Steve H. Graham links to Kim duToit for the (almost) 'feel-good' story of the day. Just to be 'proactive' (another gem from my Stoopid Business™ Performance Review) I'll answer before you axe: "PSH" is my brother Kim's shorthand for Pants Sihting Hysteria.

There's lots of other good stuff out there (See Also: Blogroll), Ragin' Dave and the crew over at Four Right Wing Wackos are not to be missed (click and scroll, it's all good). Ace and the gang have it going on, as well.

I'd like to be the eleventy-seventh blogger to wish Jeff Goldstein of Protein Wisdom fame a sincere and heartfelt "Happy Birthday".

It got late early again, so I must go. We'll have words again soon.