Monday, March 23, 2009

Srsly. WHAT WERE YOU -THINKING-!?!

Wachel Lucas complains about the (lack of) broadband connection at her 'flat' in Britain.
Not that I keep tabs on her or anything, but when did she move there, anyway?

At the end she says:
Just do not give me advice on this issue or I will cut you.
No, Dearie. Wouldn't dreeeeaaaam of it.
The only advice I would give you is too late to be given:
FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY! --DON'T--MOVE--TO--ENGLAND!!!!!

Tip o' me 'att to: Sifu McCain

Saturday, March 21, 2009

"What's Important is that we teach our children the fundamentals now,"

...So that they can be successful in whatever nightmare scenario that they may find themselves in!

Onion News Network (the last honest network news outlet) asks:

Are Violent Video Games adequately preparing children for the apocalypse?

We all knew those hours in front of the screen were a profitable way to spend our time:
playing video games all day alone and friendless is simply the best way that we have to prepare our children for a life of solitude in a barren wasteland.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Lesson at the feet of the Master

As I am a recently inducted disciple into Sifu McCain's Blog-fu Academy, I take every opportunity I can to show I've learned a lesson. In this case, Shameless Obedience to Rule 2.

So when the Wise and Powerful Master hands the keys of his blog over to Dr. Freaking S. Goodblog, PhD, and said doctor says to link his post (and tell Smitty you linked it), That's what I DO!

So there's the link (right above). And soon followeth from me the email to Smitty.

UPDATE (next morning): Well, I got my link from the good Dr. Which is kind of a mixed blessing (as many things in life are).
~On the one hand, he posted my email verbatim!
~On the other hand, it was posted under this heading:
Update II: How not to do it when emailing smitty
~On the third hand (yeah, I'm weird like that) I attracted the notice of the Master himself and received this (see comments of this post):
Robert Stacy McCain said...

Righteous fu!

March 21, 2009 12:53 AM
So young padawan, what have you learned today?
I learned that Smitty is a very good platoon Sergeant (I know, he was Navy, but go with the metaphor here). One of his jobs is to be firm, even harsh, to make sure the lesson sticks. This also gives the lieutenant a chance to look good by coming along with a kind word to lift you back up.
I also learned this: Sifu McCain may be bold and brash, and may even seem 'scornful' of his padawans, but the proper response of a padawan of the Blog-fu Academy is not to grovel, but to be bold and brash in return. I can DO THAT.
Absorbing this lesson has earned me much experience. Perhaps I will level up soon!

Correction: By all that is FU, I -WILL- level up soon! Doubt me not on this.

Silver lining? Well, aluminum lining maybe?

or, Pining for the 'Good New Days'

So, just scroll down a bit and read some of my recent articles. Hit up my blog grand-father. Check out some links off The Blogfather. You know things are going crazy with this administration, and things that current 'lawmakers' have been doing for decades are coming to fruition (in the sense of deadly nightshade in bloom, that is. I know, it's not quite a fruit...gimme slack).
Yeah, it's making my head spin, and yeah, I feel like I'm going to drown off the vomit that is always hovering right at the back of my throat.
But sometimes, I read the subtext of some of the articles and I feel that the hubris and overreaching is so overwhelmingly bald-faced that maybe the pendulum will swing back. Swing back fast, and swing back -hard-.
Wouldn't it be nice if in 2010 the buzzword after a sweeping Republican wave of victory is "it'll be a long time before we let those guys get their hands on the power to do that to America again." And then in 2012 the same refrain is repeated and upheld as we swear in President Palin? It would sure be nice if 'liberal' and 'Democrat' became dirty words in America for a while, rather than 'conservative' and 'Republican.'
Perhaps that's the silver lining to all this. The sooner we get this orgy of destruction over with (because it IS going to happen), the sooner we can start cleaning up the aftermath get our heads back on straight again, and rebuild.
Of course, spend a few minutes over at this site, and the silver in the cloud starts getting obscured again...

On Death

Conservatives all know that Ron Silver has died.
I barely knew anything about the man. I definitely know who he is, and I know I've seen him in tons of movies (no, I haven't seen -all- of these). But every time I think of him, I remember him as the clones in that one movie...
(My recollection that it had Charlie Sheen in it too was rather vague, but looking up the link confirms it.)
I also knew that he had taken a huge risk in stepping out for George W. Bush in 2004. In fact, when I watched the convention that year and saw him, I was shocked. There are very few actors who admit to conservative leanings. I didn't know he was (well, had become) one of them.
Anyway, a couple fellows who knew him well, take a few minutes to remember him.
On another note, the Blogfather points out that this man has also died.
Now him, I didn't know at all. Never heard of him. Although oddly enough there is a connection in that I lived in Colorado Springs for a year, and even recall the intersection that they mention where his accident occurred.
I watch this remembrance, and I read this article, and a familiar melancholy overtakes me.
It's a regret that I didn't know these people. Obviously, there would have been little chance that I would have personally known either of these two, and why should they have ever known me? But just the same, I feel the poorer that I never did.
I've gone to memorials of people that I didn't know very well but for some reason I was connected second or third hand, and when the folks would stand up and talk about their departed loved one, that feeling would come over me. I'd kick myself. Why, oh why hadn't -I- taken the time to get to know them that well? But obviously, you know who you know; you don't know who you don't know.
Does anyone else get that feeling? Does everyone? It happens to me each and every time someone I 'know' dies, and even sometimes when the write-up is so well done about a person I don't know at all.
Wow. Didn't I just go all emo.

Postscript: I tried to search on the web to share a specific hometown example I was thinking of, but had no luck. In the searching, I stumbled across an obituary list from my old town's paper, and discovered another example. Never knew the man (and also never ran afoul of him), but heard his name frequently throughout the couple decades I spent there. Huh. Too bad I never knew him.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Save Amy Alkon!

I'm adding her column to my blogroll, because Amy asked Dr. Helen to ask me to.
I would have done it for Amy directly, but I read it on Dr. Helen's blog first.

In fact, I'm adding Dr. Helen, too.
If you're a man, you need to be reading them. They are two of the very few women out there who actually are rooting for our half of the species to survive.

If you're a women, you need to be reading them. 'Cuz our half of the species wants to survive. And I'd hate to see you in a position to be sorry we are gone.

Cheers!

I -REALLY- wanted to fisk MoDo.

That would have been a great way to start my personal quest to adhere to Rule 4.

But, oddly enough, I'm mostly okay with her current column.
1) She's actually -poking fun!- at our Sociopath-in-Chief!
2) She correctly points out that Obama can't even get outraged unless a teleprompter tells him to.
3) She's talking about capitalism like it's good thing! That's way more clear-headed than I ever expect from her...

The only thing that stands out to me is that she (like everyone else) is WAY too focused on those piddly bonuses, allowing herself to be distracted from the nearly 100 BILLION dollars that went straight out of taxpayers pockets, thru AIG and right to France and Germany. Not to mention that none of us would have had to worry about where this money was going if we never gave it to them in the first place.

This is more what caught my eye:
Geithner, who comes from the cozy Wall Street club, and Liddy believe it’s best to... keep on board the same people who invented the risky financial tactics so they can unwind their own rotten spool.
Of course Geithner believes that! It's the same kind of attitude that got him on at the Treasury. The idea that even though he's a disgusting Tax Cheat, only he could plot the course for American economics in these troubled times. Riiight.
Isn’t that like giving bonuses to the arsonists who started a fire because they alone know what kind of accelerants they used to start it?
“Their mythology starts with the false premise that these are irreplaceable geniuses,” says Cuomo.
Careful there, Cuomo, you're hitting Geithner a little too close to the jewels with that one.

Sigh. I'm sorry, Blog-grandfather. I'll try to do better on the rule 4 action next time. I promise.

Zero Hour. or: Sitemeter is evil

Stacy McCain warned me. (this graf is buried in the rule 2 section of the post...)
Every beginning blogger confronts the Zero Hour. You've been blogging steadily for a week or two, sending around e-mails, trackbacking where you can, trying to develop some kind of regular traffic. And then, late one night, you think you might have finally composed your first Instalanche-worthy post and you e-mail it to Glenn Reynolds. You go to bed like a 7-year-old kid on Christmas Eve, then wake up at 4 a.m. and check your Site Meter to discover that your latest hourly traffic is . . . ZERO.

At which point, you want to swallow a handful of sedatives, wash it down with a quart of bleach, slit your wrists and stick your head in the oven. You are a complete and utter failure.
Clever S. Logan hinted at it too:
Where were we? Oh, yes, blogs as babies. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that the two are similar in every way. Just most every way. Once you begin blogging, you enter a veritable time warp (they grow up so fast!), then there are the necessary (checks clock) 5:34 a.m. feedings postings, and last but not least the joy you receive from watching it grow. And, by "grow," I mean habitually checking your Site Meter and announcing to no one in particular—because the room is empty—“Whoo-hoo! Two more pageviews ... Oh, wait, I think those were from me.”
(Although, for the record, setting sitemeter to ignore my own visits is the first thing I did. The only thing worse than getting no hits at all would be to realize that all the hits I'm getting were only me. )

But I thought I wouldn't succumb to it. I know I don't get read. I only added the sitemeter account to explore the technology that was being talked about.

But now I've experienced Zero Hour. Makes me a little trembly...
Fortunately, having already read about it, and how to press through it, I'm doing (mostly) okay.

And, whoever it is out there in Shawnee, Kansas that has checked back in here three days in a row; Thank You! I'll have something new up for you in just a few minutes.

Monday, March 16, 2009

AAArrrrggghhhh!!!

So, I was going to start this post out as a rant about our Sociopath-in-Chief. And how sociopaths, who by definition have no conscience, will change their tune at will.

For which, I would present exhibit 2,547,329:

Administration is open to taxing health benefits

Because, as even this article mentions, it's a direct flip-flop from what Obama espoused on the campaign trail. Remember: a sociopath will say whatever it takes to make you do what they want.

All that is the easy part. So consider it ranted.

So in reading the whole article, I'm given another reason why I guess I'm not a republican...
The administration’s receptivity to the idea is owed partly to the advocacy of Mr. Baucus, whose committee has jurisdiction over tax policy and health programs, and to support from Republicans. (emphasis, disgustedly, mine)
and:
Those who want to tax benefits in whole or in part make two main arguments. They say the tax exclusion is a generous subsidy that insulates employees from the true costs of health care, leading them to demand more of it and driving up overall costs. Critics also say the policy is unfair because it favors higher-income people. “It’s too regressive,” Mr. Baucus said. “It just skews the system.”
Generous subsidy? It's PART OF MY COMPENSATION!! Every year, my employer sends a booklet out to -each- employee (all 35,000 of us) outlining just exactly how we're compensated. My healthcare insurance is listed with an exact dollar amount showing me just why I'm not getting paid more cash per hour in wages then I am. For many people (based on anecdotes from my HR people) the -benefits- are often a bigger motivator than the hourly wage. I think we're all aware that our health care plan is valuable and costly.
And again, since when is -not- being taxed, a SUBSIDY?!! -not- being taxed, is the government stealing less of MY MONEY. And on those rare occasions I do take advantage of my HARD EARNED health care benefit, I still have to pay a co-pay. And/or a deductible. And if I need a prescription, it's a generic or my copay is higher. Correct me if I'm wrong (and I'm not) but charging more if you don't choose the generic, and having to pay co-pays/deductibles -are- ways to encourage the managing of costs.

Here's another case of where people hear what they want to hear. You've been thinking the government is always pointing the finger at someone other than you. So you're just fine with the government 'sticking it to' whoever it is they're talking about.
Well I don't know if you noticed or not, but any of you out there who have an employer provided health plan? -You- just became "higher income people." Why, that's only one step away from... well, that's practically "THE RICH". All you greedy, employer provided health-plan having fiends! YOU'RE WHAT'S WRONG WITH AMERICA!!!
Yeah, government, STICK IT TO ME! Er. THEM!!

...And here's the sad part (and where schadenfreude exacts a karmic 'comes-around' cost). If you read the article, you'll find that it's going to be democrats and (spit) unions who are going to be fighting to keep employer paid healthcare tax exempt. Ghaaahhhh.

The Song is Ended (but the melody lingers on)

So, have you thought about this?

I don't do MMORPG's myself. I have a tough enough time accomplishing things in meatspace, I'm not going to pay actual money on a monthly basis just to feel guilty that I'm not achieving online.

But, I do have this blog that I'm trying to kick into gear. And I'm sure over time I'll be making more online connections. So the article got me thinking.

And by the way, I googled the lyrics to make sure I quoted the title of this post correctly. I've never actually heard the song, but holy crap! When you're thinking about the subject of death, and then you read those lyrics, wow. Something gets caught in your eye there, just for a second...

Speaking of Schadenfreude...

Picture me dancing like Snoopy. Nose in the air, ears flapping, paws thumping against the ground.
SEATTLE - The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which has chronicled the news of the city since logs slid down its steep streets to the harbor and miners caroused in its bars before heading north to Alaska's gold fields, will print its final edition Tuesday.
Die! Die you disgusting Libtard Agitprop rag! Die!

Well, not yet. They're going 'online only'. Which means actually, that if they do it smartly, they could actually be the first major city newspaper to successfully change their model. If you're a fan of Hugh Hewitt, you know for years he's been telling the same thing to any newspaper that will listen. So perhaps I'm premature on this.

But, there is this little blurb, too:
The (Seattle) Times, which also has been losing money and cutting jobs, has long sought to end the joint operating agreement, arguing it threatened the survival of both newspapers. However, ending the deal could be problematic because now the Times will shoulder losses alone during a weak economy... (emphasis and parentheses mine).
So to the Times I say:

Die! Die you (other) disgusting Libtard Agitprop rag! Die!

:-)

And now we get to Josh Marshall...

Umm..You know, he mostly has a point here, if you ask me...
Especially this line:
I don't believe the bonuses themselves are the heart of the matter...
But three things:

Number 1:
We're collectively taking our country's future in our hands, spending vast sums of money to keep these companies from suffering the consequences of their own folly...
-We- are not collectively taking our country's future in our hands.
Let me fix that for you:
The Government has taken control of our country's future, using our (stolen!) money.
There, much better.

Number 2:
...it fuels the impression that the whole enterprise is not what it seems, not what we've been told, that in addition to picking up the tab we're being played for fools.
okay, duh. Welcome to the party. Does the lump from that cluebat hurt much?
And...This is kind of a mirror in a mirror thing going on. If Josh's assertion is actually correct here and AIG is playing 'us' for fools, then what really happened is AIG played the government for fools. "We" have already been played for fools by the government. Well, more like suckers. Patsies? Whipping boys? What's the word here, really?

Number 3:
...and what makes it such a dangerous moment for the White House -- is the jarring image of the administration's impotence.
Hey, no rebuttal here. I agree. The administration is impotent. And incompetent.
Schadenfreude? Me? No.
Well...actually, really; no. Because I'm here paying for all this crap right along with the head-cases that back this administration.

Uh oh. I'm creeping into that "I want him to fail" territory, aren't I...? Eh. More like walking proudly.

O.B.A.M.A.


Was emailed this today. Yeah, we tried to tell you all....

(click pic to embiggen)

Another BRILLIANT idea! Not.

So Aaron Zelinsky, whoever he is, chimes in with his little take on how the 'AIG Bonuses' should be handled.

Larry Summers: Stop the AIG Bonuses. Yes you can.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner should direct the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to challenge the AIG bonuses as unreasonable compensation under the Internal Revenue Code. Finding the AIG bonuses to be unreasonable compensation would render them nondeductible for federal tax purposes, and would strengthen potential shareholder derivative suits to recapture The Great AIG Giveaway.
So, instead of the money going out in bonuses, it's going to go straight into lawyers' pockets to cover the expenses incurred when AIG defends itself?

Well, If America is going to use taxpayer money to ultimately fund attorneys (even more than they already will be), may I humbly suggest that we just cut out the middleman? If I must have my (stolen!) tax money go to an attorney, then I humbly suggest we write a check to Hugh Hewitt, and one to Glenn Reynolds. (shouldn't forget Ron Coleman).
Wouldn't -that- be the Mother of All Hits to the tip jar? Hey, you've got Griffon to thank for that one, guys! Love ya!

Again, we have some pogue missing the forest for the trees. AIG giving money out in bonuses is not the issue here. It's the fact that no taxpayer money should have ever been put in a position to be used this way! How about we rescind the rest of the bailout? Stop throwing good (stolen!) money after bad!

What do -I- think about this AIG stuff?

I think it's time to stop here for a moment and tell you about my perspective on the whole AIG bonuses thing.

Frankly, I -am- outraged. But my outrage goes way back before this.

I personally don't blame AIG at all for this.
The only reason anybody at AIG still has a job, and is therefore in a position to get a bonus at all, is because our Nanny State, thieving, bloated government stepped in and stopped the process of natural selection. If the government had just stayed out of this, like should have been the case from the beginning, AIG would be gone now, and taxpayer money wouldn't be involved.
By handing over a huge chunk of (stolen!) cash to AIG, the government told AIG that instead of folding, they would still be a going concern.
Well guess what? Going concerns conduct their business!!!
Going concerns pay off their debts.
Going concerns meet their contractual obligations.
Going concerns give the bonuses to the people they owed bonuses to.

Yeah, nobody should be getting bonuses. The firm should be GONE.

Yeah, I'm outraged. But it's not at AIG. I'm outraged at our government for all of this.

See, this is why it was a baaaaad idea...

But no...
Don't listen to us. Again we see the consequences of the Liberal fantasy that "bad things aren't your fault." That it's government's role to save you from yourself.
Come on. You act surprised? You act shocked? Shocked?
Did you ever stop to think that maybe when a drunk guy staggers out of a bar and asks you for some money, he's going to take that money and go inside and buy another?
And you're going to act surprised?
Ass.

PS. I have to giggle here a little bit.
Obama vows to Try to block bonuses.
hehe. The Sociopath-in-Chief. The "most powerful man in the World" is going to...try.
You go, you! Because as a Liberal, I know: it's not whether you actually accomplish anything or not. The validation of you as a person is in the 'try'ing.

Ooooh. Hey everybody! Mark this down:
I Griffon, vow to try to win the Tour de France this year.
I Griffon, vow to try to land on the moon this year.
I Griffon, vow to try to cure cancer this year.
There, I feel so much more validated already!

I guess triviality is a matter of perspective...

Just wanted to direct your attention to this article:

...Too much attention on triviality distracts us from critical decisions...

so:

2% of a disgusting spending bill is 'triviality'

1/10 of a percent of a bailout is cause for outrage...

hmmm.
I know I'm poking fun here. Some may say there's an obvious difference...

I say there's no difference at all: Squandering 2% of a sum acquired by generational theft from American citizens is just as outrageous to me as 1/10 of a percent of a different sum acquired by generational theft from American citizens. Because, you see, it's all 100% disgusting, 100% criminal, 100% outrageous.

UPDATE: Guess I'm not the only one who notices the Outrage discrepancy. Deeper detail there, too.

Barney Frank. Epic Fail. Again.

Let's read the words of Barney Frank, from this article today:
Rep. Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, earlier Monday charged that the move to pay bonuses amounted to "rewarding incompetence."
"These people may have a right to their bonuses. They don't have a right to their jobs forever," said Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat.
Also:
Frank said he was disgusted, asserting that "these bonuses are going to people who screwed this thing up enormously."
"Maybe it's time to fire some people," he said. "We can't keep them from getting bonuses but we can keep them from having their jobs. ... In high school, they wouldn't have gotten retention (bonuses), they would have gotten detention."
Huh. You know, we don't have to look to high school for the example here (and by the way, it's an awfully strained comparison, just to get a soundbite that rhymes...).

Here Barney, let me fix that for you:

"In a capitalist system, failed companies go out of business. They wouldn't have gotten bonuses. Their company would have crumbled out from underneath them and they'd be unemployed right now."

Too bad America doesn't operate a capitalist system anymore, huh Barney?!
Ass.

AIG Reaction

Clearly you've heard by now that AIG will be paying bonuses out to executives. This is a problem for some because AIG just got handed a fat wad of cash, stolen from you and me and given to them by the government.
Some people don't know what to write about, and quit their blog. Me, there is so much to write about, I don't know where to start...which makes me want to quit my blog!
Well, I can't let my blogmother down. And Stacy McCain is always an inspiration to look to for what writing can be like, and how writers keep on writing.
I thought about making one big post about all the AIG crap that I've been seeing spew forth. But, each point is so juicy to me I don't want it to get lost. So I'll be making a series of posts.
(Barney Frank, I'm looking in your direction. You too, Huffington Post! I'm not leaving you out of the mix either you, you, Joshua Marshall you!)
Stay tuned this evening!

(updated to point the Huffington Post link to the right story...)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Huh. Maybe I'm not a Republican, then...

Republican Principles:
I'm a Republican Because...
...
...
...
I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.
Hmmm. Well that's not really true I guess. It's more like I believe the Republican party is only slightly less overwhelmingly hostile to the principles I believe in then the 'Democrats.'

But that too is becoming less true when the likes of Meghan McCain, David Frum and David Brooks style themselves Republicans.

I'm not a Republican, I guess.

Friday, March 13, 2009

This is the way the world ends...

Okay, look. Go Here. Read it all. Believe it.
Or don't. Your disbelief won't be my problem if this guy's right.
It will be yours.

Added to my blogroll.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

About our new Lord and Messiah...

In my daily perusal of Stacy McCain's blog, he mentions this blog, by Cynthia Yockey. In reading that blog tonight, I came across a couple articles that explain Barack Obama pretty well, and also give some insight into why so many people are drinking his Kool-aid.

Don't do what I did, and ask questions in the comments of the follow-up post, only to read the root post and have your question answered. Oops.

Here's the more recent of the two posts: "The chilling explanation of why Obama is Cool," prompting me to comment after reading it:
How do you get the duped to wake up and recognize the sociopathology they’ve been suckered by?
Here's the original post: "Understanding Obama."

In it, she answers my question...
The best thing to do is educate everyone possible about what he is and how to resist him — OMG, especially members of Congress and the press — thwart him at every turn and then get him out of office as soon as possible. Sooner is better.
She also writes in her comment section of that original post:
Please help me educate as many people as possible by e-mailing your friends to ask them to read my posts on Obama’s sociopathy. Yes, I know it’s traffic for me, but the more people who understand Obama the more everyone will know not to take the bait he puts out because it ALWAYS has a hidden hook.
So, asked and answered. And here I am, taking her very sound advice.

Click here!!

and then,

Click here!!

Small update: I'm adding a new label to my blog. Sociopath-in-Chief.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

List of the day (no, not one every day...)

So I'm over at Wil Wheaton's place, reading that he's going to take a bit of a break while he focuses on the current stretch of a book he's writing. He leaves us with some tidbits including this:
Hey, this'll be fun: you can have any four classic arcade games in the world. Maintenance and cost aren't a factor, and there's no ROM swapping. Which ones to you pick? It's really tough, but more fun if you don't spend a ton of time thinking about it, so it's right off the top of your head. Here are mine:
1. Robotron
2. Spyhunter (sit down version)
3. Galaga
4. Tempest
You also get one pinball machine. I pick Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Well, I wasn't much of a pinball player at all, so I'm going to pass on that. But I'll bite on the 4 arcade games:

1: Williams' Defender
(For some reason I always remember not just the title, but the company...)
2: Tempest
(I was really going to say this, even before I got to his #4)
3: Super Cobra
(I remember the game vividly, fuzzed on the title; had to look it up)
4: Tutankham

Amended: I take it back, for pinball, I say Quicksilver. Wow, pretty old school compared to Wil's pick. But, it's the one I played!
I'm labeling this post under wish list, cuz yeah I'd take any one of these in working, stand up form!

That'll teach me!

So, I was following a link from Stacy McCain, to the blog of one of his blog-children. I posted a little comment there, and left my URL for this blog. It occurred to me that since I haven't posted in forever, and never did add The Other McCain to my blogroll, I might as well come over here and do that.
Well, in what seemed like only minutes, the first comment on my blog, ever (except from my brother) comes rolling in:
S.logan said...

Jeremy,
Glad to see you added Stacy! As you said, his influence can't be underestimated. In fact, he's the one who got me embroiled in this blog thing just a few days ago, and already I've managed to be called "sweetits" and a "heartless child-hating blogger." Ah, well, such is life. I look forward to checking in with you often!
You see what she did there at the end; right?
Just when I thought I was out, they PULL me back in!!!

Well, actually, I wasn't 'out'... It's just that so many other people say things so much better than I do, and there's always something else I'm engrossed in, that I never end up blogging.
But, S. Logan is indeed clever (and subtle, huh?). So here I am, trying my hand again. I never really had a 'blog parent.' I was following some blogs, my brother had one, I wanted to do a couple posts, so I started one. So, I guess I'm going to dub Ms. Logan my adoptive Blog-Mother. Let's see if her influence and (guilt trips) motivate me any better!
You see what I did there at the end; right? :-)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Long overdue addition to the blogroll

Cast your eyes over to the right column briefly, and you'll see a shiny new addition to my blogroll: The Other McCain.
I've been reading him on a daily basis for at least a good 6 months now. Considering my last post was in September of last year, it's probably no surprise to see that I'm tardy on my blogroll updating as well.
Stacy McCain is currently a freelance journalist in the DC area. (I guess those of us who don't originally hail from Washington State would say he's "in Washington." But since I'm from Washington (state) he's 'in the DC area.' Suck it up.
Speaking of where froms, Mr. McCain is from the South, specifically Georgia and I gather, Alabama. As a recently repatriated citizen of the Great State of Georgia, it's nice to read his mentions of and passionate defenses of the South.
Stacy McCain has quickly become a large influence on me and my thinking about politics, and Conservativism in general. He takes over that spot from Hugh Hewitt. I still appreciate good Brother Hugh, but Stacy's got a fire that Mr. Hewitt just can't match lately, and that resonates much more with me. Check him out, and blogroll him: WOLVERINES!!
 
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