September 09, 2005

More yummy goodness

This week's Carnival of the Recipes is at a full, roiling boil over at Curmudgeonry. Stop by and check out Jordana's roundup.

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September 08, 2005

Resolving a technical issue

It might be a while before I can answer my email.

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Quote of the day

And it's from James Taranto:


"What the American people have seen is this incredible disparity in which those people who had cars and money got out and those people who were impoverished died."--Ted Kennedy on Hurricane Katrina

""--Mary Jo Kopechne on Hurricane Katrina

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September 07, 2005

Too much time on your hands

That's the only explanantion that I can find for this.

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September 06, 2005

Looks like more than a 3-hour tour

Bob Denver has passed away. Bummer.

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Some advice

Don't piss off Moxie

My contempt for Sean Penn's latest ill-fated photo-op was so profound that I simply couldn't bring myself to blog about it. Fortunately, Moxie is able express her distaste for Madonna's former plaything quite forcefully.

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September 05, 2005

Best analysis that you will see

To no one's surprise, it's from Bill Whittle. Excerpt:


Because to say we are responsible for the terrorists in the world is a way to say we can control this wolf. If we believe we made him, then that means we control him. We can unmake him. Such a worldview appeals to the left, because it gives them Godlike Mental Powers. All we have to do is act differently and he will go away. It’s complete moral cowardice, of course – but it’s understandable cowardice. It’s denial, because if all the sins are ours then all we must do is repent and the wolf will go away.

But that’s not what the wolf says. The wolf is not interested in what we do. He does not spare little lambs because they rub up against his leg and make cooing sounds. The wolf wants to swallow us whole. He wants the fight. He wants the war and the conflict. And he will keep on huffing and puffing until one of three things happen: We show him our throat, for him to rip out; or we convert to Islam and become part of his Caliphate; or we head out into the forest with a shotgun and blow his fucking head off.

I made my decision by about 8:00 eastern on September 11th, 2001. I have never regretted it.

It takes courage to fight oncoming storms. Courage.

Courage isn’t free. It is taught, taught by certain tribes who have been around enough and seen enough incoming storms to know what one looks like. And I think the people of this nation, and those of New Orleans, specifically, desire and deserve some fundamental lessons in courage.

Because we are going to need it.

Let me reiterate: Bill Whittle is a national treasure. Go read it all. Now.

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