November 2005


Just a kinda “drive-by” roundup. RW duties call… Already noted Adam’s blogs Call for Submissions: The Carnival of Christmas. Oh, did it again. ๐Ÿ™‚

Note these below. Good reads.


Stuck On Stupid: Wednesday Politically Correct Linkfest Party

“Some of the most politically correct words of 2005: Deferred Success rather than Failure- so as not to embarrass those that do not succeed. Misguided Criminals: One of the Phrases used by the BBC instead of the word terrorists

Oh, and he even mentions my favorite assinine PC term: CE (Common Era) to replace AD (Latin for Year of The Lord)


Another from Adam’s Blog:

The Priest of the Abortion God: The LA Times has an article that makes my blood boil. Its about an abortionist, William F. Harrison(the man is not worthy to be called a doctor) who has done more 20,000 abortion and had 6,000 live births. He stopped doing Obstetrics in 1991…


Peakah’s Provocations weighs in with:

You are Going to hear a Sucking Sound: The non-shalant [sic] attitude and twisted perspective consistently fed to us despite the clear and present tragedy of abortions is nothing short of devious.

Has Choose Life! started an anti-abortion blogburst or something? That’s three today…


Liberal Common Sense: Fair Taxation? The above linked post gives you all of the numbers per state from 1981 to 2003. While Ohio is finally in a situation since 2000 where it is receiving more Federal Tax money than is collected, $1.02 for 2003, I still take issue with this. Here’s why:…

Do yourself a favor: Click on the link to The Fair Tax Book in my left sidebar. Really.


The Florida Masochist: Time to boycott Birmingham Alabama? That would seem to be the fair response after Morgan Quitno Press released a report saying Birmingham was the 10th most dangerous city in America. Governor Bob Riley called for a boycott of Aruba based on one murder…

Sounds good to me. All I had to hear was “Birmingham Alabama…” Spent a long week there one night…


Bloggin’ Outloud is begging for comments. Go leave him a “Hey!” wouldja?

Search, People, Search: Recent search strings from Google reveal the inner thoughts of lurkers. I don’t mind the hits, but please leave a nice comment! ๐Ÿ™‚


IRIS Blog: More Evidence that the Rafah Deal was Another Fraud Here is more evidence of yesterday’s post about the fraudulent Rafah deal.

Well, duh, ya think?


The Florida Masochist is a glutton for punishment, fer sure.

No you don’t! Some news out of Texas. If Ms. Rector has no influence over her planned husband’s work directly or indirectly, I don’t see a conflict. However Texas laws on this could be strict, and I’m aware there are good reasons to not allow nepotism.

Not in my family.


Customerservant.com pays me a compliment. Better watch out! That kinda talk’ll get you blogrolled, bubba. heh

Living Poetry David opines that there is no poetry more beautiful than the Psalms, and references Psalm 89. Personally, I have to agree with him. The Psalms (Tehillim) contain something for just about every occasion imaginable, and are an excellent source of inspiration…


From Freedom Folks: Paying The Bill This article discusses the role of personal change in regards to the death penalty. Governors Schwarzenneger of California and Warner of Virginia must decide whether to grant clemency in two current cases.

Fry ’em sez I.


Proving his name once again, the The Florida Masochist writes:

Tear down the Orange Bowl? I was to Miami Dolphin or Miami Hurricane games about a dozen times in the late 70’s to mid-eighties but not since. The stadium was on the antiquated side back then. Seats had no backs etc. There’s been alot of history at the OB but all stadiums even…


Is It Just Me? notes Rummy talk:

Rumsfeld's Epipheny – Insurgents No More? More hyperbole as to what to call “those that wish to kill infidels”. According to Defense Secretary Rumsfeld during an epipheny(?) he realized that insurgents shouldn’t be called insurgents anymore. When asked what “those that wish to kill infidel…

Read on…


Freedom Folks is on a roll:

The Left: Demoralizing The troops Dragon Master Gunner provides today’s high blood pressure post.


Yeh, well, Ted Rall *spit* earned his place in at least the ninth circle of hell the other day… (h.t. Cathouse Chat)


The Crazy Rants of Samantha Burns aint… so crazy, that is…

How The Politicians Stole Christmas: Thanks be to Macstansbury.org for inspiring me to write this article when he sent me this link, Cox and Forkum. It is rather pitiful what Canadians are going to have to deal with for the next 55 days…


From Choose Life: The War on Christmas: Part Deux: Right on schedule and just as predicted, the war on Christmas has begun. It seems the American Family Association did a survey in which they gathered advertising inserts (totaling 280 pages) from 11 different companies placed in two newspapers…

Sing along, now: “Oh, ‘holiday tree’ we’ll chop up thee into the tiniest pieces…” Scrooges, one and all…


All for now. More later? Maybe. Gotta fly.

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As I noted in Filtering my readers, folks who view this blog in IE (especially at 800X600) may find it an unpleasant experience, given IE’s non-compliance with web standards, particularly CSS.

Well, surprise, surprise! My IE readership is filtering down a bit…without appreciably affecting my ratio of return readership or overall “unique visitors”. And no wonder: the percentage of “other” browser users is now approaching the 50% range. Given that about half the IE users are now viewing my blog at 1024X768 resolution, the still high IE using visitor number is about right. That means only a little over a quarter of visitors see the layout as really, really wonky. That leaves just really wonky, wonky and hunky dory for almost all Firefox and all Opera users.

I’m happy with that. At about the level of June (floated a bit on a Hugh Hewitt link for a while) averages and rising steadily, if Statcounter is any good as an assessment tool, and smarter people are visiting (that is, fewer IE users. *LOL* Apologies to all the smart but stubborn, cantankerous IE users out there trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. I have a bit of that in me. After all, I’ve stuck it out with Blogger, haven’t I? :-).

Back to regular programming.

…this is just too good to pass up. A discussion on Jerry Pournelle’s Current Mail page yesterday includes this gem, among others:

If we were to offer $2,500 to $5,000 a head for illegal immigrants delivered to the Border Patrol by bounty hunters, no questions asked — we don’t mind if they turn in each other — with a very stiff hard labor sentence in a chain gang for repeat offenders, it would cost at most a couple of billion dollars a year, and the more it cost the more successful it would be.

Now, Pournelle does go on to say rewards should only be given for LIVE illegals, and he does specify some restrictions to curb abuse. And, of course, he notes that such an idea would die before even budding in the halls populated by that (mostly) vermin called congresscritters.

Man. Even at the $2,500 bounty rate, I could gross about $50,000 a day here in America’s Third World Countyโ„ข… until news got out.

heh

‘K, THIS one’s linked at Diane’s Stuff (And I hope you’re feelin’ tons better, Diane. ๐Ÿ™‚

Adam’s doing something I kinda wish I’d thought of. Oh, well.

He’s calling for submissions to a Carnival of Christmas

Head on over and hit it, will ya? And check out Support Christmas – Sign The Petition at Stop the ACLU, too.

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[Yeh, Macstansbury caught me out in an inexcusable (and baffling) typo. Thanks, Mac… ๐Ÿ™‚ ]

Wednesday is OTA Day! Link here and post a, well, how did Is It Just Me? put it? Oh, yeh,

“Although there is no monetary outlay involved to participate, a donation through reciprocal recognition of this site on your site is greatly appreciated. To reciprocate – please do not use the “o” word in conjuction with the “tb” word, or the “tb” word by itself, or even the “l””l” words to give acknowledgement. If you feel really compelled to use these words any site recognition to those sites you are advertising at will probably not occur. Please practice these rules of self-censorship for continued success in traffic exchange.

What? You say that all this is clear as mud? Good. It was intended that way.”

heh

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These came in later yesterday but are still worth reading:

My Blog is Not Blogging Outloud “Me wanted to recruit . . . them horse tooth paste of which it is possible to clean foot-wear.” That’s what you get when you go to Blogging Outloud instead of Bloggin’ Outloud. Choose the real cola.

Yeh, he has a point, but I stopped drinking Pepsi products when their CEO made an ass of herself… ๐Ÿ˜‰


Another, uhm, pointed commentary by Bergbikr at TMH’s Bacon Bits:

Point – Counterpoint As is my daily practice, on November 28 I shared an article with a list of friends (and polemical counterparts), a Chicago Sun-Times article by Mary Laney, “Our accomplishments in Iraq make for a long list.”

Some good points…


BIG DOG’s WEBLOG grabs Jean Fraud sKerry by the throat and shakes his sorry… uhm, body a bit

Another Week And No 180 Another week has passed and John Kerry has failed to live up to his promise to sign an SF 180 that is completely unrestricted so that his military records can be released in their entirety. You will remember that big John promised to do this on national TV…


Now, as to catching up on my reading…

Had a nice lil blurb about Lars Walker’s “The Year of the Warrior” here, but Zoundry’s Blogwriter totally hashed that post, so I’ll just say: worth a read. Events surrounding Olaf of Norway’s attempt to subjugate all of Norway and bring Christianity to the heathen with an iron fist. (Yeh, he didn’t quite get the concept.)

My 12 (or is it 13?) year old nephew had me picking Aeschylus and Sophocles up again a short while ago. By the time I caught up with him, he was already at Oedipus at Colonus. It’s a good idea, I’ve found, to go back and read the sources of some of our cultural memes every now and then. Thanks, T.F., for the impetus.

“Who is like unto Thee?” (Ps 89). Where can you find poetry like this? Only in the Psalms.

Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.
Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.
Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.
In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.
Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.
All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.
For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.
Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.
I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.
For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.
O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.
But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.
Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast helped me, and comforted me.

Words from an adulterous murderer who found mercy… maybe there’s hope for some of us, eh?

Hit me with your best shots, folks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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…and a weak stomach, do NOT click this link. (mp3)

I warned you…

Yeh, walking through when the TV’s babbling one of those touchy-feely “PSAs” that are totally cracked, I hear:

Friends always make you laugh.”

Riiiigggghhht.

“Hey, dude, your grandma died? That’s like, so totally hilarious, man!”

Whoah! Your dad lost his leg in a freak meteor strike? Ha-ha-ha-ha… Dude, you crack me up!” [Musta been Smallville or something]

TV, so often even when it’s trying to “be helpful” it’s like a bad comic book written by monkeys on crack.

OK, so the History Channel sometimes manages to not be ahistorical and TLC is sometimes ahysterical. OK, so Smallville is the funniest nighttime soap I’ve ever even heard about. And that includes “Soap” and “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman”.

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