I donâ€™t know how many of you read the sites to the left. I doubt that anyone (except me) reads them all. So, today seems like a good day to share what has been happening over there with most of them.
Iâ€™m having trouble getting Peppermint Pattyâ€™s site to load properly. Some of the text is being covered by the third column. Is anyone else having that problem? Itâ€™s a shame because she has a story about Howard Dean and John Kerry calling for Bill Clinton to broker a middle east peace. Maybe they meant a middle east â€œpiece.â€
John Cole of Balloon Juice says that the DNC weblog is an exercise in groupthink, because comments (even comments polite in tone) questioning the party line are taken down. Johnâ€™s post attracted a particularly ugly troll. (Conservative males are â€œsister and sheep f**king redneck[s],â€ and conservative females are â€œgoat f**king slut[s].â€) Iâ€™m glad that John left the trollâ€™s comments up, which is something that apparently never would happen over at the DNC weblog.
Roger at Curmudgeonly & Skeptical cracks me up every single day. Click and scroll. Itâ€™s all great.
Misha is seriously pissed off (Surprised? I didnâ€™t think so.) at PETAâ€™s announced plans to hand out leaflets to children who attend The Nutcracker with mothers wearing fur. The leaflets depict a drawing of a crazed woman plunging a bloody knife into the belly of a terrified rabbit. Charming.
Mark at Not Quite Tea and Crumpets is back after a break, and he was a winner at the company Christmas Party. All too often the only thing one wins at such parties is a massive hangover and the gnawing fear that you may have called the wrong person an asshole.
Kathy from On the Third Hand suggests a possible design for a structure to be built on the former site of the twin towers. I used to be able to see the twin towers from my yard. I could get used to looking at this.
The Country Store is taken with the notion of millions of Mexicans in California carrying matriculas consulares, which essentially are â€œillegal alien cards.” Green cards? We donâ€™t need no steeenkinâ€™ green cards.
Ravenwood is pointing to Jackâ€™s picture of Saddam http://www.ravnwood.com/archives/002510.shtml#002510, which will send Jackâ€™s hit counter spinning yet again. Note to self. Learn that photoshop stuff.
Zombyboy at Resurrection Song reviews Return of the King. I must admit that I am beginning to feel really out of touch. I have never seen the TV show with Paris Hilton and Whathisnameâ€™s daughter. I have never seen Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and I donâ€™t know shit about Tolkein. I really have to get my shit together.
Spoons is counting backwards, starting from now and going back to the time when Libya started its negotiations to dismantle its WMD program, in order to fix the moment of â€œconception.â€ Interesting.
Bill at Bloviating Inanities had a rough time with the crowds at the supermarket and even a rougher time at the liquor trying to buy a bottle of vodka. Note to Bill â€“ Problems in Virginia? Chicken shit. Youâ€™re forgetting your Jersey roots. Come back to Jersey, where we really have crowds and store employees who, in their spare time, kick puppies.
SuperG of Babel On is back in the USA and blogging from the Garden State.
Buffy at Arrrgh has a serious case of the ass with McDonaldâ€™s new radio ad campaign. Yowza! Itâ€™s pretty clear that she was not among those who participated in the focus groups that pass on McDonaldâ€™s contemplated ad campaigns.
Ryan of Tasty Manatees posted todayâ€™s â€œfive items,â€ one of which deals with conspiracy theories surrounding Saddamâ€™s capture. One has to wonder how some of these conspiracy people continue to live with nothing but shit between their ears.
Pam at Pamibe is properly disgusted by Madonnaâ€™s venturing into the land of political endorsements. I donâ€™t know whether it is sad or comical that she apparently believes her endorsement is valuable. Yo, Madonna. Shut up and sing. On second thought, just shut up.
That’s all folks. I may well take Sunday off, as I have a lot to do, and it is my turn to tend bar at the American Legion.