Saturday, 31 December 2011

Meta

Around the neighborhood...

Loose Ends  Dept
Departin’:
Breda hangs it up (November 22):
My Work Here Is Done:  Every woman in my life now either has or is considering a gun for self-defense...
and Joanna shuts it down (December 14):
I've decided it's time to shut it down and start something new.  Ta!
Reminder:  Dormant blogs do not excuse one from missing blogmeets (see below).

Movin’:
The Confederate Yankee folks have relocated:
Mike [McDaniel] is launching his first solo blog, Stately McDaniel Manor...

I’ll [Bob Owens] be moving to my own self-named blog, which will consolidate the future political blogging I’d previously done on CY with the gun-writing I’d been doing at Bob's Gun Counter...
Convalescin’:
While I was distracted elsewhere, Brigid took Barkley for an icy walk...
Just a word of advice.  If youve spent 30 something years running, carrying big back packs, flying jets, rock climbing, dodging trouble and giving a cat a bath, do NOT try and walk your 90 pound lab down an icy sidewalk when a female golden retriever is going the opposite direction.  Just saying.
...and blew out her knee (ouch!).  She appears to be taking it well (well, as well as could be expected):
This last week, I did use one of the store scooters at the big box mart as there was no way I could get through the store on crutches for what I needed...

The scooter was sort of fun, though one of the greeters came over and asked if I needed help operating the controls (which consisted of forward, backwards, right and left).  Granted it might be more difficult than the T-39 (which was built when someone was having a sale on Relays) but I was good to go, thanking them for their help...  I was not only able to do a cookie in the chicken aisle, I found that the displays in electronic made for great S patterns at top speed.  I also disovered that fat guys with carts containing 200 bags of Tater Tots can move surprisingly fast when faced with a redhead in a Springfield Armory T-shirt, converging...
Enough to give anyone pause.  Best wishes for a quick recovery.

Meetin’:
Either the last blogmeet of 2011 or the first blogmeet of 2012 is in the works for Sunday (yes, that’s tomorrow).  Email Roberta X for details.

Happy New Year, y’all!

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Friday, 30 December 2011

Linkage

Now who do I know who’s clever enough to name a tomcat “Asbo”?



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Tuesday, 27 December 2011

In Passing

Ten years of Daily Pundit...


...deserve more than a passing mention around here.  So congratulations to Bill Quick for hitting the ten-year mark over the weekend.  Long may ye rant!

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Reviews

Old-School bloggery, now in “print”

Old News but Good News  Department

Assembling this comment in honor of Bill Quick’s 10th Blogiversary led me to revisit some long-dormant links in my blog list.  Imagine my pleasure to discover that Will Warren, whose trenchant verses offered clarity and encouragement in the days after 9/11, has assembled them into a Kindle book.  (Actually, he did it over a year ago.  Why have I not heard of this?)

I’m off to snag my own copy [right here!], but on my way out the door I’ll give Unremitting Verse an unreserved recommendation, sight unseen.

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Saturday, 24 December 2011

In Passing

To my Readers, Lurkers, and Lookers-on...


... a Very, Merry Christmas.

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Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Clipfile

Clipfile - December 21, 2011

"Conservatives will never win by meeting the Left halfway to the Eurosocialist tar pits; they’ll win by unequivocally stating and defining the irreducible principles of liberty and Constitutional government, again and again and again.” - Mike Hendrix

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Saturday, 17 December 2011

In Passing

They should try this more often...


Sierra Club President Michael Brune:

We’ve got Republicans in Congress who are willing to hold the entire government hostage simply to give a Christmas present to industry.
Wow!  Somehow the congressional Republicans found enough guts to advance the Republican agenda by "hold[ing] the entire government hostage.”  Horrors!  Keep this up and, next thing you know, they’ll be acting like the Democrats, instead of a like a bunch of candy-assed wimps.

And Michael, from where I sit a more stable oil supply combined with lower energy prices makes a pretty good Christmas present for everybody, not just industry.   Well, everybody who doesn’t want us to freeze in the dark, that is.  Unlike many of your friends in the Progressive Establishment.


Elsewhere:

But It Never Stops Dept:

Via:  Ace

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Wednesday, 07 December 2011

The Press

Protecting the agenda

Sins of Omission  Dept
Tim Blair:
Can you write a full-length story about...

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In Passing

Sidwell Friends celebrates Pearl Harbor Day

Radical Follies  Dept

...with a Japanese lunch menu.

"Completely coincidental” says associate head.

Yeah, sure.

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The Press

Althouse finds propaganda displacing objective news coverage, gets confused...


Ann Althouse:

This isn’t serious analysis of what the state did and the real effect on workers.  It’s more of an effort to propagate hysteria.
That’s the whole point.

Via: Insty
Previously.

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