September 2003



9/02/03:

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "There's something about John Kerry's terrific chiseled good looks that suggest he's ALREADY president. Looks like he's already part of Mt. Rushmore. Looks like he's already on a dime, or maybe a quarter, or maybe a shiny new half dollar. The story is already over.

"There's something about his wife looking so good. She just looks too good. She needs a Pat Nixon cloth coat make-over.

"There's something about American politics that makes you want to support the underdog. You want to watch a hero story in action -- a story of the guy who's a ZERO in the beginning and fights his way to HERO by the end. You want a guy who looks like he could lose and you can help him win by cheering him on. Kerry doesn't look like he needs our help. I'm not sure why."

--Halley Suitt

posted by Alois 09/02/03

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TODAY'S MUST-READ: Bill Whittle on that rarest of commodities... Responsibility.

posted by Alois 09/02/03

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9/03/03:

Iran Watch:

UMMM... THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS... The so-called "Women for Peace and Justice in Iran" look to be yet another group of moonbat communist kooks whose real agenda is undermining freedom and democracy all over the world and replacing it with a gray totalitarian theocracy... where the "god" is Marxism-Leninism. I wouldn't be at all surprised if Medea Benjamin (see April 2 and July 31 posts) is behind this mob--and if she's not, I'm sure they have her wholehearted support.

Sample quotes from WFPAJII:

"The history of the US involvement in Iran and in other countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Columbia, Panama, Vietnam, and countless other shows that the US has always supported the most dictatorial forces in its covert and overt operations."

--Excuse me? That statement is so brazenly anti-factual that it is actually funny.

"President Bush "supports" the demonstrations of the students in Iran but condemns the same in this country. He calls the Palestinian youth terrorists, even though they live in concentration camps under the rule of the Apartheid government of Israel."

--President Bush has never "condemned" student demonstrations in this country. And he has never called Palestinian youths as a whole "terrorists"--he has always reserved that term for people who commit terrorist acts. Of course, there are not now and never have been "concentration camps" in Israel (what a despicable use of terminology). And "Apartheid government"?!? Israeli Arabs have the same rights as Israeli Jews, except that they are not required to serve in the army.

"The only truthful reason for the involvement of US Government in Iran is in order to control the oil and gas resources of Iran, and to establish a military base there."

--Yawn. I would be willing to bet that there are very, very few Iranian students actually deluded enough to believe the drivel these homegrown American moonbats have talked themselves into believing.

To our friends in Iran: This is just a reminder to be careful. Don't let your voices of protest be co-opted by those whose only real interest is in your continued enslavement--to them.

posted by Alois 09/03/03

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AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: I don't do many plugs on this blog; that's a function fulfilled by my "personal" website.

But on Sunday night, Marla and I went to the Iowa County Fair and saw a wonderful artist--Andy Griggs. I had first heard Andy just the week before, on the radio while driving up through southern Illinois, and had liked his singing (while having no idea who he was). Well, lo and behold, there he was up on stage at this modest county fair in southwestern Wisconsin.

Not only does Andy have a great voice and a superb band, he writes memorable songs and is the picture of personability--just about the polar opposite of many of the musical celebs you see today (Your Alois was a semiprofessional musician for years, but dropped out because he couldn't stand to hang out with musicians). Does great covers, too--everyone from Waylon Jennings to Bob Wills.

I look forward to picking up Andy's CD. And if you like real country music, I would suggest that you do the same! End of plugging for today.

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9/04/03:

DAILY GAAAAAAAAAAAAZ-O-LEEEEEEEEEEEN! AWARD goes to Lexington Green of the Chicago Boyz (a Catholic himself) for this priceless little gem:

"Less forgivably, the Church's leadership does seem to harbor some vague hope that one day a vast bureaucracy will squat toad-like atop the entire world, imagining that this loathsome thing will be easier for the Church to deal with than a troublesome bunch of free and independent countries."

The only thing missing is the rim shot.

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9/05/03:

WORSE THAN THE NAZIS. Reading this amazing letter (via Andrew Sullivan) from an American battalion commander in Iraq. Once again, more than anything, I am impressed--no, the word would be revulsed--by the utter cowardice of our enemy. They are even worse than the Nazis, who at least stood and fought like men. From these simpering Iraqi thugs, attacking our troops from behind crowds of civilians or from the shelter of an ambulance, to the satanic messianists who flew the planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, to the Palestinian jihadists whose idea of "war" is blowing up buses full of civilians--never in the history of mankind has such loathsome cowardice been encountered, not by any culture, not on any continent. Indeed, the Islamofascists have taken the concept of cowardice to an entirely new level.

They are an enemy completely devoid of honor, or even any notion of what "honor" entails. They are a self-obsessed, supremely conceited brood of human garbage that not only is unable to deal with the world's other cultures on an equal footing, but fears its own women.

Try to imagine a world ruled by these unimaginably bigoted, benighted scumbags. They all must die, and the sooner the better.

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9/08/03:

TODAY'S MUST-READ: Steven den Beste on what the UN (and its stooges) really wants in Iraq, and why President Bush would be wise to make sure they don't get it. (Hat tip to Dr. DNA).

posted by Alois 09/08/03

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FIRST, READ THIS (Andrew Sullivan's capsule critique of Bush's speech last night).

Now... Speaking of hubris, we are all on the outside looking in vis-a-vis the the Bush administration's decision making process regarding Iraq. We are not privy to the daily tidal wave of intelligence and we are not on the ground in Iraq. Just perhaps, if the commander of US forces in Iraq repeatedly claims that we do not require more forces, he may be right.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: "It is a dark day for Americans when one of their two ruling parties cannot be counted on to support the flag when it is committed in battle, and when the battle is America?s response to a bloodthirsty aggressor with access to biological, chemical and perhaps even nuclear weapons." -- David Horowitz, How to Look at the War on Terror (make sure you read the whole thing, schnell! )

Nothing to me today is as profoundly disturbing as the realization that one of our country's two major political parties has decided that it is more important to deride our President--during a time of war, yet--than to own up to the very real stakes that we are playing for here... merely the survival of the civilized world. It is a complete abdication of responsibility to suggest that, in the absence of Republican prosecution of the War On Terror, the Islamofascists will simply "leave us alone," we can pump all of our war dollars back into the national kitty, and the party can go on just like it did before September 11, 2001. Do they really believe that--or, worse, do they even care?

posted by Alois 09/08/03

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THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: The American Christian left (lamentably, most of the offialdom of most of the mainstream Protestant churches, with quite a few Catholic clergy weighing in too) has been having a field day quoting Jesus' Sermon on the Mount: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." This is their favorite biblical excuse for sucking up to dictators like Saddam Hussein and letting the poor, misunderstood Islamofascists have their day in the sun.

Well, of course, I don't claim to speak for Jesus. But I don't think He might take much issue with my own interpretation of His quote in the light of present-day events:

Blessed are the peacemakers--the ones who intend to make this world much more peaceful by hunting down and eradicating every single last Islamo-murderer on the planet.

I believe in free will, like any good Protestant, and I cannot believe that Jesus would have wanted us to relinquish our free will to a throng of satanic mass murderers.

(Just an aside--in the same Sermon, Jesus mentioned that anyone divorcing his wife causes her to commit adultery, and that anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery. You don't hear many of our liberal Protestant friends thumping on that line, now do you?)

posted by Alois 09/08/03

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OH, GOOD GRIEF: I'm so glad I don't live in this city anymore (I left in the late seventies, before the Microsoft boom, before Starbucks, even before grunge rock). I can't believe these people can't find something more worthwhile to bitch about.

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9/09/03:

THAT'S IT, I'VE HAD IT. No Palestinian state.

Not now.

Not ever.

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CLARIFICATION: I wouldn't want anyone to misunderstand what I was trying to say in the post above, so let me spell out what I meant:

Fuck the Palestinians. They don't deserve a state.

Alles ist klar, Kommissar?

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9/10/03:

WHY I'M NOT PRESIDENT. I'm about to seriously lose my shit over the Ignorance That Is Fundamentalist Islam. Good thing for the world that I don't have my finger on the button.

Examples to follow.

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HOW ABOUT: "RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's religious police have declared Barbie dolls a threat to morality, complaining that the revealing clothes of the 'Jewish' toy ? already banned in the kingdom ? are offensive to Islam.

"The Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, as the religious police are officially known, lists the dolls on a section of its Web site devoted to items deemed offensive to the conservative Saudi interpretation of Islam.

"'Jewish Barbie dolls, with their revealing clothes and shameful postures, accessories and tools are a symbol of decadence to the perverted West. Let us beware of her dangers and be careful,' said a poster on the site."

I always said they were afraid of their women, but this is ridiculous. (Hat tip to Charles)

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OR HOW ABOUT: "America has a super plural society having many religions (Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Jews, Buddha?s etc). Every day, every hour or every minute?we are sick and tired of hearing in the radio, TV, or newspapers some very common (colorful) adjectives, such as: Muslim militants, Muslim terrorists, Islamic terrorists, Islamic radicals, and Islamic militants, Islamic fanatics, Al-Qeada, and Taliban. My question is that, why do not we hear about terrorists or radicals of any other religions? Why do not we hear these kind of ear-soothing colorful adjectives about those millions of atheists, agnostics or even Homosexual guys? Why it is always attached with the peaceful (?) ISLAM?" (Syed Kamran Mirza, Yahoo News Groups)

Uh, you're kidding. Right?

(Hat tip: Zee)

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Iran Watch:

YEAH, BUT AT LEAST OUR ISLAM IS PURE: Heartbreaking piece in the Washington Post about the mindset of young people in the Islamic Republic. Can the mullahs still actually believe that their revolution was for the good of the country... or have they just accepted that their country's future are simply incapable of being good enough Muslims?

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YAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWN. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. CNN put this at the top of the news?!? For shame!

posted by Alois 09/10/03

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...AND SPEAKING OF BROWN ACID: "Recently, in the news, (I don't remember where or why) some women threatened to protest some awful law or policy by disrobing and walking naked through the streets of their village - the men in power were so horrified by the thought that they bowed to the women's demands. Is it because we women have been oppressed by men that our power is in refusing to be ashamed of who we are; of our naked bodies? As we were photographed this morning I felt empowered by the Sisterhood and the tide... Women and Nature - so exploited by men..."

-Rebecca, who Strips For Peace

I think that a bunch of naked women could even march through Provincetown without horrifying the male occupants.

And they're certainly welcome to do it in my hometown any old time. We'll be the ones with the lawn chairs and the brewskis.

On the other hand... maybe this really happened--in the Islamic world? Nah, wait a minute, no way. Certainly in the multicultural Islamic world they are much more sensitive to the needs of women than they are here in the bad old male-chauvinistic West, right Rebecca?

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9/11/03:

NEVER FORGIVE. NEVER FORGET. DESTROY THE ENEMY.

sorry

sorry

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9/12/03:

THANKS, ANDREW: I don't even want to risk linking to this because it's just too good--so I'm going to reproduce it here in its entirety. I could not possibly have put it any better:

"My friend Lawrence Kaplan had a terrific little piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. Terrific because it put its finger on how quickly a cultural and political divide emerged in the war on terror. By and large, the Democratic party is now opposed to continuing this war, as currently envisaged, and want to wind it down as fast as possible, seeking diplomacy over force, denying the nexus of terror in the Middle East, eager to undo the new mechanisms law enforcement has to prevent future terrorist attacks, while engaging in Dowd-like attempts to embarrass and infantillize the men and women with the dreadful responsibility for our security. Listening to the Democratic debate earlier this week, I was amazed at how few had any strategic plans for taking the war to the enemy, how the very concept of 'enemy' seemed to unnerve and embarrass them. Similarly, the New York Times, a paper that witnessed first-hand the terror, now prefers to use the occasion of the anniversary for a classic piece of moral equivalence, comparing the murder of 3,000 innocents to the U.S. complicity in a coup in Chile thirty years ago. For these people, the first instinct is always, always, always, that the United States is morally suspect. They haven't changed. The moral clarity after 9/11 terrified them. They wanted it to go away so badly so they could switch the conversation back to the faults and evils of America.

"CLARITY FATIGUE: And they have, of course, partly succeeded - not because they managed to inflate, say, Enron's collapse into the greater event (though that was one of the more comic Raines-Krugman gambits). They succeeded in the end not by argument but by the effect of sheer fatigue. No democracy wants to believe it is under dire threat; no one wants the abnormality to endure; no one wants to absorb the truth that the war is still in its infancy and that greater atrocities lie ahead, unless we act forcefully to pre-empt them and build the kind of societies in the Middle East that are alone guarantees of our and their future peace and stability. I have made plenty of criticisms of this president; and will do so again. But he's currently the only leader in this country who actually gets the depth of our predicament and the need for innovative, enterprising and ruthless action to improve it. The paradox is that the more he succeeds and the more the threat of terror recedes, the more his opponents will take the calm as evidence that nothing much has to be done, that nothing much has been done, that America, by acting, is the real source of world conflict, and that retreat and amnesia are the cure-alls. I don't think most Americans believe this. I think they are still angry and still afraid and still determined. But they will suffer more than a thousand cuts from the September 10 brigades in the coming months and years. I remember thinking two years ago that support for the war was easy then; but the real test would be in a few years when forgetfulness would set in and complacency revived. Which means, of course, that the real test of our mettle is now. So the question is not, once again: what have we done wrong? It is: Where are we going to hit those bastards today?"--Andrew Sullivan


posted by Alois 09/12/03

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APOLOGIES... I didn't post much yesterday. Same as last year--I was just too pissed off to put anything into words.

What rises in my gorge nearly as much as the actual atrocity of 9/11 is the rising chorus of my fellow citizens who want us to "move on!" MOVE ON?!? How can we even begin to talk about moving on this early in the game? How can we move on until the Islamofascists are on their knees, begging our forgiveness (which, God willing, they will never get)? To me, September 11 happened only yesterday. And I can't seem to get it through the heads of the Dem/Lib/Clintonian nexus that the world as all of us knew it ENDED on September 11, 2001--we are at WAR now and the WAR won't be over until every last IslamoFuck is resting in pieces. Get it?

But they don't. And they won't. They think of the Clinton inaugural, Billary and Hillary swaying (arrhythmically, like Navin Johnson in "The Jerk") to the beat of Fleetwood Mac singing "Don't... stop... thinkin' about tomorrow! Don't... stop... it'll soon be here!"

It's here, folks.

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AND NOW, AS PROMISED... the first of several pix I'm going to be posting from my recent trips to the Great Plains and the Great Southland.

sorry

Travelin' Thru Texas

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KLAUS GOES OFF... at the "Fuck Bush" campaign started by a participant named "@" (gotta love the courage of these moonbats) on New York Indymedia. Typical of the way the LLLs commemorate events like 9/11. Klaus erupts thusly:

The typical indymedia (I will not dignify it with a capital I) punk must be a macrobiotically undernourished, Chomsky addled, spoiled, hypogonadic brat of SUV driving yuppie parents who just can't quite wrap their minds around the simple connection between their OWN standard of living and US power. You pathetic, ignorant ingrates. Please die.

The great thing about Klaus is that age doesn't mellow him.

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9/17/03:

ISTHMUS-BASHIN' DAY. Let's go over some of the drivel that is currently being featured in our local "indy" rag, Isthmus. How about:

Is, then, Madison perfect? Far from it. Nearly everybody has suggestions for improvement, and most of the improvements center on food and entertainment.

Most of all, you want better restaurants, and in particular better ethnic restaurants--Indian, Thai, Italian, Chinese, German, Cuban, Hungarian, Greek, Tex-Mex, soul food. As one reader put it, "authentic ethnic restaurants that have not been homogenized into bland, plastic caricatures of the real thing." You want a soft ice cream stand downtown, and a good hot dog vendor, a popcorn stand that uses real butter, a sushi bar, Chicago-style Italian beef sandwiches, a good hot pretzel stand, Philadelphia steak sandwiches and more vegetarian food. You want outdoor cafes on State Street and a "chic restaurant on the lake with a big veranda." You want a good, honest greasy spoon open 24 hours a day, and a woman's restaurant to replace Lysistrata.

You want better entertainment and more of it, especially in the winter. More jazz, later bar-closing times, a new dinner theater, more dancing places, clubs with comedy entertainment, late-night supper clubs and some good rhythm and blues.

...You want warmer and shorter winters with more snow. At least five readers wanted an ocean, and 12 wanted mountains, including one who specified an 18,000-foot peak... one simply wanted a climate dome over all ov Madison.

...We also need an improved zoo with a hippoppotamus, more and cheaper parking downtown, a Marshall Field's, nude beaches, an enclosed downtown mall, train service to Chicago, later hours at the airport, more parks that welcome dogs, more courteous and safer bus drivers, a drive-through beer depot, more decent men, fewer hostile women, more Republicans, an organized left, more blacks, fewer lawyers, more water fountains for joggers, bikers and walkers, smoke-free bars and dancing places, public boat excursions on the lakes, a good daily newspaper, an outdoor concert theater, a dome for the Muskies, a Bascom Hill escalator (and a giant slide for coming back down), a parachute jumping school, more hippies (the reader says we could import them), discount cards for people under 65, better (or some) bus service to rural Dane County, an east-side hospital, a real coffeehouse and some hang-gliding cliffs.

But our favorite response: "I'm so in love with this town, I really can't think of what it needs. Oh wait! It needs some lighted tennis courts for night play. And a cricket league."

So there you have it. Would you believe that there's a war going on? And do you see why it's university-centered cities like Madison, Cambridge and Berkeley that breed these out-of-touch leftist halfwits? Reading the above, you can see what's really important to them

A zoo with a hippopotamus. A parachute-jumping school. A "woman's restaurant" (?!?). Jesus Christ.

Thank God these lunatics live in America and not someplace else, where--no, wait, I take that back. Completely.

posted by Alois 09/17/03

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BUT HERE'S MY FAVORITE: "The encouraging fact is that there's remarkably little anti-Semitism in the United States, and none that I've been able to detect on the American left, which is amply stocked with Jews."

That's our old leftist buddy Alexander Cockburn, of gonorrhea Cockburn n' Ridgeway fame. "None that I've been able to detect"?!?! If that doesn't prove that the man has been asleep for much of the past ten years, then I don't know what does. I could easily post ten anti-Semitic statements from American leftists on this site every day, and I wouldn't run out of statements until sometime in the next millenium. A good place to start for Mr. Cockburn might be the website of International A.N.S.W.E.R., for instance. But of course, he's too much of a coward, or a nitwit, or both, to undertake such a task.

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AND, FROM THE TRIP:

sorry

French Quarter scene, New Orleans

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9/23/03:

WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS...

a) What in hell was this guy doing in the United States Military? (hat tip: Charles)

b) Why is this even being discussed? Are we funding schools or playpens here?

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DAILY GAAAAAAAZ-O-LEEEEEEEEN! AWARD goes to blogger Randal Robinson for this :

Well, hell, that [secession of the liberal "blue" states] sounds good to me. Without all that meddling from those damn socialists from the northeast and the left coast the rest of us will be free to devote all of our energy to pro wrestling, gun shows, revival meetings, cross burnings, and whatever rudimentary education is needed to keep our pickup trucks in running condition...

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Iran Watch:

Sure, it's all been orchestrated by thugs--there are no students with real, legitimate grievances, it would seem. That's why the regime resorts to tactics like this to win students' hearts:

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Tehran University, July 2003

I also liked the part about Tony Blair's statement that the Iranian students deserve "our support" (speaking to the House of Commons) being deemed irresponsible by the Iranian Foreign Ministry. Yeah, very irresponsible.

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CHICK BLOGS, Part I:

I've been wanting to write on this topic for quite some time now.

I don't know if your average man has clued into this yet, but the blogosphere is an excellent, indeed unparalleled resource for delving deeper into the female mind (& I know that there are quite a few guys out there to whom this would sound like the ultimate torture, but I'm not talking to those guys anyway--go back and play with your monster trucks, laddies, you were always better at that than getting laid anyway).

The ladies like to talk about their feelings more than guy bloggers do--this probably isn't much of a surprise, but what is surprising to me is how much of the personal stuff some gals are willing to post on the Web. My award-winners in the Up-Close-n'-Personal Dept. are Gina Marie of Size 18 Dream and Statia of Pizza Dreaming. Lotsa monologues about guys, ADD, buying stuff, and female anger.

Then there's the gals who are a little more coy and coquettish about the personal stuff--which is balanced by a definite dose of pure geekiness. Prime movers of this school include Gretchen Pirillo of Inside Gretchen's Head, Robyn of the oft-blogrolled Ain't Too Proud to Blog, Christine at Big Pink Cookie, and Lauri Mueller, the Minnesota Gardener.

In a category all by herself is Halley Suitt of Halley's Comment, who is featured on our blogroll even though I detest her predictable lib-Dem politics. Suitt is a study in complexity and contradiction--a good writer who KNOWS she's a good writer, a sexual libertarian with an overarching libido, a churchgoing Protestant, a working mother, and an absolute techno-goddess (her tech talk is just way, way past me). I never know what Suitt will post on a given day, and that's what makes her such an entertaining read.

Continued tomorrow.

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9/24/03:

CHICK BLOGS, continued.

Then there's the political gals...

It is often thought that women just aren't the "political animals" men are, but you would never know that from poking around the blogosphere. Probably first and foremost among the sharp (female) sabers out there is Michele Catalano of A Small Victory. I don't know if Michele considers herself an disciple of James Lileks--she does cite him often--but she manages to convey something of Lileks' strange admixture of hard-nosed conservative politics, domestic anecdotes, and a kind of wacky, off-the-wall irreverence. But Michele brings her own distinctive flavor to her blog; she was the prime mover in the Voices project (an oral history of 9/11), and she also occasionally shares her fondness for alcohol, baseball, and (seriously) her rather extraordinary middle-aged body.

Also not to be missed among the politico-grrrls: Kathy Kinsley and Momma Bear of On The Third Hand, gun and dog nut Rachel Lucas, and the always pissed-off, indominatable Insomnomaniac--Deb from Boston. I've recently started reading Venomous Kate from Electric Venom, and Asparagirl was fun, back before she ran off and started getting her Big Wedding ready. Hopefully she'll be back. Anyway...

More tomorrow.

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9/26/03:

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "For a president to unleash an unnecessary, cynical war he needs to be as far removed as possible from sanity (Hyannisport?). You head south and west -- to redneck country -- to plan your killings." --Charles Krauthammer, lambasting Teddy Kennedy (read the whole thing...)

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AND DON'T MISS... Don Rumsfeld (the real one, not Frank's Rummy) on our continued presence in Iraq. Excellent stuff.

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COCKBURN ANTIDOTE, PART I: Hey, I'm not going to take up 99/100 of my blogspace with examples of anti-Semitism on the left (see September 17 posting) just to enlighten Alex Gonorrhea and his followers. But I will continue to cite particularly choice examples. This, from Rutgers University in New Jersey. (Hat tip: Charles)

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WOW. I received the pictures below (they're probably making the rounds of the Internet) this morning. Title of the e-mail was "Pictures You Don't See On The News" and I had to share them with you here:

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sorrysorry


sorry

'Nuff said.

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9/30/03:

WACKERS?!?! Holy shit, now I've heard everything. I guess some things do manage to evade your radar when you live in rural Wisconsin... (Hat tip: Andrew)

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AND, FROM THE TRIP:

sorry

Downtown Wichita Falls at dusk

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THANKS, HALLEY... uh... I think? "A guy will date you even if you have no job, no brains, a husband, have been paid to perform sex, have no money, hell ... even if you're a convicted felon." Read the whole thing... insights like this are what make Halley Suitt such a blast to read.

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FAREWELL, SEPTEMBER... I'm posting this picture just because I like this picture. Hey, a little eye candy is good for the soul (photo courtesy Kate Lacey/The Village Voice):

sorry

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