well, this is a slow news day from what i can see...micah wright is an asshole, ted rall is an asshole, the people killing soldiers in iraq are assholes and even soldiers can be assholes. there's the rundown of the news. rosemary suggests figuratively bashing liberals for entertainment, but even that gets old after a while

so if you're bored, my dad wrote a letter to the editor (that's how people got their opinions out before blogging, i guess) to the local commie fishwrapper here. it was in response to a local guy that is a parent of someone that's in the same guard unit as my brother. the parent wrote in with the usual democratic talking points, bush lied, war for oil, blah blah blah. the thing that made it special was that this guy was claiming ownership of the opinions of all parents who have children in iraq, and, by proxy, all soldiers there as well. needless to say, this irritated the hell out of me and my even-farther-right-than-me father, and my dad felt the need to make himself known. there's a link to the original editorial in the letter if you would like the full backstory.

if nothing else, you can see where i get my insurpassable writing talent from (heh)


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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