the week in a day
some stuff I had wanted to do posts on this week, if I wasn't so busy failing outta college:

At Unresolved References, one of the more bizarre post-election stories i've seen.

via Nerf-Coated World, a site I hadn't seen before but is becoming a regular for me and has had several good items up over the past week, an an odd bit of computer store competition.

Rodge is talking about some guy I've never heard of, but gives a perfect example of exactly what media bias is and why it's so sublimely irritating. Check out the before/after. See? they aren't lying, are they?

A few articles that stick in my mind on the dead terrorist in Fallujah that the MSM is trying to flaggelate into the next prison scandal:

Steve H: so this is supporting the troops?

A letter from a Marine at NRO that is a must read, via Ace, who has his own excellent commentary.

It isn't up on his webpage, but I hear Michael Savage, right-wing nutjob extrodiare, is considering putting together a defense fund to hire the best lawyers if the Marine goes to court, and if the UCMJ allows him to have civilian lawyers or consultants, which I think is an excellent idea.

Finally, at Beautiful Atrocities a letter, some links, and a petition to get something done about it.

I probably shouldn't link to Ace twice in one post, but I've had this rant lying around waiting to get done for days, so it's going here too: When a student in a High School, you do not have first amendment rights on school grounds. You have the right to sit down, shut the fuck up, and try to learn something from the government school that we pay for because your parents can't turn you into "adults" by themselves. That school is property of the state, and, much like you don't have a "right" to stage protests in my living room, you do not have a "right" to the space in that school beyond what the school says you can have. Deal with it and try to grow up a little bit. And parents, stop telling your snot-nosed pubescents that they can have whatever they want. Stupidity like this is expected from junior high students, but you're expected to inject a little reality into their lives. Assuming the parents themselves have any concept of "reality" themselves, which I am starting to doubt based on the nutjobs in that article.


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

other must reads: