cootie alert
In response to dumb comments made by some penis-equipped members of the blogosphere, it is offically Estrogen Week at Ilyka's place. I assume us males are still allowed in, however, and she is working on a series of roundups comprising of the best posts from a bunch of female bloggers this week. Which, of course, is pretty damn good and well worth your time.

I was going to write a whole big thing on my opinion on why there are fewer "successful" female poli-bloggers, but, eh, who wants to hear that. Maybe when I have more time, but they do a better job of it than I could anyway.

So instead, go click thru some of the stuff over there, and visit Ilyka often. For some reason, she apparently reads this drivel, but don't let that stop you. She's a great writer and a clear observer, both valuable (and sometimes rare) commodities.

Which is to say, she's pretty smart. You know, for a girl.

Also, break out the cootie sheilds, here's my little contribution to estrogen week. A few other "smart girls": Moxie, Rosemary, Army of Mom, Donna of those frigging pajama people, 1/2 of the Yuppies of Zion, Kate, Joan of Seven Inches of Sense (whom I Just visited for the first time tonight and am allready impressed with), and two of my personal favorites along with Ilyka and some of the very best bloggers out there, Sadie and Michele.


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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