some stuff
I'm hoping to update my blogroll later tonite, so this is looking to be a link dump sort of day. Maybe that's for the best: no dissertations on books or anything, just bite sized links.

First, "An open letter to Dr. Laura - And a response." I don't know Dr. Laura from Eve, but the letter deals with something I've heard alot. The section of Leviticus that prohibits homosexuality has a bunch of other rules that are pretty silly: Don't eat shellfish, don't wear mixed-blend fabrics, that sort of thing. So, this letter goes through a bunch of those, asking for guidance in a snarky sort of way. Then this guy, who appears to be some sort of Jewish scholar, answers the questions, thoroughly and consistently. Just nice to see a weisenheimer put in his place.

Also, for all your politicking needs, the Index of Political Blogs. I have no idea how, but I managed to land on there. There's enough reading there to keep you occupied the rest of time, or until your head explodes from too much politics.

Finally, a milblogs link. I don't really write about Army stuff much here; I'm not much of a high-speed soldier type in alot of ways, and I'd usually rather write about music or books or something. I'm sure surfing in here on the milblogs ring has got to be a disappointment, but I still like to surf the ring sometimes. So, two things from the VFW NC network: a bit of prose titled "What is a Veteran?" and the history of the military order of the cootie.


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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