This guy's getting alot of linkage because he declared himself a sudden Republican today. I wasn't going to link it; epiphanies, for some reason, tend to bore me. There isn't usually much to say.

But he's pretty good, contrary to my expectations. I've been trying to put into words my exact feeling on the "Kids" thing for days now, with little luck. I just rattle on. From Scott:
Guess what folks….they signed up to join the Army, not the boy scouts. Anytime your orientation to a new job involves an automatic weapon, you should be smart enough to figure out there’s danger involved

That isn't exactly what I've been trying to say, but its close, and its a clever way to put it.

Then, in the following post, he goes on to say that he isn't really a Republican true believer; he's just mostly so annoyed with the left that the right looks good by comparison. Join the camp, brother, there's alot of us here, and we can always use the company. Not a whole lot of people agree with either party 100% of the time, those that do are generally called "Ideolouges", and they annoy me also.

Really, I find it hard to believe this guy was ever a voting democrat. He makes too much sense to me. Look at this:
Was the war in Iraq waged under dubious pretense - possible. There were no WMD’s..as far as we know.
Did we unseat an evil dictator that was a threat to the US and the scourge of his own people - yes.
Has Bush and his administration dropped the ball a few times - it appears so.
Does the same administration believe that what we are doing is good for the U.S. , as well as the rest of the world? - definately.
Or this:
I think it’s just my personality that lead me to this decision. I think the left is too concerned with everyone’s immediate rights and needs, and refuses to sacrifice a bit of comfort and happiness in the present, for something that will make life better for everyone in the future..
I could've written those exact same statements, and I consider myself a pretty solid rightie.

Anyway, good work on a well written, thoughtful and fair post, and good luck to the author on his newfound republicanism; a lot of people with (R) after their name will probably still irritate him, but that's part of the deal.


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: