Batting cleanup... and Open Post
The Real Ugly American brought this to my attention: The Last Goodbye. Thanks, Rick. (BTW, folks: if you have something really significant like this that you want me to link to, do as Rick did and email me, 'K?)
In other blogging and news:
The Florida Masochist hands out another one: The Knucklehead of the Day award Goes to Florida State Senator Steve Geller.
[Easy one: just throw a dart at a list of politicians. :-) ]
Diane, Diane, Diane: when will you learn that fruitcake headlines are nearly as scary as the words, "I'm from the government; I'm here to help"? Million Dollar Fruitcake No, I'm not talking about what could be any number of Hollywood celebrities with more money than brains, I'm talking about an actual fruitcake
[But if you handed me a slice of my Grandmother's fruitcake-either one-I'd surely eat it!]
Another from The Florida Masochist, this one on doing it right: Becoming a US Citizen There is a Miami Herald article below. Today and tomorrow over 12,000 people will be sworn in as US citizens. One of them tomorrow will be my sister-in-law Leonette. She came to the US from the Philippines almost 6 years ago to work as a nurse.
[Woodrow Wilson: "You cannot become thorough Americans if you think of yourselves in groups. America does not consist of groups. A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group has not yet become an American."]
Peakah's Provocations: Keeping a Good History Teacher from Becoming History Excerpt: Those who have been commissioned to teach America's rich history have to now teach with the Sword of Damocles dangling over their head.
[Dude: first we send all the pubschool administrators to workcamps.]
News from Down Under via Tel-Chai Nation: Muslim gangs in Sydney suburbs stir nightmare In the past couple of years, Muslim gangs, who even communicate with each other via cellphones, of Lebanese backgrounds have been terrorizing the suburbs in Sydney, Australia, making a visit to Cronulla Beach a most unpleasant experience for everyone...
[The Religion of Peace is the same the world over: savages and savage apologists all.]
*sigh* Dog bites man from Tel-Chai Nation: Saudis try to influence American media Accuracy in Media (via Mediacrity) discusses how America's enemies are trying to gain influence over major media sources in the US, including the Saudi prince Al-Waleed, who bought stock in Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp. And they make a good point in how...
[TCN: hate to tell ya, but the Saudis have the Mass Media Podpeople's Army in the bag, already.]
This thread at Chaos Manor has some important things to think about, not the least of which is
"The current joke is that Microsoft would never hire Bill Gates, as he is clearly not qualified, which is why they need to import 10,000 green card holding foreign engineers every year."
All Things Beautiful has yet another (typically) powerful post in A Democrat Lies This Republican Doesn't Die
[Alexandra doesn't seem to know how to write an "off" post. :-) ]
Have you hit Big Lizards yet this week? Well, what's keeping you?!? Donner und Blogzen is as good a place to start reading Big Lizards as anywhere... But do stick around for a shortie afterwards: Final Tookie Lookie: examining (briefly) the true value of Tookie's life... Got it in one.
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