New link added for Damian Penny’s Daimnation!, which also has a clever name and decent commentary…
Happy Fun Pundit, while geefully shouting ‘Yee-Haw!’ (I love that title) has been bamboozled with his story on the Presidential IQ thing that went around about 6 months ago. He is not the only one to fall victim to this hoax, as this was widely documented in the Opinion Journal (free registration required) and some large media outlets had mucho egg on their colective faces.
*Update* (8 Jan 02)Seems I just misinterpreted Steve, ‘the man of mystery’ and his eclectic writing style. Oh well. It was nice chatting with the folks at HappyFunPundit.
Quote of the Day:
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
H. L. Mencken
As you may have noticed (actually, there is no way anyone has noticed- I think I have two readers- Thanks mom and dad!), there have been some name issues. This lil hole in the web was originally title The Curmudgeon’s Corner, only for me to find out that the name was astonishly uncreative. There are 900 other similar sites with the name. I then tried a hick talks politics, but hated it. I am not a hick, and I don’t just talk about politics. After much more thought than I should have wasted on it, I have decided on the new name of this site. It is not changing again.
My beloved Steelers have beaten the despised Browns, 28-7, finishing the regular season with a 13-3 record. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, indeed.
After the game, several of the talking heads on either FOX or CBS seemed overly eager to state repeatedly that the “Steelers are backing into the playoffs, whatever the hell that means. I guess homefield advantage, top-seeding in the playoffs, and a first round-bye makes them slouches.
Predictably, I commenced screaming at the idiot box, volunteering loudly and obnoxiously to show them my backside, since they seem to be so fond of alluding to the Steelers backing into things. No takers, as of yet.
Time to catch up on some reading, and then for tonight’s movie, which I have not yet chosen.
This is the third time I have tried to post this. For some reason it claims I am not an authorized member of the team. I am giving it one more go, and then to hell with it.
At any rate, Canada is sending some troops to Afghanistan, which is chummy and neighborly. When I read this, all I could think of was a hysterical article by Mark Steyn in the National Post on September 24, 2001. Mar Steyn is adelight to read, and I would recommend reading him if you do not do so already. The name of this article is ‘Canada’s War is Already Over, and here is an excerpt (the National Post Website is screwy and hard to link to):
The word from both countries is that this “coalition,” on the battlefield, will be an Anglo-American affair: The U.S. is not interested in letting anybody else into the inner sanctums of joint command. The minimum entry qualifications are that a) you have a professional, modern military and b) you share America’s war aims. The French meet the former but not the latter. The Mexicans the latter but not the former. The British meet both. The Canadians meet neither.
This is a simple truth, and we should be mature enough to acknowledge it. When Mr. Chr
We like Christopher Hitchens. This is a prime reason why. I am having a hard time thinking of someone with a better track record of exposing people for the frauds that they are, whether they be on the left or right of the political spectrum, or if they are just plain upside down confused.
Thanks to the unmatchable instapundit himself, Glenn Reynolds, for the Hitch article.
Glenn also has a great deal of info on the Stephen Ambrose plagiarism scandal. As usual, Instapundit is being reasonable (something that frequently eludes yours truly), and provides insightful analysis with well documented sourcing to provide a reasonable overview of the actual situation. My personal hope is that it was just an accidental mistake on Ambrose’s part, because I love his work (yeah- I know you elite snobs think he is a pop-historian- bullocks to you, I say).
The plagiarism issue brings up another question. As I am new to this whole blogging, I am wondering if there is an ethical standard for posting links? Is it appropriate to link information on your sight that has aalready appeared on other blogs? I think so, provided you give credit to the people who originally found the info and documented it. I try to always do that, unless I think I am the first to mention something (not that anybody is reading this anyway). A perfect example for me is what took place this morning on Little Green Footballs.
I am sure this ettiquette has been discussed before, but again, I am new to this scene. However, if linking to other blogs in the manner I have discussed is a breach of nettiquette, the Question for the Day is:
Is it possible to have a blog without ever linking to Instapundit.
My beloved Steelers just took the lead v s. the Browns. BBL.