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Outlink: ‘A trout in the milk’ by Ripley

The Zen Cabin is a place I visit from time to time. I have a weird approach to things: I don’t have the site bookmarked, because the ones I bookmark (or have fed), I’ll admit to to taking for granted a bit. There are always posts at these places, and the posting is very much what those people do, so even when the postings are insightful or inspirational, the existence of those posts is neither surprising nor unexpected.

The Zen Cabin falls into a category of blogs and websites, however, that I enjoy reading about once a month, and I’m likely to spend an hour or two or three in the visit, catching up on the things I’ve been waiting to read. Even the careful hand-typing of the URI of such sites is enjoyable to me. Ripley writes very well, and I wouldn’t normally want to sully such a fine reputation by virtue of a link from such an urbane cad as myself—which is why you won’t find the Zen Cabin blogrolled on the right—but I very much feel that you should avail yourself of Ripley’s insight in ‘A trout in the milk’. If you’ve not been there before, it’s a fine introduction to both the Zen Cabin and to Ripley’s unique style.

What kind of fun must you be having to ignore something so pointed, so straightforward in both its meaning and its prose? I’ve done a lot – a LOT – of landscaping in my days and I can tell you, it’s not that much fun. If I had the choice between spending a month on conference calls with Intelligence and Security personnel or clearing brush, well… the brush will wait for me. bin Laden, it seems, had a more specific timeline in mind.

Yes, I realize all that was obtuse. Don’t let it distract you from the point at hand.

2007.08.06 Posted by | political hegemony, We Will Never Forget | 1 Comment

Outlink: ‘Of Mushroom Clouds, Hiroshima and Princess Ferragamo’ by distributorcap NY

This day has more history to it than just Bush’s inability to take anything that happened before he ascended to the throne seriously, as distributorcap NY reminds us in ‘Of Mushroom Clouds, Hiroshima and Princess Ferragamo’ over at the self-titled distributorcap NY.

yes Condi, who’d a thought they would crash planes into buildings or that a smoking gun would be a mushroom cloud or whatever fucking other nonsense pours out of that mouth of yours.

just think — they were re-elected and promoted after leaving another “mushroom cloud” on the planet on August 6.

2007.08.06 Posted by | political hegemony, We Will Never Forget | Leave a comment

Outlink: ‘The PDB that Bush ignored’ by Dave at The Galloping Beaver

Dave at The Galloping Beaver had an excellent post regarding that ignored PDB we’ve been blogging about all day:

Seventeen days later George Tenet was briefed on the report by the FBI Minnesota field office that Zacarias Moussaoui had been taking flying lessons – in a 747 trainer. According to Tenet, he didn’t brief Bush because the two were out of touch. Bush was in Texas.

Then National Security Advisor, Condoleeza Rice, wasn’t in Texas either.

Read it. It’s a good one.

2007.08.06 Posted by | political hegemony, We Will Never Forget | Leave a comment

Outlink: Tengrain Reprises a Classic for Part 2!

Tengrain Reprises a Classic Tengrain got lazy for his second post on the PDB blogswarm. But actually, the fact that he can simply reprise a fabulous post from yore as a follow-up to his earlier post today simply stands as testimony to the greatness we normally refer to as “Tengrain”. A great, and appropriate, revisit of an awesome post.

(the image on the left, and the link on “post from yore” link to a “Tengrain Presents” from September 8, 2006. the “Tengrain got lazy” link is to his new post which is just a reference to that post from yore—all of which I tell you about as an excuse to provide yet another link to Mock, Paper, Scissors, which you should visit at least once daily and blogroll if you haven’t already)

2007.08.06 Posted by | political hegemony, We Will Never Forget | Leave a comment

Outlink: ‘They wish we would all forget’ by Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein

Yep, you got it, that’s the same memo they disregarded because the intel behind it was from someone in the Clinton administration. Yep, it’s the same memo the terrorist fighters did nothing about. It’s the same memo that Condi tried to brush off reading about in the 9/11 hearings. It’s the memo that shows you just how good they are at protecting this country from outside threats.

read Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein’s “They wish we would all forget” at Monkey Muck.

2007.08.06 Posted by | political hegemony, We Will Never Forget | 1 Comment

Outlink: ‘A 2001 Spacey Oddysey’ by Tengrain

A 2001 Spacey Oddysey Part 1 by Tengrain Oh, just go there. Tengrain is the coolest of the cool, and his PDB Blogswarm contribution (we’re waiting on Part 2, ‘Grain!) is an instant classic.

2007.08.06 Posted by | political hegemony, We Will Never Forget | Leave a comment

Bob Allen: The Other White Meat?

(Bob Allen: The Other White Meat) Oh, yes I DID go there!

“This was a pretty stocky black guy, and there was nothing but other black guys around in the park,” [Florida State Representative and John McCain presidential campaign co-chairman Bob] Allen, who is white, told police in a taped statement after his arrest. Allen said he feared he “was about to be a statistic” and would have said anything just to get away.

Allen’s talking about having offered a black man (who happens to be a cop) $20 for Allen to give him a blowjob. Because nothing says “Please don’t hurt the grossly overweight whitey” like offering a burly black man $20 and blowjob. Are there any questions as to why the McCain campaign has failed to give anyone but “The Maverick” a hard-on?

from this article by Craig Bailey of the Orlando Sentinel via “Worst. Excuse. Ever” at Crooks and Liars

photo credit: uncited photographer for the Orlando Sentinel

2007.08.06 Posted by | 2008 cycle of dementia, humor, public figures, snark | 1 Comment