“Back in the Day” (or,

“Back in the Day” (or, as Salon titled it, “When 300 baud was the bomb“) is at #18 and rising at DayPop, and is the top story on the front page of Slashdot. Well, that’s kinda cool. Thanks, all. Update: Doh! Dropped to 20 on DayPop. Ah, success is fleeting…

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Linking to InstaPundit referenced articles

Linking to InstaPundit referenced articles is often pointless, but this one’s worth it… and it’s best if you go through his link rather than directly. I strongly urge you to spend a minute considering the geopolitics involved and the possible common enemy of which Glenn speaks before proceeding on… see if you get it right…

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Senegal Defeats France in World

Senegal Defeats France in World Cup Opener As Nelson would say: ha-HA! This is especially delicious since apparently the entire starting line up of Senegal’s team actually play professionally on French league teams. Which, I would assume, makes them — let’s say it together boys and girls — immigrants. (Hey, I’ve refrained from the obligatory […]

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Glenn Reynolds has challenged my

Glenn Reynolds has challenged my masculinity! This will not stand! He may think he can run forensic rings around certain fools who shall not be named, but we shall see how he stacks up against a Real Bear! Have at you! Actually, I think he was just being polite and not making assumptions. And good […]

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Happy Fun Pundit turns his

Happy Fun Pundit turns his razor-sharp analytical skills on the Bill of Rights. (it’s been linked to elsewhere, but it actually made me laugh out loud, so that’s pretty much a gotta-link-to in my book).

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On a lighter note: Patio

On a lighter note: Patio Pundit puts his finger on what’s been bugging me about the new Slate-supercharged Kausfiles: “…is it me or does it suck now? Not the kausfiles content, that’s smoking. But it doesn’t feel right. There’s no archives, no link list. I understand that there are some tradeoffs “working for the man.” […]

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SAM Missile Update: If you

SAM Missile Update: If you read nothing else, read this. Well, had my moment in the sun, now back to work. And unpleasant work it is this morning. The Washington Times (found via The Corner) has a report today that goes beyond yesterday’s CNN piece indicating that al Qaeda might have surface-to-air missiles that could […]

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I’m pleased and a little

I’m pleased and a little baffled to have an announcement of sorts to make. My piece “Back in the Day”, which was previously posted here as a weblog entry, has been accepted for publication by Salon.com. You can now find it here, in all its actually-published-by-a-real-magazine glory. This is my first professional sale, and I […]

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Remember when folks were suggesting

Remember when folks were suggesting that the FBI needs to be blogging to improve their communications (search on ‘FBI needs a blog’ — I still haven’t figured out if Mickey doesn’t do permalinks now that he’s hit the bigtime or if I’m just clueless.)? Well, looks like the military end of the war on terror […]

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There is now a site

There is now a site that allows New York City bloggers to place themselves on an online NYC subway map , which can then be browsed by subway stop to find the nearest blogger. I find this deeply, deliriously cool. I am, however, damned jealous. Although I can’t claim to be a dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker, […]

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FBI warns of shoulder-fired missiles

FBI warns of shoulder-fired missiles threat. I’ve been saying this was one of my biggest worries since last September. Glad to see it only took the FBI eight months to catch up. The real problem is, I have no bloody clue how you defend against this kind of an attack on a commercial jet. I’m […]

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Bush is sending Rummy to

Bush is sending Rummy to South Asia to give India and Pakistan a stern talking to. I suspect top on the list of topics will be politely explaining to them that it is positively rude to interrupt somebody else’s war. SecDef is also going to be giving a press briefing in about 30 minutes (9:30 […]

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VodkaDude makes a very simple,

VodkaDude makes a very simple, but very important point regarding the reports that Pakistan is drawing its forces away from the hunt for al Qaeda leaders and focusing on their cross-border shennanigans with India: It

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From the “isn’t he dead

From the “isn’t he dead yet?” file comes a story from MSNBC indicating that Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (who makes even Dostum look good) has called for a holy war against the U.S. and Great Britain. According to MSNBC:

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Locking the gun cabinetHas it

Locking the gun cabinet Has it occurred to anyone else that the fact that the September 11th terrorists were trained at American flight schools actually has a bright side? Sure, it was a massive intelligence failure; we’ve been through that discussion. But I find some comfort in the fact that to gain the skills and […]

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In case you had any

In case you had any doubts, the Washington Post lays out the connections between al Qaeda and ongoing violence in Pakistan: “Local and al Qaeda footprints have been found” in every major strike against so-called soft Western targets in Pakistan this year, said a senior Pakistani security official. Officials have connected al Qaeda to the […]

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There’s a shuttle launch today,

There’s a shuttle launch today, and unusually, it’s scheduled at a time rather convenient for viewing: 7:44 pm EDT this evening. The weather looks like it might not cooperate, but assuming it holds out, here’s some links of interest: Main Space Shuttle page at NASA – Basic information on the mission Shuttle Countdown Status Page […]

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Stop them, before they commentate

Stop them, before they commentate again To: The Blogosphere From: N.Z. Bear Subject: Intervention for Layne, Welch A troubling development has come to our attention here at TTLB, as I’m sure it has to many of our fellow citizens of the Blogosphere. Two previously articulate, intelligent bloggers have developed a most disturbing ailment. They have […]

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