The BlogMD Initiative

Well, it’s finally time for me to stop being cryptic. As I’ve hinted in various ways over the past weeks, I’ve been working on developing a new project in the background for some time. And it’s finally ready to see the light of day. The BlogMD Initiative is a proposal and a project designed to […]

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A Lazy Bastard Bear

Ah, fanmail! One of the joys of blogging: Listen here, you’re a lazy bastard for not updating that Blogosphere on a regular basis. If you start something like that, keep it updated! A lot of the bloggers out there are pining away for a move up your ladder. Of course, by the time you get […]

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Blogging Youth Unite!

The Hoosier Review pointed me to Sibo Lin, a high school senior with his own blog. I was a bit of a online juvenille delinquent back in the day myself, so I checked it out, and indeed Sibo’s got some interesting stuff. It helps that he’s a student at Signature School, a charter school in […]

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RNC Seeks Donors With Poor Memories

So I’m browsing through my pile of mail, and come across a letter from none other than the Republican National Committee. Interesting, I think; I don’t generally get political mailings — let’s have a look. So I open it, and I see: There’s just one problem. It shows my “Membership Status” as “Lapsed”. And I’ve […]

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Republicans of Georgia: Thanks!

Well, McKinney the Younger is out, even if McKinney the Elder still has a chance to save his anti-Semitic hide in a runoff. I’m struck by the whole Republican crossover vote issue in this election. CNN quotes McKinney in her concession as saying: “Tonight we saw massive Republican crossover into the Democratic primary, and it […]

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We Want Our InstaTV!

Yet another rumor that Bubba is going to get his own talk show. Screw that, give Glenn a show. Clinton can fill the amusing-but-not-terribly-bright sidekick / band leader role — he plays sax, right?

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Al Qaeda Home Videos: bin Laden’s Epitaph?

Brief thought of the day: The recovery of the al Qaeda videotapes appears to be me to be the most convincing evidence yet that bin Laden is, in fact, dead. Consider: Experts seem to see this cache as highly significant at least, and quite possibly bin Laden’s personal library. CNN has indicated that they obtained […]

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Bear for Hire

I swear, I had already decided to do this before Billy the Quick did yesterday. But ah well, here goes anyway: I’ve concluded it may be time for me to move on to greener pastures than my current employment gig, and am looking for any help my kind readers and fellow bloggers might provide. To […]

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Religion of Peace Update

FUNTUA, Nigeria (Reuters) — An Islamic court in northern Nigeria ruled on Monday that a young woman must face death by stoning according to Muslim law for having a child outside marriage. This would be the appeals court, by the way, which means that it’s actually the second Islamic court to conclude this woman deserves […]

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TTLB New York Photo Essay:
Reclaiming an Old Friend

I returned recently from New York; my first visit since last summer. Much earlier; a few years ago, I made the city my home. I was a reluctant New Yorker: a New Jersey native drawn into the city by the sheer desperation of a 80-hour-a-week job combined with a 90-minute commute. Find a local apartment; […]

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TTLB Book Club

So, what to do when news is light; the blogger is lazy and inspiration is fleeting with regards to good topics for the ole’ blog? Why, get your readers to do your work for you by throwing out “discussion topics” which are simply thinly veiled attempts to avoid doing any real work on your own, […]

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What have they done for us lately?

An anonymous commenter dropped a brief note in on my post on using Israel as a base for attacking Iraq last night. I found it interesting, and suspect others may as well. Here it is, in its entirety: This will not happen for the simple reason that Israel is not our ally and never has […]

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A Blogger By Any Other Name

Steven Den Beste has stirred up the metablogging controversy o’ the moment with his essay critical of anonymous bloggers (although in truth, it’s more a criticism of one anonymous blogger in particular). I missed the first few days of this debate, so I didn’t figure I’d have much to add. But after catching up a […]

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Thinking the Unthinkable

So I’m reading this BBC story about how Israel is beefing up its anti-missile system. No relation to any upcoming military action in the neighborhood, of course; no connection at all. Nothing to see here; move along. All fine and good. And then I’m pondering the (fairly lame) little map they provide to help out […]

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News.com jumps ugly on .NET

You know, if those kids at News.com don’t watch out, they may actually start churning out interesting product. Just when I think they’re just filing the serial numbers off yet another corporate press release, they throw me for a loop with a neat piece with some actual analysis in it. Case in point: their demolition […]

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Memo to President Chen: Shut Up

Will somebody please tell this guy to shut the hell up? You’ve got de facto independence. Wait twenty or thirty years and you’ll be able to get formal independence from a much-friendlier China — by which time you probably won’t even really want it. If you start seeing Chinese jets on your radar and landing […]

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Taking out the trash

Good news: Iran has handed over 16 alleged Al Qaeda fighters. Bad news: They’ve handed them over to that part of the Arabian penninsula currently dominated by the House of Saud. Harken unto the BBC: Iran detained the militants who sought refuge there after fleeing from Afghanistan Prince Saud told The Washington Post newspaper. In […]

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