PAYBACK'S A MOFO
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Just Because They Are The Best. Plus, They Linked Us...
It occurred to us suddenly while pushing strawberries through a mass spectrometer the other day in Tahiti that we hardly ever link to any other blogs. Yeah, we have a blogroll. And, yeah, our friends can post & comment here. But we almost never cite another blog as a source. That's because we rarely use a blog as a source, since most of them are just linking & quoting somebody else. We try to get to the ur-source whenever we can, or to be that source.
Still, it's nice to be nice. And it's important to be important. While some blogs clearly don't need, or don't want, or couldn't care less about our help, others might. Anyway, it's the self-serving thought that counts. When somebody links to one of our posts, we should link to one of theirs. That's how we all become known to you, the surfing public.
We can say that these bloggers are not nut-jobs. You won't scroll down and find a story about how the Jews eat babies [as everyone knows, babies are not, in fact, Kosher], or recipes for hash brownies [can't wait to see the hits I get on this one], or instructions on how to make a neutron bomb out of your Prius [that's classified]. What you will find is a few relatively sane people who care enough about their fellow girls & boys to try to communicate with them and maybe inch the general consciousness upward a bit by sharing information, thoughts, feelings, and stuff. Lotta stuff.
So, check these folks out. Don't hold it against them that it was us who recommended them. They didn't ask for this. But they deserve it:
IT'S MORNING SOMEWHERE
"What a catastrophe!"
The best of the Friday cat-bloggers, Ms. OWL is a gifted writer, painter & photographer. She provides a civilized oasis in the arid wastes of Blogistan, where all cat-fanciers are welcome. And us too.
' We were home and mom was just sitting there when the phone rang. I think she was watching Beastmaster. Anyway, I heard her say, "insulin shots, twice a day?!"
I'm thinking, "this can't be good," and then she said, "pills to help liver enzymes? Special cat food? I feed all five by giving them food that they can eat whenever they want. No treats?!"
I'm doomed. I can just feel it. I'm getting my claws sharpened cause when she pokes me with the needle, I'm gonna poke her back! '
"Isn't that just like a Republican"
Libby Spencer vs. The World. Be afraid, World. Be very afraid. This lady has CLOUT! She also blogs politics for the Detroit News, which, I believe is in your State of Michigan.
' If there was a hypocrisy event in the Olympics, the GOPers would be gold medalists. After fighting tooth and nail against the stim bill, blasting the "excessive spending" and characterizing the provisions as a payback for Democratic special interests, two GOPers issued press releases praising the bill. Florida Rep. John Mica and Alaska Rep. Don Young had the nerve to take credit for spending targeting their home states without mentioning that they had voted against the bill themselves. Not that it's a big secret, but their apparent assumption that their constiuents are too stupid to notice is rather breathtaking. '
"While We're On My Favorite Topic"
Atrios' blog is mainly a watering hole for other bloggers and various wingnuts. But he gets one off pretty regular, himself. Wait, that sounds bad...
' It costs a lot of money to own and operate a car. AAA pegs it at about 7 grand per year (.pdf). That's close to $600 per month. Living in a place where you can reduce the number of cars per household provides significant savings. Minor changes to development patterns which would open up that up as an affordable possibility for more people would be a good thing..
Many people see owning a car as an inevitable expense. It isn't. '
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