Damn Lies and Statistics or just fodder for rumination – I’m not
sure. Recently I have been seeing several blog entries on numbers,
traffic, blog size and / or type, etc. I became curious about how
some available numbers stack up – and even more, how they stack up
Personally, I’ve never been a big fan of red heads, either. I
mean, do we really need THEM
around? And then there’s always that pesky liberal minority … the
possibilities are endless, ya?
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) – A hospital in the Netherlands –
the first nation to permit euthanasia – recently proposed...
From the Desk of Dan
To most of the folks that leave comments or send emails
I just wanted to say thanks. It really makes a difference. I’m a
pillar to post blogger – work, family, etc. often prevent me from
posting a great deal, or being on top of something that’s...
Al-Zawahiri Vows to Keep Fighting U.S..
CAIRO, Egypt — Top Usama bin Laden lieutenant Ayman Al-Zawahiri vowed in a videotape excerpt shown Monday to continue fighting the United States until its policies change.
h/t to Joe Katzman at Winds of Change.NET for
this must read – Understanding Terror Networks from:
Marc Sageman, a newly appointed FPRI Senior Fellow, was a CIA
case officer in Afghanistan between 1987–89 and is now a forensic
psychiatrist. This essay is based on his FPRI BookTalk on October
Interesting bit from the Times
NICOLAS SARKOZY was proclaimed monarch of France’s centre-Right
political camp yesterday amid a frenzy of stage-managed
celebration, depriving President Chirac of the power base that he
founded and has controlled since 1976.
- Politics: liberal reformer. Wants to modernise
France with pragmatic, market-inspired ideas. Against 35-hour
Collection of Thoughts
It had been a while since I had heard of the term "HR" used, and
as I pondered what the acronym could possibly stand for, when it
dawned on me that it stood for human remains. There were 22
fallen comrades who had just been...
Thanks to Ace for
The 300 men filling out forms in the offices of an Iranian aid
group were offered three choices: Train for suicide attacks against
U.S. troops in Iraq, for suicide attacks against Israelis or to
assassinate British author Salman Rushdie.
Which led me to this:
Baztab web site,...
Infused with the heat from passion that political process can
provide it is increasingly evident that Ukraine is the closest
thing to a US Russia show down we’ve experienced in years.
Disparate news reports show that both the US and Russia have
invested significant dollars and manpower toward achieving a
Yeah, that’s what some people need – more freedom of choice.
Woman breastfeeds puppy.
Her baby, Honey Pauline Philomina Flo, was born on August 29 and
is now on bottled milk. "I wanted to raise the pup with my baby,"
Ms Tumanako said. "I wanted to bring it up with a...
Breeders Pin Hopes on a Herd (of Buyers).
The alpacas, wooly, long-necked cousins of the
llama, came trotting forth on their two-toed feet, a few
of them neck wrestling one another along the way.
If these things ever start blogging with pictures, it could be
over for the llamas. Talk...
Another millon dollars at the box office and you’ll pass "Seed of Chucky!"
I guess Carter wasn’t available, so this one will go to the
democrats – I mean the CIA. US
campaign behind the turmoil in Kiev. Forget that we’re still
sorting out the minor details of our own national election,
obviously we can get anyone else elected anywhere in the...
gulp, and Bush was gone courtesy of, where else, The
Guardian, clintonista Blumenthal shows … well, nothing, really.
Most particularly missing is any sense of humor in interpreting
quotes from Bush and Rove to support his own lame agenda. Which,
BTW, isn’t really an agenda. It’s more of an...
American Spectator piece is an interesting read, ultimately it adds
little to what many should already know – Democrats tend to respond
with emotion and Republicans with logic. That’s why the majority of
Americans prefer Republicans in the seats at the adult table. Now
if someone would only hush...
here, and that’s just for starters. None even mention Iraq. I’m
just sayin’. .
Respective first paragraphs:
A Belgian senator of Moroccan origin is under police guard after
receiving death threats, Socialist Party officials have said.
Mimount Bousakla, who is well-known for her opposition to radical
Mrs. Heinz Kerry made headlines on a number of occasions for
sounding off to the press, sometimes with reason. But she also
called voters "idiots," when they didn’t agree with her health
plan, and is remembered for questioning whether Laura Bush, former
teacher and librarian and full-time mother, had...
Problems For Hillary Clinton?, Conservative Eyes links to a
newsmax report of Kathleen Willey’s admonition to a potential
candidate "Hillary" – IE Remember the Swiftvets.
But, it is really hard to gauge the effect of this. I’m sure the
Kerry campaign thought the Swifties were harmless until his poll