November 22, 2003

A Blast from the Past

Well, I'm trying something new--I'm posting before I read what everybody else wrote while I was working and sleeping. This means
a) I'm out of the loop
b) I'll be linking to yesterday's hot topics

Whoo hoo!

Of course, I may accidently stumble upon something current while seeking the links to yesterday, but so be it...

First up, James of VRWC wrote an awesome essay on war, peace, and shades of gray. An excerpt:

I understand what some on the left are doing. They want to do right thing by respecting others territory and livelihood, the want to be nice and not offend. I agree wholeheartedly with the basic sentiment. But the scenario does not permit this. Some on the left opposed the war in Iraq because of humanitarian reasons. Basically, they were worried, afraid and angered and what could happen to the innocent Iraqis caught in the crossfire in a war between the US and Saddam Hussein. Because conservatives supported the war so much that can only mean that we are heartless people who could care less about a few thousand dead foreigners. And since we are heartless, we can’t possibly be fighting the war to liberate the Iraqis, we have to have other motives. Taunts of “imperialism” and “no blood for oil” became chants.
Go read the rest. It's choice.

Bill, copying Paul as usual, is complaining he doesn't get the comments and linkage he deserves.

If I'm going to keep doing this FOR YOU, I want a few things in return. I want more comments. A lot more. I want comments and e-mails. I want some recognition, damnit! I want more links! I want more love and appreciation, more acknowledgement. Did I spell that right? See how hard this is? I have to actually spell things correctly!!! I'm working here, people! See? You spell acknowledgement twice. TWICE!! And if I spelled it wrong, that just proves my point. I think.

Bill, here's how it works: I used to link to you a lot. I commented a lot. I even asked quite a few "dear Scabby" questions. But did you return the love? No. You were too obsessed with Michele and your Lileks man-love to pay me any attention. So eventually my unrequited affection simply burned itself out, and I started stalking Paul instead. It's your own fault, ya ingrate!

LeeAnn loves beer, but has been forced by an evil cabal to drink Bud Light. My heart goes out to her. People, we need a Beer Fund here....

Frank is continuing his campaign against muckadoos. He's also offered the top ten reasons why he didn't post anything funny on Friday. I laughed hardest at # 9 and #6...

Silver Blue finds the greatest pictures! He's also looking for a snappy new tagline. Go help him out here...

Tiger has decided to racially profile his readership. As this could have important implications for his future blogging efforts, please stop by his blog and help him out. He's also developed a new Blogger's Award for Humanitarianism in the Blogosphere. My Marvelous Mentor and Beloved Benefactor Pixy Misa of Ambient Irony is deservedly one of the first recipents.

I think I still owe a few people pings, like Daniel and the Bartender, but I'm all blogged out...next time, guys, ok?

Posted by Susie at November 22, 2003 12:30 PM | TrackBack
Comments

Thank you kindly, young lady for the fine recognition. It is dealy appreciated. ;)

Posted by: Tiger at November 22, 2003 01:44 PM

Thank you kindly, young lady for the fine recognition. It is dealy appreciated. ;)

Posted by: Tiger at November 22, 2003 01:45 PM

Oh, I hate my ISP ... it disconnected during my pings and caused me to pong you and now disconnected during the posting and causeda comment echo. Sheesh!

Posted by: Tiger at November 22, 2003 01:50 PM

Maybe we can get Jerry Lewis to host a telethon for me. :)

Posted by: LeeAnn at November 22, 2003 09:42 PM

*I'm* obsessed with you, Susie! How do I find my way onto your stalker list?

First, I'll try bribery...

Posted by: Harvey at November 23, 2003 12:42 AM

No, you would be the stalkee, Harvey....

Posted by: Susie at November 23, 2003 01:12 AM
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