Thursday, July 30, 2009

Press bailout?

Dan Rather thinks the government should step in to save the press from tanking.

That's pretty rich, coming from a guy who OK'd a laughably lame memo as "evidence" former President Bush avoided Texas Air National Guard duty:

"Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called on President Barack Obama to form a White House commission to help save the press Tuesday night in an impassioned speech at the Aspen Institute. ...

"Such a commission on media reform, Rather said, ought to make recommendations on saving journalism jobs and creating new business models to keep news organizations alive."

You mean, socialize the press. Ministry of Truth, anyone?

The mainstream media has a bad case of Not Knowing How To Adapt To A Changing World, so it's up to Uncle Sugar to keep them on the teat. Yeah, right.

Die, MSM parasites. Bow to the New Media.


Big bro's blogging

My brother Jeff, who's a year older than me, has hit the Internet with a vengeance. Nothing escapes his scathing keyboard. If he'd been around in early Rome, his name would probably have been Rantius Ravius :) Check him out!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sweet

U.S. sniper takes out Iraqi car bomber in spectacular fashion.

Help! Free-speech warrior needs you

On Wednesday, Mark Steyn is spearheading a fundraiser to help defray Ezra Levant's legal costs against yet another assault on free speech.

Please consider dropping some coin into the tipjar. It's worth more than you may realize.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Back!

A word of explanation for my prolonged absence:

Relationship of six years has ended, and a new one begun. I've moved to an apartment in a new town, and didn't have internet until now.

Dear friends both on- and offline have expressed sympathies, and I thank you all so much. But I'm not mourning -- quite the opposite :) I've awoken from a long coma, and birds are singing once again.

~waving~

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Long day's journey into night

ALERT-ALERT-ALERT: NOT SURE WHY BLOGGER ISN'T LETTING ME CHANGE FONTS, HERE. WILL LOOK INTO IT. BUT STILL READ POST (PLEASE)

(AND ISN'T IT INTERESTING THAT THE PHOTO BEARS A STRONG RESEMBLANCE TO MY MAIN BLOG PHOTO .... :)


(image credit: Tom Soetaert)

Sunsets tend to be spectacular after volcanic eruptions.

The "inconvenient truth" is, so do carbon emissions.

Leaving aside the incredible farce that is "global warming science"; leaving aside the stomach-lurching hypocrisy that is Al Gore, shoveling down more energy consumption in a month than most American households use in a year; and leaving aside the "indulgence"-based system that is cap-and-trade (it didn't work too long for the Catholics in the Middle Ages, and not much has changed) --

So, what's wrong with carbon?


MSM on the ropes (one hopes)

The Walk-Man asks:

"Should linking to copyrighted material be outlawed, as one American Judge, Richard Posner, has suggested?

"Well, obviously I view this through the lense of being a blogger; a profession which would be made difficult, and in some cases nigh impossible if one were unable to link to sources. So I'm biased.

But really, does one need a bias to see that this is a dumb idea? Sure, it might help the more wheezing and bed-ridden of the newspaper biz to hold on to what little life they still have, but really, it would be at the price of mediocrity for everyone."

The MSM, in its death throes, is getting desperate. Don't you think it's delicious irony that bloggers linking to stories increases readership of those stories?

Ah, but those evil bloggers aren't contributing REVENUE. So what? It's not bloggers' job to talk people into spending money -- it's their job to share information. Isn't that what newspapers et al. claim to be all about?

Who knew the Walk-Man is 30?

Ha ha! An affectionate joke aimed at my very good friend, whom I've aged by about 10 years, I think ;)

The best joke is perhaps the perplexity the young teen has with "retro" technology!