Friday, July 29, 2005
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Knights! - A game built by a friend of a friend. Become a medieval lord or lady and endorse a knight to joust under your banner! Endorsing winning knights nets you honor, and the person with the most honor is King! Fun and surprisingly addictive. Also, free! Check it out.
NationStates - I mentioned this one a while back. This is a country simulator; you run a country and make decisions about how much freedom you give your people, how strong your economy will be, what kind of government you want to set up. There is no "winning" and every day you have a new issue to deal with. Interesting and fun, especially for the politically nerdly. Again, free!
Yahoo! Games - just linked to it cuz it has a lot of card games and such (including Cribbage, the only game I really play on the site)... so check it out if you're into that kind of thing. oh, and its free (as if you couldn't guess that).
Links are on the sidebar!
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Monday, July 25, 2005
Friday, July 22, 2005
(more Hank Williams III bootlegs here.)
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Oooh, and Embree has been let go. Thank god. He may have been getting a little better, but twice nothing is still nothing.
Roberts dKosopedia entry
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Insurgents are said to have caused 9% of the deaths, while post-invasion criminal violence was responsible for another 36%.That still leaves way too many civilians dead at the hands of the occupying forces. Oh, and 44.6% of these deaths have occured in the second year of the post-invasion. This, coupled with the increasingly solid evidence that Iraq has created terrorists, really makes me wonder how anyone can support this war anymore... I'm not sure that many people do.
EDIT: Finally added the link.
Maybe I can find comfort in my other team... oh wait, the Rockies are the worst team in baseball and having their worst year since their inception in 1993. Bleh.
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Monday, July 18, 2005
"In this case, what we're talking about, basically, is priests who were having sexual relations with post-pubescent men. We're not talking about priests with 3-year-olds, or 5-year-olds. We're talking about a basic homosexual relationship. Which, again, according to the world view sense is a perfectly fine relationship as long as it's consensual between people. If you view the world that way, and you say that's fine, you would assume that you would see more of it."This guy says some ridiculously offensive stuff, the bastard child of right wing rationalization and "blame the victim" reactionary fervor.
Friday, July 15, 2005
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EDIT: Corrected for gender; I guess occasionally I do venture into Fox News levels of factuality. Whoops.
Thursday, July 14, 2005
(via Crooks and Liars)
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Japanese researchers have developed a durable new drug that blocks HIV from entering human cells and causes almost no side effects.This is getting almost no coverage in the United States, but it's exciting.
Iraqi civilians and police officers died at a rate of more than 800 a month between August and May, according to figures released in June by the Interior Ministry.Well, at least the mission has been accomplished. Wait... that doesn't seem right at all. Damn.
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Kenya's biggest chain of supermarkets has introduced biodegradable shopping bags in response to concern about the pollution caused by plastic ones.It seems like if this kind of measure can be implemented in Kenya, it should be able to be implemented in the Western World.
P.S. If you're curious why sometimes I link to an article sometimes just using the word "link" and other times the word "source," there is a reason. When I just link and call it a source, I think I've pretty well discussed a topic in my blog post and I'm just basically citing my source. If I use the word "link" then I think there's a significant amount of further information to be gleaned from following the link. Just an FYI, if anyone was curious.
Do you expect the trial of the former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to reveal more U.S. scandals?Can someone say "Fox News of the Middle East?" Now, I know this is hardly breaking news (gasp... you mean Aljazeera is biased?!) but it's still worth being reminded that while we may hate our news, we're not the only group of folks who have to deal with ridiculously slanted news.
Crooks and Liars - specializes in audio and video footage of conservatives and other ne'er-do-wells being... well... crooks and liars. One of the cornerstones of the liberal blogosphere.
Think Progress - A hard-hitting blog that point by point tears down the dishonest talking points floating around the media.
My Left Wing - A relatively new blog I believe, but already worth reading.
MyDD - I don't know why I didn't link to this cornerstone blog before, but it's one of the essential reads along with Kos and Atrios.
Maybe I'll add some more if I think of them. Also, I may do crazy stuff like... Alphabetize the links or something. Cuz... I really should.
EDIT: I've alphabetized the links and any other links that I add today I'll also list at the bottom of this post:
Always Tomorrow - A webcomic about a guy and his girlfriends - who has come back as a zombie. Updated rarely but the artwork is pretty great and its a good read.
Washington Post - Another of the big newspapers in the U.S. Another one of those links that I can't believe I didn't have up earlier.
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Red Sox first baseman Kevin Millar [...] appears to be headed to the Astros in a deal for reliever Chad Qualls.
Well, I'll miss the guy. I think both Youk' and Olerud will be better on the field, but I'll miss the upbeat element he brought to the dugout. For those interested, Chad Qualls stats are here.
(via Over the Monster)
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Monday, July 11, 2005
Friday, July 08, 2005
EDIT: Minor spelling correction
Thursday, July 07, 2005
Screw you all, you wingnuts, you supporters of a wrong war. Today it was proven you all made the west a less safe place.
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Well, you wonder why I always dress in black,
Why you never see bright colors on my back,
And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone.
Well, there's a reason for the things that I have on.
I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down,
Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town,
I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime,
But is there because he's a victim of the times.
I wear the black for those who never read,
Or listened to the words that Jesus said,
About the road to happiness through love and charity,
Why, you'd think He's talking straight to you and me.
Well, we're doin' mighty fine, I do suppose,
In our streak of lightnin' cars and fancy clothes,
But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back,
Up front there ought 'a be a Man In Black.
I wear it for the sick and lonely old,
For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold,
I wear the black in mournin' for the lives that could have been,
Each week we lose a hundred fine young men.
And, I wear it for the thousands who have died,
Believen' that the Lord was on their side,
I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died,
Believen' that we all were on their side.
Well, there's things that never will be right I know,
And things need changin' everywhere you go,
But 'til we start to make a move to make a few things right,
You'll never see me wear a suit of white.
Ah, I'd love to wear a rainbow every day,
And tell the world that everything's OK,
But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back,
'Till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black
Friday, July 01, 2005
P.S. Due to vacation, updates will most likely not resume until next Tuesday
EDIT: Grammar/spelling correction