Due to the wonders of PVR, (love ,love love my PVR's I do), we were thrilled to discover last night that the incomparable Moxie was on the varsity panel of Dennis Miller's show Friday, Aug. 6. She was great, even leaving Miller a little speechless at one point. A Powerline reader also nominated her for "Babe of the week." Did I make any media appearances this week, you ask? Not so much. Mox is up to the challenge.
If you missed it, Dale Franks at Q and O updates us on securing our borders. I'm puzzled and disappointed by the pandering on this issue by both sides of the aisle. Mostly because it's not logical to me. I believe the first candidate who stands up for taking border security seriously would get a standing ovation from a huge majority of the citizens in this country. I do find this plan to allow border guards to deport people on the spot encouraging, but why exclude illegal immigrants, (note - NOT undocumented workers), from Mexico?
This is not another site by me, though the name would fit, Messy Christian. She has an interesting story and I like her style.
Teresa at Technicalities has rented a U-Haul and moved her site to a MuNu domain. (Does that have anything to do with fresh milk?) I personally don't get all the details, being barely competent myself to post to Typepad, the program that unleashed all us non HTML types onto the blogging scene. Teresa is one of the nicest ladies out there blogging and she gets in some good points. So ignore my blather and stop by to visit here at her new digs.
I decided to move Boots and Sabers to the Neighborhood Cortex. Why? 'Cause it's my blog and I can?
Seriously though, Owen is actually my blog neighbor and he covers Wisconsin politics more thoroughly than any other blogger I've run across. Of course he has the advantage of living within half a state of any major city in Dairyland, but that just gives me a justifiable excuse to rely on him to keep me informed. Better that than feeling any guilt over my own laissez faire attitude about our governor's wanderings. (OK. This is actually the first time I've encountered something about Doyle that I actually agree with, so it's a bad example. Usually he's doing something like this that makes my blood boil. So I can usually justify my lack of interest as a self imposed "Wellness Program.")
I'm sure you can see by now, why I found myself scratching my head, wondering why this blog isn't in the Neighborhood Cortex? Then I remember it's because Jed, the other voice at B & S, (hmmm....gives one ideas, doesn't it?), is in Texas. That's why they're not where I expect to find them in my links. (I am still seriously jealous of group blogs, but I'm feeling magnaminous and decided not to hold it against them.......today.)
Yes, I'm fifteen minutes late in letting everyone know, but that's par for the course, I'm afraid. Click through to visit QandO regularly from the link on my left sidebar, (under Cerebrum), for great stuff like this:
Pamibe: I was going to tell you about Al Franken's assault of a Dean heckler yesterday, but Pam's got it covered. Amazing how Al has "freedom of speech" and "assault" confused. This guy gets stranger with every story I hear about him.
I've been so busy in the last month, and until today I hadn't been at my desk since last Tuesday. (I did sneak in that one post from the kids system at home yesterday.) I already had links stacked up that I wanted to get to and now there seems no hope of catching up. Yet, I will not throw in the towel! Below is some fine blogging that shouldn't be missed.
Heather of Angelweave told me the great news that the President signed legislation requiring merchants to omit from sales receipts all but the last five digits of a customer's credit card number! Whoo Hoo! I have been known to call back waitresses to my table to complain about my entire credit card number AND expiration date being on a sales receipt. That's plenty of information for most people to commit fraud over the phone or internet, (although more and more companies are asking for the security code on the back of your card.) Heather's hubby, Brian, of Musings from Brian, apparently takes more radical steps to protect their info. I have two words for him - burning barrel!
•••Episcopal Muslim Bishop?•••
John over at Argghhh!!! reports Rt. Rev. John Bryson Chane, the Episcopal Bishop of the nation's capital and Dean of the National Cathedral asserted in his Christmas sermon that the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religions "share a common God and the same divine messenger", and "what was God thinking... when the Angel Gabriel was sent by God to reveal the sacred Quran to the prophet Muhammad?" The theology and doctrine is too much for me to take on today, but maybe if he can convince the Islamofacists, they'll STOP TRYING TO KILL US??
Jon over at QandO has a great comparison of the Libya deal in contrast to the deal Clinton made with North Korea. Who would have thought we'd see the day when Ghadhafi would not only admit Libya's liability and compensate some of their terror victims, but agree to become active fighting the war on terror? Was it Ghadhafi who called Italian P.M. Berlusconi saying, "I will do whatever the Americans want, because I saw what happened in Iraq, and I was afraid."? Inspections have already begun and the Hindustan Times is reporting:
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who recently abandoned his country's weapons of mass destruction programme, had armed Al-Qaeda terror network with germ bombs, a report claimed on Sunday.
Libyan intelligence chief Musa Kusa told British secret service agency Mi5 that tens of thousands of weapons had been produced at 10 secret sites in the country, the Sunday Express said.
Kusa has named 500 Al-Qaeda terrorists in Britain and the information he gave is being checked, it said.
This story blows me away. You couldn't convince me that America, and our great ally Tony Blair, going on the offensive against states that sponsor terrorism is not making us safer, and the world a better place for all its citizens.
I've lived in many parts of the country and I'd have to say that the upper midwest region is my favorite.
I find that the folks in the upper midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin, now South Dakota) tend to be friendlier than northeasterners but not as overly friendly as the south. I guess, for me, it's like goldilocks and the three bears - the upper midwest is "just right."
Then again, it might be that the accent up here is just so darned cute...heh heh heh. Any place that likes their ice hockey ranks high in my book!