Let me say this publicly, if only to save my own sanity -- the world won't end if Kerry is elected. The world won't end if Kerry is elected. Heck, we survived 8 years of Clinton, didn't we? And that turned out a lot better than I expected -- he kinda turned conservative anyway.
If there is anybody out there reading who finds it outrageous that I get my news from Instapundit and Best of the Web with no balance, I just wish to say, I read left-wing websites (besides Balkin -- it'd be hard to get too much news from him, he might post even more sporadically than me!). Really. It's just that generally I have no wish to pass along what they say. I'd like to say that they're more profane than the right-wing sites, but sadly, I'm not sure that's the case anymore; certainly Talking Points isn't nearly as bad as Tim Blair. If you want this site to be balanced, well, tough. You don't have to read it, now do you? I have no doubt that I'm at least as balanced as Marshall or Balkin are.
Speaking of Blair, I saw
linked from his site the
story of Jake
Ryan, a guy who was at the Bali club during the bombing last year.
Very compelling reading.
We're cite checking an article by a guy who's younger than I am. Home-schooled prodigy, published a book 6 years ago, and another this year, whatever. Pure pretension, and IMHO, this article is more of the same. Writes for The American Prospect, which if you know your political magazines, ought to tell you enough to know that I'm probably not a fan. But I digress. This article about him is great.
Rush is an idiot, yes, I have to say it. More so for the drug thing than the race thing, but even I liked this article about the issue, but watch out -- the lefties out there can't stand this sentiment. Apparently, Graham is a racist because, well, I'm not sure. I think it's because she is condescending to the black family at the next table (even though she says in the article that her kids aren't nearly as well behaved, but I digress). The problem with this reasoning is that if you take it to its logical extension, you have to agree with John McWhorter, Alan Keyes, and other black conservatives who insist that affirmative action is -- wait for it -- condescending to black people!
Oh, the lefties also hate it that she only mentions black republicans. Sorry, I guess she should have mentioned Charles Barkley or something -- oops, he's a republican, too, umm... Isiah Thomas?
Also of note: Phil Hendrie, responding to
Warren Sapp, who was responding to Limbaugh. I was so sad when they changed Hendrie's time slot in
DC, I had to quit my job. (NOTE TO IMPRESSIONABLE YOUNGSTERS: This is not a suggestion that you
listen to Phil Hendrie! Or maybe I should just say, don't ever call in!)
Just some things that I thought were interesting on the net; call it bookmarking if you will.
Saletan points out that both sides lie. Imagine that!
Boy, talk about a generic blog. What can I say, I'm not a design guy. My brother says he'll design a template for me if I want...
These are the sites that I read the most:
Marvelous ways to waste an afternoon