Archive for April, 2003

 

Great Scott!

Wednesday, April 30th, 2003

It’s good to see Great White will tour again. I was worried that after that incident in Rhode Island that they’d never get back up on the horse again. Good job guys! And making it a benefit concert for the families will be sure to absolve you with the public and the law… good thinking!

 
 

Metablog #5

Wednesday, April 30th, 2003

I know, Capitalism Magazine isn’t a blog per se. But they published this open letter to Janeane Garofalo by this woman, Rachel Lucas. Anyone who starts out a letter with the words, “You are an idiot of breathtaking proportions” deserves mention in my blog. So as the ancient Chinese philosopher once said, “Whoop, there it is.”

 
 

Metablog #4

Wednesday, April 30th, 2003

WMI posted this great rant over the weekend. He makes a point that I think is vital, that’s it’s ok and sometimes even necessary to be disliked. I wish I could rant that well while downing a bottle of gin. Go check it out. Scroll down to the April 27th entry.

 
 

Blogger Sucks

Wednesday, April 30th, 2003

This is just a note to all of you poeple out there using Blogger.

YOUR ARCHIVES AND PERMALINKS DON’T WORK!!!!!

That goes for every last one of you. Just thought you’d like to know.

 
 

Metablog #3

Wednesday, April 30th, 2003

Trout was deeply upset about this column which appeared in The Onion today. What I don’t understand is where they got my photo.

 
 

Metablog #2

Wednesday, April 30th, 2003

Vikingzen has taken some sort of quiz which has determines that she is an Angel. So I went and took the same quiz, and apparently I’m a Siren, which means that all you blog readers are going to face doom for reading my blog.

So I’d suggest you go read about monday meat madness instead

 
 

Metablog #1

Wednesday, April 30th, 2003

Kim over at Velociblog has written what may be one of the best and most artful rants ever (titled, “Shut Up and Drive”). If you drive a car, you’ll appreciate what he has to say. I should warn you though, it’s not for the faint of heart. He’s angry, and it shows.

 
 

Santorum Forum

Wednesday, April 30th, 2003

I know, my blogging has been lax lately. I think I’m just going to meta-blog today and just comment on what other blogs have to say. But first, I should tie up this loose end on the whole Santorum thing, since columnists are still writing about it.

Basically, here’s the answer. the conservatives have a point on the whole privacy thing. Rights are tangible things, freedom to act and protections from others hurting you. Privacy, properly speaking, is none of those things. Furthermore, on public health issues I believe that the government has wide latitude to take measures needed to guarantee the safety of its citizenry.

That having been said, sodomy, properly speaking, just doesn’t qualify as one of those types of issues, i.e. a public health threat. Now I’ve read reports saying that in Texas the law was really used to stop public sex acts, and I can certainly understand a desire to stop that. But if that’s what you’re trying to stop, then make that illegal, not sodomy itself.

The problem with making sodomy illegal is that it effectively makes a certain group of law abiding citizens illegal. It’d be akin to making dark skin illegal. That you can’t do, and as a result, the court should throw out the Texas law. But they should also be clear that the states do have some rights to legislate here, and yes, on some forms of sexual conduct.

 
 

MONDAY MEAT MADNESS!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2003

Sorry for the light (absent) blogging today. Had to do some stuff on Deus. Go Check it out

 
 

The Lord of Your Sorry ASS Project

Monday, April 28th, 2003

The Lord of Your Sorry ASS has struck again, indicating I should wipe my ass with the “conservative” section of the Wall Street Journal (I imagine he means the opinion page).

The Lord of Your Sorry ASS is perhaps the worst blog I’ve ever come across, and I know that Velociblog and his friend Acidman have both found some real doozies. Nonetheless, what I like about the Lord is the interactive nature of it all. He comments on what I write, and I like that.

So I figure why not open it up to all you bloggers out there? I think it would be hilarious to attempt to make the Lord the most linked to blog on the Internet (not that he even got my URL correct). And to do that, I would like to propose the following. If you would like the Lord of your sorry ass to comment on your blog, send him mail at loysa@robsama.com (it will forward to him) and let him know that you’d like him to comment on your blog. Then, post a blog entry asking your own readers to do the same. It’d be sort of like a chain letter, but a blog entry, a chain blog entry, whereby everyone in the blogsphere can connect to the Lord and ask him to comment on their blogs.

Are you with me? Let’s roll…