Blogroll requests

A few readers have asked me to add them to the blogroll over the last few weeks. I’m happy to do so, but I don’t feel like data-mining my email to dig them out. Please post your information here in the comments; information is defined as the name of the blog and the related URL. For those of you who are either socially challenged or new to blogging, it is also generally considered de rigeur to feature a reasonably prominent link to the blogger of whom you are making the request.

That being said, if I can’t be bothered to dig through my own email, what are the chances I’m going to bother verifying that you are operating your blog in accordance with blogosphere etiquette?

If I sound a bit world-weary, it’s only because I’m about to engage in a filthy activity that raises real questions in my mind with regards to who, exactly, is the master in this house, followed by more last-minute scribbling before Volume III goes to press. While I’m pleased that the text bits were well received, adding two more one week before going gold is not my idea of the safe and wise approach to publishing.

Killing women to support them

As the Pan-Galactic one pointed out on his blog, the big story that the legacy media won’t report about the recent judge shooting is that all of the guards in the courtroom were women. So, despite the feminist gynomyth that insists modern combat does not involve strength or speed, the armed guards ended up getting decked, disarmed and shot, not necessarily in that order. Well done, ladies. I guess if you build your worldview around movies starring Demi Moore, reality can come as a very ugly surprise.

I find it ironic that these supposedly pro-women feminists keep pushing to put women in positions where they end up getting killed. The top-rated women aviators can’t land on carriers without killing themselves, armed female guards can’t guard an unarmed prisoner without getting blown away, and all the while fetal-identification technology is leading to a quiet rise in the elimination of unborn female babies.

But we’re the ones who hate women. Right.

Be free, my brothers, my sisters, be free

Now we’re getting somewhere. The browsers visiting this blog of late:

52.53 percent: Internet Explorer
36.36 percent: Firefox
07.07 percent: Mozilla/Netscape
02.02 percent: Opera

Space Bunny and I live in an Opera house, but I’d encourage those of you in the Explorer group to consider moving over to Firefox, Mozilla or Opera. Seriously, it’s worth it. And remember two things: 1) Bill Gates gives large sums of money to left-wing causes*. 2) Every time someone switches to a non-Microsoft browser, an angel gets its wings.

It’s nice to see the Linux/Unix percentage climb up to six percent too. Switching OS is much harder than switching browsers – I still have to boot into XP two or three times a day myself – but I’m pleased to see more people continue to take the plunge and break out of Windows. By the way, the new OpenOffice 1.1.3 is out and runs very nicely. Not a whole lot in the way of new features – OO 2.0 looks like the potential Word/Excel/Powerpoint-killer – but it’s solid, pretty and eliminates any need to pay for a Word or Excel upgrade ever again even if you have to stick with a Windows OS.

* From Salon: In 1997, Bill Gates contributed $35,000 in support of a Washington state ballot initiative supporting gun control. In 1993, he ponied up $80,000 to fight a conservative initiative seeking to roll back state taxes. And ever since 1994, the William H. Gates III Foundation, Bill’s private philanthropic funnel, has been busy channeling millions to groups that specialize in “reproductive health and family planning….Look at the personal checkbook record: pro taxes, pro birth control, against guns. The evidence is clear — Bill Gates is a bleeding heart do-gooder liberal.

In defense of blackmail II

Josh plays puppy:

I say blackmail should be illegal because innocent people can be unduly harassed and defamed by a blackmailer with fake evidence. Add to that the blackmailer faces no consequences.

Yes, because eliminating harassment and unpleasantry is a proper responsibility of the government, right? No doubt that’s why the government schools are so uniformly civil and enjoyable. Josh is chasing his own tail here, because if a blackmailer presents fake evidence, he has committed fraud and is liable for facing the consequences of any damages caused by that fraud.

Take Nick B’s much-feared situation of the grope-and-flash. False evidence such as this necessarily features actual evidence behind it. The person being blackmailed has the option of suing the blackmailer, who would have to present a woman to testify in court that she was in fact having an affair with the innocent victim. Would it be possible for him to convince her to lie? Sure, but now we are piling improbabilities on top of absurdities, which should suffice to demonstrate to everyone what an incredibly stupid basis for law this would be.

I assert that the technology argument is not only hypothetical at this point, but also indicates that what is today considered “proof” will likely not be considered proof tomorrow.

Same planet, different worlds

A Northern Alliance listener comments on the 1st Anniversary show:

Another caller. I love this call, but I don’t know who it is. I guess I was distracted as I wrote of Doug. Radio sucks. We should have a transcript of all the words. But I’m not Lileks or King, so I don’t have a radio recorder. So I listen as the call winds up. Maybe I’ll hear his name…..Vox. Would that be the libertarian Vox Popoli?

Shameless, that a Libertarian would vote for someone other than George W. Bush in such trying times. I’ve never revisited Vox since I learned that he voted for the Libertarian ticket last November. He obviously does not understand how important it is to confront International Terrorism. They call him Vox Day. This is not to be confused with Vox Dei.

So shameless indeed. (Think Reelection Day when you say that). When are the times not trying? As I’ve pointed out on NARN before, things are actually a lot safer than they were when the main threat was the Soviet Union launching thousands of nuclear missiles at the entire country instead of a suitcase nuke taking out Manhattan. I understand why Manahattanites might be nervous these days, but if a tidal wave were responsible for taking out the island instead of jihadists, there would be a lot of people who’d be half inclined to celebrate the removal of a cancer on the country. And that goes treble for Washington DC considering the reports of audiences cheering the destruction of the White House in Independence Day.

Why on Earth would a libertarian vehemently opposed to the expansion of central government power EVER vote for a globalist champion such as George D. Bush? I’m still trying to figure out why conservatives are STILL falling for the guy five years on. At least now I understand how it will be possible for the Antichrist to hold an amount of appeal for some Christians.