Still Pissed Off About the Hawley-Smoot Tariff

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Blogging Advisory

Or rather, non-blogging advisory.

I don't feel like writing anything, I don't feel funny, and I'm not interested in the news of the day. I think I need a month off. And my traffic for this month is already down, so it's not like I've got any readership to maintain. Come back in December. At which point I may very well announce that I'm taking December off, too.

I'll probably still haunt various comments sections, especially at Harry Reid's blog (the man is a virtual goldmine). But I don't want to post anything here, so I won't.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Odds & Ends

I'm running on empty, so I'll just throw out a few comments.

1. Nevada governor Kenny Guinn just made Time Magazine's list of top 5 governors. That's all well and good, but the subtitle to the story says "Time praises him for spearheading unpopular tax hike." Great. Not only did he raise taxes, but he did it against the wishes of his citizens. Yippee.

Actually, there's a Nevada Supreme Court case about this, because Guinn sued the state legislature to get them to pass a budget. That there was a lawsuit in the first place it utterly ridiculous, and the Supreme Court's ruling on the case is even more so.

Oh, and the worst governor? Louisiana's own Kathy "Babs" Blanco.

2. Also in Nevada politics, the state's GOP head has urged a former state controller not to run for elected office again, after she was impeached and convincted of ethics violations. While I doubt any of you care about such an obscure politician, what I find interesting is that Nevada blogger No Gibbons is actually castigating the Republicans for asking her not to run.

I guess it's the same impulse that drives conservatives to smile when Howard Dean says something stupid.

3. I like this kind of list. Dave from Garfield Ridge has a link to the 100 worst album covers of all time. Ah, the seventies. How could we stay mad at you?

4. Comic book guy proves himself more adept at interviews than I would have expected. Great, John from WuzzaDem's totally stealing my bit.

5. Go vote for me here (sidebar on the left, bottom of the list).

6. Ace needs two links today: this document dump has a long list of interesting subjects, and this one lets us all laugh a little harder at Ted Kennedy. And really, shouldn't we all be laughing a little harder at Ted Kennedy?

7. My senior Senator continues the push for President Bush to promise not to pardon Scooter Libby, if he's convicted. No word yet on his opinion about Bill Clinton's pardoning FALN murderers to help his wife's election campaign. I assume he'll have something soon.

8. Robbo the Llamabutcher thinks the current group-hissy-fit being spearheaded by Harry Reid has no traction, and he cites ... Hillary Clinton? He makes a good case.

9. Speaking of the above-referenced hissy-fit, Goldstein explores the justifications for said hissy-fit.

10. Finally, no, I'm not going to try posting anything funny or thought-provoking tonight. I'm going to go read Southeast Asia: Past and Present by D.R. SarDesai.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Now Just What the Hell?

Hans Bricks has been back blogging since freakin' October and no one told me?!?

You're all fired.

Welcome back, Hans.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

The Official SobekPundit Blogger Interview: Bohemian Conservative

This week I've asked Lisa the Bohemian Conservative to join us. Lisa lives in Paris, and so she's a lot closer to and more familiar with recent news there than I am. Her heroes include Ronald Reagan and William F. Buckley. Her interests include robotics, smoking crack, Latin, and hard-core feminism (of the violent sort, it would seem, as she ended up in the emergency room).

Sobek: Well thanks for joining me, Lisa.

Lisa: Glad to be here. And I'd just like to state, for the record, that Horus is nothing but a glorified budgie who sold out to every sandal-maker who shoved a contract under his little beak.

Sobek: I couldn't agree more.

Lisa: And Jack M. would do well to keep that in mind.

Sobek: Again, I think you're right on. Now as I mentioned, you live in Paris, where North African youths have been ...

Lisa: [snicker]

Sobek: ...

Lisa: ...

Sobek: ... I'm sorry, did I miss something?

Lisa: Nothing.

Sobek: I, uh ... well, it's just that I don't think riots and destruction are anything to laugh about, even if it is in France, both because of the example it sets for Muslim populations in other nations, and because it exposes genuine social injustices suffered by immigrants.

Lisa: No, I wasn't laughing about that, I swear.

Sobek: ...

Lisa: ...

Sobek: Okay ... well as I was saying, for two weeks now, North Africans have been ...

Lisa: [snicker]

Sobek: Now really, what's this all about? What's so funny?

Lisa: It's nothing.

Sobek: Come on.

Lisa: Okay, fine. It's just that everyone assumes all the destruction has been caused by North Africans.

Sobek: You're saying it's not?

Lisa: Let me put it this way: a molotov cocktail is not the only way to start a fire.

Sobek: I have no idea what you're talking about.

Lisa: Pyrokinesis. The U.S. government, in connection with both the Carlyle Group and the Israeli Mossad, has been secretly abducting homeless children and using experimental drug programs to train them to start fires telepathically.

Sobek: ...

Lisa: ...

Sobek: ...

Mr. Butts: Wow, this chick is pretty whacked out.

Lisa: ...


Sobek: So, uh, assuming that's true, that the fires are caused by, uh, CIA-trained pyrokinetics, how does that explain all the footage of North Africans who ...

Lisa: Karl Rove.

Sobek: Karl Rove.

Lisa: Yes.

Sobek: I see ...

Chris: See? This is what I've been saying all this time ...


Sobek: Well that's a heck of a thing.

Lisa: ...

Sobek: ...

Al: Sobek, I can't believe you're falling for ...


Hillary: ... none of which changes the fact that workers should control the means of production, in order to ...




Michael: What's up, wing-nut?

Sobek: ...

Lisa: ...

Michael: Ooh, I think I just heard an ice cream truck! Later, dorks!

Sobek: ...

Lisa: ...

Sobek: So, why didn't you blow him up, too?

Lisa: Too much surface area. There's only so much a girl can do.

Sobek: That makes sense. Well, I seem to have forgotten all the questions I was about to ask you, so I'll just thank you for your time.

Lisa: Before we wrap this up, can I ask for one request?

Sobek: What's that?

Lisa: I haven't seen Happy Jihadi in a while, and the Iraqis did just ratify a Constitution ...

Sobek: That's a good point. May his celebratory gunfire keep us all happy jihadis.


Other SobekPundit Blogger Interviews:
John from WuzzaDem
Ace of Spades
Dave from Garfield Ridge
Oliver Willis
The Therapist
Protein Wisdom
Jack M.

Next Week:
I dunno. Requests?