Friday, November 18, 2005

Round the Horn. An Irwin J. McIckleson Production



Salutations from the desk of Irwin J. McIckleson, fictional 1910's plutocrat. It's snowing today; which is a pity. I had planned to visit one of my plants and randomly accuse someone of stealing from me. That's always enjoyable, and it teaches my workers a valuable lesson. I particularly like to find some bootlooking pretty boy; the look of confusion on his face is priceless.

Actually it isn't priceless, come to think of it.

Anyway since I can't do that, I might as well get started on my weekly exploration of websites that may or may not be members of the Liberal Coalition.

First up is firedoglake,
responding to a speech by a former soldier on the progress of the Iraq War. Or lack thereof. firedoglake suggests that this Representative's war record may allow him to make certain points in a very forceful way.

THE NEWS BLOG also has
information on Mr. Murtha's comments; this Murtha, like any old soldier, doesn't like the idea of seeing people thrown away for no reason. I've noticed in my long life that those who aren't going to have to pay the price are the most eager to incur the bill.

Apparently a radio-phone host by the name of Bill O'Rielly has made threats against those websites who critique his program? Well the gentlemen running LEFT is RIGHT are not afraid of these threats, but are
standing up to them. What I don't understand, however, is why Mike of LEFT is RIGHT would hug trees; surely the sap would get in your clothing?

Rook's Rant has taken this course as well, proclaiming himself "
a proud member of the O'Reilly's Enemies List." And Bryant assures me (over Cheery's objections) that this website would also like to be put on that list; he will be writing an e-mail to that effect in due course and posting it to O'Reilly.

Mr. Rant also has
a piece on an investigative reporter who apparently has more information on this Valerie Plame-Karl Rove-Scooter Libby Fandango. Apparently this reporter, named Woodward, knew of information for quite a long time but chose not to reveal it. Reporters like secrecy I've noticed.

Scrutiny Hooligans
discusses a terror weapon called "White phosphorous" that was used in the Iraqi war. I would have hoped that we might have evolved beyond the need of such weapons, but I guess not. I know there are several men who might well be able to work for my plants producing wealth for me were it not for the use of these sorts of weapons.

I guess I just thought the Plutocrats of the future might have finally put an end to this kind of nonsense.

rubber hose has
a discussion of why Marseilles might have been spared from the recent lawlessness in France. I think it might have something to do with a diet heavily fish based. It has been scientifically determined that eating fish encourages a contemplative attitude.

Speedkill has
the story of a book that is coming out about how Democrats hate Christmas. Future Republicans will apparently say anything to attack their political opposition.

I can inform you that Bryant and Cheery have been arguing about putting up Christmas decorations around the office; Cheery wants to put them up now, and Bryant says we need to wait till December. So far Bryant is winning; but I wouldn't be surprised if Cheery decorated and presented her decorations as a fait acompli.

The Fulcrum has
an article suggesting that Mr. Bush's problems started building around the time that Ms. Sheehan visited his ranch in Crawford, and reveals that she is apparently planning on returning there for Thanksgiving.

T.Rex's Guide to Life has
a discussion of who the people currently running Iraq resemble in their leadership styles.

Rick's Cafe Americain has
the story that future dogs are apparently extremely promiscuous.

Finally, Steve Bates, The Yellow Doggeral Democrat, has a very cute picture of two or possibly three cats cuddled up on some futuristic silk jacket. I am unable to ascertain what the material is; it looks like silk. But it has a sheen to it, and you would never wear a silk jacket I don't think. Anyway the cats are very cute looking.

And that's it for another week. Hope you have an enjoyable weekend.

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