Saturday, February 05, 2005

Kos beats Instapundit and Drudge Report...and much more

Intelliseek's BlogPulse: 2004 Year in Review

An analysis of tsunami-related coverage in the blogsphere

An excellent report produced by Blogpulse:

An earthquake and tsunami devastated wide areas of Southern Asia on Dec. 26, 2004. As neighboring nations and relief agencies began organizing to help, so did another group of people: bloggers. Unlimited by geography and powered by easy blog-publishing tools, bloggers quickly sprang into action to provide information that was otherwise impossible or extremely difficult to find. In a remote part of the world, where traditional news crews wouldn't arrive for several days, bloggers provided some of the first eyewitness accounts, news of relief efforts, videos, still photographs, lists of victims and missing persons, and other helpful disaster aid and coordination information. View BlogPulse's analysis of tsunami-related coverage in the blogsphere. Pimp Creator

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Kate Bosworth Reveals Why She And Orlando Bloom Split

Kate Bosworth reportedly dumped Orlando Bloom because she was fed-up with his male friends.

Link dump and transfer

These are some links retrieved off my original blog, which was found archived. Some may not still work, and I hope to weed those out. Most are pretty good though. I also noticed that the webarchive turns these links into their links. I am not sure what that means as yet. Guess I'll find out when I try them. If they fail I will delete the post. I also notice that they are all run together, but I'm feeling lazy today, and so they will probably stay that way for a least a while. If they are already on my blog, I will try to omit it.

4ad Records Alchemy Journal Ampersand Amphetadesk Big Sur Tapes Blog of Collective Intelligence Blogpulse CafePress Boing Boing Bookslut, The Brad DeLong Christopher Lydon CitiesForPeace Col. David Hackworth Conblog-The Indepundit Counterspin CrisisPapers Crooked Timber Cultural Creatives Cultural Elite, The

Daily Brew, The Daily Rant, The Dalkey Archives Dave Barry Dave Winer Daypop Dem Underground Desultor DonkeyRising Dreamvirus Journal EFF Esther Dyson ExitZero Facets Multimedia FastPolitics Finnegans Wake Concordex First Stone Florida Blog Freethinker's Page

Great American Speeches GreyMatter Guardian UK Hack the Planet Harvard Political Review In These Times Incendiary Introspection Indy Media International Sentinel, The Jim Hightower John Sugg Juan Cole Labyrinth (Medieval resources) LeanLeft Left is Right Lefty Directory, The LegitGov LiberalSlant Literary Kicks Live Journal Lucy Perkins

MadKane Mahablog Maureen Dowd MaxSpeak Media Matters Media Revolution MediaBurn Medieval Mayhem by Skelligsraven Meerkat Michael Moore Molly Ivens Mitch Kapor More from Harvard Mother Jones Movable Type MWO Mystic Fire Video Natalie Davis Native American Raven Lore News is Free NION NION - signers North Carolina Experiment, The North State Blogs

OJR Onion Online Journal Oxblog Oxford Democracy Forum Oxytocin PaidContent PBS Online Perfunctory Peter Merholz Philip Greenspun Plucky Popdex Project Censored Radio Userland RaptorMagic Raw Story Rebecca's Pocket Robert Anton Wilson RSSifyTool Rumi

Salam Pax Salon Second-Class Citizen Sisyphus Shrugged Skippy the Bush Kangaroo Slactivist Slash Slate Stand Down Syndic8 Take Back the Media The Nation The Rational Liberal thinking while typing Tom Tomorrow TomPaine TroubleTickets TrueMajority TruthOut

UK Parliament on the Web Unanswered Questions 911 Utne Online Village Voice w.bloggar Wallace Stevens Wanted: A Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy WhiskeyBar's List o' Lies
Who's Who in Mysticism Wintermute Z-Net Zope

RECENT ADDITIONS Broken Train Weblog Against War Peace Blogs LEFT is RIGHT Alternative Online News Outlets Eatonweb/NCDU Blogs The Rodent's Burrow CentrifugalForce Omega Point 2012

salonified blogs These are some of the blogs recommended by readers of TableTalk at Agonist ArmedLiberal BeetleSympathy Billmon T.Bogg Calpundit CitizenCites Claremont Weblog Command-Post Counterspin BarryCrimmins Cursor DearRaed Digbysblog DisgustedLiberal Ehrensteinland FailureIsImpossible TheGrandOldParty HermesPress Insurrection JaneGalt JubileeIraq TheLeftCoaster LetterFromGotham LiberalOasis
LinkPopularity LyingSocialistWeasels MainstreamList MajorBarbara J.Marshall
Maxspeak MingReport MyPhD NathanNewman NewLeftBlogs Nuisance NealPollack
Quasipundit Rittenhouse RogerAiles SalonBlog SDSessions RobertScheer
SkyeDreams SlicedAndDiced SmirkingChimp TAP Alternate Usn-dem-vet Vaara WealthBondage WorldCrossing/WebX

The Future of Iraq and U.S. Occupation

by Noam Chomsky

Media Monopoly - Bagdikian


Bush Lies

Bush Lies: Compendious collection by M.E. Cowan

Revenge of the Bond Traders - by Robert B. Reich

American Prospect Online - ViewWeb
"Meet some folks on Wall Street who might not like Bush's Social Security privatization. "

Cashing in on Cons: Undercover at the American Correctional Association's 2005 Winter Conference

In These Times

The Dreams of George Bush by Robert L. Borosage

The Nation

My fellow Americans, my invasion and occupation of Iraq has cost thousands of lives, wasted hundreds of billions of dollars and provided a recruiting boon to Al Qaeda across the world. It has left America more isolated and less respected than ever. The election went better than I hoped, but there's no way to get out without the country descending into civil war and no way to stay without the insurgency and our casualties growing.

"My tax cuts left the country with record deficits, the slowest jobs growth since the Great Depression and the greatest inequality since the Gilded Age. My trade policies have racked up the highest trade deficits in the annals of nations, and left us dependent on the willingness of the Chinese and Japanese governments to keep buying our bonds despite the continuing fall of the dollar.

Think Progress | Nick Lewis's Weblog

Think Progress | Nick Lewis's Weblog

The Center for America Progress is now publishing a new blog called Think Progress. I'm Impressed. Listed below is their explanation of "what we're all about":

What We're Fighting For:
Social and Economic Justice
Healthy Communities
Global Leadership
A Secure America

What We're Fighting Against:
Corrupt Establishment
Incompetent Establishment
Braindead Media
Radical Right-Wing Agenda

George Orwell on a the Motives of a Writer | Nick Lewis's Weblog

George Orwell on a the Motives of a Writer | Nick Lewis's Weblog

"I used to be known as quite the conservative."

Jake To The Bone: What I've been saying.
"I used to be known as quite the conservative. I listened to lame-brained Limbaugh on a regular basis, and even listened to the re-runs on the weekends. I voted for Reagan and Bush I...twice. As a church-owned teen, and as the son of a preacher, I opposed evolution.
Thank God that somewhere, somehow along the way something in my brain -- that nagging little voice that serves as everyone's baloney detector -- clicked, and I started doing homework. Maybe it started in college in my Anthropology class. Who knows.
The main point is, I started thinking, I started suspecting I was being lied to, and I started to do the hard work of being a citizen -- homework...with the TV sound turned down. "

Democratic Revival - "The Democracy"

via Lion's Den

"...And, if you ask me, Mother Jones has given us our manifesto."

Manager Of World's Largest Bond Fund Comes Out Against W's Privatization Scheme...

via Brian's Political Donnybrook

Is Bush Senior...Deep Throat? And is he ill?

by John W. Dean

"We'll all know one day very soon... Bob Woodward, a reporter on the team that covered the Watergate story, has advised his executive editor at the Washington Post that Throat is ill. And Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of the Post and one of the few people to whom Woodward confided his source's identity, has publicly acknowledged that he has written Throat's obituary."

worldKit :: easy web mapping :: Home

worldKit :: easy web mapping :: Home

High Strangeness: When Flesh and Blood Fell from the Sky

Red Rain over 3rd Great-grampy's Farm Exclusively For Blogging Poets

Blog aggregators are popping-up all over the Internet, but to my knowledge, this aggregator created Feburary 4, 2005, is the first aggregator for blogging poets. If you'd like to add your poetry web-log to this aggregator please send me an e-mail to: Be sure to include your URL and your feed(s).
(via Billy the Blogging Poet)

UNC-Chapel Hill creates Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity

names former Sen. John Edwards as director
(via Ed and Zhoodah)

CHAPEL HILL -- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is launching a Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity that will be led by former U.S. Senator and vice presidential candidate John Edwards.
The Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity will be a nonpartisan initiative, bringing together UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and other national public policy experts to examine innovative and practical ideas for moving more Americans out of poverty and into the middle class. The center will have an advisory committee of senior faculty representing multiple disciplines across campus. In addition to leading the center, Edwards also will serve as a guest lecturer on campus.
"John Edwards is a distinguished Carolina alumnus, and we are delighted that he will return to campus to bring together today’s best minds to focus on issues that affect us all," Chancellor James Moeser said.

Bucky Goldstein, I mean Kinky Friedman To Run For Governor of Texas

Unconventional country singer/author Kinky Friedman has announced he will run as an independent for governor of Texas in 2006. The 60-year-old planned to announce his candidacy in front of the Alamo. After that, all bets were off as to how Friedman would run his campaign.

You Are a Newborn Soul

You are tolerant, accepting, and willing to give anyone a chance.
On the flip side, you're easy to read and easily influenced by others.
You have a fresh perspective on life, and you can be very creative.
Noconformist and nontraditional, you've never met anyone who's like you.

Inventive and artistic, you like to be a trendsetter.
You have an upbeat spirit and you like almost everything.
You make friends easily and often have long standing friendships.
Implusive and trusting, you fall in love a little too easily.

Souls you are most compatible with: Bright Star Soul and Dreaming Soul

Friday, February 04, 2005

Progressive Bible

The American Street puts it all together

George Lakoff is not the only genius helping to put Progressives on the map and into office. Now The American Street has done the work that will keep Progressives in good stead for months and years to come.

Come to the site. Bookmark it. Join. And if you can...donate.
It really is haaard work! This page should be a staple in every Progressive library and blogroll. 5 stars! *****

The Propaganda President - George W. Bush does his best Kim Jong-il.

By Jack Shafer

If "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il of North Korea and George W. Bush ever meet, I suspect the two will bond like long-lost brothers. Both men are first-born sons of powerful fathers who partied like adolescents well into their adult lives, after which they submitted to their dynastic fates as heads of state.

Both avoid critical thought, preferring to surround themselves with yes men and apply propagandistic slogans to the onrushing complexities of justice, culture, economics, and foreign policy. Bush churns out buzz phrases with the best of them: He believes in "compassionate conservatism" and fancies himself part of the "army of compassion." He's the "reformer with results" who embraces the "culture of life." He shouts his paeans to "liberty" and "freedom" (a combined 27 times during last night's State of the Union speech, according to today's Washington Post) while reducing civil liberties at home.


MrWondrous : One-Man Internet

MrWondrous : One-Man Internet

More memory lane stuff dug from the webarchives. This is an index of a few dozen old webpages dating from 1994.

World Peace Treaty 2000

World Peace Treaty 2000

I created this back in 1995. Needless to say, it didn't happen.
It is archived at the Wayback Machine...replete with broken art.
Memory lane stuff.

The Blue Bus is calling us...: NY Times killed story that President Bush cheated in the debates

Bush WAS Wired!

Diane Gail Kelly Goldberg ( -2005) - SFWA News

Death of a friend...

If you knew Kelly, you may sign the guestbook. Her works, pictures and writing can be found here and here.

Scrutiny Hooligans: Ossie Davis, 1917-2005

Scrutiny Hooligans: Ossie Davis, 1917-2005

Yet another legend has been swept upward...

States Writes: peers of The American Street

Power Page

Redolent with information.

Adolescent General loves to play shoot-em-up

Sick General

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. Marine Corps general who said it was "fun to shoot some people" should have chosen his words more carefully but will not be disciplined, military officials said on Thursday.

Lt. Gen. James Mattis, who commanded troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and is slated to be portrayed by star actor Harrison Ford in an upcoming Hollywood movie, made the comments at a conference on Tuesday in San Diego, California.

"Actually it's quite fun to fight 'em, you know. It's a hell of a hoot. It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up front with you, I like brawling," Mattis said.

"You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil," Mattis said during a panel discussion. "You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."


Antarctic ice sheet is an 'awakened giant'

New Scientist Breaking News - Antarctic ice sheet is an 'awakened giant'

From the scientific point of view it is now very likely that there will be again another Ice Age, quite soon, in the world, that we shall have the north part of the world all frozen like it used to be, and we're beginning to have natural disasters, from the scientists' study it seems likely that we should soon begin to have these great changes in the earth's climate so people will not be able to live where they have, and the oceans will rise, and many cities will be flooded, like London, and Calcutta, and so on. These things, they say, will happen, according to scientific theory, in about forty years at the most, but maybe even quicker. - J.G. Bennett as heard on Robert Fripp's "Exposure" album, circa 1979.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

The Independent Weekly: Winners, quitters and bloggers

Triangle bloggercon and more

Building community--both online and offline--is the theme of the conference. Zuiker hopes the Triangle will develop the kind of community that's been going strong in the Greensboro area.

The conference is free and open to the public. It starts at 9 a.m. and officially ends at 12:30 p.m., though conversations are sure to follow at Franklin Street eateries. Special guest Dan Gillmor, a blogger from the Bay Area who's become an evangelist for grassroots journalism, will also give a free public presentation on Monday, Feb. 14, at 3:30 p.m. in Carroll Hall at UNC-CH.

Patrick Eakes reminds me that the legend himself, Mr. Dave Winer of DaveNet, Scripting News, and Harvard Shorenstein, is also slated to attend.

A splendid time is guaranteed for all...

Social Security Stolen: Bush raids Lockbox then complains of shortfall

Kids. This never would have happened under a Gore Presidency

You never heard the word, Lockbox. Instead you heard Bush warning that there will be a shortfall. Well, duh! Why don’t you just put the money back, Doofus, and tell the top 1% to “do it for the kids”.
Should Bush back off on the tax cut to the top 1% which has led to the shortfall in the Social Security, and which would have been protected under a Gore administration, and, so to say, “do it for the kids”? Take the poll.

semidi :: Privatization Pitfalls

From Semidi: on Social Security: "Think Progress has a few excerpts from a Wall Street Journal article that examines the many ways that privatizing retirement programs in other countries as the Bush Junta wants to do with Social Security has been a miserable failure. "

Thank goodness he beat that flip-flopper

Steady Leadership - President Bush's cognitive dissonance. By William Saletan

Coffee House Studio: Jim Capaldi obituary

Somehow the death of Traffic's drummer, Jim Capaldi escaped me. Thanks to the Coffee House for a wonderful tribute...

Charlotte Astronomical Society : Links

Some interesting links from Charlotte artist, mathematician, astronomer and chessmaster, Garrick Wells.

Special Characters

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For Some Bloggers, all Politics is Local

on Personal Democracy Forum
by Sam Heib and Ed Cone

Dave Winer comes to North Carolina


Dave Winer will visit the News & Record next week and plans on "going to school on their citizen journalism project. On Wednesday the 9th (Ed Cone is) going to lead a discussion at the News and Record, with bloggers and pros, 7PM at 200 East Market St, Greensboro, open to all."

From Dave Winer:

"I spend three nights in Greensboro, North Carolina, going to school on their citizen journalism project. On Wednesday the 9th I'm going to lead a discussion at the News and Record, with bloggers and pros, 7PM at 200 East Market St, Greensboro, open to all. On Friday head over to Chapel Hill for the North Carolina BloggerCon."

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Your Sky: Virtual Telescope Control Panel

Your Sky: Virtual Telescope Control Panel

Charlotte Astronomical Society

Diagram shows the comparative apparent size of the Sun as seen from some planets.
Charlotte Astronomical Society is a project by Garrick Wells.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Nonny is over at The American Street today...

The American Street

Among his offering:
- Moses Mistook “His” “Roses”
- Being-For-Itself Meets Godzilla
- Bullets May Cause Lead Poisoning
- Guns Are For Chickens

These things and more...

Monday, January 31, 2005

Zoloft, Paxil, Xanax and Murder

Murder and Zoloft

Murder and Paxil

Murder and Xanax


Iraq Election: The Day After

Now that the Iraqis have had the opportunity to stain their finger, the world can rest assured that all is well, everyone can go home now. Freedom and Democracy has arrived. Mission accomplished. Lapis is the new vermillion. But was it lapis? Maybe my colors have been adjusted. My horizontal. My verticle. (O how I do love to misspell that word!)

So see ya later, Iraq! We'll be leaving now! Thanks for all the good times!

Ingrate bastards! And after all we have done to, I mean, for, them. Sheesh!

And so the saga continues. Will George be able to move the soldiers from Iraq and into Iran and Syria without people getting all huffy and squishy?

Wait and see!

Coming to a theater near you!

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Scrutiny Hooligans: Is This Photo Propaganda?

Scrutiny Hooligans: Is This Photo Propaganda?

Includes photos and images of Iraq you probably haven't seen.

Daily Kos :: Collapse of The Military--Vietnam's Lesson of What's To Come

by Paul Rosenberg

An astonishing account of the Vietnam War, the Iraq War, and much more, framed nicely by Mr. Rosenberg.