This flowchart explains our current Iraq policy in just a few easy steps.

A message from Dana

Kiss My George!

That is all.

The party of nothing but stupid excuses

So the new House Dems plan to extend the legislative work week from 3 days to 5. You know, something more like what normal people do in their jobs. Apparently, some find this work thing to be a bit distasteful:

“Keeping us up here eats away at families,” said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), who typically flies home on Thursdays and returns to Washington on Tuesdays. “Marriages suffer. The Democrats could care less about families — that’s what this says.”

Sure, that’s what this says. Not, “we elected you to do a particular job so you actually have to work for your pay now.”

Some of the Dems also act like they’ve never had a job in their lives, either:

The new schedule poses a headache for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who runs her 7-year-old daughter’s Brownie troop meetings on Monday afternoons in Weston, Fla. “I’ll have to talk to the other mothers and see if we can move it to the weekend,” she said.

Yes, you might have to move that meeting. Meanwhile, a large number of women and men in your state are working multiple jobs and never get to attend these kinds of meetings at all. Want to do something about that, perhaps?

Tough Subjects: Abortion, Religion, Breast Feeding, Comic Books, Rats, and Laundry

Another tab dump:

The Road To Forced Abortions Is Paved With Bad Legislation: Is parental notification helpful at all?

A Concession Letter: Wow, this was obnoxious.

It’s only natural! for us to judge you if you don’t totally love it: Reasons to breast feed which include “Done correctly, you can look like you’re doing something really important while you take a nap.”

Musings – Her Story: Thoughts about Kitty, Emma, and Joss.


Full Revelations of a Professional Rat-catcher: The internet is just full of stuff like this. Everything you wanted to know about catching rats in the 19th century.

Folding t-shirts: A simple technique. Can it possibly work?

WorklifeWizard: Actually, I’m not sure what’s here. I’m blogging it in the hopes I’ll remember to check it out later.

This seems familar

I’m positive these students were in Seth’s political science class at Northwestern.

OMFG! There’s Punditslash?

So Making Light has found out fans are now writing Punditslash. Typical example:

Title: Indecision 2006

Pairing: Stephen Colbert/Jon Stewart

Rating: NC-17

Summary: The way Indecision 2006 should have been.

No! No! No! It was perfectly fine the way it was. It didn’t need anything approaching an NC-17 rating. Really. Thanks.

I fear what fiction this scene will generate.

Socks, Macs, Volcanos, Elections, Superheroes, Math, Wasabi, and Cat Poop

I’ve found these sites in various places:

In case you wanted to know, Socks is still purring up a storm.

Things only I care about: Extremely Useful Macbook Freeware.

A whole new island: Tonga volcanic eruption

An informative election site: Election 2006.

This game looks fun: Eat Poop You Cat!

Whose side is your favorite superhero on?

Some numbers are more interesting than others.

All About Wasabi: I’ve never had real wasabi? Who knew?

Some days are better

It’s a good day.

I hear there’s an election going on

I’m pretty worried about these elections, so I’ve kind of been avoiding them until the last minute. But at least I know where to vote and if I’m registered.

What’s the deal with the guy, anyway?

The Mahablog tries to explain the mind of the Current Resident:

Today many wonder how the President can seem so confident we are “winning” in Iraq. Is he truly delusional, or is he just trying to happy-face his way out of trouble? All I know is that he cares passionately about Iraq. You can argue about the purity of his motives but not, I think, about the intensity of his concern. No other subject gets him more worked up at a podium. Last week he made a point of defending his Iraq policy, even as the Republican Party would rather the public not be reminded.