Updating the blogroll
The time has come to induct more members into the prestigious club of bloggers who are on my blogroll. These are four excellent blogs written by my fellow moonbats, and I invite you to check them out. They are:
Casual Asides by D. J. Waletzky. D.J. currently has a fascinating post up that relates Einstein's refusal to accept the probabilistic character of quantum mechanics to those who justify their belief in God on the grounds that without God, life would be meaningless. The moral of the story, I think, is that we shouldn't assume that nature must conform to our norms, rational or moral. Good stuff.
Don't worry, though; it's not all esoteric metaphysics--D.J. also has a lot to say about the state of things in the world at large. Do visit.
Dum Pendebat Filius by Christopher Schroen. Christopher's current post gives props to Robert Jensen,
an honest-to-goodness radical academic whom I once saw acquit himself admirably under fire in Scarborough Country (where straw men, ad hominem, dissembling, and tu quoque are the favorite tools of the execrable "Congressman Joe" and his running-dog sycophants... why anyone would agree to subject himself to an appearance in Scarborough Country is beyond me, but Jensen kept his cool).
He also announces that
Michael Bérubé has agreed to debate David Horowitz about "The Network." FrontPage wants to have "a lengthy series of conversations with leftists about radicalism and leftism and liberalism and conservatism."
Furthermore, Christopher hates Mallard Fillmore.
The Liberal Anti-War Avenger, written by the Liberal Avenger, Anátema, and Auguste. The Liberal Avenger recently called for the resignations of Michelle Malkin, Michelle's alter-ego Jesse Malkin, and Power Line blogger Hindrocket/Ass Missile, who
have been beating their washtubs over the Terri Schiavo talking point memo for the past several weeks, convinced that it was a forgery put into circulation by sinister Democratic operatives. The idea that a Republican would commit to paper the very concepts that they were acting upon in a special legislative session seemed beyond comprehension to these silly people ...
Since we're talking about men and women of honor here, it is natural to expect that they themselves will resign now in the same spirit that they demanded the resignations of Rather and Jordan. Powerlineblog will continue on without the Assrocket while MichelleMalkin.com, losing its blogging team, will have to shut its doors.
If they are unwilling to do this of their own volition, then we must demand their resignations.
Predictably, the guilty parties have refused, but "mad props" to the Liberal Avenger for saying what needs to be said.
Finally, we have The Lion and the Donkey, the blog of the Columbia University Democrats. One of the contributors, Josh B., recently caught an instance of right-wing hypocrisy that hadn't even occurred to me, nailing Rush Limbaugh for going apeshit about conservatives getting hit with pies and salad dressing:
Rush Limbaughs take on the matter.
[W]ho is it that is responsible for fomenting harm against others? Who is it that cannot tolerate hearing things they disagree with, and who is it that reports to heckling and throwing salad dressing or ice cream pies on conservative Republican speakers? Its the left, my dear. It is the left, my good friends, that is out there fomenting violence.
I dont know whats more amazing: a. that he believes that the American left, or what passes for it, acted as one monolithic force in throwing that Ranch dressing, or that b. hes implicitly arguing that theres such a thing as a cycle of violence, a decidedly un-Rush-like manuever. What really takes the cake (no pun intended) is the comparison between this and his comments on Abu Ghraib:
[S]ort of like hazing, a fraternity prank. Sort of like that kind of fun.
So remember - setting dogs on naked prisoners is pure fun, but the road to hell? Paved with pie.
Anyway, take a gander at these first-rate blogs. They are all on my list of daily reads.