Blog World Round-Up: Wednesday, January 18
From the left, the right, the in-between: we include the political,
the social, the cultural and the undefinable.
Featured Blog I: White Nights
EDGAR WINTER/COCAINE CORNER JANUARY 15
[Aldous Huxley wrote the "The Doors of Perception" in 1954. Edgar Winter gas been writing his Cocaine Corner blog about three months.]
Doing coke during the week is always a different animal than doing it on the weekend. No matter how much powder I put down on a weeknight, the next morning, I have no choice but to drag myself out of bed and head on in to work. When I do blow during the week, I probably do it in more moderation than I otherwise would, because I have to work the next day. Plus, when I'm blowing lines during the week, often-times I'm by myself--and I always tend to do less blow when there's no one else around. By myself, it's always less of a party.
Some weekday mornings--most weekday mornings--there's nothing I would rather do than stay in my bed and sleep it off until sunset. But until I get fired or arrested, waking up is just something I'll have to deal with, and 90% of the time, I manage to get it done. After all, a brotha's gotta eat, right? And if I lose my job, I'll no longer be able to "pull my dinner from my pocket," if you know what I mean. Read the rest at Cocaine Corner...
Featured Blogger II: Divine Right
The Incredible Lightness of Bush Loyalism
AUGUST J. POLLAK/XOVERBOARD.COM, January 17, 2006
One of the most disturbing yet most undiscussed aspects of the rabid support for Bush and his lawbreaking from right-wing bloggers is just how much of it seems to be based on a personal affection for Bush and not actual concern for any actual law. You can combine that with the general desire to let Bush have anything he wants solely because it makes them feel "victorious" over liberals ("If the ACLU is against it, Bush MUST be right!", etc.)
This seems almost painfully hypocritical considering how much the impeachment of Bill Clinton was "about the rule of law." After all, this was a moment when all those personal, partisan complaints about the President were completely irrelevant, and obviously had nothing to do with the importance of making sure that lying about an intern blowing you went punished lest the Republic fall. It makes you wonder- well it certainly makes me wonder- just how fast Bush's rocket-propelled astral explorations beyond the realm of legality would hold in the eyes of these strict jurists were Clinton still in office.
The right-wingers really only have two responses to the wiretapping issue. The first is to pretend to be idiots, and for this I can cite no better example than the special bus passengers that inhabit Oliver Willis' comments section, with fake-moron questions like "how can Gore be right about Bush stifiling speech if he was allowed to say that? Ha ha LOLZ!!!1!!" and "why duz Gore want to tell terrorists we're tapping them OH NOES" from people who are clearly not this stupid, because if they were, they wouldn't know how to use a computer keyboard. Read the full post at Xoverboard.com...