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Suburban Guerrilla update

Susie isn’t really gone, but you may need to adjust your link. If you try to access her site as just susiemadrak.com you will be redirected to her hosting service. If you use www.susiemadrak.com the site will appear.

Apparently her site had a spam flood that amounted to a denial of service attack and the host shut the site down. The address change is apparently part of the changes to get the site back on line.

She is going to work as a press secretary in a political campaign and feels constrained to limit her blogging as a result of the new job. She will be bringing some people on board to keep Suburban Guerrilla going, but it won’t be her voice most of the time, for the next five months. Ethics are the curse of the blogging classes.

Scorpio of Eccentricity was able to get in and mentioned it in comments so I tried some things.

December 30, 2006   Comments Off on Suburban Guerrilla update

The Snarkmeister

Brother Wolcott keeps knocking them over the fence, as in Rites and Wrongs:

…It’s as if we’re trying to soothe ourselves into believing that we’re still the country we used to be, that’s there’s a higher seamlessness to American life undisturbed by the staccato rhythms of bad news. What happens in Iraq stays in Iraq. A flag-draped coffin is acceptable viewing only if a dead president is inside.

So many targets struck with such a wonderful economy of words.

December 30, 2006   Comments Off on The Snarkmeister

An Iraqi Decision?

You have to wonder exactly who in the Iraqi government thought it would be a good idea to execute Saddam on the sabbath and coincidentally the Eid ul-Adha, the commemoration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son for G-d.

Why this couldn’t have waited until mid-week? Saddam wasn’t going anywhere and they had 30 days to take action.  This is the kind of thing the CPA did routinely.

Update: OWL, noted in comments that there are radio reports that only Saddam was executed; that the other two will be executed after the holiday.

December 30, 2006   Comments Off on An Iraqi Decision?