Thought I'd just pop in and say Hi here in the ol' weblog, and maybe post some links and stuff.
I have late-night driving-kids-around duties this week, which means that I have more time that I could be writing in my weblog, but also that I'm sort of mostly too sleepy to.
There've been birds singing in the mornings, outside the windows.
Another Sims story: One of Those Days, about the time Suzette Somnius trapped one of her Professors from college in her house when she went off to work.
From Metababy of all places again, news from the Front:
Negroponte also told TIME that three dozen or so of the worst al-Qaeda terrorists held in secret CIA prisons are likely to remain in captivity as long as the "war on terror continues." He added, "These people are being held. And they're bad actors. And as long as this situation continues, this war on terror continues, I'm not sure I can tell you what the ultimate disposition of those detainees will be." Negroponte's comments appear to be the first open acknowledgement of the secret U.S. detention system and the fact that captives such as Khalid Shaikh Mohammad -- involved in Sept. 11 or other major attacks on U.S. interests around the world -- may be held indefinitely.
Is that legal?
(I resist the urge to say anything clever around "bad actors".)
And from elsewhere on the Front:
"The OFAC requirements apply to all U.S. citizens. The law prohibits anyone, not just car dealers, from doing business with anyone whose name appears on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals list"
So watch who buys those old 8-tracks from you on eBay, eh?
Two of my favorite recent spam subject lines:
Feel free to use them in your novels.
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Gotta admire the frankeness there. (I don't think it's a parody site.)
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All sortsa more stuff lined up wanting to be entered into the Great Conversation. But for tonight we'll just ask, How did it start?
A great site where one can enjoy the thought of a great mind long departed. Cheers for the good work!
... apart from writing on the sole of your slipper with a biro
with a bang
The Bicycle Pedaling Frog enjoys his Guatamanian hot chocolattice.
Which is delightfully confusing. (In the beginning was the TSA, and the TSA was with God? Or perhaps with Frog.)