Tuesday, June 28, 2005

What Goes Around...

Now this is funny:

Could a hotel be built on the land owned by Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter? A new ruling by the Supreme Court which was supported by Justice Souter himself itself might allow it. A private developer is seeking to use this very law to build a hotel on Souter's land.

Justice Souter's vote in the "Kelo vs. City of New London" decision allows city governments to take land from one private owner and give it to another if the government will generate greater tax revenue or other economic benefits when the land is developed by the new owner.

On Monday June 27, Logan Darrow Clements, faxed a request to Chip Meany the code enforcement officer of the Towne of Weare, New Hampshire seeking to start the application process to build a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road. This is the present location of Mr. Souter's home.

Clements, CEO of Freestar Media, LLC, points out that the City of Weare will certainly gain greater tax revenue and economic benefits with a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road than allowing Mr. Souter to own the land.

The proposed development, called "The Lost Liberty Hotel" will feature the "Just Desserts Café" and include a museum, open to the public, featuring a permanent exhibit on the loss of freedom in America. Instead of a Gideon's Bible each guest will receive a free copy of Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged."

Looks good on him.

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Monday, June 27, 2005

Separating Church and State

No Swearing Allowed

No, I'm not talking about profaning the courts. Or then again...

What I am talking about is the Supreme Court's decision today that says the Ten Commandments cannot be displayed inside courthouses because they violate the doctrine of separation of church and state.

The decision was split so closely that even the supreme court itself doesn't really know what to do with this conundrum.

If memory serves correctly the principle of separation was supposed to protect the Church from the State, but it would appear the reverse is now in order (or was it the other way around).

Time and again the courts have made clear they have an aversion to anything that smacks of 'religion'. So I'm a-thinkin' maybe we should get rid of the swearing of oaths as well.

Indeed, what is the point if there are no 'absolutes' to swear by? On your mommas' grave perhaps? And what does the judge think of all that cussin' going on. I say let's be rid of it once and for all!

I mean, really... the western world's legal system 'was' based on certain moral precepts (theft, murder, etc.) from the ten commandments (notice that I used 'was' instead of 'is').

Trying to separate law from religion is like separating the... well, church from the state. Make sense? I'm glad it does to you because the whole notion is contradictory to my sensibilities.

Questions:

  • Is this just another example of a social trend that can't see the end beyond the means?


  • Is it a decision trying to strike a fair balance, or is it just another anti-religion decision?


  • Or, how can you find balance and justice in a world with no absolutes to judge it by?


  • On the whims of a partisan judge perhaps?

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    Sunday, June 26, 2005

    First we take North Korea, then Taiwan, then... Canada?

    Instapundit notes:

    "This is upsetting:
    China is building its military forces faster than U.S. intelligence and military analysts expected, prompting fears that Beijing will attack Taiwan in the next two years, according to Pentagon officials.
    Perhaps we can kill two birds with one stone by floating a rumor that Taiwan is acquiring nuclear weapons from North Korea."

    Tee hee. So who's next? Canada? I hear they have nuclear technology. Lots of power plants over there. In fact I've heard they sold technology to Kim's daddy. They got a socialist government too. Everybody gets free medicare. And they harbor terrorists. Just ask Pat Buchanan. Or what about that red flag? Heck, we had less on Saddam.

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    Daily FISK is Looking for New Writers

    WANTED: A Few Good Bloggers

    Why not become a contributing writer for the daily FISK?

    We are looking for new talent so send us an email along with your name, blog URL (if you have one) and we'll go from there.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    BTW, you can also send us news tips via email, or use the anonymous submission form (FISK button).

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    Duel of the "Stupids"

    It seems that I've been beaten to the draw today when it comes to fisking "Instadunce". Although this post may fall more into the 'flaming' category, James Wolcott, (contributing editor for VANITY FAIR) comes out with both guns blazing:

    "I stray into Instadunce as rarely as possible, wishing to spare myself the antic-less antics of a performing flea with only a couple of tricks in its repertoire. But today my wanderings took me there--I must have been following a link--and in one sentence Reynolds disclosed an impressive depth of ignorance worthy of a hick hack."

    Renolds
    , to his credit acknowledged the fisking with the retort:

    "THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING: I don't get many modeling jobs, so I was happy to pose in a t-shirt for ThoseShirts.com. But I've been amply repaid, as something about that photo just keeps driving people to make utter fools of themselves. Though perhaps that's not such a great feat, considering . . . "

    Not a terribly witty response but keep practicing Glenn and maybe someday we'll let you contribute to the daily FISK.

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    Saturday, June 25, 2005

    Reach out and FISK someone

    You'll be glad that you did.

    If you have a tip for us try out our new FISK Button.

    Don't know what FISKING is? Then read our FAQ file.

    It's fun and completely painless. Reach out and FISK someone today!

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    Friday, June 24, 2005

    Misappropriating Kelo

    The Kelo decision seems to have riled the rancor of homeowners from all sides of the fence.

    Instapundit (Glenn Reynolds) discussed the case and had this to say:

    The New York Times is editorializing in favor of Kelo, but has a huge conflict of interest here as it's engaged in self-serving eminent domain procedures itself.

    Yet just above it he added:

    PROFESSOR BAINBRIDGE has an article on the Kelo decision in TechCentralStation today.

    "Self serving conflict of interest"? Talk about the pot and the kettle.

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    Wednesday, June 22, 2005

    Dicky's Retraction

    Senator Dick Durbin has finally "apologized" after putting it in his mouth with his infamous gulag comments. It's unfortunate that Dicky took so long before choking on his words.

    "I am sorry if anything I said caused any offense or pain to those who have such bitter memories of the Holocaust, the greatest moral tragedy of our time. Nothing, nothing should ever be said to demean or diminish that moral tragedy.

    "I am also sorry if anything I said cast a negative light on our fine men and women in the military. ... I never ever intended any disrespect for them. Some may believe that my remarks crossed the line. To them I extend my heartfelt apology," Durbin said, choking on his words.

    If you can call that an apology. One can only wonder if his tears are for those who he has harmed or himself? Chalk another one up for the blogosphere.

    UPDATE: According to ScrappleFace there is a leak the Durbin apology draft differs from the final version. So what does it all mean? Perhaps he edits his work like the Bloke does. Conspiracists beware.

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    It Sucks to be an immigrant

    I have had a similar experience with immigration and have to agree with Glenn Reynolds on this point:

    "We have the worst of all worlds in our current immigration system -- it's demeaning, unpredictable, and contemptuous toward would-be legal immigrants, while being porous toward illegals. And it's the main experience most foreigners have of dealing with the United States government. When my Nigerian sister-in-law, before she married my brother, passed her citizenship test, my brother said he was glad that the person who swore her in was so nice, because it was the first time in the entire process that the process wasn't run by a jerk. This is a mess, and the Bush Administration isn't fixing it. It should."

    But instead of the word "jerk", wouldn't "asshat" more suffice? Just asking.

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    Wondering where the lions are

    Today the animals are making news over at technorati. Apparently three lions protected a 12 year old girl from her would-be kidnappers.

    A 6-legged dog with two genitals was also rescued.

    More importantly, "former" Klansman Edgar Ray Killen was found guilty of manslaughter on all three counts. You may remember the movie Mississippi Burning that immortalized this tragedy.

    Hopefully this will bring healing and closure to this racially charged part of the world.

    Which also proves this world really isn't going to the dogs after all.

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    Rev. Phelps' Mission

    Your Mission, Rev. Phelps, should you choose to accept it...

    Some say it is a calling from God while others may call him an "asshat".

    It seems that our favorite parson, the very reverend Fred Phelps is at it again and doing his darndest to demise Christendome.

    So what did the instapundit have to say about all this ballyhoo?

    "Yes, it's fairly unusual for me to be calling someone an "asshat". I'm not big on name-calling. But if you can't call Fred Phelps an asshat, there's really no reason for the word to exist."

    I managed to utter a tee hee but his references seemed to me a little narrow in scope.

    Curiously his sources also mentioned that Focus on the Family was picketed by Phelps himself. If we were to paint the brush wide enough we could assume they should be kindred spirits on the issue of homosexuality. Right? Obviously nobody else bothered so I took a peek at the website to see what their take was on all this.

    "This is another example of intolerance displayed by those who want to intimidate and silence us just because we provide another voice in the discussion of homosexuality," said Mike Haley, a "Love Won Out" conference speaker. "Ultimately, those who refuse to acknowledge that homosexuality attracted men and women can change display not only a cruel disregard for those who do not want to be homosexual, but also a denial of the true power of Christ."

    Interesting. So obviously there's trouble in paradise after all and not all 'Christians' think alike. Interesting indeed.

    And that my friends is what you may call fair and balanced reporting. So you might ask yourself, what does "fair and balanced" have to do with blogging? Good point and welcome to the blogosphere.

    The Bloke's take? Indeed, if you can't call Phelps a far-out religious wingnut then "there's really no reason for the words to exist". Or for that matter, perhaps there would be no reason for some of us to blog at all.

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    Blogging can be a Dangerous Sport

    I came across this story from the Malaysian Star, the country's major newspaper. It's the kind of bubble-gum reporting I would expect from a pseudo-democracy/dicatorship.

    It reminded the Bloke of the time when he lived abroad and was hired as a journalist for the Star. One day sitting in the lunch room I asked the boss how he was able to deal with all the censorship.

    His face suddenly turned ashen grey as he looked nervously to his left and right. He turned his gaze towards me with an intensity in his face and wide staring eyes. Cautiously he whispered "you can't talk like that here".

    Needless to say I was served with my walking papers shortly thereafter and told that I'm "too dangerous". True story.

    The fact is blogging (as with any 'freedom' of expression) is a dangerous sport in the third-world. It is articles like this that tell the real story and the Bloke salutes his fellow bloggers with the kahunas to speak their mind. After all, that is what blogging is really all about.

    When I read about Microsoft, Google and Yahoo assuming the missionary position and backing down to the Chinese it really gets my knickers in a knot. I don't care if the Chinese have the world's largest (and exploitable) work force left in the world. For once they should forget about the $$$ bottom line and make a stand for human rights. If the Chinese want to connect with the rest of us tell them it's all or nothing, or they can just shove it and pull the plug.

    "Never in the history of mankind since the invention of the printing press has so much been given to so many" (© BB). It is all about empowerment and it's our collective responsibility to keep it that way. That is what makes the blogosphere so intriguing and worth protecting.

    Blog on!

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    Iraqnaphobia

    "...wars waged by disciplined armies against nations of non-disciples tend to fail without fail."

    The Apologist has lowered the white flag and jumped back into the fray on the war in Iraq...

    "Chances are this is the first time you've heard of Iraqnaphobia, and it will likely be the last because people generally don't want to talk about it. It takes too long. You have to break out the red suit or the blue suit and get your heart rate up, but in the end nothing changes, so why bother? Let the soldiers do their job, let the president do his, let it be, hunker down, adjust. This is healthy behavior for awhile but later on it gets to be now, and now's as good a time as any to talk about it."

    "..."Shock and Awe" was truly shocking and awesome, especially the first time, but eventually the shock wore off and soon enough the awe became again the familiar sound of disappointment. People under seige don't have time to watch fireworks. They either adapt quickly or die."

    "...Not to be outdone, Iraqi women said fine, and mothers and daughters got to sewing themselves suicide suits, throwing goodbye parties and blowing themselves up in markets--a move that made shock and awe look innocent as a chocolate malt".

    You may not always agree but he is without a doubt one of the most talented writers in the blogosphere today.

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    The Truth about PoopNext time you decide to climb a mountain better bring the pooper-scooper!

    "They think they're going out on a pristine climb and there's virus-laden poo all around them"...


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    Entertaining Extremism

    Have you ever noticed that most of the political pundits fall into either the left or right categories? Of course you have, and there are many of us who proudly count ourselves as one of them.

    So I've often asked myself the question - why are extremists more appealing than the moderates? You don't see many middle-of-the-road commentators bringing in the numbers anywhere close to what the fanatics pull in.

    My immediate impression is perhaps it is because we crave entertainment so much that also we want it in our news, and the moderates just can't cut it.

    Perhaps it makes our insecure egos feel a little better when we can flung-poo sardonic witticisms at our opponent's expense. Or, for some, our frustrations may sometimes get the better of us and we speak (or write) before we learn to think.

    After all, isn't it great fun to mock those who seem a little different than us? And isn't it amusing when we can label that fascist moron (or that left-wingnut for that matter)?

    Moderates are just too boring, too bland and too gutless to make a stand for what they believe. Am I right? Just ask shock jock Howard Stern if extremism sells, and the blogosphere it seems is no exception to the rule.

    So here is the litmus test. The Bloke considers himself to be a moderate, and if I should happen to say something like:

      "anti-bush leaguers are batting a 310 average",

      instead of

      "communist pinkos are beating the bush again".

    Which version sounds better to you?

    Ok, I get the point. It's time that I chose sides.

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    Blogging: Oh, the fame of it all

    Some like to build communities while others prefer to sermonize from the mount

    The Kos makes an interesting point that the blogosphere right is stifling growth of new talent by not allowing users to comment on its most popular blogs.

    "Of the twenty-four liberal blogs in the top quintile, Dailykos, TPM Cafe, Smirking Chimp, Metafilter, BooMan Tribune, MyDD, and Dembloggers are full-fledged community sites where members cannot only comment, but they can also post diaries / articles / polls. By comparison, there are no community sites among the top twenty-four conservative blogs. None, zip, zero, nada. This is particularly stunning when one considers the importance of the Free Republic community to the conservative netroots.

    There are swarms of new conservative voices looking to breakout in the right-wing blogosphere, but they are not even allowed to comment, much less post a diary and gain a following, on the high traffic conservative blogs. Instead, without any fanfare, they are forced to start their own blogs. However, because of the top-down nature of right-wing blogs, new conservative blogs remain almost entirely dependent upon the untouchable high traffic blogs for visitors. In short, the anti-community nature of right-wing blogs has resulted in a stagnant aristocracy within the conservative blogosphere that prevents the emergence of new voices and, as a result, new reasons for people to visit conservative blogs."

    No matter what your political leanings are the facts seem to speak for itself. Whether or not we can generalize and say this is a right-wing trait (and an excuse to bash conservatives) is another matter and the bloke has his own theory.

    Rather than painting the wide brush and demonizing all conservatives as fascist elitists (or liberals as communal pinkos), perhaps it is merely a reflection of the character of the individual blogger. Too simplistic you say?

    You will note that Glenn Reynolds (who reads the Kos) was uncharacteristically quiet and didn't respond or even acknowledge the article. Perhaps it was just beneath his dignity, or he was too busy admiring the beach scenery, or quite possibly maybe the truth really does hurt.

    Admittedly he does have an email address, and isn't it better to sort out the unrulies first rather than having to do damage control after the fact (notice the tongue in my cheek). Much like a telephone answering service with call display (sorry for picking on you Glenn but you are after all the big-kahuna).

    It wasn't that long ago bloggers were sitting on the fringes talking to themselves in the ethosphere. But some have now hit the bit time and are showing traits similar to those whom they love to villainize (hint, hint).

    Is it blogger elitism or just arrogance? The bottom line is the point is well taken, and the conservative pundits out there should be sharing the wealth.

    Some like to build communities while others prefer to sermonize from the mount.


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    Microsoft Censors Blogs

    Not that I'm a proponent of sleaze, but I can't help but appreciate the irony when a company that seems to pimp the most porn through it's webmail service is banning certain words on its blog service.


    Want porn? Just sign up for a passport.

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    Michael Jackson Not Guilty!

    (he) Beat It! (hee, hee, hee)

    Unless you're an ostrich you've probably heard the news that pop-star extraordinaire Michael Jackson has been acquitted.

    Just one question comes to mind. If Jackson was not a celebrity would the verdict have been the same?

    Answer: Of course. But then again I'm a naive and gullible fool who believes the best in my fellow man. Or in the alternative, you could call me a cynic.

    Your choice.

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    CNN Reports on the Blogosphere

    Bill Hobbs has found a job opening at CNN for a "Blog Reporter/Producer" to be based in Washington, DC.

    He also says they're looking for an associate producer and a production assistant for the blog segment.

    Where's the application form (are you listening Dan Rather)?

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    China Cracking down on Bloggers

    Everybody's talking about China's recent crackdown on blogs forcing them to register with the Ministry of Information Industry by June 30.

    Is this a surprise?

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    Amnesty International Said What!

    Did Amnesty International Call For Kidnapping Of American Leaders?

    In the over-the-top category Captain Ed tells us that John Leo reported (in his column Stories Not Told) Amnesty International had referred to Guantanamo Bay as the "gulag of our time" (statement issued by AI's Secretary-General Irene Khan). The "gulag" analogy has deservedly received a thorough thrashing from bloggers and even some in the media.

    At the end of his column Leo also alleged that AI issued a press release with their annual report (that most of the media apparently ignored). That release alleges Amnesty International called for nations to kidnap George Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, and other American officials, and haul them off to the ICC for prosecution on charges of crimes against humanity.

    Amazingly, the source of that press release is yet to be found. Uh hum.

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    If you can't trust Granddad who can you trust?

    Grandfather Arrested on Child Porn Charges

    It's stories like this that justify paranoia. A man who took sexually explicit pictures of his 2-year-old granddaughter was arrested on child porn charges after he printed the pictures at a drug store and a clerk found the images.

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    Bloke's Quotes

    Ask Skinner

  • Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you're up to.


  • Never think about the mistakes you made. Think about the mistakes you will make.


  • All trespassers will be shot on sight. All survivors will then be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.


  • Any takers? Have a nice day!
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    More Ward Churchill

    Some are charging Ward Churchill with misrepresentation. The validity of Ward Churchill's claims of American Indian ancestry are in question. Apparently the genealogical records and DNA don't seem to support the assertions.

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    Carnival of the Vanities

    The irreverent Carnival of the Vanities is now up!

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    Blokes on Parade

    Here it is. Practical information for all you Blokes who want to fit in (and for you gals who want to know who to avoid). Have you ever wondered how you can tell if a Bloke has been potty trained, how he should dress up or what he should drink? Even if you couldn't care less read on because, well... it's funny and that's the reason you're here.

    What a Bloke should Drink:

  • Beer. Got that? Don't need it repeated? A brief foray into the spirits field is occasionally tolerated when you need to talk to Uncle Jack Daniels or Great Uncle Jim Beam about how upset you are that someone stacked your holden in the carpark of Taumaranui New World when you were getting the monthly load of Baked Beans and Bog Paper.


  • What a Bloke should NOT Drink:

  • Diet BLOODY ANYTHING!"

  • Designer" Beers. Because you know what designers are don't you? That's bloody right - so they've probably put dangerous additives that do bad things to your mind.

  • Wine - See the 'The Blokes Advisor' for how to avoid this at office-type functions.

  • Anything with fruit in it. If someone at a Wedding Booze-Up offers you a punch, offer him one back, and don't piss around waiting for an answer..

  • Drinks with Umbrellas, Fruit or Straws in them. If it can't be put into a handle, it isn't supposed to be drunk. If it's got lots of extra shit in it, it's an ashtray, full stop.

  • Tequila - Remember what happened the last time? The chainsaw, the tin of paint and the outlaw's garden gnomes? JUST SAY NO! Then say "NO, YA BASTARDS!"

  • This and more hillarious reading can be found at the "The Bloke's Page".

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    Greatest Lies in the World

    I thought you might like this list that I stumbled upon (with a few embellishments by yours truly).

  • The check's in the mail.

  • I'm from the government and I'm here to help you.

  • I thought I already gave you the money I owed you.

  • But I've never been this drunk before.

  • But I really, really do love you.

  • You don't need to use a condom; I'm on the Pill.

  • I don't need to use a condom; I've had a vasectomy and tested negative for STDs.

  • We'll have the repairs on your car done by noon.

  • Operator, my calling card number is...

  • You look like you haven't aged a day.

  • No, I don't think that outfit makes you look fat.

  • This is what it will cost to repair your car.

  • If elected, I promise...

  • You're going to love working here.

  • I don't know what you're talking about.

  • Nine out of ten people surveyed said...

  • Please hold, and a customer service representative will be with you shortly.

  • I'll only take a minute of your time.

  • !!Make Money Fast!!

  • Lose all the weight you want!

  • I'm being totally unbiased.

  • I promise I'll pull out in time.

  • With all due respect...

  • For your convenience...

  • In order to serve you better...

  • I'm planning to get a divorce so I can marry you.

  • I'll call you.

  • My wife (husband) is okay with me seeing other people; s/he just doesn't want to know about it.

  • I'm not leaving you for him/her; I just need some space to think things through.

  • This will only hurt a little.

  • This will hurt me more than it does you.

  • I'm doing this for your own good.

  • It's only for a little while...

  • I didn't mean any harm.

  • Oh well, no harm done...

  • It was an accident.

  • I didn't do it.

  • I don't know who did it.

  • We are experiencing a peak level of call volume...

  • Free Adult XXX Web Site!!!

  • No obligation!

  • You may already be a winner!

  • This product was made in an environmentally friendly manner.

  • I know it's none of my business...

  • I'm not trying to tell you what to do, but...

  • This should be easy.

  • To speak to a representative, press "9".

  • It's nothing personal.

  • This isn't partisan politics; it's for the good of the country.

  • I'm not addicted; I can quit smoking any time I want.

  • New and Improved!

  • Trust me.

  • That was special


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    News Flash: Osama Bin Laden is NOT captured!

    Journalism Ethics needed for Weblogs

    Stay tuned folks for more breaking news stories from Blogcritics...



    Here is another story about intellectually challenged bloggers. The Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.axr was spammed in various flavours including the following message that read:

    "Turn on your TV. Osama Bin Laden has been captured. While CNN has no pictures at this point of time, the military channel (PPV) released some pictures. I managed to capture a couple of these pictures off my TV. I've attached a slideshow containing all the pictures I managed to capture. I apologize for the low quality, its the best I could do at this point of time. Hopefully CNN will have pictures and a video soon. God bless the USA! Stephen Christensen... Attachment: pics.Scr".

    Apparently a blogger at Blogcritics.org was actually duped into posting this message as a "breaking news" story about Osama Bin Laden's capture.

    Well DUH!

    Blogcritics boasts thousands of readers per day, and one can only shudder at the thought of how many others who read the post may have been encouraged to click on the attachment and got infected.

    As you will recall it was bloggers who first blew the whistle on the Dan Rather debacle that ended his career as news anchor for CBS.

    Now that sites like Blogcritics are official Google news items, it only seems reasonable that responsible journalist ethics should be expected of them as well.

    It goes both ways don't you think?

    Cheers, and safe surfing.

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    Tuesday, June 21, 2005

    Daily Fisk FAQ File

    Reach out and FISK someone

    You'll be glad that you did!

    An irreverent tongue-in-cheek look at the news and opinion makers of our day.

    This is THE place where Reason and Common Sense Collide.

    Explaining the inexplicable; making light of the incomprehensible.

    So what is this daily FISK anyway?

    In simple terms the daily FISK is a place "where reason and common sense collide." Or in other words, we attempt to "make light of the seemingly incomprehensible". Meaning, we attempt to "explain the inexplicable". Crikey, now I'm confused. Perhaps I can explain better by defining FISKING.

    What is Fisking?

    "Fisking", or to "Fisk" is a term invented by the blogosphere that refers to a point-by-point refutation of a blog entry or news story. An act of critiquing, often in minute detail, with the intent of challenging its conclusion or theses by highlighting logical fallacies and incorrect facts. Stylish fisking is witty, logical, sarcastic and ruthlessly factual; flaming is considered poor form.

    We also like to throw in a little satirical tongue-in-cheek humor now and again, so remember this site is all about humour and please don't take us all that seriously. Because we sure don't. Ok?

    Modus Operandi:

    The MO of this blog is to "refine the art of 'FISKING' for the edification of those who are more deserving" in a humorous manner. Still confused? OK I'll cut the slogan crap and say it in plain english - we poke fun at the dumb comments that other people make. Got it?

    Background:

    Ever since the Rathergate debacle, the phenomena known as the blogosphere exploded thanks to all of the attention that it received from mainstream media. That means any pin-head with a computer can now become an instant publishing machine.

    The blogosphere smugly prides itself as the policeman of the media, but who is keeping the bloggers in line? That's where we step in. Hence, the "daily FISK" was born. But it's not just the bloggers we're after. Around here we don't discriminate, and no matter which side of the fence everything is pretty much open season.

    Through the use of 'FISKING' we can make our own irreverent version of the news and opinion makers. A sort of parody if you will, poking fun at all those armchair pundits who love to hear themselves talk behind their computer screens.

    What this site is Not about:

    You will not find long strings of expletives or hate mongering at this site. We are of the opinion that a little tongue-in-cheek humour goes a long way.

    Our Slogans are:

    "Making light of the seemingly incomprehensible";

    "Where reason and common sense collide ";

    "Refining the art of 'FISKING' for the benefit of all those talking heads who love to hear themselves"

    "Reach out and FISK someone. You'll be glad that you did!"

    "Blogging is all about empowerment". The future of journalism has arrived and it's called the Blogosphere" (also our mission statement);

    "Commenting on the Commentators";

    "Never in the history of mankind and Johann Gutenberg's invention of the printing press has a technology empowered so many", OR "Not since the invention of the Gutenberg printing press has so much been given to so many", or any such derivatives thereof;

    So don't bother try to steal them because they're ours and are all copyrighted.

    Our Blogs are:

    Political Football: News, Politics and Opinion.

    the Daily Fisk News commentary

    Yes it's a heck of a lot of work but at least it keeps us off the streets.

    Need anything else? Contact me.

    Are you ready? Keep 'em humble and click the FISK Button!

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    All original content of the daily FISK is copyrighted by its owner/operators and is not to be used without permission except as provided herein.

    Permission is granted to read, quote, cite, link to, print out or otherwise use the daily FISK content, so long as you comply with the terms.

    Quotations from the daily FISK must include credit to this site with a hyperlink (the daily FISK).

    Disclaimer:

    By using the daily FISK you recognize that this site is only a guide to web content for entertainment purposes. All content on this site is provided on an as-is basis and no statement should be relied upon as fact without independent investigation on your part to sufficiently satisfy yourself it is true.

    By accessing the daily FISK content you hereby agree not to sue the daily FISK for its content, whether original or linked to or quoted from another source, in any court or by any legal procedure, on any grounds in law or equity whatsoever.

    These terms of use are subject to change and should be reviewed regularly.

    The daily FISK™ is a Trademark.

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