Thursday, July 14, 2005

Really, um, Odd Links, Huh?

Inasmuch as I have incredibly few readers, this explanation is unnecessary. But, just in case someone thinks I'm either a tin-foil-hat conspiracy theorist or a secret al Qaeda sympathizer, be assured that you don't need to call Homeland Security. If you expected some sort of porno page when you clicked on Bare Rump's Diary, you were undoubtedly disappointed when you found my husband's serialized sci fi story about a 10-foot long extraterrestrial tarantula. Incidentally, those are photos of some of my pet tarantulas; hey, I really am the Tarantula Lady. Pen and Sword is written by Jeff Huber, one of the few bloggers out there who actually knows something about the military. 99.99% of all the other political bloggers (including me) are talking out of our respective asses when we discuss combat or war. The Lefty links range from liberal to Ho-Chi-Minh-City left-wing. I don't agree with everything they write but they do present a different viewpoint than the MSM. Occasionally, they will point out an outright error. I didn't include any conspiracy sites like even though they're sometimes good for a laugh. As for the Middle East/Asia sites, they're more interesting. is a bit like CNN for Arabs. They have been controversial in the past, which may explain why the U.S. military bombed their offices twice and are currently torturing one of their journalists in Guantanamo Bay. is a hardcore Iraqi insurgency information site. They refer to themselves as the resistance; "you say terrorist, I say freedom fighter, let's call the whole thing a bloody mess." It's the view from the opposite side of the universe. It is useful because they post/link to EVERYTHING negative about U.S. involvement in Iraq. I was planning to write about really scary Buddhist terrorists but I didn't have the time to do the research today. Maybe tomorrow.


Blogger Jeff Huber said...

Hey, I'd like to hear more about the Buddhist terrorists (that one popped up on the radar for about ten seconds eight months ago, I think).

Buddhist terrorist. Kind of like a neocon pacificst, eh?


7/15/2005 07:54:00 AM  

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