Around the blogroll and elsewhere — weekend edition

by sawamix

Busy weekend after being away for a week, so blogging will be light. But there’s much going on, so let’s take the old keyboard out for a spin:

DUUUDE!! Cliff Schecter has the goods on Norm Coleman’s stoner days. I can’t wait to watch this guy:

…paint Al Franken as a hippie.

Brynn Craffey at the DOS attack-proof Shakesville temporary home thinks something is fishy about the London car bomb story (and I agree…)

Cernig on the Administration’s contention that if Americans kill people in Iraq, they are therefore by definition al-Qaeda, not civilians.

Liberal Talk Radio on the state of news media.

Sean Daniel on how using the term “Animal House” to describe bad political behavior disses the denizens of Delta House.

Jon Swift on desegregation and original intent. (Warning: do not click unless you appreciate finely-honed snark.

At the Berlin Zoo, Knut‘s surrogate parent Thomas Dörflein begins to get his life back, not without some ambivalence at cutting the umbilical cord to his furry adopted progeny. Women worldwide weep, and parents everywhere relate.

He’s still 0-for-8: John Amato on Bob Shrum’s appearance on The Daily Show.

And speaking of The Daily Show, Hoffmania links us up to Lewis Black in perfect form as he explores the conservative Toobz.

Auguste explores the demented, and yes, misogynistic, world of Debbie Schlussel.

Jurassicpork is going on hiatus to finish his novel. Let me know how it goes, JP….I have one that needs finishing too, and at this rate, I don’t have enough life expectancy ahead of me, despite ridiculously hardy genes, to finish it.

And finally, Badtux the Rude Penguin (is he related to the missing Jeffy?) gets his rant on about the health insurance industry.