Patterico's Pontifications


Pejman’s Project

Filed under: Blogging Matters — Patterico @ 9:34 pm

I wonder what it is.

I’ll tell you about mine tomorrow morning.

UPDATE: Just got off the phone with Pej. Looks like I may be involved in his project too. Cool. It’s good to have your fingers in a lot of pies.

Mmmmmm . . . pie.

Best Wishes to Harry Reid

Filed under: General,Politics — Patterico @ 9:32 pm

Harry Reid has had a mild stroke. (Via Pejman.) Here’s hoping he has a swift and full recovery.

UPDATE: Captain Ed also expresses his best wishes for Sen. Reid.

What the War is About — At Least Now

Filed under: War — Patterico @ 9:28 pm

Playing catch-up with my blog reading from the past week, I find another item linked by Cori Dauber: a Washington Post editorial that reports something Cori correctly thinks should have been on the news pages:

“The judicial court of the Organization of al Qaeda in Iraq has ruled that it is a duty to uphold God’s law and kill those who have declared themselves God’s partners in drafting this constitution.”

— Abu Musab Zarqawi

As the Post said:

Had al Qaeda set out to prove to a growing number of doubters that the war in Iraq really is about democracy — and not about oil, hubris or imperialism — its leaders couldn’t have done so more clearly.


Another Perspective from the Parent of a Fallen Soldier

Filed under: Current Events,Sheehan,War — Patterico @ 8:43 pm

Here is a piece from the father of a soldier killed in Iraq who says:

I lost a son in Iraq and Cindy Sheehan does not speak for me.

The piece is by Ronald R. Griffin, who is “the father of Spc. Kyle Andrew Griffin, a recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal and the Bronze Star, who was killed in a truck accident on a road between Mosul and Tikrit on May 30, 2003.” Mr. Griffin quotes numerous other parents who feel the same way he does, and says:

My wife, Robin, has a different take on Mrs. Sheehan. She told me, “I don’t care what she says or does. She is no more important than any other mother.”

The piece concludes powerfully:

Those who lost their lives believed in the mission. To honor their memory, and because it’s right, we must believe in the mission, too.

We refuse to allow Cindy Sheehan to speak for all of us. Instead, we ask you to learn the individual stories. They are glorious. Honor their memories.

Honor their service. Never dishonor them by giving in. They never did.

Read it all.

(Via Cori Dauber.)

UPDATE: Dafydd ab Hugh has more at Captain’s Quarters.

From My Outbox

Filed under: Blogging Matters,Humor,Morons,Scum — Patterico @ 6:25 pm

I just sent this e-mail to Jeff Goldstein:

Dear Mr. Goldstein,

I am disturbed by your continual smears of honorable anti-Semites like Carl Hudecek. If you disagree with the opinions of Mr. Hudecek, then please voice that at your discretion, but engaging in personal smears campaigns at the behest of Karl Rove and Grover Norquist really do a disservice to your readers. Carl Hudecek‘s e-mail did not disallow sharing of information between the military and the FBI, it merely called you a “Jew prick.” Please issue a correction in your next blog.

Explanations here and here.

P.S. Jeff: if you comment here, please try to avoid the vulgar and profane humor, okay? We have delicate eyes here.

No Post This Morning (UPDATED)

Filed under: Blogging Matters,General — Patterico @ 7:16 am

I’m working on a project. Details coming soon.

UPDATE: Nope, still nothing. I’m starting to sound like Bill from INDC Journal.

I know: why not go read Part II of the Air America report?

UPDATE x2: On a positive note, it looks like the hosting company has probably worked out the issues that have prevented access to this blog over the last couple of days. Which is good, because you’ll want to hear about this project. I’ll tell you more this weekend.

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