This is so overwhelmingly stupid, so intellectually lazy, yet so brazenly self-confident, you really have to wonder how far off the deep end NPR has gone in recent years.
Woot.com is a new discount electronics store which sells one item per day.
Blogger is now offering Gmail accounts to “active users” — (apparently I am one). And, they’re rocking an all-new rich text editor, with standards compliant HTML underneath. Wow!
“My Life” has slipped from the top spot on Amazon.com for the first time in weeks. And Drudge is reporting that the book – which will presumably claim the top spot at the NY Times Bestseller list again the week – moved around 85,000 this week, down from over 100,000 last.
Life is often a terribly, terribly unfair place to be.
After months of waiting, I’m finally able to announce that I’ve co-written a book:
Pre-order it, read all about it, and keep up to date with the Book Blog, all over at moorelies.com/book.
Thanks to all whose support made the book possible- Judith Regan, Bridie, Jim, Ellen, everbody else at ReganBooks, Jim & Lee at Moorewatch.com, Mike Wilson, and of course the family.
“When the Lord calls me home, whenever that may be, I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for its future…
I know that for America, there will always be a bright dawn ahead.”
Cori Dauber of Rantingprofs is all over sloppy reporting at NBC.
If someone had said in February 2003, that by June 2004, Saddam Hussein would have been removed from power and captured; that a diverse new government, including Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds, would be installed; that elections would be scheduled for January 2005; and that the liberation of a devastated country of 25 million in which everyone owns an AK-47 had been accomplished with an army of around 140,000 with a total casualty rate (including accidents and friendly fire) of around 800; that no oil fields had been set aflame; no WMDs had been used; no mass refugee crises had emerged; and no civil war had broken out… well, I think you would come to the conclusion that the war had been an extraordinary success. And you’d be right. Yes, there are enormous challenges; and yes, so much more could have been achieved without incompetence, infighting and occasional inhumanity. But it’s worth acknowledging that, with a little perspective, our current gloom is over-blown. Stocks in Iraq have been way over-sold. I even regret some minor sells myself. Now watch the media do all it can to accentuate the negative.