“The real problem is not that we are different, nor that we disagree and have conflict. It's that most of us automatically view conflict as something negative rather than as a tool God can use to help us better understand ourselves and one another.

--Robert Ricciardelli”

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Morning News Blurbs

In Blogging news, Uncle Mac has a new home. I just discovered Uncle Mac has creating Beast Media. Some say it's more toned down than his last venture...We'll see...

Meanwhile, Castle Argghh! linked this report on a Blogger election poll. Scroll for it if you have to, it's worth the read.
(H/T to Argghhh! for the link)

In the news, Forbes is reporting on the fickleness of American car buyers. According to their numbers, American car buyers stupidity is still as strong as ever: gas guzzling trucks and SUV have doubled sales since gas prices dropped...
(…anyone think it’s just Republicans who are buying these things…)

More news on Google expanding and taking over the internet...
( will it face the Microsoft/Bill Gates legal problems one day?... a left wing conglomerate?...hhhmmm…)

And, how about this weird news via the AP. Donald Trump is in trouble for flying a flag...on too big a pole...put up without a building permits. People find some of the strangest ways to do stuff. (…you’d think with all his lawyers, he would have discovered that little problem…)

And, patriotism brings us to the subject of Iraq. Op-For had a great post on honor and dishonor. It will help you put things back in perspective. There is no substitute for the honor of doing what is right, in the beginning, HM3 Melson J. Bacos, a Corpsman who served with 3rd Battalion 5th Marines, has discovered a little too late.

Joseph Galloway, at Michael-Yon On-Line, contines to warn of the slide to civil war and anarchy in Iraq. It’s not a pretty picture. Although, with Maliki’s recent actions, it is a very accurate one—if nothing changes.
(…my concern is we are still missing one of our own…sure, he broke regs and created the problem…but he’s still ours…)

Meanwhile, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said he wants US troops to stay another 3 years:

to help bring peace to the country, envisaging a slower withdrawal programme than that suggested by Washington.
(…one says “don’t do anything”…the other says “stay and help”…no wonder nothing gets done…)

OK…Here’s one last piece of weird news—mostly on the foolishness of consumers. And, I’m not commenting on this story, except to say, “And I thought push up bras were a vanity issue!”