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March 23, 2006

What gives? I’m out of it for a little while and the place blows up. Stump Lane had 217 visits yesterday. It may not seem like a lot; but up to now, a good day for us has been if we break 100 visits.

There is a curious correlation in that yesterday Norbizness added us to his “links” section. (Thanks.) Our stat machine counted five clicks from that link. I assume— while not really knowing how it works —that there was also an increase in clicks from blo.gs due to Norbizness’ kind act. But these alone don’t account for a whole hundred extra visits. Could it be spammers pinging us, (or whatever it is that they do?) There was not an inordinate amount of comment spam to deal with, though. Nor was there an inordinate amount of actual comments. (Hint hint.)

Who knows? Alls I know is, I missed it. Maybe I should be sick and cop out on posting more often, if that is what it takes. I can’t wait to see what happens next time I take a vacation.

Still not 100% today, and I didn’t read the news this morning, so no ‘news dump’. I may try to post something later.

I did hear something about this on the Rachel Maddow Show this morning: Meatpacker Sparks Mad Cow Testing Fight

[A Kansas meatpacker,] Creekstone Farms Premium Beef wants to look for the [mad cow] disease in every animal it processes. The Agriculture Department has said no. Creekstone says it intends to sue the department. [Emphasis added.]

That’s so hilarious, I forgot to chortle.

Happy Thursday, everybody.

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2 Comments
  1. March 24, 2006 11:12 AM

    Don’t worry, you didn’t miss much in the news this morning, as evidenced by this late-breaking (literally), inane headline for the LA Times’ lead story: “Bush’s Requests for Iraqi Base Funding Makes Some Wary of Extended Stay” – in 7th grade terms, “DUH.” The article does contain a concise statement as to why opening military bases in Iraq is a bad idea, a statement that even your run-of-the-mill racist neocon could understand:

    “It’s the kind of thing that incites terrorism,” Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said of long-term or permanent U.S. bases in countries such as Iraq.

    There’s also a funny (made me laugh through the tears) quote from the Pentagon:

    Pentagon spokesman Army Lt. Col. Barry Venable said, “We’re building permanent bases in Iraq for Iraqis.”

    Yeah – just like everything else the U.S. has done in Iraq, it’s being done “for Iraqis.”

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