But I finally got something for y'all: it's Tuesday, so as a hostess for this week's Cotillion carnival, I get to link-whore a bit! Yippee! So you can either read my part of the roundup (with the other parts hosted at annika's journal, Dr. Sanity, and Girl on the Right) at my site (yes! great idea!) or...oh what the heck, I'll just post it here below the fold.
Ive been kinda bookish lately and so with that, you get book
recommendations that relate to the ladies workall of which is
spectacular, as youve come to expect!
Woman Reading at a Dressing Table, late 1919
Buy this Art Print at AllPosters.com
Dr. Sanity takes a glimpse into the mind of a suicide bomber:
I wonder if in his religious ecstasy experience there is room for a consideration of the possible pain of his victims?
Probably not. The essence of religious ecstasy occurs when ones Self is perfectly united
to the elusive omnipotent object of ones infancy; and this fusion has
little room in the crowded psyche for the consideration of of those
outside the fusion. It is just ones own pathetic little Self and God.
A must-read, she pulls no punches in this one!
Claire asks, floating a balloon or throwing a cow pie?
to the former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castaneda after
hisahemproposal (extortion attempt) on the issue of immigration and
terrorism. She calls it for the lead balloon that it is!
Uh huh And what are
yallustedes willing to put on the table in return for popu-dumping on the US?
Ilyka Damen gives Molly Ivins credit for correcting her mistake (sure it was), but .
Good for her, but Im more interested in what it says that shed write a thing like that in the first place.
She knows whyinability to count isnt the only reason why she doesnt read Molly Ivins.
Stefania from Free Thoughts hits the bulls eye at Tech Central Station that shines a light on Europes Enemy Within:
The political culture of continental Europeans is one based
on the politically correct way to handle almost every aspect of daily
life. It is because of this attitude that Jihadists established their
headquarters in European cities and from there they declared war to the
Darleen notes Hillary Clintons transformation
into Tipper mode, in her obvious preparation for 2008cause yanno,
it takes a village to tell you how to raise your children.
Clinton (D-N.Y.), meanwhile, said she will introduce
legislation to help keep inappropriate video games out of the hands of
children, and has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the
Grand Theft Auto game.
Donnah, a.k.a. Florida Cracker, shares a story of amazing Darwinian stupidity:
A Charlotte County man who decided to take a cool,
refreshing dip in the canal behind a house after mowing the lawn has
met his Maker, courtesy of a 400-pound alligator.
Lt. Steve Mevers, of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says he intends to find out why it attacked the man.
Does a Fish and Wildlife official really need to ask?
Sexy Sadie, what have you done? You laid it down for all to see *
At Fistful of Fortnights, Sadie takes on the bad boys:
This bad boy is devastatingly charming, quite easy on the
eyes, and can momentarily convince a woman that she is indeed the
center of the universe. As such, he knows just how to sweep a woman off
for a romantic weekend getaway, yet he still manages to cavort with a
naked woman in his flat on Sunday afternoon. More typically, well find
him flirting with our very appalled roommate while we finish getting
dressed for a night out.
Indeed. Check out her take on bad boys and their eventual lack of appeal, and while youre at it, see the other Demystifying Divas, as well.
At Feisty Repartee, Christina tells a story of her feisty wee one:
With great drama and ceremony, Wee One opened her purse,
pulled out the wallet, and extracted a neatly folded and rather crisp
Stunned, I asked her the obvious: What is that?
With even more theatrics, she unfolded it and said: Well, theres a one and a zero on it. That would be a ten to me.
Sorry, Christina, that totally cracks me up. Remember, its better
to be a smartass than a dumbass! (At least that consoles me )
Lisa from Just A Girl, Elegant Webscapes (my site designer!!), Blogs About (my host!) and Right Voices
has been on vacation in Alabama recently! Unfortunately we didnt get a
chance to get togetherdistance and weather precluded it. She shares some observations from her trip:
The men down here in the south are unusually pleasant. They
say things like.. Excuse me Maam.. then step to the side to let you
by then How are you today? Me, being a city girl not used to nice
people look at them like they are crazy outta their minds Im
immediately suspect and have to bite my tongue from replying with,
What the hell are YOU lookin at, ya creep!
I hear yaI had to reacquaint myself with well-mannered people when
I moved back here from Washington DC; I had the SAME reaction. But this
is why I love living here!
Kellipundit has been on the road too, moving from Rhode Island to Louisiana, and is still stranded, waiting for her car after four weeks (!):
My advice: Pay a friend/Relative whod appreciate a little
extra cash to fly up and drive your vehicle to you. Theyll appreciate
the money and you will maintain a little control over your vehicle.
Probably more dependable, too, eh?
Crystal is struggling with her own post-move situation as she looks for a job, and ponders blogging in the interim:
I am beginning to wonder if I dont need to shut this blog down until I get a job.
Wait a minutearent you working stiffs supposed to WORKnot blogat
your jobs? Hmmm heres hoping a potential employer didnt read THAT
Last but most definitely not least,
Girl on the Right has been working to organize a letter-writing campaign for Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan, but has gotten nowhere through the Department of National Defence (DND). Fortunately, shes found Angels n Camouflage:
So the Angelsn'Camouflage
stepped up the the plate, and are spreading the word via American
soldiers that they wish to adopt any Canadian service member who signs
RightGirls a real angel herself, for making sure no one is forgotten!
Support the troops!
Thanks to all the ladies of the Cotillion for your brilliant work!
[Cross-posted at MY VRWC and at the Cotillion]