It isn't often I will write a one liner and provide a link. It is my opinion that things like that are Instapundit's job. Hey that is pretty funny, me giving a link to Instapundit.
I mean, how hard is it to be Instapundit? Here, let me try:
Paul Krugman is a dumbass. Heh.
See what I mean?
You can do it too. All you need is a free blogspot url and you, too can do just exactly what Instapundit and all the rest of these "career linkers" do. Without the traffic, of course. That is reserved for the circle jerk that is at the top of the blogosphere, the "new media" (same as the old media). And you are not invited into the club. Neither am I.
Jealous, you say? Not. I have a good job, and blog for pure enjoyment - not money. I kowtow to NOBODY. I don't have to keep my hit counter spinning to appease advertisers. I have two smart team members on my blog that can write great essays and my writing skills are getting honed for the day when I start to pursue my Masters degree in history. What do I have to be jealous of? That you can see Glenn Reynolds on CSPAN pushing his book? Am I jealous of material the likes of which you see on Michelle Malkin's blog or Little Green Footballs or Kos? God, I hope not.
Have you ever actually read some of the comments on these sites? You would think they were being written in mental wards. No reason. No civility. No sane debate.
We should all be ashamed that these are, in fact, some of the highest trafficked blogs on the web. And all of the good material is pushed aside, relegated to blogs that get 1,000 hits a day or less, blogs that 99.9999% of people in the US will never get to read.
So this blog as a rule intends to provide our readers with original photographs and essays and will always give credit for photographs taken from the net or anything else that doesn't originate with our three contributors. Refreshing, eh?
But it is still OK, from time to time, for us to provide some entertainment or linkage as long as we don't make it a habit.
I read something today that I just really want to share with our readers. When you have an extra five or ten minutes this weekend, read this short but simple essay from Jim over at Smoke on the Water. You can thank me later.