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July 4, 2009, 12:18 pm, 521060
Arriving at the PATH station always prompts a memory or two of 9/11. Today, of course, reminders are everywhere. As you walk up out of Ground Zero in the PATH station today, chewing on your own memories of the day, the first thing you are confronted with is...Truthers. I'm not...


July 4, 2009, 12:18 pm, 521062
The first post at the new Atlantic blog is up. Update Yes, I know, I'm working on the switch back to American spelling. Give me a little time . . ....


July 4, 2009, 12:18 pm, 521063
Okay, if you knew about the drum circle held every Sunday in Meridian Hill Park, and you did not tell me, you are not my friend any more. That was awesome....


July 4, 2009, 12:18 pm, 521061
Like commenter "Quakercat", I had to hit pause when she said 'South Africa'. I'd be more comfortable watching thoracic surgery.Powered by ScribeFire....


July 4, 2009, 12:18 pm, 521058
Hey look, It's me! More than perhaps any other American political group, libertarians have suffered the blows of caricature. For many people, the term evokes an image of a scraggly misfit living in the woods with his gun collection, a few marijuana plants, some dogeared Ayn Rand titles, and a...


July 4, 2009, 12:18 pm, 521059
Paul Krugman Second, Jon talks at some length about the media, and in particular about the Republican ability to get journalists to harp endlessly on supposed character flaws of Democrats, while their own candidates get a free pass. He emphasizes the right-wing echo chamber, but there’s more to it than...


July 4, 2009, 12:18 pm, 521057
This small excerpt from the log should give you a sense of what's happening. IP addresses are changing pretty rapidly, as are the text strings. One common denominator - All the links go to the "ca" subdomain of geocities.com. 22 minutes ago 76.23.88.93 Comment on "In Which Megan's Right Wing...


July 4, 2009, 12:18 pm, 521054
This blog is dormant, for the time being. Dreck is blogging at TigerHawk for the time being, and Megan, as you all well know, is over at the Atlantic. I just don't like being alone....


July 4, 2009, 12:18 pm, 521055
asks Megan. I can see why they are selling. Evey major financial firm is posting their subprime losses and freezing hires. It won't be long before the housing recession finally hits NYC....


July 4, 2009, 12:18 pm, 521056
When people go bats**t with ad hominem. No more traveling commercial, you fly your own private troll! A sample: Scott is, as we now know, was Megan's college bf. We also know that he dumped her right about the same time her college band got sick of dealing with her....