Archive for February 23rd, 2007

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My Take On The New Digg Feature

February 23, 2007

I’d just like to give a big thank you to Mark in the WordPress support room for doing such a good job with this.  It really is pretty cool.  If you haven’t signed up yet, I think you should: Digg.com  My first impression of the Digg community is that it’s kind of like a bloggers ‘lounge’.

This tool allows me to post my entries to the entire Digg audience, like here , and quickly import other bloggers’ stories to my blog (called “Blog it!) with a couple of clicks.  My previous two entries were done in this fashion (I added the logos and had to change the categories).

For entries that I submit, I can add a button here that allows visitors to ‘digg’ it (like a recommend tab; scroll down to the ‘Bachmann’ post to see one), thereby moving the post up a bit within Digg’s hierarchy.  All in all, a very nifty tool that I can use to share my thoughts with the world and interact with my fellow bloggers.

Update:  There are a lot of complaints out there about stories being “buried” or labeled as “inaccurate” by what LGF and others claim are rabid mobs of “leftist” Diggers, so it would be important to note that there was a site created to track Digg and buried stories (a result of an apparent design flaw in digg; you can’t tell who’s burying the stories): Dugg Trends

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Nine reasons why a Democratic president can’t handle the war on terrorism

February 23, 2007

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Many people assume that the Democrats’ opposition to the war on terrorism and their unwavering determination to undercut the war in Iraq are solely an outgrowth of their dislike of George Bush. But the Democratic Party is simply no longer capable of dealing with a conflict like the war on terrorism.

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Bush’s “delusion”: A psychiatrist’s perspective.

February 23, 2007

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References to Bush’s “delusions” have appeared in the MSN (notable on “Scarborough Country”) and throughout the blogosphere. As a psychiatrist, I understandably get concerned when I see clinical terminology bandied about in political discourse, and thought it might be of interest to share my own perspective on this question.

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Michelle Bachmann Said What?

February 23, 2007

Lots of buzz on the blogs about a comment made by Michelle Bachmann, the recently elected Republican Rep. from Minnesota’s 6th (just north of me). Bachmann on Iran: “There’s already an agreement made. [Iran is] going to get half of Iraq and that is going to be a terrorist safe haven zone.” 

Pretty interesting.  Speaking of geopolitical boundaries:

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They must be so proud.

Jokes aside, I think I know what Bachmann was trying to say.  Wait, maybe I don’t: Bachmann: “I am sorry if my words have been misconstrued”

I’m not going to pretend that I know a lot about Bachmann, since she wasn’t in my district and I didn’t really follow her.  The interviews I’ve seen, it’s pretty clear that she comes from the Evangelical right and really, REALLY likes Bush.  As for this verbal gaffe (if you want to call it that) goes, well, even the conservative blogs are telling her to come back to earth.  As for me, I’ll just shrug my shoulders again.