- Conveniently, this week we can combine the FMJRA principle with some Rule 5 action by linking Clever S. Logan who -- and I think we can all agree on this -- needs to update more often.
- Also quite conveniently, we can combine the FMJRA with Rule 4 by linking young Evan McLaren, to whom we introduced ourselves with such punk-smacking glee yesterday. (Evan, my grandfather was an Alabama mule trader. There's an old joke, the punchline of which is that if you're ever going to teach a mule anything, you must first get his attention. Ask Andrew Sargus Klein about my preferred method in this regard.)
- Tigerhawk: OMG! THIS IS SO F---ING FUNNY!
- Pundit & Pundette have been throwing some good linkage my way lately, so check out their roundup on the Obama-snubs-Gordon-Brown saga.
- Jules Crittenden: Sprinkles of Hope.
- El Cerdo Ignatius: Mortgages twisted until they crack.
- Kleinheider on the stimulus scams -- not the original scam by Obama, Pelosi and Reid, but imitation scams by amateurs who don't have a federal license to steal.
- Lead and Gold: "The media arrogance might remain, but the audience’s powerlessness is a thing of the past."
- Kathy Shaidle at Five Feet of Fury notes the continuation of the smackarounds between conservatives and "conservatives."
- Twisted Spinster: "The Obamessiah Crapministration continues to ride the failboat down the Fail River straight for the Fail Falls."
- Cold Fury: "It's only words" -- and every time Obama says "responsibility" it only costs us another billion.
- Serr8d: Some news is too bad to be true.
- Dad29: Sondheim was a prophet.
- Ace of Spades has a great post about the Obama sell-off on Wall Street. (Ace hasn't been giving me lots of linky-love lately, but the man is just such an inspiration to us all he gets the reach-around anyway.)
- Hot Air threw me a schweet headline hit last week, and Ed Morrissey's "Quote of the Day" selection for Friday reminds us what the Democrats find "outrageous and reprehensible" -- the truth!
- Speaking of schweet hits, Michelle Malkin threw me the Malkinlanche this week, and Friday she had a great post on Whoopi Goldberg (!) "going Galt." (BTW, I advised Miss Logan when she started blogging to observe Malkin's method. Aggregation is the key value-added factor in good blogging, and notice how Michelle shares the linky-love in that one post.)
- Since we're on the topic of aggregation, notice my good friend Stephen Gordon's mega-aggregation on the "going Galt" phenomenon that got him the Malkinlanche. Doing a solid comprehensive round-up on a timely subject is always a useful contribution to the blogospheric community.
- The past master aggregator, Instapundit has a Tea Party roundup. (Perhaps by including the magic word "Cthulhu" and also cueing his Google alert, Professor Glenn Reynolds can be persuaded to link this little lesson in mega-aggregation, for the edification of the newbies.)
- What does a 'Lanche look like? Check Jimmie Bise's SiteMeter for Feb. 12-13. Being 'Lanche-worthy gets you lots more FMJRA action, because bloggers want to get the secondary effect of other blogger's 'Lanches. To explain this principle in full would require charts, graphs and footnotes, but if I link you in a post, and then Insty links that post, you're gold baby.
- Speaking of Jimmie Bise: "I swear it’s like our President never held an executive position before in his life. Oh, wait…"
- Jennifer Rubin: Michael Gerson has it exactly backward. But what else did you expect?
- Donald Douglas: Love, California Style.
- VodkaPundit: The Week in Blogs.
- Ed Driscoll: Canadian slacker hooch.
- John Hawkins: Naked racism or just funny? (We report, you decide!)
- At The Point of a Gun: "The 'we inherited this mess' line reeks with the stench of deceit and dishonesty to begin with."
- Legal Insurrection: On-again, off-again David Brooks love for Obama is on again
- Dan Riehl: "Do they still teach the American Revolution straight up in public schools today? I hope so, but, again, I'm just not sure."
- Your one-stop source for aggregation is, of course, Memeorandum (Rule 3), via which we find Gina Cobb at Right Wing News doing some excellent aggregation on the "reset/overcharge" debacle.
- Rule 2? Rule 5? What's the difference when Conservatives4Palin has video of Glenn Beck paying tribute to her
incomparable hotnessprincipled leadership.
- There are two basic tools for monitoring your traffic -- SiteMeter and Technorati -- which perform slightly overlapping but quite different functions. Learn to use them both for Rule 2. Via the latter tool, we learn that Dan Collins is sorry. (Note how Dan provides the aggregation, newbies.)
- Earlier this week, the venerable Moe Lane was driven to Gonzo by a certain newbie, and now he displays his excellent taste in outlaws. ("Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining," Moe.)
- Speaking of Gonzo, the late good doctor's widow -- and trust me, buddy, she's definitely a Rule 5 -- shares thoughts on the "stimulus" and advises to buy only domestic herbage. (Mrs. Thompson, please blog more often!)
- During my adolescence, I consumed Spicoliesque quantities of herbage, thus losing more brain cells than most folks will ever have. (Just say no, kids!) So the Erstwhile Child Genius actually had to check the list to remind himself of what the heck Rule 1 is, whereby he was reminded of valued contributor Little Miss Attila: "Issues with Respect to Which Obama Does Not Suck." A very short list, indeed.
- Which brings me, at last, to Sully. As the bear market heads to the bottom, arousing hot throbbing passions in the blogosphere, even the most notoriously homophobic right-winger enjoys having his SiteMeter stroked until the traffic comes gushing out. Blogging is a rough trade and, in hard times, even a Speedo-filling stud has to hustle the hits any way he can get 'em. So when dear Andy nominates me for the Malkin Award and then nominates me again less than two weeks later, I'm going to do what Gunnery Sergeant Hartman said:
So when Private Joker smiles, you don't always know what he's smiling at. Rule 2 is shorthand for a basic life principle, of showing gratitude for those who have done you a favor. Let me therefore give you a brief excerpt from Page One of a new book:
Death hides in the the tall grass of Southern Sudan. What looks like empty landscape can explode in a heartbeat with rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army shooting, slashing, and burning their way through an unsuspecting village. Government officials and NGOs . . . give these renegade soldiers a wide berth; they usually know where the trouble areas are and steer clear of them. Local residents, left to make it on their own, are constantly on the edge, always afraid. There are no peaceful nights in the bush. None, that is, except in one place -- a forty-acre island of safety and calm in the middle of a hellish, endless civil war. The Shekinah Fellowship Children's Village.That's from Another Man's War: The True Story of One Man's Battle to Save Children in the Sudan, by Sam Childers. Lots of people talk about helping Sudan. Sam Childers does it.
When God needed a born fighter to save children from the vicious monsters of Joseph Kony's LRA, it was this two-fisted son of a Pennsylvania steelworker who got the call. "Pastor Sam," as he is known, had worked hard all his life to build his own million-dollar construction firm -- and then he gave it all up to go help children in Africa.
You may have heard ministers talk about the Christian principle of "servant leadership," but until you've met Sam Childers, you don't know what a servant leader is. The Machine Gun Preacher has put his life on the line to serve God and save God's children.
Please help Sam Childers and his ministry. Click that link and give what can, folks. If you're a blogger with an Amazon Associates account, please link Pastor Sam's book on your page. Order a copy for yourself and do a review. Link his site from your page, and tell your own readers to help this man who has given up so much to help so many.
Everything and anything you do to help Pastor Sam will help save lives and save souls -- and not just in Africa, either. His church in Pennsylvania is a refuge for all the hard-luck losers and outcast souls that other ministries say they want to reach. Sam knows how to reach them, because he was once an outcast soul himself. He knows very well that there is no sinner so wretched as to be beyond the aid of grace.
If ever you wanted to do me a favor, and deserve a future Rule 2, please do all you can to help this man of God, Pastor Sam Childers. Like the people of Plataea conquered by the Spartans, it may some day be asked of you what you have done to aid the victor in this epic battle. And as wildly inappropriate as this reminder might seem after such a sermon, don't forget, folks, to get your babe-blogging done today, and e-mail me the links for Rule 5 Sunday. Aggregation is the name of the game.
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