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December 14, 2006
A Little Link Love For A Cold December Night

... except it's not so cold out here right now, and maybe I just jinxed it. We had an unseasonably warm day for mid-December, getting into the high 40s on a sunny day -- a rare pleasure. Unfortunately, I worked through most of it, but took a quick drive at lunch with the window rolled down to enjoy it, sans jacket. The First Mate and I finished up the Christmas shopping, for the most part anyway, and enjoyed it until the rain started to fall.

Now I'm back and catching up on a few things, including rest. However, I want to hit a few links before getting down to more serious work. First, speaking of serious, Thinking Right has an interview with a National Guard soldier currently serving in Iraq. Jim gets that all-important boots-on-the-ground opinion of the war, and you might be surprised about what you find.

Next, we have elections on the mind. Not the midterms, not the 2008 Presidential campaign, but the Weblogs. David Schraub currently sits at second place in his category, and he wants to at least finish there. Debate Link deserves a look, even if David is a Carleton liberal; we're hoping to convince him to become a conservative after he graduates. In the meantime, he's an excellent blogger, so consider casting a vote for him. For a right-thinking blogger who deserves a vote, check out The Anchoress. She lists her selections for the awards -- with a very nice mention of yours truly -- and you can vote for her here. She's picking Shakespeare's Sister for Best Liberal Blog, but I think the category suffers from the missing Talk Left. Jeralynn's in the Top 250 category, but so is Beth at My VRWC, who has to get my vote.

Brant at Strange Women Lying in Ponds covers Bill Nelson's tete a tete with Bashar Assad. As a Floridian, he has the best perspective on the idiocy of Nelson's dumb attempt at circumventing the foreign policy of the Bush administration.

John at Stop the ACLU has a good post about the tug of war between the DoJ and the ACLU over a classified memo the latter acquired. The Bush administration has decided to take the ACLU to court in order to determine who leaked the secret information. I'm sure you can guess which side John takes.

Bruce at Democracy Project has his own take on Eason Jordan's return to journalism, and his chosen topic.

John at Power Line has an open letter to President Bush about what to do next with Iran. He uses the Battle of Little Round Top, the Cuban missile crisis, and Detective Columbo to convince Bush to take military action against Iran for supplying the munitions that kill American servicemen in Iraq. It's interesting, it's provocative ... it's classic John Hinderaker, and you can comment on it in the Power Line Forum.

Back later ...

UPDATE: And go visit Sissy Willis, because otherwise I'm toast. And if you're casting multiple votes for the Top 250 category, try to spread the love between her and Beth.

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