Daily Update 11/3

Kerry Endorsement Gets it right. (from Obsidian Wings)

Media Matters’ new book, Misstating the State of the Union

Bush’s National Nightmare of Peace And Prosperity Over with hyperlinks to where the ‘predictions’ came true. Urgh.

Card Game (strong, party game): Big Idea by Cheapass Games
Board Game (interested, but not strongly): Ideology by Z-Man Games
Board Game (strong): Feudo by Zugames

Recent Books (returning to library today):
Sex, Drugs & Cocoa Puffs, by Chuck Klosterman
Vanishing Point, by Michaela Roessner
The Burning Hills, by Louis L’Amour


(From a commenter, PD Shaw, on Dan Drezner’s site)

On stereotypes, I like the article I read the other day (sorry don’t remember where), which said:

Republicans fear that a Kerry presidency will lead to endless appeasement of terrorists and the French, culminating in the subsequent presidential election of Hillary Clinton.

Democrats fear that a second Bush term will lead to a state of endless war and the introduction of an economic system known as feudalism.

Scott birthday list 2005

Why Did the Chicken? (Play Again Games)
Competitions : Book Two of The Blending (Blending) by Sharon Green
Challenges : Book Three of The Blending (Blending)
Betrayals : Book Four of the Blending (Blending)
Prophecy : Book Five of The Blending (Blending)
Vinci (boardgame by Philippe Keyaerts from Eurogames / Descartes – USA, Inc.)
BuyWord (by Sid Jackson, Face to Face Games: Board Game)
Storm front (Book by Jim Butcher)
Monte Cook Presents: The Year’s Best d20 (RPG Book, Sword & Sorcery)
Shaye — “The Bridge” (Music CD)
Spirit of the Century (RPG by Evil Hat Productions)
For Sale (Card Game by Stefan Dorra, published by Uberplay)
Dress Shoes (Black, size 12, simple stylings)
Early American Chrononauts (Looney Labs Card Game)
Mage: The Awakening (RPG by White Wolf)
Keythedral (Keythedral by Richard Breese from Pro Ludo)
Polaris (RPG, online order– http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/products.php?publisherLink=tao)
Big Idea by Cheapass Games (Party Game)
White Dress Shirt (16 1/2 neck, short sleeve)
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
The Speed of Dark (book by Elizabeth Moon)
With Great Power (RPG, Online Order– http://incarnadine.indie-rpgs.com/wgp-order.html)
Jinx High (book by Mercedes Lackey)
Carmen Dog (Book by Carol Emshwiller)

A good place to order boardgames online (if the local store fails you): http://www.housefullofgames.com/


Big Picnic Leftie political satire site

Minimum wage and eitc Taken to task, explained.

Hindus vs. Homosexuals Comparing ethics and religion in our treatment

The Original Meaning of Judicial Review It goes back before Marbury v. Madison. 22 pages.

The Texas Miracle What happens when you mandate but don’t fund.

Conservative Bloggers A link to many sources, some of which made it to my blog list.

Blog for America Dean’s website

Structural Problems with America’s debt In depth, scary

Ballooning Defit? Trouble, particularly in long term structure.

Music Links

Sarah McLachlan.com, The Sea of Waking Dreams (Sarah fansite)

Blastro Lots of Music videos

Amber’s website With much activity on her part.

Tar MacLean’s Multimedia Page Mostly “If I Fall” and interview clips

Tara MacLean – Can You Hear Me?

Someone You Should Know (live) Lisa Loeb preforming “Someone you should know”, live on the Rosie O’Donnel Show. (Link to the Lisa Loeb shrine)

Lisa Loeb Live Tail Lights Fade, Keep On Loving You, Guessing Games, etc.

Jessica Jacobs – Chapter 2 Net release CD (w/ 2 minute free clips)


Launchcast homepage Internet music

Artists without a Label A number of second tier artists

Half.com Their used music pages

Pollstar See which musicians are coming to town

CD Baby Lots of Indie Music