Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Linkee-poo still has a smile on his face

And if that's the sin that sends me to Hell, I'm okay with it.

How writer's build brand. I haven't read it yet, but it's a topic I'm interested in (and have posted about before). (Grokked from Jay Lake)

And a little more on branding, historically. Some potentially NSFW images there.

"There is nothing like being attacked by a man wearing a bandolier covered in extra water cartridges for his fully-automatic, battery-powered water gun." (pointed to by Dan)

Many of us know, the first reports from the field are often wrong (or at least misleading). You'd think people who actually were in charge at one point would also know that. The cynical side of me says they did and decided to get their version out and around the world before truth had a chance to put its pants on.

When us liberals talk about how mean conservatives are, this is what we're talking about. That's some really lame brain Facebook reactions to bin Laden's death. Sure, mixed in are some of the clueless. But there's plenty of people very confused about reality. Can't fix stupid. (pointed to by Dan)

In general, I don't think most of the Pakistani government knew where Osama was. After all, when you read the accounts, at no time did our surveillance ever make positive id on him in the compound. And well fortified, self-sufficient compounds aren't exactly unknown in the middle east, and especially in Pakistan and Afghanistan. However, I do think it's well past time for a house cleaning in their ISI.

And to everybody who is jumping on the, "Well, I guess we can get out of Afghanistan" bandwagon. Go rent "Charlie's War" and watch the last half hour. 1) it's not over, AQ is still a viable organization that threatens us and 2) I don't want to screw up my youngest niece's generation by not finishing this now, thank you.

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