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Saturday, December 27, 2003

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT MESSAGE!!!!! 

Semi-Intelligent Thoughts is leaving BlogSpot. I'm now posting all my new stuff over at the Movable Type site, which I will link to at the end of this post.

If you came here from Right Wing News, please read the post below this before you leave. My archives aren't at the new site yet, so nothing posted before this week is available there. I have a "best of" list down below that you can go through while you're here. Check 'em out and see if you want to continue reading the new site after sampling some of my posts.

If you're a regular reader, start coming to the new site for updates. If you're a blogger and you have a permalink to SIT, change it now. I'm moving this operation out of here.

Once I've got everything squared away, I'll add up all the combined traffic from the two sites and reset the new hit counter, then this site will be officially obsolete. I'll still use it as a backup, but that shouldn't be necessary.

So, now that everyone has been accounted for, head on over to my new location. I just finished writing a piece about the chickenhawk meme. More will come soon.

http://sithoughts.mu.nu is my new URL. Make a note. And please go have a look.

Thank you.

UPDATE!!!
The complete Donktionary®, which is basically an English to liberal dictionary, is now up at the new site. Go check it out immediately!

Friday, December 26, 2003

Move it Along (unless you're here from RWN) 

I have a few post-Christmas thoughts at my new location. Head over there for the latest updates:

New Semi-Intelligent Thoughts

If you came from Right Wing News, feel free to look around on this page for a while (and/or sign the guestmap). My BlogSpot archives haven't been moved to the new site yet, so all the good stuff is still here.

If this is your first time here and you do want to stick around, here are a few of what I consider my best posts (yes, the permalinks will work properly):

How to Mess with the Thought Police
College is Still Liberal
Cartoons are Evil
Land of the Free
Another Religious Rant
No Offense
The True Fan
The Donktionary (there are several more of these scattered throughout the November & December archives)
A Case for Monogamy
Democratic Underground Fisking (I don't do these much anymore)
Abstaining from Common Sense
Freedom of Speech

Read through a few of those to get a general idea of what this blog is about. You can also go to the "New to SIT?" link in the top right-hand corner of the page for an intro and a "105 things about me" list.

In any case, thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll be back to check out the brand new location when it's fully ready.

Thursday, December 25, 2003

Merry Christmas 

...to everyone reading this (especially those of you who came from Right Wing News). I probably won't be posting today because...well, because it's Christmas.

Enjoy your holiday.

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

What NOT to Do When You're the President 

Bush's Kwanzaa Greeting

NO, DUBYA! NO! BAD DUBYA! STOP PANDERING TO MINORITIES WITH INVENTED HOLIDAYS!!!!

Hey, I never said that I agree with everything Bush does.

IT'S ALIVE!!!! 

This is exciting. I've been working with my MT blog for the past couple hours, and I think I finally got it looking pretty good.

I'm going to continue posting at this site until all my old posts are archived and I finish setting up, but I'm going to reveal SIT's new location for the first time so you can take a look and/or update the necessary blogrolls when I move.

So, after nearly 3 months of Blog*Spot, Semi-Intelligent Thoughts now has a new home at:

sithoughts.mu.nu

Feel free to take a look around and comment on what you like/dislike about the new setup. I'm still doing some tweaking, so feedback is appreciated.

Finally, if you came here from Right Wing News, be sure to check out the archives on this page. I usually have more political stuff posted than this.

And now, to celebrate my becoming a Munuvian...

YAY!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

RWN Referrals 

A few minutes ago, I posted something about my referrals from Right Wing News.

I think the lesson to be learned here is "don't write about it before you understand it." Upon further investigation, I discovered that John Hawkins, who runs the aforementioned blog, is going away for a while and is listing "a few websites he likes" in the daily news sidebar.

Apparently, Semi-Intelligent Thoughts ended up there. I don't know if it was randomly generated or if John Hawkins has actually been reading my blog, but this is definitely a good thing. Right Wing News was the first political blog I ever read, and it was more or less what inspired me to start my own.

So, if you're here from RWN, this is a fairly conservative blog. I write a lot about political correctness and idiotarianism, and I'm a member of The Alliance of Free Blogs, led by Frank J.

I will be transferring to a new Movable Type site sometime in the next week, but until then, enjoy what's here. Thanks.

UPDATE
I almost forgot; please sign the guestmap on the right!

Monday, December 22, 2003

Big News 

I just got an e-mail from Pixy Misa telling me that my new blog is ready. More details as they arrive.

Death to BlogSpot!

UPDATE
This truly is a good day. Semi-Intelligent Thoughts now has a brand new location powered by Movable Type. Unfortunately, I still have to work out all the bugs and import the old posts, so I probably won't make the complete transfer until after Christmas. At that time, I'll post a really big message at the top of the blog directing you to the new home of SIT.

Until then, keep coming back here for more, although I'll probably be spending most of my time getting the new site ready.

One more thing: If you have a link to Semi-Intelligent Thoughts, remember to update it after the move. My Ecosystem rating depends on it.

Audio Update 

Check it out! I used my free trial post. You have to listen to get the latest updates about SIT (although it's pretty much a repeat of what I've said before).

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On another note, I wrote in my "105 Things About Me" post that someone once told me I sound like Frank Sinatra. I have no idea if that's accurate, so would you agree (you don't need to answer that)?

Comic Question 

Okay, this may be the dumbest thing I've ever posted, but I have to ask: Why does "Hagar the Horrible" have Christmas themed strips? Hagar the Horrible is a viking! Vikings don't celebrate Christmas! Why is someone who worships Thor or something celebrating the birth of Christ? It makes no sense!

Just a simple question. By the way, I've got a slightly important update coming up a little later, but I'll be using my free audioblog post instead of writing it. Keep checking back for that one.

Wesley Clark is a Joke 

First, there was his claim that he would've run as a Republican if he had received a call from the Bush staff, then there was that time travel thing, then there was "I would've caught bin Laden by now," and just recently, there was the assertion that Howard Dean asked him to be his running mate.

Today, we have two other reasons why Wesley Clark is a joke. First of all, there's this:
Moments after praising his opponents in the Democratic presidential race as worthy running mates, Wesley Clark said, in no uncertain terms, how he would respond if they or anyone else criticized his patriotism or military record.

"I'll beat the s--- out of them," Clark told a questioner as he walked through the crowd after a town hall meeting Saturday. "I hope that's not on television," he added.

It was, live, on C-SPAN.
Brilliant. I wonder when John Kerry will weigh in on this. "That f***in' piece of sh*t! He thinks he can f***in' upstage me?"

Remember that "major league a**hole" comment that Dubya made a few years ago? I think the Dems have resorted to making themselves look stupid in public in the hopes that people will somehow connect that with a good president. Just a thought.

Also, there's this:
Democratic presidential hopeful Gen. Wesley Clark said Sunday that his old boss Bill Clinton - not President Bush - deserved credit for forcing Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi to abandon his weapons of mass destruction programs, even though Gadhafi's turnaround came nearly three years after Clinton had left office.

"It's a program of squeezing Libya that's gone on for more than a decade," Clark told a Derry New Hampshire audience, according to the Concord Monitor. "The Clinton administration was very much involved with this."
I love this. They actually expect people to believe them when they say these moronic things. Now, watch what happens when Weasely has to explain why bad things happened right after Bubba left office:
The retired general added new details to his charge that President Bush was responsible for leaving America vulnerable to the 9/11 attacks, saying that President Clinton tried to warn Bush about Osama bin Laden but Bush wouldn't listen.

"He wasn't paying attention," Clark complained. "He didn't do his job as commander and chief."
Okay, first of all, I hope that's a misquote, because the correct term is commander IN chief, but I'll let that slide for now. More importantly, how does he credit the success in Libya to Clinton while blaming 9/11 on Bush? It makes no sense.

Based on this article, here's my understanding of Clark Logic: "If something good happens three years after a president leaves office, he's responsible for it. If something bad happens 8 months after a president takes office, he's responsible for it." Want more proof?
The former NATO commander said that Bush deserves to be "fired" for not doing more to prevent 9/11.

"This is the way it works in the Navy, if you're the captain of a ship, and it runs aground, they only ask two questions: Did it run aground, and were you the captain?" he explained. "If the answer is yes to both, you're fired.
"But if the ship causes the leader of another country to give up its WMD program, the previous captain should get credit."

Congratulations, Wesley Clark. You are now officially a walking, talking, pathetic joke.

Enjoy the publicity while it lasts.

Sunday, December 21, 2003

Showcase Vote 

This week, my vote goes to The Politics of the Lord of the Rings from My Word.

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