So this is what I gather: Barry was using multiple counters on multiple blogs in the Ecosystem? And this creates a uniform visits/day number for all blogs. But all the blogs are supposedly pages of one big blog, kinda. But they are all listed on the Ecosystem, so they count as different blogs. So, NZ Bear has removed all the offending blogs except Rush Limbaughtomy, Barry’s main one. Sounds fair enough. I understand Barry’s reasoning, but maybe the number he had was excessive.
And I need to tell him the individual word in a phrase links to the same post are annoying.
And I don’t see why there needed to be multiple counters.
And I see the LoL is in some kind of mess. I’m still figuring out the details, but I’ll say I did notice the multiple counters, but wasn’t sure of the point. Meh, more later.
…Bush went to Iraq and stuff. And he didn’t die. Didn’t see that one coming, did you? Target numero uno, lives through a day in Iraq. Shit, they nearly nailed Wolfie. I suppose it was because they didn’t tell anyone. Not even Fox. When they don’t tell Fox, you know it’s fucking serious.
No, not Bush!
No blogging tomorrow, going back home for Thanksgiving. There should be at least sporadic blogging until Sunday, then back up to full speed.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Haven’t done one in a while, so here goes:
Joe sounds off on Republican anti-troop bias.
NTodd tells us how you get to be a Repug today.
Natalie points wonders if the GOP is really conservative. They’re just idiots, I’d say.
Kynn reads the fanatics at NF-RA so we don’t have to. It’s better for everyone’s health but his.
PZ likes Calvin and Hobbes too!
The 9/11 panel says goodbye to Max Cleeland.
I’m going to go throw up now.
The economy roared ahead at an astounding 8.2 percent annual rate in the third quarter, the fastest pace in nearly two decades and a much stronger performance than previously thought. It raises hope that a long spell of lackluster business activity is finally over.
First off, it was Bush’s tax cuts that did most of this. No one will deny that. Economies always show impressive growth coming out of a recession, plus the absolutely massive cuts (coupled with people willing to spend more than usual) jumpstarted it in the last quarter. But (there’s always a but), it’s only one quarter. People don’t have the refunds to spend again. And of course, the deficits are so out of control, taxes are going to have to be raised (or SS, medicare, etc go out the window). So this is going to come back to bite everyone who got a cut. But for now, hopefully this gets the economy back on track. It doesn’t make Bush’s policies prudent, he could have got the same result by giving less to the upper class, which will end up costing everyone a ton, and he’s given us an insane deficit.
U.S. Retracts Report of G.I.’s Being Mutilated
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 24 � Military officials retracted a report today that two American soldiers had been slashed in their throats in an attack Sunday in the northern city of Mosul.
A military official here, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that the two soldiers had died of gunshot wounds to the head and that their bodies had been pulled by Iraqis from their car and robbed of their personal belongings.
Who knows? It’s still not impressive that the Iraqis have so little respect for our soldiers that they pull the men out and rob them, not even caring about the shooters. Or they’re just that desparate for money. Still not good.
Nov. 24, 2003 | JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A bullet fired in the air during a Ku Klux Klan initiation ceremony came down and struck a participant in the head, critically injuring him, authorities said.
Gregory Allen Freeman, 45, was charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in the Saturday night incident that wounded Jeffery S. Murr, 24.
About 10 people, including two children, had gathered for the ceremony. The man who was being initiated was blindfolded, tied with a noose to a tree and shot with paintball guns as Freeman fired a pistol in the air to provide the sound of real gunfire, Sheriff Fred Phillips said.
A bullet struck Murr on the top of the head and exited at the bottom of his skull, authorities said.
Brilliant! I’m uh shoot mah gun up’n tha are! Not like dem bullets come back down.
Fucking idiots. It’s surprising this doesn’t happen more often. How smart can you be if you’re in the KKK?