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Leftover items

First of all, I'd like to thank CRB for ensuring that this blog wasn't totally neglected during my absence. Thanks, dude. I'd been wondering where ya'd been.

Second, I'm still a bit out of the loop. I'd made a conscious decision to avoid the news altogether during my vacation, and I was almost successful. This decision was prompted, in part, by having read reading the forerunners to this story before I left. I began to realize what I should have figured out much earlier -- that any planned construction at the WTC site is a no-go unless it can be proven that it can withstand a nuclear blast, a tsunami, and an avalanche simultaneously, without its occupants suffering so much as a paper cut. In other words, Ground Zero is destined to remain a worthless, 16-acre pit for the foreseeable future. I found this extremely depressing, and began my news boycott and my vacation together.

My one slip came in the middle of last week when I browsed the headlines on Drudge and came across this:


Of course I didn't have to actually click on the link to know Randi Rhodes was involved. Why? Because I reported on a very similar Rhodes episode almost exactly a year earlier, complete with a sound clip. Some people never learn.

Now I'm guessing that Ms. Rhodes doesn't really want to assassinate the president.... but..... I don't ever, ever, ever want to hear another Air America-listening liberal decry conservative talk as "hate radio." Ever. I mean it.

Anyway, I'm back. And it almost feels good. I'll try to get back into the swing of things quickly.