Monday, July 09, 2007

Change, Adjustment, and New Beginnings

Please see our posts over at SwanBlog version 2.0. I promise it won't be like New Coke.

The address is Please update your links!

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Friday, July 06, 2007

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (7-6-07)

Open Thread Friday. You choose the topic.

One possible topic is your favorite song with a Bo Diddley Beat. Scott Johnson of Powerline chose "Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe" by the Byrds. I listened to it yesterday and it is quite good.

Scott reports:

My all-time favorite is "Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe" as performed by the Byrds, written by Jackie DeShannon. It's on the Byrds' first album, "Mr. Tambourine Man." Just a great song. I think the Byrds were paying her back for her support of the group while they were getting off the ground, so to speak, but it's one of the highlights of an album that is really full of highlights. Lemme know what you think. Adding the Bo Diddley beat to the song was inspired.

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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Brownstone, Cross, and Cleavage

Today we will have a couple of quick takes for this post-holiday Thursday.

First, I discovered another song with the Bo Diddley beat, "Mr. Brownstone" by Guns 'n Roses.

Secondly, both Daniel Pipes and Powerline complain about top female presidential aides wearing makeshift hijabs to the Islamic Center of Washington.

Does it make a difference if, in addition to the hijab, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Frances Townsend is possibly wearing a cross and showing cleavage?

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Bars, Blind, and GPS

New invention uses GPS to help blind people navigate.

For the record, I already invented this in a bar in Excelsior, Minnesota (should have been "Eureka, MN") six months ago. And I have witnesses.