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New Page added: the Rat Marines

I was asked to post up the Rat Marines, and went overboard and tried out a bunch of new-to-me WordPress tools. I added a gallery and a new page — you can click on that “Rat Marines” tab up above, or you can just hit this link.

No Linkpost 6/16/11

Primarily because the only thing that I found worth linking yesterday was behind the Wall Street Journal’s paywall. Or, more accurately, references to an article behind the Journal’s paywall. Basically, the gist of it is that Iceland is supposedly on the other side of the grinding economic mess that the rest of us are still in, and the correlation drawn is that they didn’t bail out their banks. (Not that they had any choice; they just didn’t have the money.) I would’ve like to have linked the original article, but there you go.

Also, I’ve added a link to “The Agitator” in the blogroll. It’s Rodney Balko’s blog, and it’s based around revealing the abuses of our police state. Do not read if you want to keep believing in the myth of the benevolent state.

Finally, those of you reading through livejournal: at this point, you can turn off the noserf_rss feed, and switch back to my old LJ account (meiczyslaw). I’ve gotten a plug-in that republishes the blog entries in the LJ (and it transforms the “more” WordPress command into an lj-cut). At some point, because I’ve got friends on Dreamwidth, I’ll try to chain No Serf to Dreamwidth to Livejournal. But for now, baby steps.

I live!

Though, with rain this morning, and an earthquake this afternoon, you might be forgiven to think that one of ’em got me. But, no such luck.

Or, as a serious musing:

I occasionally think that one of my goals in life is to be an online pundit, beloved by thousands, but then I go a month without posting anything because Real Life is more exciting. If I thought posting while I was at work was a professional thing to do, I’d be more likely to reach that goal.

At any rate — prepare yourself! I’m about to spend the next few days unloading a number of links, a book review, and maybe a picture of some boats I’ve painted.

California Primary Approaching

As some of you probably already know, I’ll be participating in the 2010 California Primary in just under two weeks. The blog will reflect that; I’ll be posting my thoughts on the elections that I’ll be voting on.

Now, these will generally be Republican elections. I found it necessary to register Republican this year, given that the Democratic Party in California is the party of government, as are the national Democrats. Since I can trust the incumbent members to maintain their views, and cannot trust rebels to resist the Party (see Stupak, Bart), this has led me to realize that I’m likely voting a Republican Party line in the fall.

So, in order to properly influence events with my vote, I am currently a Republican.

Multiple Log-in Sources

As promised in the original No Serf announcement, I’ve add a plug-in that’ll let you register using other accounts. The important ones are probably Facebook and Livejournal (it’s the pencil on the second page of selections).