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Just a reminder

December 31, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Just a reminder | Filed in: Kevin.

This man was accustomed to celebrating special events by firing a gun into the air. This man is now dead. Now, we here at Exurbanleague aren’t saying the same fate is certain to befall you if you ring in the New Year with random gunfire… But why take the chance?

From the exurbs to you…

December 31, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on From the exurbs to you… | Filed in: Jon.

…have a Very Happy New Year. (oh yeah — and don’t be a stupid, drunk-driving idiot. thanks.)

Fly the unfriendly skies

December 31, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Fly the unfriendly skies | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

Sinbad for President! Why not? He’s got the same foreign affairs experience as Hilary. Plus he dresses better.

Quick Takes on the News

December 31, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Quick Takes on the News | Filed in: Jon.

Some Quick Takes on the News for December 31, 2007: Fiesta Bowl player busted for shoplifting GLENDALE – Oklahoma starting defensive tackle DeMarcus Granger will miss the Fiesta Bowl after being sent home from Arizona following an arrest for shoplifting. Granger, 21, was arrested Saturday in Tempe after he tried to steal a jacket from • Read More »

RE: Strike the colors!

December 30, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on RE: Strike the colors! | Filed in: Arizona, Jon, Politics.

Blog for Arizona’s Michael Bryan continues his jihad on “jingoism” as he lashes out at anyone daring to question his patriotism. Of course, no one has questioned his patriotism, but that’s beside the point. As I touched on in my last post, I’m confused that a Democratic activist doesn’t consider the red, white and blue • Read More »

Don’t cross the streams

December 30, 2007 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, MSM and New Media, Politics.

… it could be bad. I like John Gruber’s blog. It’s a great resource for anyone interested in Macs, web development, graphic design or digital photography, and I link to it often from my marketing blog. But stuff like this gives me pause: The 50 Most Loathsome People of 2007. (Warning: Rated R: for language • Read More »

Bill Kristol: Thug 4 Life.

December 30, 2007 | By admindude | 11 Comments | Filed in: Humor, Jon, Politics.

The good news? Surprisingly, the reliably liberal New York Times has hired Bill Kristol to write a weekly op-ed column. The bad news? The Nation‘s Katha Pollitt is scandalized at Kristol’s differing opinions: Just shoot me. First, it was Sam Tanenhaus, conservative editor of the New York Times Book Review being put in charge of • Read More »

Run silent, drink deep.

December 30, 2007 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Jon, Military.

I’ve been waiting to post this news item for a few days. With Australia’s own Tim Blair linking to us today, I guess now’s the time: Austraila will build the world’s most lethal conventional submarine fleet, capable of carrying long-range cruise missiles and futuristic midget-subs, to combat an expected arms race in the region. New • Read More »

Strike the colors!

December 29, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Strike the colors! | Filed in: Arizona, Jon, Politics.

I was certain this had to be a parody, but apparently the author is quite serious: Tucson’s flag-themed “A” Mountain must be repainted to remove the “jingoistic” red, white and blue. Even Karl Rove wouldn’t have stereotyped Democrats so negatively. Dude, it’s your flag too.

Friday Music Blogging: Efterklang

December 29, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Friday Music Blogging: Efterklang | Filed in: Jon, Music.

Wow, look at the time! I almost forgot my weekly dip into obscure, difficult pop. Hailing from Denmark, Efterklang sounds like a cross between Sigur Ros and Sufjan Stevens. This video is for the song Mirador. Skøl! BTW, has anyone noticed how many videos are animated these days? I guess it’s cheaper to just whip • Read More »

Meanwhile…

December 29, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Meanwhile… | Filed in: Humor, Kevin, Politics.

While Huckabee’s doing his best impression of a Wagnerian opera duck hunter, Fred Thompson is also taking aim at the press.  When Fred Thompson throws a snowball at you, you’d better duck.

Photo of the Day, 12/28.

December 28, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Photo of the Day, 12/28. | Filed in: Jon, Photography.

I assume Huckabee’s statement to the press was, “be vewy, vewy quiet. I’m hunting wabbits.”

The Best ‘Best of 2007’ Lists of 2007 List

December 28, 2007 | By admindude | 3 Comments | Filed in: Jon.

The oldest trick in journalism is padding late December issues with plenty of “Best of the Year” lists. But which of these lists were the best this year? Exurban League presents… THE BEST ‘BEST OF 2007’ LISTS OF 2007 LIST! 10. Yale Book of Quotations‘ Most Memorable Quotes of 2007. In first place is the • Read More »

Ripped from today’s headlines

December 28, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Ripped from today’s headlines | Filed in: Current Events, Kevin, Politics.

A military dictatorship clinging to power in an ostensible ally of the United States. A popular uprising gaining world attention with daily violent protests against the oppressive policies of the dictatorship. The leaders of the U.S. facing a Faustian bargain of either backing the dictatorship, or the possibility of losing an ally to one of • Read More »

We got served.

December 28, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on We got served. | Filed in: Humor, Jon, MSM and New Media, Politics.

Apparently, a lefty blogger didn’t like me calling out her blame-America-first response to the Bhutto assassination. Few can withstand the searing gaze from ExLg’s modernist headquarters atop Mount Doom, so this Managing Editor/Journalist/Huffington Post contributor lashed out with inchoate rage. (No, I don’t know what “inchoate” means either.) Larisa Andropova… um, Aledranova… Alexandrivn… you know, • Read More »

Et tu, Huckus?

December 27, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Et tu, Huckus? | Filed in: Jon, Politics.

Seems like Huckles is preaching to the Church of Self-Loathing: With about 150 supporters crowded around a podium set up on the tarmac of Orlando Executive airport (and about 20 Ron Paul supporters waving signs outside) Mike Huckabee strode out to the strains of “Right Now” by Van Halen and immediately addressed the Bhutto situation, • Read More »

We Stand On Guard For You

December 27, 2007 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Canada, Kevin, Military.

American’s current air defense fighter, the F-15 Eagle, is grounded right now. So it’s up to Canada to defend you all against the Rooskies. You’re welcome.

Al Qaeda claims responsibility.

December 27, 2007 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Jon, Politics.

Wow, that’s a shocker. A spokesperson for the al-Qaeda terrorist network has claimed responsibility for the death on Thursday of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto. “We terminated the most precious American asset which vowed to defeat [the] mujahadeen,” Al-Qaeda’s commander and main spokesperson Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid told Adnkronos International (AKI) in a phone call • Read More »

Bhutto and the Left.

December 27, 2007 | By admindude | 8 Comments | Filed in: Jon, Politics.

When Benazir Bhutto announced her return to Pakistan, Al Qaeda and their Islamic allies repeatedly promised to kill her. Shortly after her arrival, the terrorists wrapped a baby in explosives and tried to hand it to her. They killed many, but failed in their objective. More recently, they strapped bombs to a 15-year-old boy, but • Read More »

Off we go, into the wild blue yonder…

December 26, 2007 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Humor, Kevin, Military.

I’m an F-15 Eagle? Cool. What military aircraft are you? F-15 Eagle You are an F-15. Your record in combat is spotless; you’ve never been defeated. You possess good looks, but are not flashy about it. You prefer to let your reputation do the talking. You are fast, agile, and loud, but reaching the end • Read More »