Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Keep hate alive

Iranians shun Israelis at conference

And check out the last sentence from the story:

“Not one of the several dozen speakers at the two-day conference was a woman.”

I guess the presence of a female religious leader would make all these men of god get horny and want to fuck her.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Why I haven't seen any 9/11 movies/programs

As a news junky, I found it somewhat odd that I largely shunned much of the 9/11 coverage marking the 5th anniversary of the attacks. As a strong supporter of the war against radical Islamic terror, it seems incongruous that I have yet to watch any of the movies or television programs about the attacks on 9/11.

But in reality it isn’t odd or incongruous at all. The fact is, I am deeply familiar with what happened on 9/11, and I know the lessons well. I do not need to watch the buildings collapse again, or watch a movie about the heroics of those aboard United flight 93 to be reminded that we are in a war with an enemy that we did not choose to fight, but that chose to fight us.

But it is good that such movies and programs exist, and that the media have solemnly focused on 9/11 on its anniversary, because far too many Americans need reminding.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

My future, sort of

So, for years I’ve toyed with the idea of moving to southern California. Recently a good friend of mine moved there, and she’s been begging me to come join her ever since.

She was slightly perturbed, I think, when I told her that I made it to the first round of interviews for a job with the local NPR affiliate here, WUWM. But, as I expected, I didn’t make it to the second round, and therefore the main dream job that would have kept me here for sure is no longer an option.

My current goal: Finish thesis by December and perhaps in the meantime get a new job in Milwaukee (I’m sick of driving to West Bend); one that pays better than my current reporter gig. But the point is: I don’t see myself landing the type of job that would be so great that I’d be willing to freeze through another Wisconsin winter.

I don’t want to make any proclamations, and at this point things are still nebulous, but I think I’d like to visit my friend in January or February, and arrange it so that I can (hopefully) have a few interviews while I’m there.

So, who knows what the future portends. But this is my general thinking these days.

Break is over

I don't know why I stopped blogging. I never started this with the intention of having a large readership, but rather as a vehicle to simply get stuff off my chest, or as a sort of online diary. I was reading past posts, and I realized how important it is for me to keep an ongoing log/diary of thoughts and feelings, because it's interesting to go back and read them.

So, I'll start again.


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