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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Another POD Blog Dies

Discouraged by the lack of response to her poll asking readers what subjects she should explore, the pseudonymous PODdy Mouth has called it quits.

I'll copy the comment I left at her blog.

I'm rather suprised by the petulance of your latest post. If the purpose of this blog was a way of working out your own evaluation of various PODs, well, you could have done it without a blog. Money couldn't have been the motive, since your blog carries no ads.

By shuttering your blog, you are travelling well-trod ground. People keep starting blogs devoted to some aspect of POD printing, lose interest because there's really no reward and stop.

Blogs devoted to all things POD have a shelf life somewhere between a cup of yoghurt and a stick of butter.

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John McCain Only Opposes Torture When He's the Victim

Earlier today, ThinkProgress noted that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a former prisoner of war, has spoken strongly in favor of implementing the Army Field Manual standard. When confronted today with the decision of whether to stick with his conscience or cave to the right wing, McCain chose to ditch his principles and instead vote to preserve waterboarding.

I used to like John McCain and probably would have voted for him in 2000 if he'd been the Republican nominee. I would not vote for him now, even before this vote, but I've lost the last vestige of respect I once held for him. McCain is a tragic figure, a man so consumed with the desire to become president that he'll sacrifice anything to achieve his goal. When McCain started his second run for the White House, he subdivided his integrity and sold off lots, a piece or two at a time. He embraced Bush, Falwell and Robertson and has reversed just about every position he ever took that ran counter to the Republican playbook. And who can forget one of his greatest hits, his transparently stage-managed visit to a Baghdad market while under the umbrella of attack helicopters and a cordon of armed troops just out of camera range.

I think we should torture McCain by depriving him of the presidency.

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