One of the on-going pleasure of Mock, Paper, Scissors is to give our monthly shout-out to all the Scissorheads near and far. Why do we do it? Because we like you, we really like you!
Let’s be honest: everyone enjoys a little linky-love now and then, and also we understand that the more often a blog gets a link in a post, the higher up the Google rankings that blog travels. Your blog gains something called Authority (as in Cartman? Yes.), which means your blog is more likely to be “found” when someone does a search on a topic that you covered.
But mostly it’s about the luv. So, without further fuss, on to the links after the jump.
Meet David Gregory’s hair
All the usual lying toadies and minions have taken to the airwaves today, no doubt the flex their vocal cords on Ferguson, and to give their blah studies scholarship a good polish. Also, note that this is the first episode of Dancing with the Gregory since Disco Dave was fired. Politics Spice isn’t in the host seat yet, so they have Mrs. Alan Greenspan hosting.
Today is also my last post for this week at Crooks and Liars, too. I always feel a little sad when it is over, but this round-up week, we did include a fair number of Scissorheads. Good work, everyone!
…and the thing I noticed right away is that The Three Amigos are fully represented: Grandpa Walnuts is on CNN, Kelly Ayotte (Orange is the New Lieberman) is on Bloomberg, and Senatorette Huckleberry Closetcase is on Fox.
And speaking of Crooks and Liars, my week doing the Morning Round-Up starts tomorrow (Monday), so if you have read any good blog posts that you think deserve more attention or more likely, wrote one yourself (because Scissorheads rule), please send me a note to let me know: Tengrain AT mockpaperscissors DOT com.
Modesty is for monks, you know. Blow your own horn, etc. While I cannot promise that all tips will be used, I can promise that I will read them all.
Sometimes you are the bug, and sometimes you are the windshield. Right now, our pal Jurassic Pork is definitely the bug.
If you can give some money to Jurassic Pork, now would be the time to do it; there’s a paypal button on his website. If you prefer (and don’t like PayPal and I cannot blame you if you do), you can buy his book, American Zen at Amazon.
Regular readers know I think the world of JP, he’s one of the best writing stylists on the internet with a voice that roars. I cannot begin to tell you how diminished I think we would be without Bob.
This is such a good post, I stole it legally:
…in which we give a shout out to the MPS blogroll. Why do we do it, you ask? Because we always liked *YOU* best!
Actually, we recognize that everyone likes to be linked now and then, and because it increases your Google ranking and allegedly give you a bump in Technorati’s Authority (if anyone still uses that thing) the more often you are linked.
If you want to be included in the fun next month, all you need to do is to follow our blogroll guidelines: put MPS in your blogroll, and we will put your blog in ours (Caveat: commercial websites are NOT included).
And now, on to the links!
This is an opposition ad for Texas Gubinatorial Candidate Wendy Davis, presumably put up by supporters of Xristian Xrazie Greg Abbott. If you feel so compelled, please visit Juanita Jean’s where she lists various ways you can help; you don’t have to be in Texas, by the way.
It’s time once again to give some linky-luv to the blogroll, because everyone loves to be linked now and then, and because it helps all blogs when they are linked. It increases something that The Googles calls relevance and it increases Technorati ratings for each of the blogs listed below.
Brother Pierce nails it:
In merciful brief, the president attempted to explain to the world why the self-destructive and mendacious decision of the United States to engage in aggressive war in Iraq in contravention of god alone knows how many provisions of international law was manifestly different — politically, legally, and morally — from Vladimir Putin’s land grabbing in and around Ukraine. Before anyone gave him a chance to be president, and throughout his unlikely rise to the White House, the president famously called the war in Iraq “the wrong war in the wrong place.” It was the first stark difference between the president and Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary campaign and the clearest difference between the president and Senator John McCain in that year’s general election. It represented the cleanest break available to the country from the bloody stupdity of the previous administration. It was the seedbed for all the hope and all the change. The problem arose when the architects of the American fiasco were allowed to escape any real accounting for what they’d done in Iraq and to the United States. There was no public punishment, no public shaming, no indication from the new administration that it was ready to demand penance from the old. And yesterday, the president illustrated quite clearly the size of the corner in which his basic philosophy had painted him.
Go read the whole thing at Esquire.