The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." " is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32)

Sunday, February 06, 2005

BLOGROLLING AGAIN: In case you haven't heard by now, The Diplomad is pulling out of the blogosphere and is moving on. The Passing Parade wishes him (or her, as the case may be) all the good luck in the world; their take on the world will be missed deeply. But as you will no doubt have noticed by now, The Daily Demarche and New Sisyphus are still with us and I recommend them highly. Also new here is Eternity Road, a blog owned and operated by Your Curmudgeon, Mr F. W. Porretto, a site where sacred cows are routinely processed into ground chuck, and I highly recommend his blog, and I'm not just saying that because he's said a lot of nice things about The Passing Parade, although that always helps; my ego likes stroking just as much as the next person's. Finally, there are two new sites here that I particularly recommend to those people interested in the dysfunctional political freak show known as New York (city and state) politics. The first is Albany Eye, which casts a gimlet eye on the media of New York's Capitol District and its sometimes too chummy relationship with the politicians that media is supposed to be covering, and the other is Democracy in Albany, a blog with a definite liberal sensibility that will probably feel very lonely on a blogroll full of rabid Republicans, but I think that for those of us who love the Empire State the cause of political reform must be a bipartisan one, because we are all in this car together and, let's face it, the brakes are about to fail. The situation as it now stands in New York is untenable and New Yorkers need to hear opinions from every side of the political spectrum if we are ever to get out of the mess we are currently in.

This is all very earnest, isn't it? Not a speck of facetiousness or humor anywhere to be found in this post...there must be something in the Dr. Pepper today, I guess.


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