Sunday, April 22, 2007

Finally riding weather. Went Charlestown, Swampscott, East Boston, Revere, Everett, Sommerville, Charlestown. 36.5 miles. To tell the truth that's a hell of a lot further than I had planed on going, but the detour through East Boston wasn't on the schedule...

I think this is the first time I have been out on the bike since my life got all crazy last fall. I knew I missed it, but how much I enjoy being on the bike was kind of lost in the distance a bit. Something about just letting the miles tick by, you see people and places and all the time you just keep the legs turning over.

So, the situation is not nearly as bad as I expected. After a winter of heavy partying, drinking, no sleep, and the plague I can still ride a bike, and feel pretty damn good doing it. Obviously can't race, or do endurance events, but hey, gotta start somewhere.

Lord, what a horrible picutres, but it proves I made it from Charlestown to the beach.
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Sunday, February 25, 2007

All Grown Up

Wow, must admit Avril's music has always been a bit of a guilty pleasure. Not often one for teen pop, but she has a neat hook. Lately she has been trading singing for modelling, and sk8r chic for high fashion.


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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Egyptian blogger sentenced to 4 years

From fox news an Egyptian court has sentneced Kareem Nabil to 4 years in prison for insulting Islam and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

The silence of the left on this and other human rights abuses by islamic governments is astonishing. Of course the violence in places like Dafur is awful, but in their zeal to distance themselves from President Bush, they are increasingly siding with groups who are a much worse threat to human rights.

Somewhere along the line people forgot the meaning of fascism. It is a nice trendy word to throw around these days, but really. Which is the bigger threat, a country where everyone is able to proclaim Bush is the reincarnation of Hitler with impunity, or a seemingly progressive muslim country where a college student can be imprisoned for 4 years because he criticises the stranglehold religion has on government and advocates democratic reform?

Monday, February 19, 2007

Amnesty International Gets One Right

Not often Amnesty International and I are on the same side of an issue, but their call for the immediate and unconditional release of egyptian student and blogger  Karim Amer is spot on.

I am often amazed how the wholesale disregard of basic human rights in Sharia justice gets whitewashed by the US media.  For more background see