The Liqueur Tiramisu and coffee edition in the continuing saga of interesting and thought provoking news from around the web.
There's sure to be something you've missed around the blogosphere. See if you can get through these in under 80 seconds -- or 80 minutes for that matter.
(All links open in a new window for faster cruising)
Captain's Quarters tells us the story of a Principal of a High School in California that has canceled all dances for the year because students ignored his rule to stop freak dancing.
AlphaPatriot reports on the left calling for a boycott of all spending on Inauguration Day to show their distaste over the Iraq war. AlphaPatriot says he's saving up all his major purchases for Inauguration Day in what he calls a "Bush Buycott".
Right Thinking From The Left Coast and Random Nuclear Strikes tell us about the under-reported $1 billion budget surplus we had in December.
John Little over at Blogs of War has launched a new site called Take Back The News. It's official launch is today, but it has already taken off! Go check it out!
Hi, I'm Nancy Pelosi, & I enthusiastically endorse Doris Matsui running for her late husband's seat in Congress.
Chris Short has to pick his next duty station. Where to go, where to go?
PoliBlog shrugs off a prediction that India and China will be vying for global economic supremacy with the United States by 2020.
Lonewacko tackles a story where Bank of America is trying to block a shareholder motion that would limit "white men" to no more than half the nominations to its board and poses the question "And, the difference between this and affirmative action is...?".
The Education Wonks have a great roundup of stories from the education realm from across the web.
On The Third Hand covers the 10 year sentence for Army Spc. Charles Graner Jr. of the infamous Abu Ghraib outrage.
James Joyner of Outside The Beltway tells us of a California Professor who flunked a Kuwaiti student over a pro-US essay. Conservative across the web cried foul and right wing hatemongering. James was curious and decided to grade the paper himself. Go see what the final grade was.
Michele at A Small Victory is quiting smoking and blogging her daily experiences and suffering while kicking the butts. Go read her progress so far at her No Smoking Category.
Interested-Participant (with a companion post at The Jawa Report) is covering a magazine for al-Qaeda females on how to be better suicide bombers.
The Egoist is looking for some help on career networking in his quest for a position internationally.
The MUSC Tiger tackles AIDS. He has research and charts showing the number of cases, deaths and those living with AIDS now.
Preston at Six Meat Buffet takes on blue state bracelets, sandals and some weird looking chick (see the pic). The first comment onhis entry is hilarious!
Absinthe & Cookies covers the split between Feinstein and Boxer over Condeleezza Rice.
Baldilocks reminds us of an Indonesian politicians comments in mid-December when he said "Go to Hell with your aid!". Go read her entry it's interesting.
TallGlassOfMilk over at Drink This... has more on the Asshat Michael Newdow and his continued quest to waste as much money as possible killing God in America (good luck buddy).
Master of None ponders turn signals. You heard me right, turn signals. As in car turn signals. Yep. He's pondering.
SoCalLawyer guest blogs at Patterico's Pontification and looks into defense lawyers who hire jurors from a case declared a mistrial as consultants for the retrial. Interesting discussion.
Jay over at Accidental Verbosity celebrates his 6th year of quitting his day job and being self-employed! Congratulations Jay!
Little Miss Attila covers leotards and their effects on breasts and the impact it had on Halle Berry at the Golden Globe Awards. The subject matter matches the Awards show title. Excerpt:
The act of going to the bathroom became a process of many steps, especially because we usually had those stupid Danskin wraparound skirts over the leotards. This meant that one had to untie the skirt, hang it in the stall, and then pull the entire leotard - bodice included - down to one's thighs in order to pee.
And on that note I'll wrap things up because I need to go take care of something...