Good morning. I'm Lance Mannion and I love New York. I love a parade too. I love a mystery, I love Lucy, I love to love ya, baby, and I love the smell of napalm in the morning, it smells like victory. I love my blog where I get to show off to the world how little I know about a wide variety of subjects---today's demonstration of ignorance will be about Shakespeare---I love being the guest host of the blog round up here at Crooks & Liars, and I love the posts I've linked to today, starting with:
Jim Henley's post at Unqualified Offerings on how the war on drugs has made all us sinus headache sufferers learn the habit accustoming ourselves "to endless surveillance of even ordinary activities" just to buy a decongestant that f-ing works!
Will Bunch continues the job he's assigned himself of keeping track of the ravings of his former Senator, Rick "Man on Dog" Santorum.
The Rude Pundit reviews Mitt Romney's "Freedom of Religion" speech in his usual fashion, rudely.
At the DMIBlog, Annie Clark posts about the housing crisis in New Orleans and how it is keeping the Big Easy from truly recovering. And Elana Levin offers a memo to the netroots on how bloggers can help affect positive, progressive changes in our immigration policies. Lengthy but full of invaluable links.
By way of reviewing the new movie, Starting Out in the Evening, Phil Nugent eulogizes essayist and novelist Elizabeth Hardwick, who died last Sunday at 91.
And, in the post I think I love best of all, Helmut of Phronesisaical points the way to a wonderful site called Square America that offers a history of the United States in the 20th Century through family snapshots.
That's the end of today's love-fest. TGIF. Send tips and suggestions to lance (atsign) lancemannion (dot