A new weblolg: The memorial:

A new weblolg: The memorial
: I’m going to try to start a new weblog devoted to the New York World Trade Center memorial, for there will be much debate and angst on the topic in the months and years to come and I believe it is vital that we create an appropriate memorial.

The weblog is at: www.buzzmachine.com/memorial.

Saudi snipers: Ready, aim fire!
: Two galling stories in the Sunday Times of London: One says that the Saudis with the help of the FBI just broke up a big bin Laden cell in Saudi Arabia that would have attacked the kingdom itself. The other tells of Saudis edging away from America.

Sontag snipers: Ready, aim, fire!
: Have fun, bloggers: UCLA buys Susan Sontag’s archives for $1.1 million.

Whining Aussies
: So Australians are whining about their Taliban on the barbie at Club Fed. Tough. He went to fight with the Taliban against us. He’s not a citizen of the U.S. He’s a foreigner who fought us. That’s the way the cookie crumbles. Besides: You can bet that he’ll get off a lot lighter than Walker; he’s not a traitor to us, just a bloomin’ idiot.

Do bloggers party hearty?
: I’m jealous of the blog party in L.A., as reported by Ken Layne. There shouldn’t be such a critical mass of bloggers in L.A. Don’t they all know that New York is the center of the universe?