Slow News Day

Not much to comment on tonight. The top story appears to be that Tony Blair’s sister-in-law, in what must surely be an irritating development for the former P.M., has made an ostentatious conversion to Islam. (This woman, whose name is Lauren Booth, has been a burr under Mr. Blair’s saddle for some time now. Meanwhile, Mr. Blair is himself a newly minted Catholic — so I imagine he’ll at least take some comfort in the thought that when she falls off the branch she’s now going to go straight to Hell.)

We have two new websites on the sidebar:

The first, a blog, comes to us by way of a tip from Radio Derb. It’s called Federale, and its anonymous host appears to be an immigration agent, or something like that. He writes well, and passes along a lot of inside skinny. Here.

The second is for you logophiles: The Hot Word.

Have a look.

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  1. JK says

    Not too much to comment on? Apparently you haven’t seen the storm headed for Texas.

    Posted October 24, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Permalink
  2. the one eyed man says

    Or the thrilling win by the San Francisco Giants.

    Posted October 25, 2010 at 11:52 am | Permalink
  3. Malcolm says

    Sorry – for some reason I seem to have lost all interest in baseball since late Friday evening…

    Posted October 25, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Permalink
  4. Malcolm says

    JK, looks like a hard rain gonna fall.

    Posted October 25, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Permalink
  5. Doesn’t the Catholic church allow for salvation outside the official church? Lauren Booth might yet make the grade . . .

    Jeffery Hodges

    * * *

    Posted October 25, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Permalink
  6. Malcolm says

    Does it? I thought not.

    Kevin would know…

    Posted October 25, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Permalink
  7. Kevin Kim says

    Tried to leave a comment here, but maybe the presence of hyperlinks brought the anti-spam software into play. This comment is a test.

    Posted October 26, 2010 at 1:45 am | Permalink
  8. Kevin Kim says

    OK… the above comment got through, so I’m pretty sure the problem is hyperlinks versus anti-spam. I’ll leave a response on my own blog. Am happy to siphon traffic.

    Posted October 26, 2010 at 1:46 am | Permalink