Been gone the last week...hiking, cycling, spelunking in Sagada...Found out they have this ridge ("the flattest part of the mountain") where the cell-site tower is now...it's got a 20 megawatt wind power potential according to a Japanese study... today most don't have hot water or cold storage...they have Internet there but I really wanted to know what it would be like to be "off the grid" for even a few days...Amazing how much has happened...More later, right here.
Lucky for you there's Filipino Voices (kudos to Nick, Editor-not-Chief).
In The Night before Ramadan Rom gets into a young mujahideen's skin (Mohagher Iqbal makes a cameo appearance). Great read, there will probably be imitators (flatterers).
She's Not the Mother? Anna de Brux (The Hillblogger) points to this entry over at Daily Kos on Sarah Palin's grandson. Dynamite stuff, if true. Shameful political muck-raking if not. But I was very disappointed in McCain's choice, if it's meant to attract Hillary Democrats while keeping the Party faithful on board. This won't help do either.
KRISTIE KENNEY, GO HOME! Ding Gagelonia covers the statement of US Ambassador Kristie Kenney on the US role in that misbegotten MOA-AD. As I've said before, she's a naif that was putty in the hands of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who got played like a fiddle and embarrassed the United States. With all respect, it's time for the State Department to call her home and give those feel-good veiled soirees with the terrorist Al Hadj Murad of the MILF a rest.
Eric (Daily Musings) skewers Alex Magno (a Palace shill) for his nutty views on the ongoing Court of Appeals Bribery Scandal. Read it all!