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Monday, January 26, 2009

Iconoclast leaves the field of battle?

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 3:23 PM

Wow. You take a few hours off to go downtown, and when you return your “in-box” is full of email, and not just by people who want to sell you stuff.

No, the famous blog written by “Jonah Tebbetts” - The Iconoclast - has suddenly vanished from our midst. It was the blog of choice for many people, whether they agreed with the views of the people who wrote the blog or not, and its absence will be keenly felt.

A good piece about the Iconoclast’s disappearance was written today on The Fayetteville Flyer site:

http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/2009/01/26/rip-iconoclast/

I was late coming to appreciate reading blogs, and don’t spend an awful lot of time reading them, but I have my favorites, and anyone who goes online regularly and doesn’t check out out at least one blog - well, as Anita Bryant said, that’s just like a day without sunshine.

I know that there is some speculation that The Iconoclast’s job may have been done, now that Brother Coody no longer occupies City Hall, but damn it, there is always something to write about.

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Quote of the Day

"Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true.": Buddha - Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta

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Ice Storm 2009 - The End of Life As We Know It?

Well, a winter storm warning is dominating the television screens, and weather people are raising the terror threat levels - yet again.

We’ll see what develops, if anything . . .

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I remember a time, sonny . . .

During the mind 1980s, we had one winter that so bitterly cold, and ice storms so heavy,  that local factories were actually shut down, so that homes would be guaranteed enough gas to heat with. I worked at Mexican Original at the time, so the days off were nice. Hated the short paychecks, though.

It was so bad that many people were house-bound, as they were literally iced-in.

rsdrake@nwark.com


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