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July 11, 2006

Shifting Gears, Alliances and Compasses

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 7:19 pm

I recently joined the Old Dominion Blog Alliance, so I guess that finalizes my move from sea to shining sea. Query whether it is proper for me to remain a member of the Bear Flag League. Do these alliances allow dual citizenship? One side of me says “no,” the other says if I can be an active member of three state bars, and Arnold Schwarzenegger can be a governor of a U.S. state without renouncing his Austrian citizenship, then dammit, I should be able to remain a member of two blogging alliances associated with two different states. But I’ll defer to my fellow Dominionites and Bearflaggers on this issue in case either group has a problem with it.

Speaking of moving, if you move, be sure to readjust the compass on your car if it has one. North is still north, and magnetic north is still magnetic north, but the correction factor between them can vary significantly. I didn’t even think about that issue until about a week ago, while looking for my new vehicle (which I bought yesterday – more on that later). It occurred to me that since my Chevy Tahoe was originally purchased in Southern California, its concept of north, south, east and west may be a bit off. Turns out, it was a little off, but not as off as it had been while in California! Southern California is in Zone 4, while eastern Virginia is in Zone 10, but the damned thing was set for Zone 8, i.e., Detroit. The losers at my auto dealership never bothered to calibrate it for CA in the first place! Lazy *%^#ers. Oh well, I got my “new” car, a 2004 Chevy Blazer that looks exactly like my Tahoe only much smaller and has a lot less miles on it,from a local CarMax (Zone 10), which had been transferred from the CarMax in South Carolina (Zone 9) after being owed for 2 years by a company in Pennyslvania (Zone 9 or 10). Guess which zone this compass was calibrated for.

April 12, 2006

Rounding Up the League

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 6:23 pm

I didn’t think anyone would do a BFL round-up again, but Chris Miller did. I’m impressed. Last time I tried that was more than two years ago, and it seemed like a big job then.

October 2, 2005

New Bearflagger

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 1:02 pm

I used to be really good about announcing new BFL members on this blog. Then I got so-so about it, and these days, I do a really crappy job of publicizing new members. However, I have to make an exception for our newest member, who is new to blogging but a veteran “blogger” in more traditional fora. Let’s all give a warm welcome to Tammy Bruce!

June 12, 2005

Bear Flag League – Summer Conference

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 5:10 pm

What he said. BFL member or no, don’t miss it. Dan Weintraub, Bob Hertzberg and Ted Costa will be there on July 17, and you should be, too. Details here.

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April 28, 2005

This Blog is Rated R

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 7:17 am

If you read every post in its entirety, you know why. If you only skim the summaries on Bloglines or scan the main index page, you probably don’t. Find out all this and more from Justene, who posts a huge round-up of the Bear Flag League, broken up as follows: A through B, C through D, E through J (I guess that the Bear Flag League is missing the letter K despite being based in Kalifornia), L through M, P, Q through R, belated O, plus S through T, more of T, and the rest of T through Z.

Speaking of the Bear Flag League, let’s give a warm welcome to recent members Captain Ed, SoCalPundit, Three Bad Fingers, Fullosseous Flap, the Jawa, Jheka, Carpe Bonum and the California Mafia. If I’ve missed anybody, let me know.

UPDATE: The list has grown a bit, which is why some of the names you see in this blog entry also appear in older comments.

UPDTE x2: Justene has another round-up for on new members.

March 27, 2005

New Bearflagger

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 6:03 pm

Say hello to the newest Bear Flag League member, the Claremont Institute.

December 8, 2004

New Bearflagger

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 12:53 pm

Please welcome our latest member, CalTtech Girl, an expatriate residing in North Carolina. Unfortunately, Ms. Girl (can I call her “Cal?”) only saw fit to join the Bear Flag League, and not the Bear Flag League, but I’ll take what I can get. Welcome aboard!

December 7, 2004

Blogger Alert

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 9:01 am

Fellow Bearflagger Aaron G. is in a pinch, and needs a job A.S.A.P. Details here.

December 2, 2004

Get Thee to the Polls

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 5:07 pm

Be sure to vote early and often for me. It is, after all, all about me. Once you’re done voting for me, be sure to vote for fellow Bearflaggers like the Boi, Citizen Smash, Little Miss Attila, American Digest, Aaron’s Rantblog, Legal XXX, Beautiful Atrocities, Digger’s Realm and Shaking Spears.

I’d urge you to vote for Patterico and McGehee, too, but they’re running against me, the inconsiderate (*&^s. Worse, one of them is kicking my ass.

Recommended non-Bearflaggers include Winds of Change, Spoons and Oh, That Liberal Media. That last one is almost a Bear Flag League member in its own right, having three BFL members, including its founder, as contributors.

December 1, 2004

Drink Up

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 5:44 pm

She may not know it yet, but Tall Glass of Milk has just joined the Bear Flag League. With a little luck, maybe she’ll soon be joining the Bear Flag League, as well.


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