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November 12, 2005

Blogosphere Covers Bicycling 5

This series is dedicated to a singular quest:

How many bloggers in the Blogrolls of my OTHER blog, Sneakeasy's Joint, and the non-cycling Blog Bloggerverse in general, have written about the Bike, bicycle, bicycles, bicycling, bicyclists, Bikes, cycling, and/or cyclists on their sites, and in what context?

Why not report on any stories I find?

So let's start Pedaling!

If you watch Fox News you have seen the opinionated Columnist, and Author, Michelle Malkin, and you may have even read her columns, and Blog.

So...does Bicycling show up in her Blogging?

Yup! :-D

1. In September she shares a reader heads-up about the Plea for Katrina Relief from the citizens of Pascagoula, Mississippi:

Children who now have no homes to speak of, do not have any of the things available to occupy their minds. No only are they scared and terrified by all the hurricane damaged, and they have nothing to help take the stress off their minds. Items to help them like: coloring books, crayons, small toys, games, even some bicycles would be greatly appreciated.

Michelle links to a lengthy article, with pictures, and contact info, in a piece called Pascagoula needs help.

2. In Nov. 2004 she writes of a seemingly routine obituary in a Seattle newspaper.

It's about a Father who "loved his daughters, Kelsey and Hayley. He was at every soccer game, every school performance, every important event in their lives. He taught them how to do all the things he loved - ride bicycles, go sea kayaking, ski, or simply find some good snow to play in..."

The rest of this heartbreaking story will blow you away: An Unbelievable Obituary.

3. In June 2004 she links to a Seattle Times story on World Naked Bike Ride Day, and shares a priceless quote:

Quipped an observer at a Seattle naked biker protest: "We saw a lot of swaying, but it wasn't of minds."

Did You Know.

4. In January 2005 she writes about a shopping trip with her 1 yr. old son, and shares news of a new product on the market:

"An infant/toddler protective helmet--not for riding bikes or scooters, but for standing and walking."

Mommyblogging: Enter the Thudguard-dome.

5. In an April piece she gets cranky with the New York Times for its attacks against the Presidents Judicial Nominees.

In the piece one Judge's opinion in a case involving the non-overturning  of a conviction is mentioned:

People v. McKay- Justice Brown, in a lone dissent, voted to overturn the drug conviction of an individual stopped by the police for riding his bicycle the wrong way down a one-way street.

The Aunt Tomasina Card.

6. Also in April:

In Flanders' fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses bike paths, row on row,

That mark our place: and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns sony walkmans below.

We are the dead babes. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved,A burden discarded and now we lie

In Flanders' fields.

Startling image isn't it?

Michelles shares this poem, by a poster, she found on the Free Republic website, in a piece that covers euthanasia's impact on babies in Belgium.

7. In May she takes a Washington Post writer to task for attacking the exercise regimen of the President in an article that he titled "On a Bicycle in Beltsville, Blissfully Unaware."

Michelle, links to the article, and opines:

Milbank has a bee in his bonnet over the president's exercise regimen. These people can't make up their minds. First, Bush is too lazy and slothful. Now, he works out too much. He overreacts to terror threats. He underreacts to terror threats.

Question: How does Milbank know whether Bush was "blissful?" Did he ask him? Is he a mind-reader? Why isn't this hit-piece on the op-ed page or at least disingenuously labeled "analysis?"

The Left's new "My Pet Goat".

8. In August she writes about looting in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Among other things she quotes from the Blog of the New Orleans Times-Picayune:

Those trapped in the city faced an increasingly lawless environment, as law enforcement agencies found themselves overwhelmed with widespread looting. Looters swarmed the Wal-mart on Tchoupitoulas Street, often bypassing the food and drink section to steal wide-screen TVs, jewelry, bicycles and computers. Watching the sordid display and shaking his head in disgust, one firefighter said of the scene: "It’s a f---- hurricane, what are you do with a basketball goal?" Police regained control at about 3 p.m., after clearing the store with armed patrol. One shotgun-toting Third District detective described the looting as "ferocious."

"And it’s going to get worse as the days progress," he said.

Katrina: "You Loot, I Shoot."

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Bicycling does managing to snake its way into many aspects of world wide media. Must be cause it's so cool.

Posted by: Jill | Nov 12, 2005 11:35:41 PM

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