Here’s the deal

If you look up at the top of your browser, you’ll see that you’ve been rerouted to a different address, as the site has been transferred to our new host, (and big thanks to them, by the way, for getting our new account activated in record time). The good news is that all the disabled pages are up and running again. The bad news is that until we get the IP switched over, we’ve got this sort of patchwork system in place which requires me to go through about six extra steps every time I post a blog entry. Which means that blogging will be a little constrained for another couple of days.

So I’m going to cram a whole bunch of links I’ve been wanting to post into a single entry here, and you’ll just have to forgive me the unwieldy format.

— Before his death, a key defector said Iraq had destroyed all its chemical and biological weapons.

— “It’s not going to be antiseptic”: Pentagon plans to unleash 3,000
precision-guided bombs and missiles in the first 48 hours of war with Iraq.

— An article on the US dirty tricks campaign against UN Security Council delegations. This hasn’t received much coverage in the US media, but it’s a huge story overseas.

— T-shirts of treason: the wrong screen-printed message can get you arrested.

— A song for our times.

— A lengthy rebuttal of Kenneth Pollack’s arguments in favor of war.

— The librul media: MSNBC fires Donahue, hires this guy.

— And speaking of: Eric Alterman is challenging Bernard Goldberg and Ann Coulter to a debate. (Ann Coulter’s speaking fee is $20,000? Jesus Christ on a crutch.)

And, of course, there’s always room for an unscientific poll. This one is on the site of Senator Bill Frist, and right now it’s 66% to 33% in favor of the war.

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I’ll be at St. Lawrence University on Friday to give a talk, in conjunction with an exhibition of my work currently on display through April 5 in the Richard Brush gallery. Between the current site headaches and that trip, I doubt if I’ll have too much more for you here this week, but the links page is functional again, and there are many fine bloggers there for you to peruse in the meantime.