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Former U.S. Army, SPC E-4, Veteran of Operation Desert Storm. If you are or have ever been a soldier, you have friends in my house.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Points of Interest: March 4, 2008

As most of you are probably already aware, this last week or so has seen a few changes in the conservative blogosphere. Bryan Preston, an able netwriter whom I have referenced more than once in these pages, has left the stable over at Hot Air to take a position with Laura Ingraham's radio show. I wish him all the best with his new venture.

Concurrent with the above news, blogger extraordinaire Ed Morrissey has consented to join the Hot Air crew to fill the void left by Bryan's departure. Alas, this change of scenery also means that Ed's former virtual abode, the indefatigable Captain's Quarters, is no more. CQ has been a mainstay of the right-sided 'sphere for some years now, and it will be missed. Godspeed to all aboard, says I.

Finally, Michelle Malkin, the head honcho of the aforementioned collective, has another reason to mourn a passage today (along with anyone else -- myself included -- who ever spent an Mountain-Dew-and-Doritos-choked weekend in their mom's basement hack'n'slash-ing their way through a never-ending mob of ghouls, goblins and other assorted long-leggedly beasties)....Gary Gygax, the co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, the grandaddy of all role-playing games, has rolled his last saving throw. (As one of Michelle's commenters put it..."Where's a level 7 cleric when you need him?" Where, indeed.)

Warriors, rogues and mages all -- join me in hoisting a flagon of the finest to the honor of the Grand Ol' Wizard. (QUAFF) Excelsior!