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Quick Announcement – TheDougem is on Vacation


Officially calling it for the time being – and I’m trying to take an almost complete break from the news for at least a few days – something very rare for me! Articles are possible but not super likely, they’ll probably be quick pieces.

No Skeptic Conservative this week – Connection sucks too much – and it’s vacation, dangint. Watch for me on the 6th at what’s becoming the usual time.

However! I will be doing SOME work. A lot of reading, a little research, and getting ready to shift my research style somewhat. Finally, I’m going to start serious notetaking and possibly printing and maintaining a physical file once I have enough material to do so. It’s possible I’ll even aggressively share this info as I work on it – largely it will be tracking what I’ve read, what I’ve listened to, when, the conclusions I drew, and notes on sources. This will help prep me for a lot of things, namely being able to spit exact sources at people when pressed for info!

And because someone asked, my reading list:

  • Red Storm Rising — Tom Clancy
  • National Affairs — Summer 2011
  • The Original Argument — The Federalist’s Case for the Constitution, Adapted for the 21st Century — Glenn Beck
  • Being George Washington — Glenn Beck
  • A Wrinkle in Time — Madeleine L’Engle (Hey, I have to have some happiness!)

Gaming wise:

  • Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Fun so far!
  • Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity

I need a good RPG to tide me over though. After a lot of aggressive Advance Wars I need a little change in pace.

Happy early New Year’s everybody! Take some time to have some fun, and I’ll try to do a more formal prediction article on the 1st. Consider this an open call for people to start thinking about two or three ‘big’ things they think will happen this year, and be ready to make some calls!

-Doug

 

PS: Alright Eric, once again I’m needing to recommend one of your shows. BAM. Good talk on Ron Paul in the second half, pertinent to a topic I’m wanting to attack post vacation. Nutshell – reeeaaally think carefully about RONPAUL. The conspiracy baggage is very substantial.