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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

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  1. Colloquium says:

    Monday Candle Moment…

    There is a beautiful blog that you simply must see: Defining Spiritual Presence authored by Greenwoman. Each Monday she posts a “Monday Candle Moment” entry. Her reasoning? “There is great power in community prayer.”

    A few years ago, I took a cl…

  2. […] For the OTB Traffice Jam!Michael Vick. Star Quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons. Bazillion dollar contract. And apparently, likes to amuse himself and his dumbass friends with dog fighting…or so the accusations go. Sheer genius. I’m just confused as to why someone who came from so little and now has so much would put the whole thing at risk over something as stupid and vulgar as dog fighting.Vick, in my humble opinion, is just a symptom of a much bigger problem. All of these star athletes, who should be thanking their lucky fucking stars for being where there are, instead choose to act like complete fucking morons. They do drugs. They commit every flavor of felony offense. They act like they’re entitled, beyond the law and immune to the regular world we all live in. To some extend, we’re at fault. We put up with it. We continue to buy the tickets and jerseys. I mean, why wouldn’t we? These guys are role models for our kids and us. They allow us to dream big. We marvel at their unbelievable athleticism on the field.But, I think these days are quickly coming to an end – at least in the NFL. The new commish, Roger Goodell, is loudly stating there is a new sherrif in town – and he ain’t gonna put up with this shit any more. Granted, the NFL, like most major sports, is a business. It’s about making money. But at some point, when the off field bullshit starts tarnishing the overall image of the product (the league), things change. Goodell has already started off in the right direction – basically showing Tennessee’s Packman the door for the season and slapping serial offender Chris Henry with a rather lengthy suspension.Yet, compared to Vick, these guys are peanuts. Vick is and has been the face of the NFL for some time now. Granted – his on field exploits have never quite lived up to billing, but damn – the man can do shit no one else can. And you just sit in awe watching him pull off the most un-freaking-believable stuff. Yet, I strongly suspect that with the pressures on Goodell to wipe the tarnish off his zillion dollar money making NFL, Vick will soon find out that he is no longer immune to punishment for acting like a second rate thug.Vick – grow up, act like you’re worthy of your respect. […]

  3. HappY Shavuot!…

    Originally, Shavuot was a time of bringing the first fruits of harvest to Jerusalem.
    This was meant as a show of gratitude and thanks.

    ……

  4. […] What amazes me is that there are so many great PR & marketing minds here, but these are the only top-ranked topical blogs in the region. There would likely be additional well ranked blogs based on PR, PA and blogging populations. I attribute this to many of the great minds dedicating their talents to political or social-issue oriented blogging. […]

  5. E-Vick-t the Prick…

    For the OTB Traffice Jam!

    Michael Vick. Star Quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons. Bazillion dollar contract. And apparently, likes to amuse himself and his dumbass friends with dog fighting……

  6. Yellow Cabs Going Green…

    There are serious merits to shifting the fleet to hybrid vehicles considering that cabs make up an important part of the daily traffic and transportation system and this is a good idea worth exploring. Reducing emissions from that part of the daily t…..

  7. ABC News pushes for military strike on Iran…

    Well, that’s the practical result of their blowing our non-military covert action out of the water. You know, the whole loose lips sink ships deal….

  8. Colloquium says:

    Not So Wordless Wed. Bruses& Near Brushes w/Great….

    The photo was too good not to use for “Wordless Wednesday,” but I figured you would want the explanation!

    David Letterman used to do a regular bit on his old NBC show called “Brushes with Greatness” during which members of the audience would sta…

  9. THE IMMIGRATION BILL DISSECTED……(It’s not pretty)…

    ……

  10. […] Trackposted to Outside the Beltway, Perri Nelson’s Website, The Random Yak, DeMediacratic Nation, Adam’s Blog, Big Dog’s Weblog, Webloggin, Cao’s Blog, The Amboy Times, Colloquium, Pursuing Holiness, Rightlinx, Diary of the Mad Pigeon, third world county, Wake Up America, Alabama Improper, stikNstein… has no mercy, The Crazy Rants of Samantha Burns, Blue Star Chronicles, The Pink Flamingo, Planck’s Constant, and The Yankee Sailor, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe. Bookmark to: Tags: Iran, , Iraq, , Terrorism, , Killing, , Troops, Conspiracy, , Nukes,, France […]

  11. […] Trackposted to Outside the Beltway, Perri Nelson’s Website, Blog @ MoreWhat.com, DeMediacratic Nation, Adam’s Blog, The Amboy Times, Cao’s Blog, Colloquium, Conservative Cat, third world county, Wake Up America, stikNstein… has no mercy, The Crazy Rants of Samantha Burns, Blue Star Chronicles, Planck’s Constant, The Pink Flamingo, Right Voices, Gone Hollywood, and The Yankee Sailor, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe. […]

  12. The Knucklehead of the Day award…

    Today’s winner is the Tampa Tribune….

  13. Wednesday Hero…

    Pfc. Joseph Allen Jeffries21 years old from Beave ……

  14. Drive through church…

    Thieves steal air conditioning parts from a Tampa home, and they bring along their one-year-old son. Maybe they had to steal in order to afford a babysitter. Don’t you just love Florida?…

  15. Florida the rules are different here Chapter CXIII…

    Thieves steal air conditioning parts from a Tampa home, and they bring along their one-year-old son. Maybe they had to steal in order to afford a babysitter. Don’t you just love Florida?…

  16. […] Trackposted to Outside the Beltway, Perri Nelson’s Website, Big Dog’s Weblog, The Amboy Times, Pursuing Holiness, Rightlinx, third world county, Wake Up America, stikNstein… has no mercy, Pirate’s Cove, The Pink Flamingo, Right Voices, Blog @ MoreWhat.com, The Random Yak, A Blog For All, DeMediacratic Nation, Adam’s Blog, the so called me, Webloggin, The Bullwinkle Blog, Cao’s Blog, The Florida Masochist, Colloquium, Conservative Cat, Diary of the Mad Pigeon, Alabama Improper, The Crazy Rants of Samantha Burns, The World According to Carl, Blue Star Chronicles, Planck’s Constant, CORSARI D’ITALIA, Gone Hollywood, and The Yankee Sailor, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe. […]

  17. […] (And please stop snickering.) Trackposted to Outside the Beltway, Perri Nelson’s Website, Committees of Correspondence, Mark My Words, The Random Yak, DeMediacratic Nation, Adam’s Blog, Big Dog’s Weblog, DragonLady’s World, The Pet Haven Blog, Webloggin, The Bullwinkle Blog, The Amboy Times, Pursuing Holiness, Diary of the Mad Pigeon, Rightlinx, Right Celebrity, third world county, Wake Up America, Alabama Improper, stikNstein… has no mercy, Blue Star Chronicles, Nuke’s news and views, Pirate’s Cove, The Pink Flamingo, Planck’s Constant, Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker, Dumb Ox Daily News, High Desert Wanderer, Right Voices, and The Yankee Sailor, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe. […]