超时 (timeout) (updated: 6:00 PM)

We are taking a breather today (as our Chinese creditors would say above). Not just because of this week’s cascading events. Any reader here would have seen these body blow’s against the Warlord’s hollow and brittle Empire coming long ago.

As mentioned, we revisited the main Stiftung Leo Strauss website today and compared it to the regime’s battered Weltanschauung. We originally tossed up that site long before blogging hit the masses, when no one knew who David Addington was, no one dared call the Neocons and the regime incompetent, and the worst adjective in the world was “French”. In other words, the site without doubt was stale. Cakewalks and sending the 3rd ID into Gaza are mercifully a thing of the past. (Knock on wood).

So we finished a small effort to make the main page more topical. It remains a work in progress. Tonight we unveil the inaugural 2007 issue of “American Empire.” You can check it out; please note the updated news crawl below.

“American Empire” the magazine, like its bloated real life counterpart, takes a bit to load. Those readers with DSL or broadband will find it relatively speedy. Those on dial-up may find overthrowing the Warlord a faster solution.

So far, “American Empire” remains limited to commentary. Additional features such as Neocon personal ads or job wanted postings must await another issue. Please don’t hesitate to offer suggestions here in this thread or via email.

We also deliberately chose the elevator theme music. That Vegas linoleum vibe seemed appropriate; perhaps we may reconsider. Something more cheesy and martial? Let us know if you have suggestions.

We will continue to tinker with the main site over the weekend; accordingly postings here may be somewhat sparse.