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September 28, 2004

Quake Rocks SoCal

A magnitude of 6.0.

I'm mentioning this just in order to explain why I didn't mention this before -- or, for that matter, why I don't cover obviously important stories.

For one thing, I assume that, for most, Ace of Spades HQ remains a second or third stop at best on the information superhighway. I don't bother linking stories that I assume everyone knows about from normal LLM channels or other, bigger blogs (like Instapundit).

For another thing, I usually don't link stories I have nothing to contribute to. The slaughter in Darfur is horrific; and of course I hope for a minimum of destruction and deaths due to this earthquake. As I similarly hoped for Florida and the Gulf Coast during this savage storm season.

But I think that's pretty obvious. True, sometimes the obvious just needs to be said anyway. But I try to keep in mind that this is a political/comedy blog, and not really a one-stop source for links on breaking news.

At any rate, my best wishes to California readers and their families -- and all Californians, of course -- during this tremulous time.

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