Tweet You might think that the holiday season is ending, but, in fact, we’ve got another holiday coming up in a couple of weeks — Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.
Archive for December, 2006
Tweet I play a massive multi-player on-line game.
Tweet Gerald Ford, like Harry Truman, was a decent man.
Tweet Lately, I’ve been taking walks around my neighborhood looking at all of the Christmas decorations.
Tweet While Bookworm is on blogging vacation the next two weeks she
Tweet Mr. Bookworm and I, with great pleasure, watched the first season of Rome, an HBO show that begins shortly before Caesar crossed the Rubicon and ends . . . well, I won’t tell you. It’s a fabulous production — gorgeous to look at and, aside from a few historical inaccuracies aimed at punching up [...]
Tweet I don’t have the mental energy to be original this morning, but I would like to list some of the things that caught my eye. As you know, I have a huge problem with identity politics, an insidious liberal habit that classifies people by the color of their skin, or their economics situation, or [...]
Tweet My son started it with a mild, generic cold, which my daughter also caught. My husband then joined in with a medium cold, that left him pretty miserable. I’ve now been visited by a cold on steroids, which had me complete incapacitated for the last few hours. This is not what I was talking [...]
Tweet MOVED UP TO THE TOP, NOT BECAUSE I HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD, BUT BECAUSE THE COMMENT SECTION HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MOST FASCINATING TO APPEAR ON MY BLOG, AND I DON’T WANT IT TO GET LOST AS I PUBLISH NEW POSTS. If you’re a Seinfeld fan, you may recall the episode in which [...]
Tweet I’m one of those who didn’t agree with the ISG’s conclusions, especially those that suggested making Israel the sacrificial animal in hopes of placating the ravening Islamic hordes. I’m wondering, though, whether the ISG didn’t end up having its uses. This is so because its recommendations opened up an abyss, such as an Iraq [...]
Tweet Sometimes it’s interesting to take an idea to its logical conclusion. Regular readers may recall that I weighed in when Dennis Prager questioned whether it was right to remove the Bible from a Congressional swearing-in ceremony. I originally thought Mr. Prager had erred because he wasn’t thinking about the nature of oath-taking. Thanks to [...]
Tweet At a Christmas concert, I heard a beautiful song that I’ve never heard before: Gesu Bambino, by Pietro Yon. If you go here, you can a thin, but decent midi version. Now imagine this same melody with dense layers of harmony from an 80 voice chorus, along with a glorious soprano solo voice. Just [...]
Tweet You are probably already familiar with the story about the huge increase in rapes in Norway, with 2/3 of them committed by “immigrants with a non-western background.” (And I wonder who those non-western immigrants might be?) I didn’t even bother to comment on it originally, because LGF had it covered. I’m commenting now because [...]
Tweet A couple of idle thoughts. Have you ever noticed that young children are enormous resource hogs?
Tweet From one of my favorite resources, Dictionary.com, comes this definition for “diversity“: di
Tweet Little Bookworm joined with the school chorus last week to sing in its holiday concert. Interestingly, not a single song in the repertoire had anything to do with Christmas. There was the bland and generic ode to some (unnamed) holiday season, there were lugubrious songs about dark winter’s days and, for reasons unclear, there [...]
Tweet The Muslim Brotherhood dreams of bringing shari’a law to America. It’s occasionally useful to remember what that would mean for Americans on a daily basis: Residents of a southern Somalia town who do not pray five times a day will be beheaded, an Islamic courts official said Wednesday, adding the edict will be implemented [...]
Tweet Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad looks to have been thwarted from keeping his ultra-conservative allies in control of key offices despite efforts to “cook the books” in weekend elections, the State Department said. The elections for municipal councils and a powerful religious assembly saw Ahmadinejad loyalists suffer setbacks at the hands of more moderate candidates [...]
Tweet I’m coming to the conclusion that one of the kids’ teachers combines being somewhat ill-informed with being a really bad proofreader. I think the following sentence, coming from her Christmas email to parents, reflects the latter problem: “The holidays are surly here.” (Although I have to admit to being somewhat surly during the holidays [...]
Tweet Kevin asked me a good question, and one that I’ve been wondering myself.
Tweet One of the best Hugh Hewitt/Mark Steyn moments I’ve heard, covering fascism, Diana Mosley, the Holocaust, Holocaust denial, the Cedar Revolution, the Israel/Hezbollah war, etc. UPDATE:
Tweet Jimmy Carter has been good to my blog, since a post I did about him sparked a fascinating, free-wheeling discussion about America, American politics, the Middle East, etc. I still don’t like the man, and I like him less after learning that he’s received money from the Arabs, both directly (money in his own [...]