Tweet This is a long one. Last week’s winners, followed by this week’s posts, each of which has the obvious potential to be a winner. First, from last week: Winning Council Submissions First place with 1 2/3 points! – Joshuapundit – The Real Holocaust Denial Second place with 1 1/3 points – (T*) – The [...]
Archive for April, 2009
Tweet Conscious displays of rhythm have always seemed like a peculiarly human characteristic, but at least one bird is challenging that notion:
Tweet [David Foster has again been kind enough to take seriously my request for guest blogger content. I wish more of you would. There's so much going on out there that, even if it weren't for my time constraints, I couldn't handle it all.] A FOUNDRY SAYS FAREWELL …to California. For 60 years, Gregg Industries, [...]
Tweet Our school system is dealing with a very fluid situation, as information about the swine flu changes from minute to minute. My sense, currently, is that it’s real, it’s out there, it’s spreading fast (as if it was November, not April) and, in the U.S., it’s not a very serious threat as compared to [...]
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Tweet Lest you needed a reminder that, in his own mind, at least, Obama was crowned king for the world, and wasn’t simply elevated to an important public servant job, the Daily Mail tell us that he released 300 (300!) (300!!!) photos of himself to commemorate his first hundred days. So you too, you lucky [...]
Tweet Sick kid, work, 200 backlogged real world emails — haven’t yet formed coherent thoughts based on this morning’s reading. Having said that, I’m still thinking, and offer these off the top of my head paragraphs. Arlen Specter’s re-labeling is meaningless. He’s long been a RINO, and he’s merely aligning his party affiliation with his [...]
Tweet Funny, it always brings tears to my eyes too. (Watch the video to know what I mean.) Something genetic, maybe?
Tweet Sorry for the silence. My son is sick (not swine flu), which sucked away my time. Back at ya’ later.
Tweet Or at least pretends to. Be absolutely sure to watch the short video. UPDATE: Confederate Yankee tells what really happened.
Tweet October 2008: McCain finally looks poised to lead in the polls, the market collapses and cool, calm, collected, Ivy League educated Obama vaults forward to victory. April 2009: It starts to look as if both the American public and Congress may be getting leery about Obama’s proposal to nationalize healthcare (i.e., have the government [...]
Tweet Michelle Malkin has caught on to the fact that the Left side of the blogosphere has a new meme: they contend that, should there be a pandemic, it can be traced to the always evil GOP because Rove/Collins opposed flu pandemic funding in the porkulus bill. The only problem with this is that it’s [...]
Tweet Questions swirl (a little bit) about whether the fatal swine flu plaguing Mexico is a “man-caused disaster” or just the run-of-the-mill Nature triumphs kind of thing. There can be no doubt, however that the earthquake that just struck is Nature’s little reminder that she is now, and always will be, in charge. From Twitter’s [...]
Tweet Work, work, work, work, work…. I don’t have time to blog now, but I can recommend an American Thinker article on the political witch hunt lurking behind the entire torture question. It’s written by fellow Watcher’s Council member Rob Miller of JoshuaPundit and is just as good as the work at his own blog.
Tweet I can’t add anything to what brutally honest says here and Flopping Aces says here. Obama love, as touted in the media, is a product of media love, while polls with over-the-top adulation for Obama are either push polls or polls in which the numbers are seriously skewed. Okay, I can add something or, [...]
Tweet Here are a few tweets from minutes and hours ago, almost all concerned with swine flu (culled from BNO news at 5:49 PST on 4/26): California school closed as officials investigate suspected swine flu case; second case being investigated in Ohio: http://adjix.com/axm737 minutes ago from BNO Headquarters Kyodo: Government expects Japan’s economy to shrink [...]
Tweet The Dalai Lama spoke today in Berkeley, and reminded me strongly of Gandhi. This was Gandhi’s approach to the Nazis, as expressed to the English (who were, you remember, the nation against which he was rebelling): “I would like you to lay down the arms you have as being useless for saving you or [...]
Tweet One of the things I periodically try to do at this blog is get away from political labels and focus on the core difference between governments: lots of government control versus less government control. I prefer the latter, although I’m not foolish enough to crave absolute anarchy. Iran is an example of the former, [...]
Tweet Paul Begala wrote an article at HuffPo contending that, following WWII, Americans executed Japanese as war criminals for water-boarding. While I’m certainly willing to concede that water-based tortures numbered amongst the myriad tortures the Japanese used against POWs, it is absolutely ridiculous to believe that these Japanese soldiers were executed because of the water [...]
Tweet I just copied the following from Drudge: Possible Swine Flu Outbreak At NYC Prep School… Most fatal flu victims aged between 25-45… Swine flu could infect trade and travel… Schwarzenegger has ‘rigorous’ plan… WHO ready with antivirals… The mysterious respiratory illness… CDC says too late to contain… 60 DEAD: Mexico City launches huge vaccination [...]
Tweet For those who were worried that Obama would not know how to fight, if necessary, and would always cry craven, you can set those doubts aside. It turns out that Obama not only knows how to fight, he knows how to fight dirty. This can be useful — UNLESS YOUR PRESIDENT DECIDES THAT THE [...]
Tweet I’ve got intense kid stuff all day long, which will hinder blogging until evening. However, I can highly recommend this American Thinker article, which has a game plan for repositioning Republicans in front of the American public.
Tweet Americans should be forced to read British newspapers every day, because it gives them an insight into the world of abasement to Muslims, big government and managed care. Today’s horror story is one in which a senile old lady was snatched from her daughter’s loving care. You can also read about the British government’s [...]
Tweet As you may recall, I was very enthusiastic about pushed Bruce Bawer’s book While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within. I’m now equally enthusiastic about his City Journal article (now published in the Wall Street Journal), about the way Europe is trending right as a response to the damage [...]
Tweet From Rich Lowry: The calendar says Pres. Barack Obama took office in 2009, although that’s only a technicality. In his own mind, Obama ascended in Year Zero, a time of ritualistic cleansing in preparation for the relaunching of an America free from its past sins. Has an American president ever appeared less vested in [...]