My in-laws are wonderful people, and they always make us so welcome when we visit there. Nevertheless, I’m a homebody, and the part of a trip I always love best is the homecoming. I’m home now, doing laundry, unpacking, feeding people, etc., and am pretty darn happy.
Blogging will resume tomorrow. Until it does, though, I want to tell you about something new — and something I’m very excited to be a part of. Lucianne has launched a new site called Blogs Lucianne Loves. There, a crew of bloggers can post links and short summaries of their favorite posts for the day. I think you will find this to be a delightful resource, with constantly updated posts containing news of the minute, as well as musings on many of today’s big topics. Be sure to check it out.
Also, I want to recommend to you two articles. The first is from the Anchoress, who has been thinking long and hard about that bizarre story regarding gate crashers at a White House bash. She believes that there is a whole lot more there than meets the eye.
The other is from AJ Strata, who argues convincingly that there really hasn’t been any warming of late. On that subject, you should know that I spoke this weekend with an extremely reputable scientist who has seen the hard data on the ocean levels. It turns out that thousands of measurements using the most sophisticated tools prove that the oceans are rising — at the rate of 3 mm per year. That means that, contrary to Gore’s dire predictions of world-wide rising waters causing a second Flood of Biblical proportions, the average rise is 1 inch per decade.
UPDATE: And Melissa Clouthier has word that the man who massacred four police officers in Washington state was on the streets because, almost ten years ago, in the face of great protest, then-Governor Mike Huckabee pardoned him. This should end any hopes Huckabee has for higher office, and I think that’s a good thing. Huckabee may be a social conservative, but he’s a big-government, fiscal liberal, and he would crowd the candidate marketplace in the wrong way if he had a chance in 2012.
UPDATE II: I realized after I wrote the above that it sounded awful that my first comment about the murdered officers had to do with political calculations. The thing is that I learned about the officers when I was away from my blog, but learned about Huckabee when I was sitting at my computer. That’s why I wrote about Huckabee. I do want to say here that I was horrified and deeply saddened to learn about the shooting. My thoughts and best wishes go to the officer’s families, friends and colleagues.