Tweet (And it really is amazing how much Jon Hamm looks like Brown in this sketch.)
Archive for January, 2010
Tweet After yet another week of sterling Council submissions, the votes are in and counted at the Watcher’s Council. Here are the results: Winning Council Submissions First place with 1 2/3 points! – Mere Rhetoric – Wonderful: Iraqis Permanently Scratch Out Ancient Hebrew Inscription Biblical Prophet’s Tomb Second place with 1 1/3 points – with [...]
Tweet That silly American Idol song, Pants on the Ground, actually has a worthwhile message. All these young men parading around trying to look like ganstas or prison inmates or whatever really are just “Looking’ like a fool with your pants on the ground.” It reminded me of a young fellow I saw at a [...]
Tweet On the subject of the “secular humanism religion” that guides liberals, it’s informative to read this quotation from William Kristol, writing about Obama’s sudden imperative need to do away with Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in the American military: But the repeal is something that Obama campaigned on. He believes in it. But with all [...]
Tweet I was thinking about famous people I have known and I’ve concluded that the answer is . . . I don’t know any famous people. I know intelligent people, hard working people, kind people, loving people, high class and low class people, blue collar and white collar people, gay and straight people, people of [...]
Tweet Enjoy the picture and appreciate the explanation that goes with it. Both are good.
Tweet I got a very hysterical form letter from Americans United for Separation of Church and State. What’s impressive about it is that Barry Lynn, the Executive Director who purportedly authored this fevered screed, is totally uninformed about the nature of America’s Constitutional mandates regarding religion. Here’s what the First Amendment says: Congress shall make [...]
Tweet It’s been a crazy day. I got off to a slow start this morning, since I’ve got a muscle problem in my neck and shoulder region that’s painful and that’s pinched a nerve. I took a muscle relaxant at bedtime, which definitely helped the pain and reduced the spasm, but I woke up zombie-like. [...]
Tweet Why all the fuss about Obama’s criticism of the Supreme Court? He’s following in a proud tradition. I’m reminded of Jackson’s classic line, “Mr Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it [some accounts add "if he can"].” At least Obama hasn’t threatened to pack the Court.
Tweet Got a brilliant email today: One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you, I’m doing community service this week.’ The florist was pleased and left the shop. When the barber went to open [...]
Tweet Heard a report on CBS radio today about Obama’s meeting with the Republicans. According to the report Obama did everything but feed the hungry Republicans from a basket of loaves and fishes. Figured you folks could give me a reality check. How did the President do and how did the Republicans do?
Tweet I don’t have a comment here. I just think this story is interesting: An unclassified study from a military research unit in southern Afghanistan details how homosexual behavior is unusually common among men in the large ethnic group known as Pashtuns — though they seem to be in complete denial about it. [snip] In [...]
Tweet You’ve got to see this one. It’s so right — and it really resonates with me because I work so hard educating and inoculating my children against the omnipresent Leftist pop culture. I think the video also works for me because, as a history major who has always rejected Marxist and deconstructionist approaches to [...]
Tweet As part of a longer post about the Democrats’ anti-democratic tendencies, Peter Wehner has this to say: If you wanted a sound bite that embodied much of what is wrong with contemporary liberalism, you could do worse than listen to the words of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on health care: We’ll go through the [...]
Tweet I have predicted several times that, in a choice between Iran and Israel, Middle Eastern nations will back Israel, not because they have developed any fondness for her, but because they recognize that, while Israel makes a great rhetorical scapegoat, Iran is the real threat. I’ve also said that America’s weakness regarding Iran will [...]
Tweet I’ve never been a big Jon Stewart fan — there’s a lack of good spirit and subtlety that turns me off — but I’ve found interesting watching him deal with Obama. As Stewart’s pr0nouncements during the course of every show demonstrate, he is a die-hard liberal. However, he’s also a comedic shark. This last [...]
Tweet My head hurts so bad it’s the only thing I can think about. Anybody have any good headache remedies?
Tweet There were so many things wrong with Obama’s speech last night, whether because of dumb ideas, lies, vicious attacks against Constitutional guardians, etc., that criticism actually becomes difficult. It’s kind of like punching Jello, because you just get sucked in. Nevertheless, it is important to criticize, not just Obama’s untruths, but the fundamental flaws [...]
Tweet From Keep America Safe, a video highlighting the distance between Obama’s rhetoric and his acts. I love the way the video ends with a repeat of the statement Sen. Scott Brown helped spread widely through America:
Tweet This will refresh you: Here’s a little helpful information about the faces behind the Governor, and the Left’s unhinged response to those Americans. The text is below the fold.
Tweet Thursday is my day for expanding my mind, something I do by reading the submissions at the Watcher’s Council. Normally, I have a nice beaten track that I rely upon for my information. The Watcher’s Council, wonderfully, forces me out of that intellectual comfort zone, and enables me to read things that educate and [...]
Tweet Aah! I have been remiss. Today is the day to vote on this week’s Watcher’s submissions, and I still haven’t let you know who won last week. Let me give you that information immediately:
Tweet Preparing and eating dinner took precedence of the President’s first State of the Union speech, so I didn’t watch it in real time. Indeed, because I find Obama’s presentation dull (he has the cadences of a slightly defective metronome), I haven’t listened to it at all, but I have read it. I therefore felt [...]
Tweet I was chatting with my son the other day about music. He didn’t much like mine (50 years of pop/light rock from the Beatles to Nickleback) because, he said, it was too “radio friendly.” He then played me the most listened to song on his IPOD, by a guy who couldn’t sing, singing a [...]
Tweet My views on abortion have changed mightily over the years. The selfish, immature side of me still longs for a pro-choice label, but the mature, moral side of me has concluded that, subject to a few exceptions, pro-Life is the way to go. I won’t expand on that right now, but you can see [...]