Tweet I am very fortunate to part of an email list comprised of some cream-of-the-crop conservative bloggers. Quite often, the material I link to at my blog comes from these email exchanges. We discuss news, issues of the day, and just, well, stuff. Often, through this email list, I get introduced to new blogs that [...]
Archive for August, 2010
Tweet During a moment of procrastination, I checked out the Telegraph, which is the British newspaper least unfriendly to Israel — which isn’t saying much. Given its lack of the usual British venom, I was therefore a little taken-aback by the ambiguity displayed in its headline about the cruel murder Hamas gleefully committed against four [...]
Tweet I’m running a bit behind myself, but it would be too cruel were I to deny you entirely the pleasure of knowing who last week’s winners were at the Watcher’s Council. As always, the articles’ overall quality was superb, and the winners deserved their high ranking. Council Winners First place with 2 2/3 votes! [...]
Tweet The recession substantially diminished my work load. It’s a good thing, therefore, when a project comes through my door, even if it takes away from blogging. I have such a project now, so today starts with an open thread. I’ll get the thread going by leading you to Maggie’s Farm, where Bruce Kesler describes [...]
Tweet Remember that old Sesame Street song, “One of these things is not like the others…“? That song kept running through my mind as I looked at this photo essay of the 15 deadliest terror attacks in the world. I leave it to you to consider what distinguishes the majority of these terrorist attacks from [...]
Tweet My friend Lorie Byrd is working for the Renee Ellmers campaign in North Carolina against Democratic incumbent Bob Etheridge. The fact that Lorie works for Ellmers, on its own, is an excellent recommendation. Renee’s stand on the issues, her affect (style matters), and the nature of her opponent also elevate her to the status [...]
Tweet I was watching Jon Stewart’s show from last week (my husband had TiVo’d it), and Jon did an extended segment on Glenn Beck. It was, as you can imagine, stupid. After showing Beck saying “Don’t let the government push you around,” he showed clips of Beck himself telling people what to do. The implication [...]
Tweet In the debate over the Ground Zero Mosque, the Left’s trump card has been the language in the First Amendment stating that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” All of us correctly understand this to mean that government cannot create a state faith, nor can it dictate the religious tenets [...]
Tweet Aside from the LaRouchites who appear at the Tea Party rallies, complete with their posters showing Obama with a Hitler mustache, I am unaware of any significant racist rhetoric or imagery from the Tea Party. Certainly the media’s minions, despite their ugly fulminations and accusations about racism, never point to actual evidence of wide-spread [...]
Tweet We have enjoyed spirited discussions on these pages with Book’s question about universities and the values thereof. A recurring theme that I hear among Liberals is one of educational snobbery. I heard this with regard to G.W. Bush (despite his Harvard MBA) and now we hear it about Sarah Palin and other conservative candidates [...]
Tweet It took almost two years for this video to come to my attention (it was originally posted in September 2008), but I believe “better late than never,” so I’m bringing it to your attention.
Tweet Message from his Highness: For example, Obama said he did not watch any of Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally Saturday on the National Mall. “It’s not surprising that somebody like a Mr. Beck is able to stir up a certain portion of the country. That’s been true throughout our history,” [...]
Tweet As y’all know, I think Obama is a man who does not believe in any God (except maybe himself), but who has frequently expressed a feeling of affinity with the Muslim world. An increasing number of Americans, however, do believe that Obama is a Muslim. Many reasons are given for this growing belief: Americans [...]
Tweet You all know how often I complain about the way liberals debate — you offer a fact, and they come back with a personal insult. Marie Stroughter has figured out how to deal with it. Since she can’t be my Mama (that position is already taken), oh, my gosh!, do I want her to [...]
Tweet Mr. Bookworm was very excited because both of his favorite publications just proved that the whole Tea Party is a fraud, funded and masterminded by the Koch brothers. The most recent The New Yorker has an article saying so, and so does the New York Times. Oh, my God! It’s the evil Richard Mellon [...]
Tweet One of the blessings of the Constitution over the years is the way in which people have been able to practice their religion freely, even while living within the Constitution’s parameters. Nothing in the Constitution runs afoul of Judeo-Christian faiths, Hinduism, Shinto-ism, and other religions that don’t involve animal or human sacrifice. The Constitution, [...]
Tweet [UPDATE III, bumped: The Weekly Standard says that a religious tone was the underpinning for the whole event (and I'm sure I'll hear about that from Mr. Bookworm). I will therefore give the Post and Times a full pass for emphasizing religion, although they would have done better to mention the other aspects of [...]
Tweet If any of you were at the Restoring Honor rally today, please feel free to share your experiences here.
Tweet Something weird happened at the BBC, which apparently did an honest journalistic investigation into the Jihadist Flotilla aimed at Israel earlier this year. Trend or anomaly? Only time will tell.
Tweet I know that not all (or even many) of her former students agree with me, but I hated Elizabeth Warren’s professorship because I often found her incoherent. She had problems finishing sentences and wrapping up thoughts, and much of what she said came with built-in internal inconsistencies. Dissecting her lectures was labor-intensive. It seems [...]
Tweet “Dodo” is a rather childish term to describe someone who is stupid. I don’t mean it quite that way (although, as you’ll see, the end result is the same). I’m actually thinking of the poor little dodo, a bird long since extinct because, in relevant part, it couldn’t recognize predators: As with many animals [...]
Tweet Pretty much from the beginning of my life as a blogger, I’ve counted Vasko Kohlmayer amongst my friends. He is a smart man and a kind man. He is also an extremely sick man right now, so all prayers and good thoughts for his well-being would be very much appreciated.
Tweet Sadie send me a fascinating little link, one that compares traffic at Jihad Watch (which tracks Jihad), Hot Air (which is a very dynamic conservative political website), and Little Green Footballs (which used to be libertarian, but is now pretty Left, although Charles, to give him full credit, continues to be a staunch foe [...]
Tweet The mosque debate in America has been instructive when it comes to Leftist rhetorical tactics. Ordinary Americans make an argument — “the mosque is inappropriate on secular sacred ground.” The Left then responds, not substantively, but with personal attacks — “you’re racist, Islamophobic, xenophobic and stupid.” If you think this approach to debate is [...]
Tweet This is the role model we want for our children? Shouldn’t our First Lady promote American designers? (And is that the ugliest thing you’ve ever seen?)