Tweet From 1937′s Way Out West, one of the most charming movie moments I’ve ever seen:
Archive for October, 2010
Tweet If you’re in California, it’s easy to figure out which people should get your vote: Fiorina over Boxer, Whitman over Brown (and yes, that’s something of a nose-holder), anyone over Pelosi, etc. It gets much more confusing when you get to the numbered items on the ballot. Prop. 23 is easy: Vote for that [...]
Tweet The economy is all about disposable income. You can’t stimulate the economy by taking money away from people. Liberal /Lefties don’t get this point, I know, because math is hard. Let me try to explain. People generally receive a fixed amount of income, let’s call it a “pie”. Some of that pie, up front, [...]
Tweet Some CBS affiliated reporters got together to figure out how to sabotage Joe Miller in the last days before Alaska’s election. Being horribly mean and vicious, though, doesn’t mean that one doesn’t make mistakes. After all, feral intelligence isn’t a complete intelligence. Here the mistake was that, somehow, the reports managed to leave their [...]
Tweet Life in my house is never boring. I crave boredom. Have fun with this open thread until a boring window of time opens up in the chaos swirling around me, giving me a chance to read and write a bit.
Tweet My husband has, for years, castigated me for refusing to listening to Cat Stevens’ music. He makes two points, the first of which is valid, the second of which is not. First, he says, the music predates Stevens’ conversion. If I hear it on the radio, Stevens isn’t getting any royalties anyway, so there’s [...]
Tweet I noticed earlier a story in which Obama was heckled by people who believe that the US has not done enough to fund AIDS programs around the world. I was going to write about it, but got distracted. Had I written about it, I would definitely have said this.
Tweet This seemed timely, very timely:
Tweet It’s that time of year again, when Soldiers’ Angels asks people to donate to the Valour-IT fundraiser, which uses donations to purchase helpful technology for wounded warriors. This year, consistent with my Navy League affiliation, I’m urging you to donate in the Navy’s name:
Tweet Without further ado, this past week’s winners as the Watcher’s Council. Not surprisingly, I’m pleased with the outcome. Council Winners First place with 2 1/3 votes! – Bookworm Room – Why Tom Friedman is an idiot Second place with 2 votes – Mere Rhetoric – Turkey Leveraging Obama’s Failed Russia “Reset” To Isolate Israel, [...]
Tweet When I left law school, a switch tripped in my brain. Whereas before I’d listened only to top twenty music, I suddenly got bored with music and switched to news. But not just any news. NPR news. Whenever I was in the car, I had my radio tuned to my local public radio station. [...]
Tweet If you have friends in California, send them this ad before Tuesday. That’s all you should have to do:
Tweet It turns out that Iowahawk isn’t the only gifted satirist in the conservative community. Zombie’s got the goods on O’Donnell (satirically, of course).
Tweet UPDATE from Bookworm: Poor Enrico’s. Because its name features prominently on the building, people are assuming it posted the sign. It did not. From Enrico’s facebook page: You may have received an email about a sign that says “FU (spelled out) Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina” asking you to call Enrico’s Restaurant to complain. [...]
Tweet Mmm, mmm, mmm: So far, I can still imagine myself voting for him in 2012. Maybe on a ticket with Bolton or Petraeus, for some real foreign policy gravitas. (Although, really, when it comes to foreign policy gravitas, it’s hard to beat Joe Biden, isn’t it? And yes, I’m being sarcastic.)
Tweet Earlier this month, I wrote a post about the inevitable nature of bureaucracies, which is a destructive search for regulatory perfection. The Optimistic Conservative now provides a perfect example of the point I was trying to make.
Tweet [Re updates, I'm just slotting them in the appropriate categories, or creating new categories, as they come my way, without special fanfare.] My liberal friend — the same one who thinks that, politically, Tea Partiers are American Nazis — is also convinced that Tea Party candidates are nut jobs, more suited for an insane [...]
Tweet I’m simultaneously trying to get an appellate brief ready for file (a good one, that Don Quixote wrote) and help my husband with a speech he has to give to a large group at work. Blogging will have to wait a little. While I was doing all this work, however, I heard the Village [...]
Tweet One of the points my liberal friend has made in the last few talks we’ve had is that the Tea Party candidates are dangerous nuts (witness Christine O’Donnell’s flirtation with witchcraft when she was 16). He claims that the Democrat candidates and politicians are models of normalcy. I was wondering if you could help [...]
Tweet Mohammed is the most popular name for new baby boys. And women, left by their own nation with a spiritual and moral vacuum, and a rare choice of dangerous and demeaning behaviors vis a vis sex, drink and drugs, are converting to Islam in large numbers.
Tweet I’m beginning to get a good sense of the requirements for a writing gig at the New York Times. Their editorial and employment departments carefully cull all comers for two main traits: an IQ that doesn’t exceed the double digits, and a complete lack of common sense and logic. Walk into the door with [...]
Tweet My friend Sally Zelikovsky says it in the clearest words possible: Unless conservatives in California vote for the Republicans, we will have a Sacramento government made up entirely of San Francisco Democrats. If that horrible outcome sounds painfully obvious to you, you don’t know California. There are two dynamics in California that are a [...]
Tweet Bad news for the rest of us, at least when it comes to medical care. Let us hope, therefore, that AJ Strata is right about the wave, because we need a countervailing tsunami to stop the wave Obama and the Democrats put into motion. By the way, let me add my voice to the [...]
Tweet I usually praise lavishly all the winners at the weekly Watcher’s Council votes, because they all deserve that lavish praise. They’ll make you laugh; they’ll make you cry; they’ll make you think. Whether council members write the posts or nominate the posts, there is good stuff out there. This time, though, I’m going to [...]
Tweet This is the kind of thing my kids have to suffer through: