Tweet Today wasn’t a bad day (at all), but it was a very, very tiring day. I meant to post this afternoon, but I simply dropped in my tracks when I got home. If I get a break from family tomorrow, I’ll be back in business. Until then, here’s a post that’s both an Open [...]
Archive for April, 2011
Tweet For political junkies and fiscal conservative, I present your feel-good video of the day: Here’s Representative Paul Ryan, who comes from a mixed (Republican/Democrat) district, receiving a long standing ovation at a town hall:
Tweet I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t flattered by this week’s results: Council Winners First place with 4 2/3 votes! Bookworm Room–-What happens when government (state or federal) is pathologically hostile to business Second place *t* with 1 2/3 votes – Joshuapundit-Obama’s real Easter Message Second place *t* with 1 2/3 votes – [...]
Tweet One of the hallmarks of the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, the Nazi Revolution (because, although the ballot was used in 1932, it was a revolution), the Hussein Iraq takeover (which was also a form of revolution), and other totalitarian takeovers is that the paranoid leadership style inherent in totalitarianism invariably means that the [...]
Tweet America’s tornado victims, that is, are in my prayers. I cannot even imagine the devastation. The death toll — almost 297 last I looked — is 297 too high, but I’m actually amazed that it wasn’t higher, given the number of tornados and the havoc they wreaked.
Tweet Mika sounds like a wildly talented, somewhat sexually unsavory (read: promiscuous), person. My son has been listening to Grace Kelly and I like the energy, so I pass it on to you:
Tweet Very well done, very clever. Keynes you Z on the Left, Hayek in the Right.
Tweet As always, good stuff: Council Submissions The Colossus of Rhodey – Greg Mortenson — meet Rigoberta Menchu VA Right – Breast Cancer Survivor Humiliated and Sexually Molested at Richmond, VA Airport The Noisy Room – National Day of Incitement and Intimidation Joshuapundit-Obama’s Real Easter Message The Political Commentator – The Reality Of Airport Insecurity! [...]
Tweet Gateway Pundit has amassed a fair amount of evidence that the birth certificate is a manipulated document. If the information Gateway Pundit has collected is correct, it seems to be a peculiarly inartfully done forgery. Within minutes of looking at the document, people familiar with pdfs and Photoshop and illustrator programs were able to [...]
Tweet If you’d like to engage in some activism that is thought-provoking without being ugly, violent or destructive, check this one out. Hat tip: Radio Patriot UPDATE: Sadie notes that Doug Ross has photos of the sticky note campaign in action.
Tweet I last heard this about 35 years ago. I was struggling to remember the name so I could find it on YouTube and a friend with a good ear and a good memory helped me out:
Tweet I love the way Matt Drudge does his editorials. They’re incredibly subtle. By carefully positioning headlines next to each other, he manages to create a compelling narrative: I hope we’re all clear now on Obama’s priorities.
Tweet Barry Rubin sounds a tocsin at Pajamas Media about the way in which political correctness is slowly but steadily eroding free speech in America, leaving us to speech norms more commonly seen in repressive Middle Eastern countries. As he explains, there’s a reason “the authors of the American Constitution forbade limits on freedom of [...]
Tweet What’s really funny is that the hecklers even thought that they could intimidate this seasoned combat veteran:
Tweet ObamaCare represents an effort to bring America in line with European and other socialized health care systems. The sales pitch is now, and has always been, that “studies” show that the other, socialized, systems are “better” than the American system. The crown jewel of these “studies” is a 2000 World Health Organization analysis ranking [...]
Tweet The birth certificate is completely innocuous. Best guess: Obama was playing conservatives, trying to make them sound like nutjobs. Trump is now going after the college transcripts. Are they going to show a straight A student? UPDATE: Andrea Shea King argues that the birth certificate is irrelevant, because the real issue is now, and [...]
Tweet Speaking of Harvard, I just got a gander at Harvard Magazine, which has a smugly grinning Andrew Sullivan on the cover, as the exemplar of “The New Media.” I thought the article would be about bloggers generally, but the table of contents tells me I’m wrong: “World’s Best Blogger?” it asks. It then explains [...]
Tweet Regular readers know that I have fussed for years about Obama’s much vaunted intelligence. I’ve agreed that he has a feral, manipulative intelligence, but I’ve challenged the whole brilliant scholar thing. It’s not just the missing grades (which one assumes are missing because they’re embarrassing). It’s also the horrible way he expresses himself when [...]
Tweet The marvelous Bill Whittle: Perhaps that’s why Barack Obama is a very strange and most peculiar president.
Tweet I don’t know why, but inspiration used to strike me in the morning, right after I’d done my daily rounds of newspapers and blog sites. Now, though, that information seems to need to percolate for a while, and inspiration strikes in the afternoon or early evenings. I’m sorry for that change, but my brain [...]
Tweet You all know that I like the American military. It really doesn’t make sense, given that I’m a petite woman raised in a pretty darn Left -wing Jewish environment in San Francisco during the 1960s and 1970s (i.e., the Vietnam and post-Vietnam era). My daughter made me realize, however, that my interest in and [...]
Tweet There’s a new bad guy in town in West Texas. He’s called the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard. He’s actually kind of cute, as lizards go. He’s about three inches long, a nice tan color, and has a vaguely Winston Churchill-esque expression. He seems harmless enough, but he comes packing a huge, powerful weapon: the federal [...]
Tweet My brain today is a clear, shallow pond, perhaps with a few fluttery goldfish drifting by (think Fantasia). I’m trying have deep thoughts, but they’re eluding me. I think the problem is that I spent chunks of my weekend alternately reviewing documents and trying to bulldoze my son into doing his 6th grade science project, [...]
Tweet One of the ways you stay ahead of the game in the blogosphere is by being creative and innovative. John Hawkins (Right Wing News) and Doug Ross (Director Blue) got together and came up with an idea: a website that scans tweets by conservatives and, every hour, finds and posts the most tweeted articles. [...]