Tweet This weekend, Mr. Bookworm and I finally got around to watching “Koran by Heart,” an HBO documentary about an annual Koran memorization contest held in Cairo during Ramadan. The documentary followed three ten-year old children — a boy from Tajikistan, a girl from the Maldives, and a boy from Senegal. All three children were [...]
Archive for October, 2011
Tweet I’ve got sex on my mind today. It’s not because I’ve suddenly morphed into a 13 year old boy. It’s because there are a lot of headlines today about sex, which also made me think about missing sex headlines and false sex headlines. First, of course, the Herman Cain sex headlines: Back in the [...]
Tweet Oh, it finally happened! http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/67194.html The Liberal/Left Media has found two or more women willing to claim that Herman Cain was guilty of “sexually suggestive” language, thereby graduating the Liberal/Left’s “step n’ fetchit” caricaturization of Herman Cain to that of the predatory black male. Read that again, “sexually suggestive language”. What is that supposed [...]
Danny Lemieux on Oct 30 2011 | Filed under: Capitalism, Culture, Economics, Education, Freedom, Government, Leftist morality, Liberal Fascism, Occupy Wall Street, Socialism, The Bookworm Turns, Truth, Uncategorized
Tweet What the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protestors don’t realize (yet) is that they have been suckered into becoming the agents of their own enslavement. Orwell had it so right in defining the Left because he was a man of the Left. The term “Orwellian” now refers to the Left’s use of terms to mean [...]
Tweet If that doesn’t show, try this. Hat tip: Lulu
Tweet How terrible to wake up this morning and learn that 13 Americans died in Afghanistan, following a suicide attack. In the history of wars through time, both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will go down as remarkably bloodless wars. Considering that we’ve been fighting for eight years, American losses have been numerically small. BUT, [...]
Tweet Well, maybe not best ever, but certainly one of the best. Who better to take on the dreaded culture of “self-reliance”?
Tweet The City of Oakland suffered a black eye when its attempt to rout the Occupy Oakland not only failed to move the protest, it managed to create the first martyr, an antisemitic ex-Marine who hates the Marines with an abiding passion. I’m sorry that Oakland made the effort. If I were in charge, I [...]
Tweet This is one of my all-time favorite scenes in a movie, simply because it’s so rare to hear someone speak the way I type:
Tweet Every time Newt Gingrich opens his mouth, something intelligent pops out. I’m beginning to wonder if he’s the tortoise in this race. Bachmann and Perry have been self-immolating. Cain is charming, dynamic and ill-informed. Romney will do anything to win and he has the RomneyCare albatross around his neck. And then there’s Newt: (Go [...]
Tweet Douglas Schoen writes that Obama and his team are convinced he’ll win in 2012, not because they’re delusional, but because they have a solid strategy that will maximize votes. What do you think?
Tweet Barack Obama has been on the national political scene for four years now, but it was only today that I suddenly realized that there’s a song out there that pretty much embodies Obama’s greatest love story: And if that clip isn’t showing, just go here.
Tweet It’s voting time for me today, so it’s my chance to share with you the Watcher’s Council articles I have the pleasure of reading: Council Submissions The Noisy Room – Barack Obama and the Enemies Within The Mellow Jihadi – Warm Afghani Feet, a Barefooted Blogger, and One Bear Footsie Rhymes With Right – [...]
Tweet I’ve been having a very interesting email exchange with FP, a friend who sent me the Peter Schiff video that’s now making the rounds: As you can see, Schiff makes logical points grounded in reality, and the protesters come back with mere protest tactics, rather than making any attempt whatsoever at argument. Strangely enough, [...]
Tweet This showed up in Chicago (click on image for full sized view):
Tweet A companion piece for the Betty Hutton video, since it’s another song about dancing:
Tweet Something light:
Tweet At the dojo today, we did a bit of sparring. Afterwards, the teacher told us about “The Book of Five Rings,” a fighting treatise that the great Samurai warrior, Miyamoto Musashi wrote in about 1645. Musashi was an extraordinary duelist, winning in part because of his skill, and in part because of his utterly [...]
Tweet In 2007, I wrote about Obama’s immaturity. In 2011, James Taranto spots that Obama wants us to be immature with him. We saw this coming.
Tweet Sadie got this in an email and posted it as a comment. It’s too good, though, not to get wider play. The beer theory of taxes explains just about everything that’s wrong with a system that drives away the wealth: THE TAX SYSTEM EXPLAINED IN BEER Suppose that every day, ten men go out [...]
Tweet I find the video below both hysterically funny and terribly tragic. We should all be worried when the insane are the vanguard of what promises to be a dangerous protest movement. One can sympathize with people who have been on the receiving end of societal and government lies for decades, and one can feel [...]
Tweet My earlier post was about the fact that the US spends and spends and spends, and saves very little. We definitely need to stop spending, but we need to be smart when we do it. Because our current administration tilts Left, it is reluctant to slow the hemorrhage but, to the extent it will [...]
Tweet A friend sent this: This helps to understand the US debt: • U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000 • Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000 • New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000 • National debt: $14,271,000,000,000 • Recent budget cut: $ 38,500,000,000 Let’s remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget. • Annual family income: $21,700 • Money the family [...]
Tweet Victor Davis Hanson has put together an alphabetized list of Obama’s targets, everything from the American people generally, to black people, to grandmothers, to, of course, George Bush. He notes correctly that this list transcends ideology or even political enemies. In Obama’s world, few things or people measure up, and he’s not shy about [...]
Tweet I’ve decided that I’m not late in posting these results. Since I end up posting them every Tuesday, instead of on the Friday they first appear, I’m on time for me. That is, my internal clock says that Tuesday is the day to relay results. And here they are: Council Winners *First place with [...]