Tweet It’s an old story: A man and a woman meet at work and they hit it off. They’re both married, although not to each other. One lunch turns into two, two into three, and eventually they’ve got a pattern. For years, they get together two or three times a week as regularly as clockwork, [...]
Archive for November, 2011
Tweet Suek posted this is an open thread, but I thought it was too good to keep hidden: Marines are taught: 1) Keep your priorities in order and 2) Know when to act without hesitation. A MARINE was attending some college courses between assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the [...]
Tweet The alternative title for this post is “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Scott Galupo is no Newt Gingrich fan, but he genuinely hates Mitt Romney, whom he describes in the same terms once used to describe Tom Cruise: “I don’t sense a man there. I sense a bristling mass of ambition.” [...]
Tweet Amongst other ways I celebrated Thanksgiving, I confirmed my bridesmaid status at the Watcher’s Council. By the way, to any who thought last week that I was complaining, I wasn’t. I tend to be a natural and comfortable second placer. I’m not a general, but I’m a fairly good junior officer. In any event, [...]
Tweet These two posts have entirely different content, but both are distinguished by Leftist lies, whether the Leftist is spouting the lies to others or (and I’m being generous in my interpretation here) only telling them to herself: A Harvard Fairy Tale About Romney and Obama How Soon They Forget
Tweet In my younger days, if buxom wasn’t your thing, I had a figure to die for. Two children and a few years later and . . . well, I’m trim, but it takes a lot of work. Given the realities of child bearing, age and gravity, there’s nothing more irksome to me than a [...]
Tweet John Hawkins has pulled together some excellent Milton Friedman quotations. I’m embarrassed to admit that, growing up in my Left wing, liberal arts enclave, I’d never heard of Friedman. I wonder if early exposure to his ideas (and his charm) would have lifted me out of the darkness sooner. My favorite quotation from the [...]
Tweet I have a home office and have worked alone for a long, long time. Mostly, I like it. Despite being a very social person (party! party! party! — only I won’t drink or do drugs, if you don’t mind), I really need my solitude, and a home office definitely provides that. There are a [...]
Tweet A couple of weeks ago, I brought to your attention a rock group called Madison Rising. It has the distinction of playing classic guitar rock, with conservative, pro-American lyrics. (Sadly, my 14 year old daughter still prefers LMFAO, but there’s only so much one can do as a mother.) A conservative cartoonist caught one [...]
Tweet Fact: The Tea Party, when it held three protests in the City of Richmond, applied for permits, and paid $10,000 for permits, potties, police, etc. Fact: The OWS protesters in Richmond simply plunked themselves down, paying nothing (and, I’m guessing, incurring significantly greater police and janitorial charges than did the Tea Party crowd). Fact: [...]
Tweet I’m not the artsy type who appreciates movies at a level above and beyond mere entertainment. Given that fact, you’d think that news of director Ken Russell’s death would pass me by, unnoticed. His films, after all, are bizarre, twisted, dark and perverse — none of which I find particularly interesting. And yet…. I [...]
Tweet Some of us thought, “Yay, Barney Fwank is leaving.” Sure, we know that his constituents will elect someone equally liberal to fill his old seat, but that person will lack Barney Fwank’s seniority. Sadly, others with Fwank’s seniority remain behind in the House of Representatives. So it very much looks as if, to fill [...]
Tweet That post caption is a complete lie. I can issue as many reminders to myself as I like, but when the spirit doesn’t move me, you could look through my house with a magnifying glass and you still wouldn’t find any profundity. Heck, today I’m not even sure if I could come up with [...]
Tweet Victor Davis Hanson hits it out of the park with his post explaining why higher taxes are not the answer. Some of his twelve reasons are better than others, but all are worthy of your consideration. This is my favorite of the twelve, but I think you’ll like them all: 2) Inequality? Liberals reply [...]
Tweet Two things happened on November 26, two entirely unrelated things, that nevertheless ended up merging into a single thought in my mind: In the modern world, fossil fuels equal liberty. If you cannot assure the people the former, forget about trying to foist upon them the latter. Let me walk you through my thought [...]
Tweet Whew! That was a long drive home. We got caught in traffic jams caused by two accidents, so we got to spend an extra couple of hours in the car. Still, better to sit around because of an accident than to be in an accident. I’ve done both and prefer the former. While we [...]
Tweet There’s just something awesome…a je ne sais quoi..about Israeli humor in the face of adversity. For all you Dylan fans…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nbA0h0WfA4U A Ka-nife?
Tweet We’re back in the car today, so my blogging will be on hold for several hundred miles. When I get back to my computer, I’ll tell you about two fascinating people I met yesterday. Until then, I hope you have fun with this open thread.
Maybe what we see today is a final struggle for America between those that want to be free and those that don’t.
Tweet Great poster, that’s all I can say. And here is the perfect companion piece (after which you’ll want to take a shower).
Tweet The OWS people have made much of their pathetic status compared to the “wealthy 1%.” As I’ve mentioned before, this is a completely spurious argument, because it makes the 99% sound like a single homogenous lump all similarly situated to medieval serfs. Nothing could be further from the truth. In America, that 99% is [...]
Tweet Mr. Bookworm works for a very large corporation. While we were in the car with the kids, the conversation turned to the exquisite sensitivity the corporation has to show when it’s faced with firing a minority employee. The process is arduous, requiring huge HR involvement, dozens of staff interviews and a lengthy paper trail. [...]
Tweet If I can, I’ll post a bit today. If I can’t, this will have to do: Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! As I say with truth every year, my blog and the friends I’ve made through blogging are two things that are always at the top of my “I’m thankful for…” list.
Tweet In the car today. You guys have fun without me.
Tweet There’s a distinct possibility that this is the best half time show ever, combining heartfelt patriotism, pitch perfect music, and marching the likes of which most of us haven’t seen outside of a Busby Berkeley movie. Even better — no wardrobe malfunctions. (If the video doesn’t show, go here to watch it.)