Tweet There’s nothing like a Progressive who’s not worrying about reelection. If you thought Barney Frank’s moobs were repellent, wait until you get a look inside Lynn Woolsey’s brain. The 10-term House Democrat from Marin County is retiring this year, so she finally feels that she can speak freely. It’s not pretty. For example, we [...]
Archive for December, 2011
Tweet Every year, blogger extraordinaire Doug Ross publishes a “fabulous 50″ list of top blogs for the year. I’m very, very pleased to say that this year’s list includes, not only my own Watcher’s Council (with the nice addendum that “All 2011 Council members are winners”), but several other bloggers whom I count as friends. [...]
Tweet It’s been quite a year and, frankly, one that I think lots of us could have done without. Let’s hope that 2012 offers more in the way of positive excitement and good outcomes!
Tweet Yesterday, I did something I almost never do: I saw a first run movie. In this case, the kids and I joined family friends to see Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol. I was not sanguine, because I’m not a Tom Cruise fan and because it’s the rare movie lately that doesn’t either bore or [...]
Tweet This is the serious good stuff I’m reading right now: Council Submissions The Noisy Room – Wicked Writ of the Midwest The Political Commentator – The 2012 presidential election still incredibly bares the taint of Bush’s past! Simply Jews – Another Christmas At The Guardian Joshuapundit-Iran’s War Games: ‘An Important Message..Especially To The Colonialist [...]
Tweet I have been brooding about an article I read the other day, one that describes the brave new world of job interviews. According to the Wall Street Journal, many companies, having recognized that traditional interview techniques aren’t necessarily a good way to determine whether someone is right for the job, have moved on to [...]
Tweet I believe I’ve mentioned on several occasions here that the more I hear from Allen West, the more I like him. Is he ready to be President? Is there time for him to step into the fray? Allen West (Photo by Gage Skidmore) I don’t know the answer to those questions, but I do [...]
Tweet Well-known Leftists in the media and academia are puffing how scandal-free the Obama administration has been. Michelle Malkin points out that the only way they can make that statement with a straight face is if they’re playing the three monkeys game:
Tweet Would anyone care to explain to Mr. Bookworm the difference between an extremist sect breaking its country’s laws by discriminating against women, and a country that has as an integral part of its law and culture murderous attacks on women, “witches,” children and gays? He professes to be bewildered.
Tweet The truly vile page I referenced in my post title is Hundred Million Person Hate Israel. Thankfully, so far it’s only got 30,000 people (out of a 100,000,000 goal) “liking” this incitement to destructive antisemitism, but cancers like this shouldn’t be allowed to grow. If you have a Facebook page, you can report the [...]
Tweet I totally don’t get the video, which goes from boring to creepy, and then back to boring again, but I kind of like the song. It’s a bit clunky, but quite cheerful:
Tweet This is an exercise in pure speculation. I invite all here to bring their own notions to the table. An old friend of mine visited me last Saturday to catch up on things. We walked my dog and began a long conversation that ended later in my backyard over coffee and tea. Bob is [...]
Tweet It was a good Christmas at the Watcher’s Council, with the usual solid, informative posts. I had a hard time voting, because everything was so good, but I certainly agree with these winners: Council Winners *First place with 3 1/3 votes! The Noisy Room–-Syria – The Tipping Point Into Hell Second place with 2 [...]
Tweet My Mom finally consented to having me take over her finances, which is a very good thing. She’s still compos mentis, which is a good thing, but she’s struggling more and more with the minutiae of daily life. Her handwriting is degrading, she can’t find stamps, etc. I’ve spent the morning wrestling with Quicken [...]
Tweet Not only is this a beautiful example of self-defense (watch Derek Mothershead move in smoothly, disable the robber’s gun hand, and throw a powerful left hook haymaker at the robber, landing him on the floor), I just love Mothershead’s money quotation about this serial criminal: If he wants money. Get a job. Work, like [...]
Tweet When I first saw the headline — “A $2.5 Million Libel Judgment Brings The Question : Are Bloggers Journalists?” — I have to admit that I felt a bit queasy. When I write something snide about President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, or any of the other prominent Democrats I routinely criticize at this [...]
Tweet I’ve spent a lot of time in the car with the children, which means a lot of time listening to their music. I’ve grown quite fond of this one: I have to admit to finding very amusing how young and dorky these boys look, considering that they’ve had the top song on the pop [...]
Tweet You know what the number one song in Britain is this Christmas? “Wherever You Are” a beautiful choral song, with lyrics based upon a poem drawn from letters between British service men and their wives, sung by those wives: By the way, if you buy the song, not only will you have beautiful music [...]
Tweet I finally figured out the Second Amendment when Hurricane Katrina struck. I mean, I’d always known before that the police can’t be everywhere and that they often show up to mop up after a crime, because the criminal and done and gone so quickly. The knowledge that they’re out there is certainly a deterrent [...]
Tweet It doesn’t feel very merry if you watch Bill Whittle (but you should still watch): (Or view it here.)
Tweet Bummer! It’s two days before Christmas and there will be no white Christmas in Chicagoland, this year and the temperature will be above freezing. There’s not much snow north of here all the way to the Canadian border, either. Global warmening? I called a good friend in Cali’s San Joaquin valley, today: turns out [...]
Tweet Taking care of kid stuff until mid-afternoon, and then I head over to my Mom. I’ll be back late afternoon/early evening. Have fun without me!
Tweet Today, while I wasn’t looking, my site meter crept past the 2,000,000 mark. Pretty cool — and many thanks to all of you for making it possible.
Tweet I don’t know where he found it, but The Mellow Jihadi has the most wonderful photograph, from 1950, showing a sailor politely admiring two WAVES aboard his ship. Aside from the photo’s naturally elegant composition, it has the feel, not just of another time, but of another universe altogether. Just contrast it with today’s [...]