Tweet There’s nothing I enjoy more than seeing someone slice and dice Paul Krugman’s latest idiocies. Randall Hoven does a magnificent job. The only sad thing about it is that he’s preaching to the choir. The ones who really should read his article — namely, the ones who think Krugman is actually smart and honest [...]
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Tweet After a lovely long weekend with family, we’re getting in the car today and heading home. If things go well, the drive should take about seven hours. If we get stuck in holiday traffic (as happened when we drove down), we’re looking at nine hours on the road. I might be able to blog [...]
Tweet I’ve been spending a delightful Thanksgiving with my in-laws. They have an almost ridiculously comfortable home and they provided a postcard perfect Thanksgiving dinner last night. Today, I’m in the usual post-Thanksgiving coma, and am finding it almost impossible to martial my thoughts or to deal with the difficulties of writing posts using an [...]
Tweet I hate cooking. That’s not hyperbole. Restaurants are a constant temptation, but I resist because, during my young lawyer days, I spent way too much of my money on restaurants. With college and old age to plan for, I can’t eat out whenever I like — which is every night. So here’s one good [...]
Tweet I’ve got a few things to do this morning, but I’ll be back blogging by about noon Pacific Time. Until then, feel free to opine. I’ll give you a head start, with today’s Drudge headlines (click thumbnail to enlarge):
Tweet Busy with family matters. Back as soon as possible.
Tweet Keep it civil, but come here to whine, opine, analyze, gloat (if you do it nicely), blame, predict, etc. I might take some time away from blogging today. I think I need to touch bases with the things that haven’t changed (household chores, mostly) to keep my perspective about the fact that life goes [...]
Tweet Have at it, my friends. I will say that, in Marin, I saw three cars in a single parking lot that had Romney/Ryan bumper stickers.
Tweet My brain hasn’t yet synthesized all the fascinating data out there, including the wrenching stories of Sandy’s devastation. For the time being, I’ll just pass interesting links on to you. Please feel free to do the same. *** The former Commander of the United States Pacific Fleet has written a white-hot article excoriating Obama [...]
Tweet I’m still working on household accounting and a business project, so blogging will have to wait. You’re on your own for a little while, guys. I can suggest a few topics, though: the administration’s/CIA’s unconscionable decision to leave Americans to die in Benghazi; the amazing Romney polling numbers; and the distasteful Dem ad that [...]
Tweet Today, you could wade through my deepest thoughts without getting your ankles wet. I’ve been doing household accounting, working on my own business, and taking care of my mother, and my brain is stuck in checklist mode, with no room for creative thought. I’m sure some glimmerings of intelligence will soon filter their way [...]
Tweet I haven’t had a chance yet to watch the debate. I’d love to hear your opinions.
Tweet I’ve got an amazing array of links, all of which indicate that, with three weeks before the election, America and the Middle East aren’t static. Instead, there are a lot of things that are suddenly coming to the boil in ways that make me pray very hard that Mitt Romney wins. A lot of [...]
Tweet Wrapping up a project that’s already taken me too long, so I’ve promised myself no blogging until it’s done. Meanwhile, here are some quick links: Explaining the Obama fundraising scandal. Cities can’t support themselves? Never mind. Force suburban homeowners to pay for them. It’s all good with the Obama administration. This is funny even [...]
Tweet I was aboard ship (more on that later) and then on the phone boasting about having been aboard ship, so I missed the debate. I’m sure I’ll watch bits and pieces of it on the internet at some later date but, frankly, why bother? The broad consensus is that Romney won. This isn’t the [...]
Tweet I spent a very family-centric weekend, which inhibited both weekend blogging and weekend information gathering. So today, I’m playing catch-up. Nevertheless, I do have a few interesting things to highlight. Dennis Prager is one of my favorite political commentators. His approach to morality and politics can be summed up in one sentence that he [...]
Tweet Sorry that my blogging has been slow today. I’ve got a cold and while I’m not very sick (and I’m very grateful for that fact), I don’t feel very well either. Someone also seems to have stuffed my head with cotton wool, so my brains are slightly suffocated. I’m optimistic that I’ll feel better [...]
Tweet I’ve been busy today hunting down paying work, which accounts for my low blog production today. Here are a few things for you, though. On the subject of the oxymoronic “liberal tolerance,” I’ve got a three-fer for you: The Anchoress talks about Democrats’ fear that innocuous gifts might contaminate them. Hot Air sends us [...]
Tweet National Review Online had three articles this morning that I thought worth passing on. The first two form a matched set, although I suspect it was inadvertent that NRO published them on the same day. We begin with Noemie Emery’s article explaining why Franklin Roosevelt was a singular phenomenon: Put aside the fact that [...]
Tweet Legal Insurrection argues compellingly that, even though Journolist was exposed and, presumably, disbanded, the MSM is stilling using the same playbook. Well, maybe not quite. Very peculiarly (and practically minutes before the DNC in political time), the New York Times is running an article about Valerie Jarrett, identifying her as the most powerful person [...]
Tweet I’ve been moping around this morning, but I cheered up a lot when I saw this one. I’m going off to exercise now, which should elevate my mood, but it precludes blogging. Consider this a Monday Morning Open Thread.
Tweet I’m heading out for a while, but I do have some articles lined up that I think you might enjoy: The Todd Akin news is a total downer, since he refused to withdraw when it was easy to do so. Keep in mind that this is not about pro-Choice or pro-Life. It’s about pro-Stupid, [...]
Tweet I must be very wicked, because it hasn’t been a peaceful few days, nor has this morning been peaceful. Sitting down, reading, thinking, and writing haven’t been a part of my agenda. (I’m being a little dishonest there, for literary purposes, of course, because I actually had some pleasant moments this weekend, which seems [...]
Tweet I took a road trip yesterday, so I missed the “moment” of the Sandusky verdict. Based on the testimony, it seemed like the jury nailed it. Someone emailed me an interesting question: Why did Sandusky’s attorney sound so darn happy after his client was found guilty on almost all counts? I suggested facetiously that [...]
Tweet I assume that you all know by know that President Obama has issued an executive order granting amnesty to young illegal immigrants. It’s a clever move. Marco Rubio had already proposed something similar, so Obama can say that at least some smart Republicans are already on board with the idea. The move will presumably [...]