Tweet I spend ridiculous amounts of my time trying to convince my children that, while “Give me that!” and “May I have that, please”, mean the same thing, their chances of success are much greater with the second phrase. I repeat ad nauseum that it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. People [...]
Tag Archive 'Politics'
Tweet I know that, on the Left, the personal is political. I just didn’t know the political was practically orgasmic.
Tweet Last night, one of the neighborhood kids fell and broke his wrist during a vigorous after dark game, played without adult supervision. That kind of injury would never have happened to me when I was a kid, because I wasn’t allowed to play rough or vigorous. My parents, who had experienced the 1930s and [...]
Tweet I got a very hysterical form letter from Americans United for Separation of Church and State. What’s impressive about it is that Barry Lynn, the Executive Director who purportedly authored this fevered screed, is totally uninformed about the nature of America’s Constitutional mandates regarding religion. Here’s what the First Amendment says: Congress shall make [...]
Tweet Thinking about it, Scott Brown’s election as the Senator for Massachusetts may be more significant than any election in my lifetime, including the Reagan Revolution and the 1994 Congressional takeover. I know this sounds silly. In 1980, the political shift involved a President, not a mere Senator; in 1994, it was an entire Congress, [...]
Tweet Yesterday, I took to heart Mark Steyn’s warning that this is the beginning of the end. Health care is the wedge, and Democrats were willing to engage in long-term strategies — including the sacrifice of a few Democratic political careers — to make it happen. Bruce Kesler, however, actually sees cause for hope in [...]
Tweet Old joke: At a very fancy ball, a man has been talking to a woman for a while, and they’re getting along well. Eventually he asks her, “Would you sleep with me for $1 million?” She bats her eyes at him: “Oh, you romantic man!” She then suggests that they rendezvous in a quiet [...]
Tweet I found fascinating the fact that, even in San Francisco, the most liberal, diverse, open to everything (except conservatism and religion) city in the whole US (except for Berkeley), women are not making headway in politics: In a year when gender has played a significant role in the presidential campaign – 18 million people [...]
Tweet I know that you’ve already read about, and probably seen, the New Yorker’s latest cover, the “parody” of “right wing” views about Mr. and Mrs. Barack Obama. I think Charles Johnson has the best summation of the New Yorker‘s thinking (along with a reproduction of the cover): The cover is obviously a moonbat parody [...]