Questions in the blogosphere

I’m kinda pooped from all the Benedict blogging of late. Meanwhile, a quick lookaround:

From the Dept. of Silly Quesitons:

Q: Did Laura Bush wear white to host the pope at the White House because she believes she is a monarch’s wife or because she is signaling an assent to the rampant rumors that President Bush will become a Catholic when he leaves office?

A: Cueing the Twilight Zone music, I’m going to hazard a guess: Mrs. Bush and Jenna Bush both wore black skirts to meet Benedict at the airport, and then Mrs. Bush changed to what I would call a creme-colored pantsuit. I’m betting she got back to her house and decided to slip into something more comfortable and that’s all it meant, except to snippy reporters desperate to snark.

Q: Why don’t we hear any more gnashing of teeth about the government not funding Embryonic Stem Cell Research?

A: Because ADULT Stem Cells are proving to be wildly promising and successful – so much so that the dismal and nightmarish failures of Embryonic SCR are going to simply be allowed to fade away from memory. Here is a simple rule to remember: once a bat is no longer useful for pounding on W, it is summarily retired and not heard from again.

Q: Does the whole nation hate President Bush?

A: Doesn’t seem like it. Not the whole nation.

Q: Who gave Bill Clinton the idea of putting his offices in Harlem?

A: Actually, it was Jonah Goldberg. Recall, Clinton’s first instinct was Central Park West.

Q: Does Rush Limbaugh owe Bulldog Pundit some props for the concept of Operation Chaos?

A: Well, he BP has been supporting Hillary for a while!

Q: Would you vote for Obama if he were Adlai Stevenson?

A: Well, I wouldn’t. My birth dad – a staunch Democrat and classical liberal – loved Adlai but voted Ike. Twice. E.J. Dionne asks a thoughtful question and Brian Saint-Paul takes it further.

Q: Have we really thought-through socialized medicine?

A: No.

Q: Does the NY Times have honest issues with their front page?

A: Why yes, yes it seems they do. Something chronic.

Q: Are bloggers prisoners of their venue?

A: Speaking only for myself, three days into going wall-to-wall on Benedict’s visit I felt like I would stroke out if I didn’t move around, get some fresh air and look at something different. For others, it appears to be worse.

Q: Is Stephen Colbert hard to make laugh?

A: This priest seems able to do it pretty easily.

Q: Hey, How ’bout those BoSox?

A: Bite me you miserable bastard!

Q: Do the rich snobs who support the likes of John Kerry, Ted Kennedy and Obama realize how ironically this plays?.

A: What do you think?

Q: Is “Manmade” Global Warming still hoo-hah?

A: Why yes. Yes it is. And Entrepreneurial Gore still won’t suffer impertinent questions or debates over it. Terrorists, however are getting onboard with the greenies, while some greenies are jumping ship.

Q: How come you don’t post in crotchety prospector speech anymore?

A: So wearying. Maybe for Christmas.

Q: Heard any good jokes lately?

A: Well, only one, and maybe its not that good but I’m a little punchy, and I laughed:

From a Danish associate:

“We in Denmark cannot figure out why you are even bothering to hold an election. On one side, you have a b*tch who is a lawyer, married to a lawyer, and a lawyer who is married to a b*tch who is a lawyer. On the other side, you have a true war hero married to a woman with a huge chest who owns a beer distributorship.

Is there a contest here?” H/T reader Pianogirl

About Elizabeth Scalia

  • Bender B. Rodriguez

    Embryonic SCR are going to simply be allowed to fade away from memory.

    That might be so if ESCR were about actually finding cures — but it is not. More than anything else, ESCR is about researchers making money by sucking from the government teat. It is about snake oil salesmen making ever new promises of ever greater miracles — if only we keep giving our tax money to them. Besides, some states have already committed billions of dollars to ESCR — dollars that they wish they had now to spend on other things given budgetary restraints.

    Same goes for global warmism.

    Indeed, much of science today is little more than welfare for scientists.

  • Gayle J. Miller

    As to the rising price of food and the short supply of same, nobody seems to be “getting” that diverting 30% of the corn crop to bio-fuels is having a major effect. Cows eat corn – thus the precipitous rise in prices of milk, cheese and beef. In Mexico they are really hurting because of course CORN is a huge component of their diet (actually of mine as well). Poultry eats corn as well, thus the price of eggs and chicken and so forth is also elevated.

    As usual, the least able to protect themselves around the world will suffer the most and then the liberals will (a) blame it on GWB and (b) declare it is an effect of global warming. All specious nonsense, but hey, that’s what the left wing does best!

    Gee thanks Al Gore, you are doing more to screw up our world as a defeated candidate than you could have done as president!

    Final question: If, as the left is so fond of proclaiming, we went to war in Iraq for OIL – why don’t we have LOWER gas prices instead of skyrocketing prices?

  • Sigmund Carl and Alfred

    I would like to take this opportunity to speak on behalf of all people who own and wear white socks with sneakers:

    While the vast majority of us hold the Pope and Roman Catholic Church in great esteem and admiration, our choice of sock color does not indicate a secret message that we are considering conversion.

    That said, I cannot speak on behalf of those who wear white socks- or any color socks- with sandals.

  • ShanaSFO


    The secret confersion signal isn’t really the socks, but white socks and bright red shoes.

    I see that and think “Secret B16 fanboy. The Tiber is just over the next hill.”

  • ShanaSFO

    conversion, sorry.

  • TheAnchoress

    Shana – been trying to email you for days with the answer to your question, which is YES, but your email keeps rejecting me!

  • Sigmund Carl and Alfred

    Shana- I am returning the red Keds immediately.

    Of course, I could put sequins on the shoes…does that undo the secret message action?

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  • Rich Fader

    [golf clap]

    Bravo to the Danish associate!

    There’s only one way that marriage gets to be a better deal for Senator McCain, and…well, he strikes me as enough of a gentleman not to discuss THAT.

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