I need a cat. Or maybe another puppy to keep the collie company!
Blogging will be light and probably not so political.
Although…as long as I’m posting this…
Is free speech really such a tough concept? Three pieces yesterday on a Huffpo writer admonishing The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart for daring to make jokes about Obama that have any sort of substance to them. Stewart is apparently only to gently mock Obama, and only when doing so also mocks John McCain.
There is something ominous about people telling other people what they are permitted to say and what they must not say. And it is the height of stupidity to tell a comedian how he may or may not pursue his laughs. I hope Stewart has the stones to say “bite me, buddy, it’s still a free country, ain’t it?” I suspect he might, although I’m sure he’d be less coarse than that! Thankfully, some Stewart fans are defending his right to mock!.
And Stewart seems to be carrying forth very well. Funny clip.
I don’t know what has happened to the word “liberal” but the liberals I grew up with were not interested in shutting down other people or controlling their words. And they weren’t doing this, either. Must be some a new sorts of liberals, or something.
National Review Online has posted an excerpt from Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism all about the eugenics philosophies of Margaret Sanger, the foundress of the American Birth Control League, which became Planned Parenthood. A good and profoundly disturbing read.
Julie at Happy Catholic directed her readers to listen to this three minute op-ed by Scott Simon of NPR. Simon takes straight dope about Obama and his campaign finance flip-flip (and the moral questions it raises) and on his playing the race card. Go listen. Seriously. It will surprise you. I bet it surprised the Obama Camp.
This sounds like a victory for Bush, doesn’t it?. Probably why no one is talking about it.
Finally, because I’ve saved the best for last –
Move America Forward is doing something pretty great today – an online telethon being lauched to support our troops.
The California-based group on Thursday is hosting “From the Front Lines,” an eight-hour Internet telethon fashioned after Jerry Lewis’s famous telethons, but with a high-tech twist. The June 26 event (which runs from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pacific time) will feature U.S. troops on the front lines, families of those who gave their lives in the War on Terror, top radio talkers, high-ranking military officials, celebrities, journalists, and musical talent.
The event will air on the Web through the cutting-edge technology donated and operated by UStream.tv and will be co-hosted by MAF Chairman Melanie Morgan and columnist/blogger Michelle Malkin.
“I have been in war zones. I have spoken with our troops. And I know that this overwhelming show of support and love from Americans means the world to them as they fight for our country’s security and freedom,” Morgan said.
The sometimes-competitive world of talk radio will become a unified front, as the kings and queens of talk radio unite for this effort. The roster of radio hosts signed up for shifts on the telethon include Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Mike Gallagher, Monica Crowley, Melanie Morgan, Roger Hedgecock, Michael Graham, Mark Williams, Brian Sussman, Martha Zoller, and Andrea Shea-King. They’ll be joined by NBC’s designated “America’s Favorite Mom” Patti Patton-Bader, mother of two sons in the military including one stationed in Iraq right now.
Former first lady Nancy Reagan has endorsed the effort and will participate. Lt. Col. Oliver North, comedian Jackie Mason, Miss Florida 2007, and Five for Fighting’s John Ondrasik are among the many other stars, dignitaries, and heroes joining the historic push.
You can watch here.
Color me impressed as all get-out. I don’t know how I’d missed all the announcements, but do check it out. Since I’m sure there will be no MSM coverage, it will be interesting to see how the thing fares on the strength of the alternative media, alone.
Jeanette has installed the widget and you can keep track of how the fundraiser is going at her site. I just checked and so far, they’re at a quarter million dollars!
Bob Hope must be there in spirit!
Okay, next post, not so political!