Heading out of weekend round-up

Heehaa! Time to round up those little doggies in my tab bar and send them into the corral afore the weekend gits busy. Here you go, cowpokes!

I was in the middle of putting this post together when the Great Big Siege of First Things occurred and left me unable to finish culling together all the links. So, instead of opening your weekend with all these links, you can spend a leisurely Sunday perusing them!

Start with this: a priceless and perfect economy of words

Do you get the sense, as I do, that now that Obama has done his two-day-visit with photo-op to Louisiana, and has had his meeting with BP executives, he is no longer thinking about the oil spill? That it is off his radar? Seems like the McChrystal/Petreaus story knocked the spill off the front pages–where it was doing the WH no good–and off the front pages, it will remain.

I think there should be a nightly show–the equivalent of “Nightline” during the Iranian Hostage Crisis–covering the damage, what is being done, and so forth. But I won’t hold my breath. Obama wanted to “kick some ass” about the spill, until apathy apparently kicked in.

The first week’s episode could ask: Was this an avertible catastrophe? and why aren’t all the domestic skimmers in the Gulf? Skimmers, international supertankers…Rubio says that the WH response has itself been catastrophic.

NRO gives us a Gulf Spill Slide Show looking at the first 66 days.

On Twitter, as the US exits the World Cup, Jazz Shaw writes:

PREDICTION: It will be 63 days before Barack Obama finally calls in Lionel Messi to figure out why we’re losing to Ghana in #kickball

Left and Right bloggers discuss Obama’s response to the Gulf crisis

Doug Ross, full of snark: The World’s First OilCane

Transparency watch: Is the Obama WH Evading Disclosure Laws?

Stubborn/Arrogant Watch:
Hey, if “not listening” was a high negative for Bush, it can’t be a positive for Obama

Blackmail Watch: No abortions? Then the babies can starve! Here’s Ed Morrissey:

This is literally taking food and medicine out of the mouths of infants in order to push for abortions despite the values and desires of the local populations. It’s every bit as arrogant as the cultural imperialism that the Left likes to accuse Americans of committing when we push for democratic reform.

Where does evil come from?

Great Video: The Legacy of Jacques Cousteau

Elena Kagan: George Will asks questions that the judiciary committee probably won’t

Another good one; Vodkapundit’s Stephen Green begins a new series for PJTV, focusing on tea partiers, across the nation

Speaking of Tea Parties, here is part II of Tim Dalrymple’s exploration as to whether the grass-roots gatherings are a “Christian Movement.”

BizzyBlog: The economic shambles of Obamacare

The sentence that keeps creeping up: Free Speech for Me, Not for Thee

On Confession: Eve Tushnet’s Great Reckoning in a Little Room; A must-read.

A Vision in the Woods:
Home is not a place

Deacon Greg: There is no bigger tent than the Catholic church.

If it was all good, why leave? That’s a question I hope he answers more fully and thoughtfully, but this is bit of reverie a taste of what is to come, then bring on Roger Ebert’s autobiography. Read the comments, too.

Mary’s Aggies, updates their exhaustive Catholic Q & A’s

Fr. Robert Barron on the reform and renewal of Theology:

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