Oops! An inadvertant deletion! UPDATED

:::SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATE:::While running through my spam filter this evening I accidentally hit 'delete' instead of 'not spam' and wiped out all the spam and a few legit comments as well. Sorry, folks. If you do not see your comment up right now (I've just released all in moderation) it may have been lost in the Great Spam Filter Deletion Debacle of September 13. My apologies.It was an honest error, as I'm a little distracted; we're painting another room over here. But you can find some … [Read more...]

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Media, Authenticity, Feminism and Election '08

A few days ago I wrote that the '08 election may come down to authenticity. I was specifically talking about authentic service and volunteerism exemplified by John McCain and Sarah Palin in their lives versus the troubling and compulsory "volunteerism" being put forth by the Obama campaign, but the piece touched on the authenticity of the candidates as well.We tend to think of authenticity as having a positive value. But yesterday Kate at Small Dead Animals flew an email my direction with … [Read more...]

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Running Sarah Palin Thread of Hate & Doooom!

I'm liveblogging the RNC convention and the Giuliani/Palin speeches hereRegarding Gov. Sarah Palin, the press and the Angry Left remind me of those beetles in the film The Mummy - the pass over something in a swarm and it is destroyed and stripped bare...we must be reaching the climax of Palinsanity, or will do so tonight, because I don't see how this intense, unhinged hate can go much further. But haters always manage to surprise me...There is so much out there that this is going to be a … [Read more...]

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Sew the Scarlet A for Sarah Palin! – UPDATED

Palin in March, "wearing her pregnancy suit"You know, my instinct is to not even address this crazy stuff, to just ignore it. But it's "out there," buzzing, so, I may as well jump in.The doyens of uterine politics have decided that what matters about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is not her politics, not her policies, but her periods.Like some old, suspicious grandmother from the middle part of the twentieth-century, Alan Colmes counted back on his fingers and decided that - not that it's … [Read more...]

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Meyer: Americans, feel pride re Obama!

Dick Meyer, writing over at NPR (when we all know he should be out there promoting his excellent book, Why We Hate Us) says we as a nation - regardless of our political affiliations or which way we're voting - should feel proud, tonight, to watch an African American be declared the official presidential nominee of a major political party.I would hope that as voters listen to Obama's acceptance speech and watch his campaign, they will do so with pride no matter how they ultimately vote. And I … [Read more...]

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Pajamas TV UPDATED

It will be launching for the RNC Convention.I like the idea. Pajamas and TV go together, in my book.And nothing - nothing, nothing, nothing - that PJM does can be any worse than the crap we're watching now from the "big time professional" journalists.And this is certainly fun!UPDATE: In the comments, Save Liberty says "woohoo! Stephen Green is a riot!" He is. I'd love to see PJM team him up with Rachel Lucas commenting via house-feed. With the dogs!Good luck, guys. I'll be waving … [Read more...]

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When conventions were fun…

Supped out last night with some friends and one of them, a political maven, greeted me with,"have you been watching the convention? It's such garbage! Remember when it used to be fun? You'd have gavel-to-gavel coverage, you'd get to watch the platform fight - the roll call - it was great fun and you really got to see these people in action. It's all so scripted and polished and safe, now."Understand, this pal is a true TV News junkie - much more so than I ever was. She has always … [Read more...]

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Denver: Love! Peace! Justice!

Oh, and Kill Michelle Malkin!.[Update: Gateway Pundit has a much better (and funner) video here!]When I was ten, I wondered about the people who ran around in blue jeans and bare feet, preaching "peace and love" while calling cops "pigs", calling their parents "bourgeouis" and labeling anyone who disagreed with their style as "clydes," or "fags" (back then - at least in my neighborhood - you didn't have to be gay to be called a "fag;" a "fag" was simply an uncool person. When I was ten, I … [Read more...]

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Glassy-eyed & Bored on the NJ Turnpike

We dropped Buster off at school on Saturday - felt rather badly for him; his usual roomie - a close friend - will be out for a semester having surgery, and while the new guy seems chill, I think it suddenly struck him, full force, that he'd be missing his friend. Otherwise it was interesting to watch him become happier and more excited as we drove into "his" neighborhood. I think all-in-all he's glad to be back at school. I was surprised at all the kids hauling flat-screen tv's and all manner … [Read more...]

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Shiney Eyes and Possibilities

Via our friend, Pianogirl...Don't dismiss this out of hand - just go watch it.I know, I know, some of you say music is nothing to you...but - watch it - this isn't really about music.It's about hoisting one buttock into the air, and conflict resolution, your children's shining eyes and surviving Auschwitz, and it is remarkable. Go to www.choralnet.org, then click on Music & Passion with Benjamin Zander. (Or watch the embed, thanks to Pianogirl!)You'll like. Trust me.Also, … [Read more...]

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