Immigration Debacle: All-or-nothingism begat nothing

Given the responses I got the last time I focused on this issue, I almost hate to bring it up...but here goes.I think Tony Snow is exactly right when he says here:"I deeply admire what [Mr. Bush] did on immigration and I think he's right," Mr. Snow said. "I think the policies the president outlined generally are the ones that eventually this country is going to adopt."Let us hope so, because the alternative "solutions" out there - "let everyone in and register them all Democrat" on … [Read more...]

Hillary, Obama and the nat’l psyche – UPDATED

I meant to link yesterday to an interesting piece by Dick Meyer over at CBS News, in which he muses on the emotional projections of the voters and wonders what it can mean for the Democrats. As ever, with Meyer, his stuff gets you thinking.I sense most voters who don't have books by Herbert Marcuse, Michael Moore and Al Franken on their shelves feel profoundly conflicted about choosing either Hillary or Barack to be president. [...] Sen. Clinton's psychological quest is just too obvious and … [Read more...]

Pat Conroy proves my father right

When I was a little girl, the nightly news was full of young men dying in Vietnam and other young men (usually bearded, long haired "counter-culturalists" wearing the latest trendy "counter-cultural" clothes and listening to the permitted "counter-cultural" music) who were burning their draft cards and chanting "hell no, we won't go," into the cameras for the 6 O' Clock News.I asked my birth-father, a WWII draftee who had served in Okinawa, what the long-haired students were all about, and … [Read more...]

“Illegals” hysteria & the place I can’t go

I had doctor's appointments most of the day, and while I was in the car I kept switching around on the radio. I pulled up Rush and couldn't listen more than a few minutes. What I heard was a disappointing, strange, paranoia-feeding rant on how the "moderate Republicans and Democrats in the Senate" have a deliberate plan afoot to "enlarge the number of victims and people who will need welfare services" so as to "enlarge government..."It's all a plot and a conspiracy, you see...nothing could … [Read more...]

Les Moonves! Heads up, over here, please!

Some of you know I routinely give Les Moonves advice on what he can do to improve CBS news (and he should feel complimented - I don't even consider ABC or NBC worth my precious time...). He has apparently - upon deep consideration, I'm sure - decided NOT to take my selfless advice that he hire Delia Gallagher over Katie Couric. Ah well, some people have to learn the hard way...Nevertheless, I'm going to continue in my tireless quest to restore CBS News to its former glory, this time with a … [Read more...]

The NY Times Calling for Coup or Impeachment?

This editorial strikes me as being right up there with Harry Reid's insistance, after Fitzgerald didn't give the Dems what they wanted, (Rove's head on a platter) that Bush give it to them anyway!"We don't want him to be president for three more years! The ignoramuses in the red states might have elected him, but we're not going to stop the tantrum until he's gone!"The NY Times, in this editorial, sounds remarkably like a frustrated kid in a snit. Like George Will, last month, writing … [Read more...]

DNC uses Bush’s PHYSICAL for fodder?

Really...this is pathetic. When you have to use the report on the president's annual physical to give a shrill yell, throw hate darts and play politics, then you might as well just give it up, get back into the sandbox and stop even pretending that you are grown-ups.ATTENTION DEMOCRATS: If you want to be taken seriously - at all - in the next two elections, then you must learn appropriate responses. In this case, the appropriate response to good news about the president's health is … [Read more...]

Marriage in Temporary Vows

When a nun or monk has advanced from the novice stage, they make what are called "first vows" or "temporary vows" - vows to continue to live according to the Rules and precepts of the community to which they belong, for a set amount of time - usually a couple of years. At the end of "first vows" the religious will then take their final vows, promising before God to remain in that life until their death.Temporary vows are made, because a religious thinks of him or herself as one day being a … [Read more...]

It’s called hating the sin and loving the sinner

To some folks - even a few of my readers, from whom I would expect better - it all seems very mysterious - like the height of hypocrisy: Senator Rick Santorum speaks out (a little too forcefully for my taste, but he's not my senator) about the homosexual lifestyle and agenda, and so - somehow - that makes him a hypocrite for defending his gay spokesman, whom some of the left have "outed."“I think it squares very clearly with my public positions on every other issue, which is that I treat p … [Read more...]

AlQ says Aug 15 – lay down or we’ll flatten you

August 15 - in the Catholic Church it is the Feastday of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - in the Orthodox Church the Dormition of the Theotokos (the Falling Asleep of the God-bearer).I only mention it because Al Qaeda, taking advantage of all the helpful cues given to them by George Galloway and others, is setting August 15th as a deadline for either acquiescence or obliteration.And the only reason I mention that, is because it has been my observation that Marian Feast Days seem … [Read more...]


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