Both Parties Entwined in Mediocrity

For some reason this is generating lots of traffic, so I'm reposting it; it must be striking a chord, today.September 9, 2005 Both parties entwined in mediocrityHave you ever gone to a doctor to be treated for one thing, only to find that you are suffering from something else, as well, and that both problems are rooted in an iatrogenic third situation - a problem caused by how physicians initially treated another complaint, entirely?Something like that is happening in America.Once upon a … [Read more...]

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Weary of watching men pee – UPDATED

I don't know who it was decided we have to watch men standing at urinals and talking, but I'm tired of it. I cannot think of a program I've watched over the past few years, sitcom or drama (I don't watch gameshows, but I wouldn't be surprised...) that hasn't featured men peeing.The other night I saw a commercial for...a satellite dish, I think it was (clearly, the ad was ineffective) - two men at work, one talking about his promotion, the other talking about his...(cable? dish? ipod? I don't … [Read more...]

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Anchoress, why aren’t you writing?

I'm getting all these emails..."Anchoress, you depressed?""Anchoress, your computer on the fritz?""Anchoress, why aren't you writing..."Aside from being busy, as indicated yesterday [edited for clarity] I have felt disinclined to write. I feel like I have nothing constructive or positive to say.I'm not writing because...well, it's all beginning to feel a little futile, isn't it? The daily grind of news is essentially the same. Bush is an antiquated manly sort who is also bad, evil, … [Read more...]

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Suspicious activity at Sears Tower?

The story is here"...three suspicious looking men in a rental car pulled up to the building recently, got out and began studying the building. According to law enforcement sources, they took pictures before building security ran them off, but they never got their identification. Those sources tell ABC7 the car was rented to a fake name.The entire incident was captured on building security video, which was turned over to members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force."Might be nothing, of … [Read more...]

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Greatest Couric interview EVER!

I've changed my mind - she should absolutely be the next anchor of the CBS Evening News - The Nose on Your Face has shown me the light! Excerpts here from her not-yet-aired interview with Tarheel Terrorist Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar.KC: Good afternoon Mr. Taheri-azar.MT: Were I not shackled I would kill you with my bare hands right now you vapid cur.KC: What a kidder!MT: I am most serious. [..]MT: I am not joking. I purposely rented an SUV so that I could run over a multitude of … [Read more...]

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19th? 20th? Hoary days ahead

Confederate Yankee is wondering if the increased AlQaeda chatter we're hearing about has anything to do with a NASCAR event scheduled for the 19th.In addition to pure carnage, al Qaeda is also into symbolism. The Twin Towers were a symbol of our economic reach and might, just as the Pentagon was the symbol of our military power. Flight 93 ended up in a field in Shanksville, PA, but was more than likely targeted at one of the seats of our political power, either the White House or the U.S … [Read more...]

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There are no more Acts of God

The left has - essentially - decreed that George W. Bush is mightier than God Almighty. There are no acts of God, only Acts of Dubya. Gerard Vanderleun is pondering this.Here's the thing," [Spike Lee] said. "Even today, a large part of the African-American community of New Orleans thinks that those levees were bombed. Now, whether that is true or not, that should not be discounted." He rattled off past government trespasses..."So, in the collective mind of African-Americans, it is not … [Read more...]

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Al Qaeda chatter up to pre 9/11 levels

Counterterrorism Blog says AlQ chatter is up at pre 9/11 levels:The level of "chatter" by al Qaeda operatives is currently as high or higher than in the months prior to 9-11, and the question in many parts of the U.S. and European intelligence communities is not if al Qaeda will strike again, but when. Much of the thinking centers on the near-term. This is also reflected in current corporate security alerts being circulated among elite business establishments.There are several factors that … [Read more...]

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No, Sharon, you erase yourselves

Sharon Stone says "in America, we erase women after 40"She's made that statement after having enough cosmetic work done as to be unrecognisable.Women in America are not "erased" without their own acquiesence to it. Women who run for botox at the first wrinkle or who get their faces pulled so tight they can't close their eyes, or who constantly have themselves "primed" invalidate themselves. They signal to the world that the world's obsession with youthful beauty is, in fact, a correct and … [Read more...]

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Ruthie and Uncle Nino: The Duet has ended

Some may not know this, but once upon a time it was not unusual for Justice Antonin Scalia to sit down at the piano and tickle the ivories while Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg would belt out a showtune. Philosophies and Ideologies aside, they were able to find a connection through a mutual love of a good Mermanesque belter.Those days are over. It's been a while since Nino and Ruthie performed for the rest. And without music binding them, it seems judicial and professional courtesy has gone … [Read more...]

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