More on "thee" & "thuh"

Or, "th'" as Joseph Marshall correctly deems it (I think) in the comments section of this surprisingly rambunctious post from yesterday, wherein we wondered how one properly should pronounce the word T-H-E when it precedes a word beginning with a vowel.Not my most popular recent post (that would be my admonishment to Christian girls that they put their breasts back into their shirts) or my most accessed-through-google post (which I am sure disappoints everyone who finds it), but certainly … [Read more...]

Obama & Dems: Put your dreams away…UPDATED

My husband works for a company that is trying to sell their product to places like Lowe's and Home Depot.I hear Obama say "BUILDING SPRAWL STOPS NOW!" and I think, there go 800,000 jobs. And along with those jobs, probably another 100,000 jobs in retail and business technologies.And there goes an awful lot of tax revenue. How we are supposed to pay for this beast of a bill without taxable earnings is something the great "I Won" - who can't say a positive word about industry, … [Read more...]

The week of re-posting: American Idol, Praise, Shame and Sin

Sometimes, when one becomes exceedingly busy and obligation-suffocated, it's best to simply throw one's hands to heaven and say, "if something's gotta give, it will be the blog!"Starting in about three hours, I will be pretty much incommunicado (blogwise and email-wise) until next week, sometime.Thus begins "the week of re-posting." For the next 7 days we'll be revisting older posts that may deserve a second look (or not) and I think most of them will be of a more spiritual than … [Read more...]

Lord, the one you love is sick…

Prayers are being requested for Jeanette's daughter in law, "L" who did not get a good post-radiation report re her non-Hodgkins Lymphoma:She is 33 years old with a soon to be 8 year old daughter and soon to be 10 year old son. She and the children are very close. She finished up 40 radiation treatments a couple of weeks ago and went back today to have a scan of the area radiated.The news was not good. Everything she had before she had the radiation has been killed but new tumors have … [Read more...]

Most annoying phrases of 2005

The list is so-so.My personal choice: "some say..." Used continually by Katie Couric, David Gregory and oh, basically anyone in the press who wanted to advance their own personal opinion or the general concensus of the fourth estate: "Some say President Bush is trying to undermine our civil liberties," "Some say Iraq is a quagmire," "Some say America is a world-bully," "Some say if only the Kyoto treaty had been recognised..."Just once, I would like to hear a politician come back … [Read more...]

Queens, Super Heroines, Bugs and more!

This week's Cotillion is up, and with an exuberant round of cross-posting, it seems.As always you will find the Big Three Roundup at Cotillion, but if you're in a click-around kinda mood, you might want to visit each hostess seperately and enjoy their themes:Ilyka Damen has the We Queens theme, with some wonderful pictures, and she's featuring links to photos from Camp Remembrance, a review of the Liberty Film Festival, a Helen Thomas Suicide Watch, Anti-Semitism, Forced Starvation and The … [Read more...]

Althouse, Vanderleun and Pajamas Media

There is QUITE a ruckus going on in the comments section over at Ann Althouse's place, concerning Pajamas Media and the offers it has begun making to various bloggers to become associates.I have not yet checked out any other blogs for their opinions. Ann has strong and rather negative feelings about the Pajamas Media presentation and package, and she brings her considerable intellect and legal training to bear on what she perceives to be weaknesses and problems.Gerard Vanderleun of American … [Read more...]

If you haven’t stopped by Julie’s place

You really must. She is blogging up a storm - just keep scrolling down. You'll have to stop when you get here for this long but...really very interesting and"look, marie overdosed on god knows what, and she died last night." she said it so cold, and with out any emotion. i didn't know what to say, i was stuck in this parallel universe for what felt like an eternity, i started to cry."hello? you there?" her mom sounded so callus, and so angry, and all of a sudden marie's life … [Read more...]

Featured Blog of the Week: OKIE ON THE LAM

Whoops, it's Monday, and I got so involved with my Catholics-only poll that I forgot to bring you this week's featured blog, Okie on the Lam, who was one of the very first bloggers ever to slip me into this blogroll, for which I am grateful.What Okie has that sets him apart from many bloggers is a very lucid writing style that wastes no time and gets to the point. He also ran one of the great blog serials - a compilation of the letters his father wrote to his mother during WWII which, if you … [Read more...]

If you’re a sucker for lists

Here are two: John at Right Wing News asked conservative bloggers who were their least-favorite conservatives. I did not participate in this poll. Happily, I wasn't named to it, either! :-) You'll want to go over there and see who did.Also, Mark at Decision '08 has the top ten leftist remarks upon President Bush naming UN Ambassador John Bolton via recess appointment. The originate, apparently in comments sections of lefty blogs. … [Read more...]