Art Schmart, let’s have lunch

Riehlworld has posted some pictures - and a downloadable pdf of the whole collection - from the Austrian Art Project that has some folks up in arms.I think, as art, this stuff is only average stuff. A burka made from an American flag - oh, wow, how daring and original! A bikini-waxed woman wearing a UN symbol over her crotch. Yawn.I did think the "Empire on, Empire off" was clever, but it's only clever when looked at from the perspective of people who like to accuse the Bush … [Read more...]

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Subtle propaganda and how it works

Michael Yon has two slideshows to present to you, and some thoughtful commentary on propaganda, whether Iraqi or American-media produced, and the nuances and messages within.Go check out the slideshows...the Iraqis vote and raise their lifted finger to the strains of Aaron Copeland's "Fanfare for the Common Man."MSNBC's slideshow is rather less inspiring.H/T http://www.drsanity.blogspot.comSpeaking of propaganda - read how the press has misrepresented pretty much everything about Bill … [Read more...]

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The Worst Americans?

Alexandra at All things Beautiful is posting the results of a UK poll naming the 10 Worst Britons in the last 1000 years, (Thomas Becket?) and that's given her an idea - she wants bloggers to contribute their ideas on the worst Americans in the last 230 years.Siggy has commented on his nominees. He is predictably fearless, scathing and unstinting in his critique.I'm not sure I will be participating in this one - frankly, I want to kind of keep to thinking about Christmas - but keep checking … [Read more...]

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News you can use

We're all so busy, so just some links I wanted to share -Jimmie Bise brings us a great story about remarkable choral master. You'll love it, I promise.Jim also manages to note how cowardly congress is As Siggy notes, they speak in tonguesAlicia Colon rightly notes that political leaders were MIA during NYC's transit strike. Mike Bloomberg can't run again for Mayor, but the rest of them, Schumer, Clinton, Spitzer and Pataki, were all too cowardly to take on the issue. But they want to … [Read more...]

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Conservative Blogress Diva?

Gay Patriot is asking who you think she is - lots of great conservative women, there, but a few Cotillion gals are missing, and I think they ought to opine on that! :-) … [Read more...]

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I’m not posting this because it’s about me…

In fact, I've been dithering about it - wondering if I should, in fact, post something that is so overly-generous in its assessment of me. And ordinarily I would simply not post it, but it is so well done, it is SUCH a profound, insightful and beautiful piece on prayer, on what - on its most basic level - prayer is, and what it means to us human beings, that I have to link to it.Prayer certainly isn't for God. With or without our devotions, His power is constant.Prayer isn't even … [Read more...]

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A New Chesterton Blog

A man approaches, wearing sandals and simple raiment, a raw tomato held firmly in his right hand, and says, 'The affections of family and country alike are hindrances to the fuller development of human love'; but the plain thinker will only answer him, with a wonder not untinged with admiration, 'What a great deal of trouble you must have taken in order to feel like that.'" [G.K. Chesterton, in Heretics]The Blog of the Chesterton Society is here. And about time.H/T to SCA. … [Read more...]

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Thank you…

From time to time I get a notificiation from Amazon that someone has slipped a donation in through the Honor System button but without giving me a name to thank. While I would prefer to thank someone personally via email, I certainly understand the desire to be "anonymous." But I still want to acknowledge someone's kindness and generosity - so please accept my heartfelt thanks, you know who you are! … [Read more...]

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Sedation, Web Awards and random stuff

Web Award voting ends tomorrow (Thursday), and I expect my little blog will be very quiet, as tomorrow is also lumpectomy day, and I'm going to be sedated (I'm not happy about this sedation, thing...) and who knows what - if anything - I will be writing. If I do write it will probably be pretty grumpy or loopy.Grumpier, loopier, I mean.So, if you have been voting for my for Best Conservative Blog I thank you - I have made a better showing than I ever could have hoped for. And if you have … [Read more...]

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Aw, I’m Rudolph!

You Are Rudolph Sweet and shy, you tend to be happiest when you're making someone else happy.Why You're Naughty: You sometimes stick that nose where it doesn't belongWhy You're Nice: Christmas would be a sad affair without you!Which of Santa's Reindeer Are You?H/T Happy Catholic.Meanwhile, If you're writing Christmas-y there is a carnival! … [Read more...]

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