Chesterton & Lewis warn against tyranny

G. K. Chesterton's helpful assessment of fundamental liberty. By his measure, our liberty is indeed threatened."The free man owns himself. He can damage himself with either eating or drinking; he can ruin himself with gambling. If he does he is certainly a damn fool, and he might possibly be a damned soul; but if he may not, he is not a free man any more than a dog." - Broadcast talk 6-11-35Emphasis mine. Jay at STACLU has a great quote on a similar theme:“Of all tyrannies, a t … [Read more...]

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Fun Fact Friday

Ralph Peters spells out some facts:...I happen to agree with Sen. Barack Obama...the terrorists had a tenuous connection with Saddam's regime. But it's 2008, not 2003. And our next president will take office in 2009. It's today's reality that matters.* After our troops reached Baghdad, al Qaeda's leaders made a colossal strategic miscalculation and publicly declared that Iraq was now the central front in their jihad against us. Matter of record, in the enemy's own words. * Some Iraqi Sunni … [Read more...]

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Obama says the strangest things…

We're still busy in the yard, so blogging will be light, and I know everyone else in the world is writing about McClellen's book (what a lovely distraction to all the good news coming out of Iraq, ain't it?) so I don't have to.But glancing through the news I did see one thing I thought was kind of weird, about Barack Obama and a remark he made. The article is mostly about how Obama is losing popularity in the states he's won, and it's worth reading, but this was the weird part:Speaking to … [Read more...]

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The Talked-Down Economy circa 2005 – UPDATED

:::This is a repost of a piece from December of 2005, which I came across while researching this post. I reprint it here to give a little perspective on just how determinedly the press has been talking down the economy, and for how long. It's really staggering to consider.:::THERE GO 800,000 JOBS? NOT REALLY!Joseph at Straight Shot of Politics has decided that he is a consumer of news and information, while I and others like me are not so much consumers of news and informations as … [Read more...]

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Satire day: What the NY Times meant to say:

On Sunday, May 18, an editorial critical of George W. Bush and his increasingly aggressive negativism was published in the NY Times. What follows is that editorial in its first draft.After nearly 8 years of what we now admit was sometimes over-the-top vilification of the man, we need to take a step back this morning, and declare a truth to the American public and most of the world: George W. Bush is not a bad man.We have rightly decried his policies; every move he has made, from not … [Read more...]

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I couldn't watch this poisonous hate – UPDATED

I tried, I really tried to watch this over-the-top rant by Keith Olbermann. I couldn't do it. I kept thinking any second a fuse was going to pop out of the crown of his head and begin to sizzle and burn until his head exploded. Kaboom!He opens his mouth and all I can hear is a guy completely owned by hate, and out of control with it.I wonder if the irony is lost on Olbermann that this year he and his media co-horts (like Chris Matthews, David Schuster and others) have had to apologize … [Read more...]

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Color-blind Bush, Racist Hillary? – UPDATED

Things certainly seem upside down all over, don't they? Looking over pictures of the Bush wedding this past weekend, someone commented that the Clinton's would never have had a private wedding without the press,"but if they did, they'd still make sure every story mentioned that the preacher marrying the couple was African-American. The Clinton's never, ever missed an opportunity to pander or play the race card, although in such a case, it would be seen as noble, rather than racist. But the … [Read more...]

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Obama's 57 States & other lessons

Sure, it's just a goofy, clumsy mispeak that could happen to anyone. The sort of thing I ordinarily wouldn't even write about because we all misspeak. It happens.But...I dunno...I'm not a spiteful sort but it seems like there just needs to be some balance, doesn't it? If Bush had talked about visiting "57 states" we'd see it run on every channel, in an endless loop, for days on end. We'd be hearing "moron, moron, moron," etc.I don't think Obama is a moron and I would never call him that. … [Read more...]

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This is "risque"?

Is it me, or does it seem like reporters aren't even trying to make sense anymore?Tricia Nixon was risque in a sleeveless gown at her Rose Garden wedding.Oh please. In 1971, this might have been fashion forward, very lovely and "different" (neither hippy-granny dress, nor blowsy meringue) but it was hardly "risque," especially for a wedding held in a garden instead of a church.Blah, blah, blah, Jenna is not having a White House wedding because blah, blah, George Bush isn't running for … [Read more...]

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More Questions in the Blogosphere

see more crazy cat picsThe other day - for reasons I don't understand - I tripped through the blogosphere Q & A style, and people seemed to like that.So, here are some more:Q: What is Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's motto for this session of Congress?A: Well, I am not privvy to the great-woman's thoughts, but it would appear to be, "Mr. President, tear down any economic advantages you might be pursuing for us, and while you're at it, please make us as vulnerable to the … [Read more...]

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