Reactions, Media "errors" and more

Button, button, who's got the button? McCain/Palin merchandise is flying off the shelves.Meanwhile, my pal Shana (she runs that rosary bracelet business in the right column ad) reports that she's enjoying watching her buttons run huge numbers popular on facebook flair - not that I actually know what that means - but if you want to make your own buttons, while you're waiting for "official" ones, these Palin vs Obama buttons are getting a lot of hits here.Although I must say I like the look … [Read more...]

Reactions to McCain's Speech

I've been an imperfect servant of my country for many years. But I have been her servant first, last and always. And I've never lived a day, in good times or bad, that I didn't thank God for the privilege. -- John McCain, Sept 4, 2008Sen. John McCain is not a natural at the teleprompter, and his speech was at least ten minutes too long, but he struck the right tones, and the last twenty minutes of his speech were humble, heartfelt and tremendously moving - moving enough so that the last … [Read more...]

McCain/Palin Button & More Obama/McCain/Palin

After reading the griping from the left that Gov. Palin was "too snarky" and "disrespectful" to Obama (who, if he wants to be president will have to get as tough as President Bush in the face of criticism), I asked Shana if she could create a new button, with the words "Audacity & Hope" or "Audacious & Hopeful." She did a great job!More Shana Buttons HereI like the button so much, I'll keep it at top for the day!John Wayne, in Lipstick. 7:43 PMMessage to GOP and Conservatives: … [Read more...]

Palin a news Powerhouse

I feel like I am drowning in news, there is so much of it. I had not planned to, but I am going to - in the face of all of this news - continue the Insta-pundity format I used yesterday, which helps make things more readable, I think. What do you think? Please let a comment and tell me if you hate it or like it.Oh, what did "I" think of the speech? I thought she was actually "better" (not by much) on Friday - a little more relaxed. But after the six day baptism of nukes that she'd endured, … [Read more...]

Liveblogging the Palin Speech

Okay, as earlier today, just keep scrolling down -latest posts will be on top. Althouse also live blogging as is Melissa Clouthier More here.First remarks from the Obama team is weak - very weak - "Her speech was written for her." Wow. THAT has never been true of any politician before! I think the Obama camp must be worried, so they're doing what Democrats always do when they're worried, they're going after George W. Bush (Hypothetically) Full Text of Speech here She hit a home run; … [Read more...]

Running Sarah Palin Thread of Hate & Doooom!

I'm liveblogging the RNC convention and the Giuliani/Palin speeches hereRegarding Gov. Sarah Palin, the press and the Angry Left remind me of those beetles in the film The Mummy - the pass over something in a swarm and it is destroyed and stripped bare...we must be reaching the climax of Palinsanity, or will do so tonight, because I don't see how this intense, unhinged hate can go much further. But haters always manage to surprise me...There is so much out there that this is going to be a … [Read more...]

Gov. Palin's "muscular world of action…"

In an email, Steve Schippert of Threatswatch sent this piece by Victor Davis Hanson, on Why We Like Palin So Much - I personally think much of it is due to her authenticity - but I liked the whole piece and was taken with this excerpt:If she can beat off the frothing Newsweek/MSNBC/New York Times inbred rabid wolves, and do it with the grace she has shown so far, she will fill a deep yearning among Americans for someone like her...So apparently they are eager to see a rare politician who is … [Read more...]

Reluctantly blogging the convention – UPDATED

As regular readers know, I watch very little-to nothing by way of tv news, unless it's breaking, but I thought I'd watch a bit of the convention tonight. I'm still going to try. But honestly, after flipping from cable channel to cable channel and discovering I just couldn't abide any of those people, not on CNN, not on MSNBC (I used to like Matthews, but my GAWD he looks and sounds like a damn crank, anymore), not on FOX.Tossing the remote I bellowed, "Isn't there anyone I actually want to … [Read more...]

Wall-to-Wall "Palinsanity" & BUTTONS!

Buttons thanks to Shana!Althouse coined the word "Palinsanity" and one of her commenters made a palindrome to describe the whole movement of the left and the press: Harassarah....that would be, Harass Sarah. It's all they can do, because the left is clearly out of its collective mind over this woman, and they're only going to get worse. And it's all going to backfire on them. Big time. And the left is utterly destroying their own credibility with regards to women and family issues. As I … [Read more...]

Anchorpoll: Does Sex Ed Prevent Teen Pregnancy?

I just need to ask it.Let me state up front that I believe Sex Education is the responsibility of parents, and that a part of responsible parenting is comprehensive sex education: talking clearly, openly and often with your kids about human sexuality, natural urges, hygiene, masturbation, abstinence, forms of birth control etc, along with moral guidance reflecting your family's belief system or "humanist" ethics.Does anyone know what the sex-ed curriculum is in Alaska?Having endured sex … [Read more...]


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