A sad painful life…

I learned today that another one of my "birth" brothers has died - that he died yesterday.He was much older than I. He was in the USAF and then married and out of the house by the time I was 6 or so, so my relationship with him was distant, but we "sort of" kept in touch. Moreso than other family members, anyway.I remember, when I was very, very small and he was home on leave, being fascinated by his blue eyes. Our father's eyes were a sort of hazel-blue that would change with mood and … [Read more...]

Joyless Prudes & Panics

I'm sorry but I'm really starting to lose patience with these decorate nothing because it might offend someone and don't let kids dress up for thanksgiving because it might give offense or re-inforce an old narrative that needs "correction."These people prattling on and on, trying to render everything sterile in the name of "sensitivity" and "accuracy" give me a pain in the ass. One wonders - if these practices are so "demeaning" and detrimental to society - how these enlightened folks (who … [Read more...]

Staggering bigotry of Kathleen Parker – UPDATED

After reading this execrable bit of bigotry and preening martyrdom by Kathleen Parker - who apparently has discovered that the magic formula for "instant media love" is "going maverick on your own tribe," - I am considering adding her to my list of Media Whores and Sad She-Clowns who - in excessive spurts of spirit brought on by sudden media praise - cross lines and go way too far.Parker, who had her right-wing, "Christianist" Conservative moments until she found her Smart-Kid-Inclusion sword … [Read more...]

Bush, Obama, & Ghosts of Hate – UPDATED

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.” Lincoln’s Second Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862.I would love nothing better than to be able to stop writing about "left" and "right." I wish we had a better vocabulary to describe our distinctions, because these … [Read more...]

Going after Joe the Plumber & America w/ UPDATES!

To my way of thinking, Joe the Plumber - singing the psalm of the common man, and representing the views of the middle class and what we once used to call "the Silent Majority" - has completely terrified the left, the Obama camp and the press.And so...he must be destroyed. So what happens to Mr. Wurzelbacher for expressing his views?Reports in the mainstream media appear claiming that he is unlicensed (even though he doesn't need one as an employee of a business or as a contractor working on … [Read more...]

Exploiting kids for Obama; 2 minutes hate – UPDATED

I sniff the wind of change, and it smells noxious and it seems suffocatingThis child has a lovely voice. The song is creeping me out."We're gonna spread happiness! We're gonna spread freeeeeeedom! Obama..."It creeped me out in 2000 when people stood on a streetcorner handing out lyrics and singing songs about how Hillary Clinton was "a human statue of liberty..." who would solve all the world's problems.It creeps me out even more to see children exploited - to serenade and "lighten … [Read more...]

"The fix is in, and it's working…"

Glenn Reynolds has this from a media newsroom:A READER AT A MAJOR NEWSROOM EMAILS: "Off the record, every suspicion you have about MSM being in the tank for O is true. We have a team of 4 people going thru dumpsters in Alaska and 4 in arizona. Not a single one looking into Acorn, Ayers or Freddiemae. Editor refuses to publish anything that would jeopardize election for O, and betting you dollars to donuts same is true at NYT, others. People cheer when CNN or NBC run another Palin-mocking but … [Read more...]

545 people with too much power…UPDATED

Steve at Wizbang says: amid our crisis, the Congress sends the president a big spending bill, full of earmarks, and containing fakery about offshore drilling Had enough yet?Charlie Reese skipped the part about the press than enables these 545 people, but he still wrote a beaut of a column - apparently back when Reagan was president - in the Orlando Sentinel. I note updates in the parentheses:The 545 People Responsible For All Of U.S. Woes BY Charley Reese(Date of publication unknown)-- … [Read more...]

Woman scolds press re Palin – UPDATED

Heh. I really hope someone got this on video:McCain in Scranton PA: The third question he took was from a well-spoken woman who first thanked McCain for picking Gov. Palin. Then she turned to the rear of the room (where the press are located) and called out shame upon you for your attack of Palin. She followed up this comment by asking where are the 30 investigators into [Obama crony William] Ayers.The chewing out actually got some coverage: 11:03 a.m. When asked about health care, Sen. … [Read more...]

Warnock: put down the sick, senile, elderly

"If you're demented, you're wasting people's lives -- your family's lives -- and you're wasting the resources of the National Health Service."So says Baroness Warnock, who has been advocating euthanasia in Britain for a long time is at it again.I'm too under the weather to write, but I address this troubled woman, when my brother was dying, in this piece:Our brother has lately gone quiet. He moans and coughs. When he does speak it is a word or two, soft and hoarse and largely … [Read more...]