A 'mercan rues embarisin Obama

From I Think, Therefore I Err:Don’t you worry. I went to Blogging School. I know I’m obliged to post on the latest Obama elitist attack on me. The one where he is embarrassed about us lo class Americans who only speak ‘mercan.And I actually speak Spanish and English.And I still take his attack personally. There I was sitting in a cafe in Athens. I said καλημέρα (good morning) and then I had to point, yes point, at the menu to order. I could feel Obama’s eyes beating down on me from his home … [Read more...]

Critical Times for Critical Thought

A few weeks ago the Senate Intelligence Report, written by the Democrat-majority committee was released and the Washington Post dared to point out that the report stated very clearly that all of Bush's "lied" leading up to the Iraqi war were actually "substantiated by intelligence."Some readers of the piece, clutching their truthiness to them the way Obama accuses the Midwest of clutching their guns and bibles (bibles, truthiness, we're not so different, after all, are we?) seemed immune to … [Read more...]

Not what Thos. Jefferson had in mind…

A friend of mine read yesterday's piece on freedom of speech, powergrids, etc and after reading about the Pelosi-Claybrook bill, Hillary's remarks and the adventures up in Canada which do not seem so far removed from what we see moving toward the American mainstream, she considered that a government increasingly leaning toward the suppressing free speech and the creation of laws meant to diminish rather than enhance the liberties of it's citizens was perhaps not what Thomas Jefferson had in … [Read more...]

Sunscreen Commencement Address

Buster sent this my way and I share it with you. There is an urban legend about it, that the very good advice here was written by Kurt Vonnegut; it was actually written by Mary Schmich in the Chicago Tribute. I like the beat.Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.Floss.Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.Remember … [Read more...]

This guy is like…so right, you know?

Via Brutally Honest: … [Read more...]

What we don't know is a lot.

Dr Melissa Clouthier has a great post up about amazing people and nearly miraculous things. I urge you to go read it; my favorite part was this astounding video of what an autistic man can draw by memory after a 45 minute helicopter tour of Rome.We humans are wonderously, gloriously made, and for all we think we know, I don't think we understand a bare tenth of what makes us the creatures we are, about ourselves, our brains, our spirits and our beings.Related: Enlightenment through a … [Read more...]

McCullough's John Adams on HBO

Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney as John and Abigail AdamsWhen I was a kid it was a rare thing to own a book and a hardcover book was real treasure, so my family, now, will often gift me with hardcover books that I put into the "to read" pile, and sometimes I don't get around to reading the book until it comes out in soft cover.David McCullogh's comprehensive and incredibly readable John Adams was a book that had been in the pile so long I nearly missed it. I picked it up last week and … [Read more...]

Noonan, Buckley & the Paradox of Privilege

Thank heavens for Peggy Noonan who so often manages, so elegantly, to articulate the meandering germs running through my brain but remaining unexpressed due to my lack of skill.In appreciating William F. Buckley today she writes:...When Jackie Onassis died, a friend of mine who knew her called me and said, with such woe, "Oh, we are losing her kind." He meant the elegant, the cultivated, the refined. I thought of this with Bill's passing, that we are losing his kind--people who were deeply, … [Read more...]

Funniest. Blogpost. Ever.

I laughed and laughed at these two college level essays posted by Mamacita (she swears they're real). Then I read the comments section and laughed some more - full fledged tears streaming down my eyes.And I feel such love for the writers, too. Okay, I'm on painkillers (the lower dose) and loving everyone, but still. Both essays are brilliant in their ways, but I must vote the first as my favorite (since the second writer had a bit of an attitude); the first writer seemed to be sincerely … [Read more...]

Take a civics test – give it to your kid!

Instapundit links to this rather alarming report. Seems our college students do very poorly on civics tests (probably because they don't really teach "civics" - or what used to be called "civics" in high school anymore...but they do help students feel really good about themselves so...what could be wrong?)•Average scores for the 25 selective colleges — chosen for type, geographic location and U.S. News & World Report ranking — were much higher than the 25 randomly selected schools for both … [Read more...]