Shameless Hill Shill on NBC

Lucianne highlights this video at her home page, and I think it's a pretty interesting one, for several reasons, first because the woman sitting next to Matt Lauer (I don't watch the show - who is that?) is all but wearing a "Vote for Hillary" button on her breast - there is a most unseemly gushing going on there that sets off all my antennae and makes me want to buy a pair of waders.The video is interesting, secondly, because at almost the same time Eric at Classical Values is noting … [Read more...]

Triangulating Blitzer: “Don’t pick on Hillary!

The press has spent years handling Hillary Clinton with kid gloves, and in doing so, they've created a bit of a media monster.Writing in The New Republic Michael Crowley relates that Mrs. Clinton has treated the press badly since the early 1990's (although Crowley does blame George W. Bush for that. Really.)"When there's a story they don't like, they seize on it and turn it back on the reporter, and make it about the reporter." (As First Lady, Hillary called for a public "frontal … [Read more...]

Mean reporters dared ask Poor Hillary real questions! – UPDATED

I wasn't going to "pile on" Poor Hillary Clinton about her crash-and-burn in the last Democrat debate. Everyone else was writing about it - which is what happens, when a candidate gives himself or herself away - so I didn't feel the need. I simply amused myself watching the video of her head bobbing, bobbing, bobbing in agreement with Tim Russert...until it stopped.But it seems Poor Hillary is feeling "piled on" by those mean boys. The boy reporters who dared to ask her actual, … [Read more...]

Clintons and the Christians third party gambit – UPDATED

[Jesus] then addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else. "Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector. The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, 'O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity--greedy, dishonest, adulterous--or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.' But the tax collector … [Read more...]

Hillary missed “Mister Soldier” moment

I was struck to read this piece from Richard Cohen, a good writer who is by no means a "wingnut conservative," passionately taking on the ad from last week. The ad managed to smear Gen. David Petraeus, show us what a few presidential candidates are made of, and apparently give America its first hard look at an organization which pours enormous money into Democrat coffers, and for that reason nearly owns leading Democrats.Cohen writes and leaves a mark: If there is a phrase more … [Read more...]

Immigration Debacle: All-or-nothingism begat nothing

Given the responses I got the last time I focused on this issue, I almost hate to bring it up...but here goes.I think Tony Snow is exactly right when he says here:"I deeply admire what [Mr. Bush] did on immigration and I think he's right," Mr. Snow said. "I think the policies the president outlined generally are the ones that eventually this country is going to adopt."Let us hope so, because the alternative "solutions" out there - "let everyone in and register them all Democrat" on … [Read more...]

Clinton-Hsu; I’ve already seen this movie – UPDATED

Driving today I heard a report on NPR that Norman Hsu was also a substantial donor to the Clinton Global Initiative. Yes, I was surprised to hear about it on NPR, too.Hsu also gave a hefty donation to the Clinton School of Public Service, which they are returning. But my! Hsu certainly spread it around all the little avenues of Clintonville very quickly - and thoroughly.From Instapundit: HSU LOVES YOU, BABY?When Bill Clinton received an award at a gala dinner honoring the late … [Read more...]

Dog days of August – UPDATED

I've gotten a few emails from folks concerned that I've been laid up with another ailment. Sorry I've been so quiet or raised concern. I'm's just been very busy. (And of course really backed up on email, again).So, we left Buster at dorm on Friday night, came home Saturday. I gave myself Sat/Sun/Monday to cry, be depressed and eat chocolate (I can't seem to get enough...I feel too young to be at this "next" stage - the empty nester - of my life) and yesterday it was errand-running … [Read more...]

Is Socialism incompatible with Religion, Monasticism?

A while back I wrote:The thing is, communism works in very small enclaves, in monasteries, for example, where everyone involved is entering willingly, is voluntarily looking to be denuded, is eager to “give stuff up” in an effort to attain something quite different from worldy “stuff.” Communism does not work, though, in a large-scale national situation whereby people are expected to sublimate themselves, their instincts and their ambitions for the good of the party. Socialism does not wor … [Read more...]

Hillary’s right; we ARE all in this together…

Hillary Clinton says she doesn't like all of this individualism stuff - the rugged individuality which is the very definition of America does not appeal to her very much. She prefers the socialist collective. Resistance is futile. "I prefer a 'we're all in it together' society," she said. "I believe our government can once again work for all Americans. It can promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none." [...] That means pairing growth with … [Read more...]