Our freezing summer makes me gripe

It's freezing here; we can't swim, can't have the windows open. Every day is cold. It just convinces me more than ever that solar flares (or the lack of them) have more to do with the ever-changing climate of planet earth. And more resentful of policies, programs and restrictions put in our way, in service to the hoo-hah of Mr. Gore. And why this ticks me off, too. And this. And why not, anymore? I am most seriously unhappy today. The prescient satirical genius of Paddy Chayefsky In … [Read more...]

Obama: the Opposite of America

I had this awful feeling, a few months into Obama's presidency, that he had no wish to lead the nation, but to rule it. One of his minions (I can't remember who, sorry) had actually used the phrase "when Obama rules" prior to his inauguration, but I'd excused it as a misspeak. Now, I am not so sure. In five years of blogging, I have never called a president by anything but his name or his title. I have booted people who have tried to call past or current presidents by foul nicknames. … [Read more...]

Miranda Rights for Terrorists & President Opposite

Over breakfast, my husband and I were discussing President Obama's Cairo speech, wherein he lectured the West about the freedom of Muslim women to wear the hijab (Obama called it a hajib; is either correct?), but said nothing about Muslim nations giving them the freedom to not wear the covering, if they choose. "He speaks here about nations not having the right to tell other nations what to do," my husband mused, "but does precisely the opposite with regards to Israel; he's always telling … [Read more...]

Fun Game, Oratory Page & other stuff

Fun Game: Google "Obama agrees with Bush on Plame" & count the news outlets covering it. ZERO. unless you're looking at stuff from 2005, in which case you'll find tons of articles from Time, Newsweek and the rest decrying the "outting" of a Langley desk jockey; another of those "great moral imperative" stories that seem, well, so unimportant, now that Obama is president. My New Idea: An Oratory Page. Once this promised site re-do actually happens (and a get a few projects out of the way) I … [Read more...]

Prejean; cautionary tale for Christians – UPDATED

Good for her. In America, we should not be watching a person endure character assassination and the possible loss of livelihood because she has committed the sin of daring to hold a "politically incorrect" position. Carrie Prejean was asked a question and she answered it. In America, once upon a time, the people who referred to themselves as "liberal" believed that one was entitled to one's opinion and to full respect for it. Currently in America, every diversity is celebrated except the … [Read more...]

An Exceedingly Interesting Round-up

You will like this round-up of links. No, seriously, you will; it is full of chewy, satisfying round-uppy goodness, and contains no artificial sweeteners, and I will fully resist the urge to fall into my cowgirl lingo of yore. Some religion, some politics, some gossipy stuff. Bookworm: is wondering if Obama is an atheist: Obama’s White Houses instinctively uses the same wishy-washy language atheists use: “My heart is with you.” “My thoughts are with you.” “I send you my … [Read more...]


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