Turn up the heat: Yes we can! – UPDATED

Or, more properly, you and I may be wandering around the house in sweaters, but President Obama can turn up the heat.Just days after calling DC folk wimps for not being able to handle a little snow, and just months after proclaiming his 43 word manifesto, we read a glowing article about President Obama which includes this warm narrative:The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit … [Read more...]

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Hurry Springtime!

Rescheduled for posting later:Double Hollyhocks via Burgess Seed & Plant Co.I love winter and snow, but I hate ice and these cold temps are a little wearying, so I am perusing a seed catalogue and imagining the warm sun on my face and my fingers in the freshly turned soil...I want wildflowers in my backyard, and daisies and daylillies...and the game to begin.I also want need a new coffeemaker. Here I am drinking what is unquestionably the greatest coffee in the world, with a … [Read more...]

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Peggy Noonan, Roger Ebert & me

Noonan - October 2005A few weeks ago I was reading Christopher Lawford's lovely, candid and affectionate remembrance of growing up in a particular time and place with a particular family, the Kennedys, circa roughly 1950-2000. It's called "Symptoms of Withdrawal." At the end he quotes his Uncle Teddy. Christopher, Ted Kennedy and a few family members had gathered one night and were having a drink in Mr. Lawford's mother's apartment in Manhattan. Teddy was expansive. If he hadn't gone into … [Read more...]

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Wednesday Linkfest!

Personally a difficult day over here for some family members who are crucible-stepping. If you could keep J and P in your prayers, I would really appreciate it.Meanwhile, there's plenty to read!Big Doings: for the launch of Big Hollywood. I like the Steyn quote highlighted by Ed Driscoll he's right!. And Driscoll is correct that editor John Nolte will keep the site provocative, smart and funny. I like the site a lot - it's quickly going to become yet another of my daily "must reads" and a … [Read more...]

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A 2008 Round Up

H/T to Pianogirl:And if you haven't yet read these, don't miss them:Dave Barry's always brilliant and gut-busting Year in Review. He does it again!NRO's The Cornermakes predictionsA Russian Professor: Gets in on the act; sez America will dieBeowulf: Sitting Next to a 16-Year-Old Kid, Watches Frasier on a Transcontinental Flight. Really. H/TA Day to Remember two American heroes.Bush was Right?: Maybe Gitmo isn't so bad...Bizzy Blog sez to VF: Oh yeah?No predictions this … [Read more...]

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Vote fraud: The ACORN Breakdown

A few weeks ago, I emailed Jim at Gateway Pundit, who I recall having what seemed like hundreds of links to past ACORN bad-behavior, in terms of voter registration fraud, voter intimidation, vote supression (tire slashing on election day) and more, and I said, "you should put together one large post that has ALL of your ACORN links."He wrote back that it sounded like a good idea, and now he has an approximation of that up at Pajamas Media. I think he has even more links but had no more room … [Read more...]

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Psycho-Manipulation on Climate, Psychedelic!

Graphic via BeldarMy latest piece for Pajamas Media, entitled, Psychologists Want to Purge Your Brain of Un-Green Thoughts, is up and running; it looks at how the anti-establishment renegades of 1968 now want you, forty years on, to fall in line and conform to the "environmental crisis" mentality they've been so aggressively pushing:Forty years after enlightened baby boomers and academics decried conformity and told the world to ignore “the establishment,” to not kowtow to “the man,” to “rap … [Read more...]

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When conventions were fun…

Supped out last night with some friends and one of them, a political maven, greeted me with,"have you been watching the convention? It's such garbage! Remember when it used to be fun? You'd have gavel-to-gavel coverage, you'd get to watch the platform fight - the roll call - it was great fun and you really got to see these people in action. It's all so scripted and polished and safe, now."Understand, this pal is a true TV News junkie - much more so than I ever was. She has always … [Read more...]

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Linking around…

A 9 minute video is usually not my speed, but this one's clever and fast-moving.The light sabers and "Kentucky Fried Analogy" cracked me up. (H/T Bookworm, who features another - succinct and entertaining - vid by one of the players, here.) I don't know who this guy is, but he's smart, charismatic as hell, and has beautiful eyes and a great smile.Bookworm is also calling olly-olly-oxen-free to "secret conservatives" in Marin County and elsewhere.It's a sad thing, isn't it, when … [Read more...]

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Quick Links, once around

Continuing the mental health day - some links you might like, a little off the beaten trail - and little commentary: "Being hated is like voodoo, it only works if you feel hated."The Pelosi, unwilling to allow a vote she cannot control, defines the term "petty tyrant," and demonstrates again that she'd rather adjourn than serve, that her congress is content to do nothing, , at all, rather than work out solutions.Can UK survive multiculturalism? Good question, good piece. I think you can … [Read more...]

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