A pea too far…

Confederate Yankee has some fun giving a smackdown to Drudge for accusing the White House of faking their garden.I am not entirely sure that's what Drudge is doing. He calls it a "miracle grow" but I don't know that he isn't simply having fun with words. In any event, both Bob and Terresa at Noisy Room are quickly denouncing any suggestion of a "veggie-gate" which I think is wise. With some Sarah Palin supporters still protesting David Letterman, after Palin has accepted his apology, a … [Read more...]

Lileks on Letterman on Palin – UPDATED

If you have missed it, the old rule that you don't go after a politicians kids (which has been strongly, and correctly, in place under all Democrat presidents, and was even sometimes practiced about the Bush-twins) does not apply to Sarah Palin, and has never applied to Sarah Palin. You may get nagged at for observing that Michelle Obama looks like she is angry, but it's "funny pop-culture-coolness" to suggest that Sarah Palin (who is a stoopit hick, afterall) looks "like a slutty flight … [Read more...]

One of THOSE round-ups

Yes, this is going to be one of THOSE round-ups, where I clear off all my open tabs of things I just read, and pass them off to you; covering everything from my personal stuff to a video recommendation or two.Fluff: Ann Althouse is running the inevitable captioning thread on this picture. Now I am on record as finding Michelle Obama to be an attractive woman with a mostly pleasing sense of style (but dubious judgment, as in wearing $540 sneakers to a food bank). But I have to admit, my … [Read more...]

Why "the recession is over."

Yesterday, President Obama and Joe Biden went out and grabbed a burger in a bit of "we're just normal guys" political theater, a replay of what we saw back in 2004, when John Kerry and John Edwards went to Wendy's.A breathless press told us this was part and parcel of Ben Bernanke's statement that, while things must still bottom-out, and un-employment numbers are still going up, our economy was looking much better.So, in February, we were facing "catastrophe" and Obama didn't know if we'd … [Read more...]

Did Obama check his bow to Abdullah? – UPDATES!

Let me say right off the bat, I have never thought, as apparently many still do, that Barack Obama was a Muslim. Obama said he was a Christian, and - although it is difficult to believe he sat in Jeremiah Wright's church for 20 years and never heard him utter racist or anti-American sentiments - I tend to take people at their word, until their behavior informs me otherwise.Such is the case, here. President Obama's own behavior has me wondering.I don't like this video. Spin it any way you … [Read more...]


Friend Shana, who can read the writing on the wall, is doing a bigger garden than usual, this year and she says she'll be canning more fruits and vegetables, too.And, (eventually) she'll be taking care of the eggs. And the fried chicken, if they don't produce, I'll bet!Her chicks arrived today:Writes Shana:Please thank your readers from me for buying bumperstickers & T shirts & rosary bracelets, which funded our project! We got 14 laying hens, and the hatchery sent (free) 9 … [Read more...]

Workers: Embrace your mandatory volunteerism!

Comrades, I am out today, but wanted to throw a few links up.On the heels of the very interesting Mike Rowe, of "Dirty Jobs", and his thoughts on work, dignity and AIG rage, some very disturbing reading, much of it thanks to Larwyn:Every American a Volunteer: the incomprehensible legislation that is speeding through Congress and will take away your right to do or not do a thing. So much for Freedom in America, circa 2009.Obama presses for more power, less transparency. What you O-lovers … [Read more...]

The $13 a week stimulus – UPDATED

Hey, $13 dollars is $13, I guess. In January that falls to $8.Here is our 800 billion dollar stimulus mostly-spending bill we must see passed, and we must gratefully accept as the only possible solution to our "catastrophic" problems and our growing malaise. The ONLY solution.This other one, over here, brought up by another Democrat? Ignored. Just ignored.I just have one thing to ask:What does Michelle Obama suggest we do - how we will stimulate the economy with our $13?As I … [Read more...]

From Email: Fairness, Life, Secrecy, Caroline

Not too much hate-mail, lately, which is a nice change. Someone from the left actually wrote that she appreciated how "fair" I was to Michelle Obama on her clothes.Well, thank you, I try to be fair. No one can be, all the time, but I would hope that that correspondent has been at least as "fair" to Bush once in a while in the past few years. What am I saying, I'm sure she has been! :-)THANKING YOU for your prayers: This military family writes to tell me that Beloved is finally home, and … [Read more...]

Michelle Obama's Ball Gown

Alright, I haven't indulged my inner fashionista in a long time, but I must comment about Michelle Obama's Inaugural styles.First off, Mrs. Obama looked fantastic in this Narciso Rodriguez creation for the pre-inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial. She looked comfortable, the black-and-tan was dynamite on her and she looked warm; by far my favorite of her outfits. Everything about it - FABULOUS!Unfortunately, she did not look anywhere near as comfortable, or as warm, at the … [Read more...]