"Make it stop…"

If you have never seen it, and I am betting you have not, do yourself a favor and rent a copy of Big Trouble. Released too soon after 9/11-when America had no patience for stories with naked cops running through airports while nuclear suitcases were being smuggled through airport security ("it's a garbage disposal...")-the film (which is based on the book by Dave Barry) deserves to be seen. It's irreverent. It's ineptly violent. It has goats on runways. It's glorious. And at the very end, … [Read more...]

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DHS documents picking a fight? UPDATED

Boy, I don't like that header, and hope it won't come to that, but who knows anymore?I really did not want to get back into politics so soon - I have other things on my mind - but I'll just throw these out and you guys make your own stew.Item: Gov. Rick Perry joined state Rep. Brandon Creighton and sponsors of House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 50 in support of states’ rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.“I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its … [Read more...]

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If this is correct, liberty is almost gone -UPDATED

I am going to look around more before commenting further, but if this is correct then we're looking at something very bad, indeed....the democratically lead Congress has proposed the “Pay for Performance Act” which passed Thursday with even some Republican Congressman voted for it. ... The scariest part of the bill is that while you’re serving as a “volunteer,” you’re prohibited from participating in worship and church activities, political rallies and being involved in a union. In short, your … [Read more...]

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A Recovery Party? Random Chills, Thrills & Myths

Comrades, it's difficult to keep up, but the mandatory service requirement requires that you try. The oxymoronic thing passed in the Senate. It passed by a healthy margin.Yesterday a thoughtful young 24 year old whom I have known since he was about 10 or 11 sent along this piece about California regulating car colors, and I wrote back - feeling a little bit like King Arthur in the last scene of Camelot, "someday you will tell your children about the mythical land of America, where people … [Read more...]

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Saintly Relics, Babylon & Nimrod

As a Benedictine Oblate, it was with great joy that I read this article on the discovery of ancient relics, including one of our Holy Father, St. Benedict:The new medieval gallery at the British Museum is full of beautiful images of saints in ivory, stone, gold and wood - but invisible to visitors, it also holds the bones of 39 real saints, whose discovery came as a shock to their curator.The relics, packed in tiny bundles of cloth including one scrap of fabric over 1,000 years old, were … [Read more...]

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Obama & Co Theater: Chaos & Cajolery UPDATED

Okay, so...60 days into this new presidency, it looks to me like we're going to spend the next four years watching a non-stop play of infinite acts. With none of the wit or wisdom of Pride & Prejudice, Obama and Company are going to treat us to Chaos & Cajolery.Basically, the theater production is 137 acts (presented without intermission) of Barack Obama and/or any one of his supporting players (from the veep, the speaker, the secstate, the sectreas and on down to the lowly press … [Read more...]

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American Leningrad – UPDATED

You'll want to read neo-neocon today.She's got quotes by Lenin and thoughts on Dostoevsky and yes, it's all relevant, relevant, relevant.The quotes from Lenin are chilling and you will be able to relate all of them to what is happening in America, today, even though President Obama insists it's not, and that he's no socialist, nope, not him! Bush was the socialist, yep, yep, yep.Bush made his mistakes, and the damn bailout in October was a biggie, but he was no deliberate socialist.A … [Read more...]

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A TRILLION Dollars in New Taxes!

A TRILLION!I am unconvinced that Americans - wanting to fell good about themselves and be optimistic and "hopeful" in 2008 - really thought this was the change they were voting for:1) On people making more than $250,000.* $338 billion - Bush tax cuts expire * $179 billlion - eliminate itemized deduction * $118 billion - capital gains tax hike ... The business tax hikes are even worse. Obama will increase taxes on existing American oil production starting in 2011. Do we have … [Read more...]

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Economic Woe and Faith

I hate to sound like I'm just gratuitously picking on President Obama, but thanks in very large part to his incessant doomsaying and the very troubling sense that Tim Geithner seems clueless over at Treasury, consumer confidence hit a record low in February.Anyone surprised? No one wants to buy anything; no one wants to make a move, anywhere. Everyone is terrified and uncertain. Except, apparently, the chutzpah-filled Democrats, who are now pushing for another 400 Billion to keep the … [Read more...]

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Scrubbing the News for Obama

Remember yesterday, I wrote:Okay, show of hands, how many of you were surprised that this story saw the light of day: Dobson students question Obama’s planYes, it was surprising to see the press report on students making negative remarks on Obama, wasn't it?So today per Instapundit:AIRBRUSHING IN THE EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE? So I linked to a story on high school students skeptical about Obama’s stimulus speech. Now the story has the same headline, but the quotes are missing, replaced by a bu … [Read more...]

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