Why don't you "hate" Obama?

That's a provocative headline, I know, but it is not meant to provoke. It's a real question, inspired by some of my emails from people taking me to task for insufficient appreciation of our current president, and for unseemly appreciation of our previous president, whom they and the world "hate." The question is also inspired by something I noticed while I was digging up articles on the good President Bush has done in Africa - that many people who wish to give Bush anything resembling even the … [Read more...]

School Choice in DC; a no-brainer!

Take a few minutes to watch this excellent video from PJTV, focusing on the Obama administration's ending a successful scholarship program that has allowed students to get out of the failing, miserable public schools in the District of Columbia (where more than $15,000 a year is spent, per student, with dismal results). The September 30 protest garnered little attention, but PJTV attended and asked good questions. Pay attention to the former Headmaster of Sidwell Friends School (where Chelsea … [Read more...]

Global Warming Fakery & Gore

Lots of people talking about this admission by the BBC that the earth has been cooling, not warming) for over a decade. Longtime readers know my thoughts on this hooey; I am glad to see this. There is lots of new information coming out indicating that the whole AGW boondoggle was, always, a boondoggle, ("yeah, that earth shaking data? We lost it! and those hockey sticks? Um, kinda...never mind about that!" That makes me glad, all this boondoggle-unveiling. Glad doesn't feel like much, … [Read more...]

Just breathe…

A bit of serenity from the Desert Fathers and Mothers 1) Evagrius Ponticus wrote, "A prisoner in chains cannot run. Neither can a mind incarcerated by emotion discover the place of spiritual prayer. Impassioned thoughts abuse it roughly. It cannot be resolute and serene." He also wrote: "When your attention wanders, pray. As Paul wrote, 'pray with fear and trembling' sincerely and carefully. This is the way we should pray, because evil forces are attempting to hold us back." 2) Brother … [Read more...]

Michelle Obama deserves Peace Prize, too!

I said Fridays will be devoted to faith (and this one still will) unless there is breaking news, and unfortunately, today there is breaking news that cannot be ignored: U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for offering the world hope and striving for nuclear disarmament in a surprise award that drew both warm praise and sharp criticism. The bestowal of one of the world's top accolades on a president less than nine months in office, who has yet to score a major … [Read more...]

Does Obama know who we are?

The cruelest, most violent Samurai in Japan decides he wants to become enlightened. He bursts into the home of an esteemed Zen Master and demands that the Master teach him how to become enlightened. The Zen Master looks deeply into his eyes and says, "No. You are a dirty, vicious Samurai. I will not teach you." Enraged, the Samurai yanks out his sword and places it right at the Zen Master's neck. He hollers, "Do you have any idea who I am? I am the cruelest Samurai in the world. I can … [Read more...]

Press fact-checks everyone but Obama

If you have not been paying attention, it's time to start. As you undoubtedly know, last week's episode of Saturday Night Live began with an impression that dared to mock President Obama, which -in the minds of our betters in the media- is simply not done. Tina Fey can (incorrectly) portray Sarah Palin as saying she could "see Russia from my house," and that is considered "spot-on" by CNN (their words) but a comic cannot suggest that President Obama has actually done (or left undone) things he … [Read more...]

Will Tiny Israel Save the World?

“‘The intelligence that we had from the U.S. Olympic Committee and Chicago bid team was that it was very close and therefore well worth our efforts,’ said Valerie Jarrett, a senior White House advisor. ‘The message was that … a personal appeal from the president would make a huge difference.’” -- Source (H/T) Another president brought low by bad intelligence, even with a dazzling presentation. Okay, I'm joking. And for crying out loud, we should be able to joke about not getting … [Read more...]

Catching up on random things…

The US has relinquished control of the internet. Most powerful communication tool out there -potent delivery system for the weapon of ideas. Why should we want to control that? The internet is a pain, the MSM has to keep scrubbing it all the time! Then again we apparently do want to control this? About the Vinegar at Jesus' Crucifixion: We'd talked about it a little here, but Julie at Happy Catholics has been resourceful about it and you'll want to read what she's dug up. It's VERY … [Read more...]

Did the IOC recognise a weak horse? UPDATES

Okay, so Chicago did not get the Olympics. I was certain Obama was going to Copenhagen because it was a done deal, and he'd get a little glory for bringing the Games to his home city, and show everyone how much the world loved him. I was wrong. But this is a big story -and a bit of an embarrassment for the president- for one reason, and one reason only: the excessive, slobbering press created gigantic expectation. Listening to CNN this morning, you thought this was a "done" deal, the IOC was … [Read more...]


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