Ah, the good old Stasi!

As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of its fall, the 'nets are abuzz over this interesting column in the Guardian, UK; it is written by a woman named Bruni de la Motte, who kind of misses that old Berlin Wall and her East German existence:On 9 November 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down I realised German unification would soon follow, which it did a year later. This meant the end of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), the country in which I was born, grew up, gave birth to my two children, … [Read more...]

The shadow of the jackboot…

I have only just begun to read news about The Ghastly Mrs. Pelosi's machinations, or the single-mindedness of the president who flinches at the slightest criticism but seems not to care about the CIC part of his job, and the passing of the monster bill, and also about some of the troubling rumbles coming out of Europe. While reading, I had the overwhelming image of the shadow of a jackboot, poised just above our nation.Socialism is an opportunistic infection of the body politic. It occurs … [Read more...]

Serving up hot links…

There is so much out there, let's take a quick look around, shall we?Students in Iran, just wanna know: "Obama, are you with us, or with the regime". Oh, don't ask Obama; he really doesn't know. All he knows is, if Bush was for you (and he was), Obama must be against you. He'd really like to help you, but it's the rules. Sorry.Keith Hennessy: Enough already, with the 'inherited debt' lies. Ed Morrissey agrees and writes:...bear in mind something Hennessey doesn’t state: these deficits … [Read more...]

NY-23, Free Speech & the Fog -UPDATED

Read this.The internet chapter of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a secret copyright treaty whose text Obama's administration refused to disclose due to "national security" concerns, has leaked. It's bad. ...ISPs have to cut off the Internet access of accused copyright infringers or face liability. This means that your entire family could be denied to the internet -- and hence to civic participation, health information, education, communications, and their means of earning a living -- … [Read more...]

Four Amusing Links – UPDATED

UPDATE: Okay, call it FIVE amusing links, thanks to IowahawkFirst up: Mark Steyn had me guffawing over my cornflakes this morning with this one:The Senior Advisor [Valerie Jarrett] seems to have forgotten that she is the power. Admittedly, this is a recurring lapse on the part of the administration. There was Barack Obama only the other day blaming everything on the president — no, no, silly, not him, the other fellow, the Designated Fall Guy who stepped down as head of state in January to a … [Read more...]

Pelosi's Bunker Mentality

Barack Obama seems content to let Nancy Pelosi do whatever she wants. I guess he's the campaign guy and she's the actual govern-er? Clearly, he holds neither himself nor his partner, The Pelosi, to these promises which were, after all...just words.So, a few hours ago, I read this:As Steny Hoyer talks, a Republican aide reports that: "Dems are blocking access to their press conference. There is a list, and if you're not on it, you can't get through." The aide points out: "This is a … [Read more...]

Yes, they're the Establishment, now…UPDATED

Good to hear John Fogarty's voice, in this video by Moe Lane, who writes, "Congratulations, Democrats, you're 'the man,' now." (h/t Instapundit)Related reading from Jay Ambrose:Here, after all, is the guy who was going to find the middle, moderate way on issues, who was going to be bipartisan, whose administration would be utterly transparent, who would never kowtow to special interests, who would never mislead the public and who would be utterly, wholly accountable for his actions. As … [Read more...]

Lymphoma & Heart By-Pass in America

So, much better over here; thanks for all of your good wishes. I think a combination of a super-busy weekend, some lapses with the vitamins and a bug all created a sort of perfect storm over here -was never feverish, just lots of joint pain- and for some reason today my tongue hurts, but otherwise, the ship is aright.But I had some serious news over the weekend, about some friends of ours.1) Adam, age 18, was away at school and feeling short of breath. First they thought it was a cold, … [Read more...]

How much does Contessa Brewer earn? UPDATED

Because she makes some really egregious mistakes over there at MSNBC (one of the White House Designated "Real" News Channels), so I want to know.I mean, during the summer, Brewer did some primo race-baiting as she (and others at White-House-Approved-and Met-With) MSNBC went out of their way to hide the race of a videotaped, gun-carrying tea-partier (ahem, he was African American) in order to suggest that the rally attendees were all a bunch of ignorant white racists who were probably … [Read more...]

Big Doings in Rome & London?

Now what can this be all about?I get an email from my Li'l Bro Thom (who likes show tunes, a lot, and is often peppering his emails with Broadway lyrices) "Could be, who knows? There's something due any day, I will know, right away...soon as it shows..."He was writing about this bit of a blurb from Deacon Greg, who got it from American Papist, who got it from Damian Thompson:We inform accredited journalists that tomorrow, Tuesday 20 October 2009, at 11am, in the John Paul II Hall of the … [Read more...]


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