Headlines in my tab bar

A quick tear across the tabs:Private Pay Shrinks to Historic Lows. Hey, our newest car is nine years old. We'd love to help out the automakers by buying something new, but between the taxes, the raise-freeze, increased costs and so forth, it's not happening this year.On the same subject, Ed Morrissey says that if we haven't figured it out before, now is a good time to understand that we're in serious trouble, since Obama has decided to double down on the very disaster he whines about … [Read more...]

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Rounding Up the News UPDATED

:::UPDATE: BREAKING NEWS: NYC Car Bombing episode looks increasingly like work of terrorists. It takes a lot to get anyone to admit it. Let's be aware of this: were it not for technical difficulties last weekend in NY, and in the air last December 26th, we'd now be talking about two successful terrorist attacks on America, in the last 6 months.The Government is keeping its options open, though. You never know, this might have been the work of government-hating grandmas:Officials cautioned … [Read more...]

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Deadline linking – UPDATES

First I wrote something long and angry and decided that after five years of blogging I should know better than to write angry, so I dumped it.Then I got busy with something that I actually have to write on deadline.Then, I took a break, mosey'd over to Deacon Greg's establishment and found this:"From the beginning and throughout history, Peter has often been a wobbly rock, a source of scandal, corrupt, and yet this is the one - and his successors - whose task is to hold us together so that … [Read more...]

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What we missed this weekend

The coughing and hacking over here continues, but a quiet weekend helped me to get caught up on email, where one question was asked twice: "Anchoress, why didn't you go to CPAC 2010.Oh, gosh, I could answer that so many ways: that attending it with a rousing case of bronchitis would serve no one well; that I don't really self-identify as a "conservative." That lots of "pure" conservatives like to agree with me that I am "no true conservative." (What is the difference between Republicans and … [Read more...]

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That Bronchitis that was chasing me linkfest – UPDATED

It hasn't quite caught me, yet. But it seems to be gaining on me.Meanwhile, this made me laugh: "he's not an orator; he's a Republican".Blogging will be on and off today. Don't know how interesting it will be!Here are some links:Spengler: The Long-Term Employment Bust.Archbishop Dolan: It's a grand time to return to confession!More Lenten Reading Recommends. He Leadeth Me really is incredible.Also, Free Downloadable Lenten Reading and BooksFirst they excommunicate her, then they … [Read more...]

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Serving up hot links!

I will be out for most of the day, running errands, and won't be back to writing until the afternoon, but a few links to keep you amused:Picking up on yesterday's piece on the Sisters of Mary visiting Oprah, and the cheapening and distortion of our sexual understanding, a couple things. First, the sisters unveiled their new web site design, today, in honor of their 13th anniversary, so check be sure to check it out, and also, read what Fr. Z has to say about the sexualizing of children (seems … [Read more...]

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Politics & Religion until you puke

Lots and lots to read today, but I'll break it down for you, one section for religion, one for politics. Pols first - got this from Insty:You can read the lyrics here.SOTU Address: Obama "needs to come off as authentic".Come off? Perhaps this illustrates a big difference between Presidents Obama and Bush. Bush did not have to "come off" as authentic. He was authentic.Beltway Democrats (and to be fair, too many Beltway Republicans) do not understand it because they -as smart, … [Read more...]

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Missing Persons and more

Some completely unconnected links:Missing persons: Blogger Bookworm is sending out an SOS to other bloggers trying to alert people to this story about a couple who may be lost in the snows:Ryan Barrett and his girlfriend, Viola Liu left on Saturday, January 16, at 2:00 p.m. to go camping with their three dogs (2 huskies & a lab) in his red 2005 Toyota Tacoma pick up truck (with shell.) They were scheduled to return home on Monday evening, January 18, 2010. We have not heard from … [Read more...]

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Random Must-Reads

Collected in my tab-bar since I started feeling cruddy - might as well share with you all the things I have either read or "been meaning to get to reading..." All submitted mostly without comment, because I'm still not 100%."We are at war...":The president went on to say that while America will strengthen its defenses, "we will not succumb to a siege mentality that sacrifices the open society and liberties and values that we cherish as Americans, because great and proud nations don't … [Read more...]

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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...]

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