Our freezing summer makes me gripe

It's freezing here; we can't swim, can't have the windows open. Every day is cold. It just convinces me more than ever that solar flares (or the lack of them) have more to do with the ever-changing climate of planet earth.And more resentful of policies, programs and restrictions put in our way, in service to the hoo-hah of Mr. Gore. And why this ticks me off, too. And this. And why not, anymore?I am most seriously unhappy today.The prescient satirical genius of Paddy ChayefskyIn … [Read more...]

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Feeling blogged out? UPDATED

Amba wonders if some bloggers are feeling blogged out?A bunch of us seem to have gone blooey all at once, as if responding helplessly to some shift in the heavens, or in the collective unconscious. The cultural wavefront has moved on, but whither? Twitter feels transitional, somehow. But blogging just seems to have peaked and ebbed . . . to have reached a saturation point, or point of diminishing returns. Maybe after several years of emptying out our minds daily (like chamber pots?) a lot … [Read more...]

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An Exceedingly Interesting Round-up

You will like this round-up of links. No, seriously, you will; it is full of chewy, satisfying round-uppy goodness, and contains no artificial sweeteners, and I will fully resist the urge to fall into my cowgirl lingo of yore. Some religion, some politics, some gossipy stuff.Bookworm: is wondering if Obama is an atheist:Obama’s White Houses instinctively uses the same wishy-washy language atheists use: “My heart is with you.” “My thoughts are with you.” “I send you my wishes.” No prayer … [Read more...]

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"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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Amusing husband – UPDATED

My husband came home from work today at 5 P.M.This is something he has not done in our 26.5 years together, so understandably, I was concerned; he immediately began rummaging the kitchen for dark chocolate, which is his one vice.I held my breath and asked the dread question: "You didn't get laid off, did you?""No," he said, munching."Well, er...if you're feeling unwell, you probably shouldn't be eating chocolate."He raised his eyebrows. "This from the woman who thinks chocolate should … [Read more...]

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Linkaround; Flowers & Weeds

It's spring; that time before summer when you get to decide what's a flower and what's a weed.Kind of like that with the news, too. Let's look around - lots of stuff I've been meaning to share with you, and you can determine the weeds from the flowers on your own!Quote of the day, week, month, etc:Isn't it fabulous how Obama has reconciled with our enemies and put fear into the hearts of Americans? Does any image illustrate so neatly the wrongheadedness of the Obama administration than … [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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Some Housekeeping

Please pray for Heather, who is pregnant and now diagnosed with what seems to be an aggressive cancer. She is taking light radiation (with protection for the baby) and responding well to that, but she has a long way to go. Doctors hope to take the baby in April, provided its lungs can handle it. This young woman, her baby and her family, need lots of prayers.Congrats to Ann Althouse who has gone and gotten engaged to a fella who started out as a commenter on her blog, and has become her … [Read more...]

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Obamarama Linkapalooza

Actually, the Linkfest will be coming up, but I had to share Chris Muir's great cartoon, (H/T Amused Cynic):Oh, come on, laugh! If you're not allowed to laugh at your president, then you're already not free!Check back for lots of links! Today will be a "day of continual linking" with constant updates, so keep coming back! One quick thought: If any congressional critter needs an excuse to suddenly "switch my vote in order to take a serious look at this provision, they've got it. And … [Read more...]

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Fastest. Linkaround. Evah.

Panetta, Rendition;, who knew?Hitchens on Lincoln; always worth reading, even if Newsweek isn't.Hey, Juden: don't fly that flag...It's the oldest hate. But that doesn't make it the smartest!Calvinist in Calvin Klein?: Pastor James Dean!Maureen Dowd: 14 years oldBono: Taking writing work away from actual writers? Maybe, but he's a better writer than Dowd, hands down.Faith in freedom and people: Reminds me of a line spoken by Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, but are these Iraqi … [Read more...]

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