Christmas linking around

While the President-elect enjoys the links in Hawaii, Glenn Reynolds hears from readers about reduced crowds at resorts. Can you imagine the conniptions the press would have having if McCain had won and took the exact same vacation Obama is currently taking while "people are freezing to death and Americans are stuck at home..."I mean, I'm just sayin'.Meanwhile, the pope's excellent address to the Roman Curia got scammed by Reuters, who played with the Holy Father's … [Read more...]

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Guns, Bailouts, Gitmo and Soap

Retreat was excellent, but I need to process it a little before I write about it.Meanwhile, a quick look around tells me I didn't miss much, newswise.Guns: Instapundit links to two pieces on increased gun sales - or the perception of it. I don't know if I buy the cause and effect. I've been contemplating buying a gun for at least two years, and it has nothing to do with politics or social issues, or the election. It's because after reading female-authored articles on training with … [Read more...]

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Insomniac quick hits II

George W. Obama: Jim Geraghty identifies what would be an Obama Bushism, if such things were being observed and tallied:"You know, it's always a bad practice to say 'always' or 'never.'" — Obama, speaking in AmmanI know another:"Only a Sith speaks in absolutes."But I never could stay awake through that movie. Hot Air finds another.The verbal gaffes must be because Obama is tired. I can accept that; traveling knocks the crap out of me, and Obama really is "only human". But I can't h … [Read more...]

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Scanning the Sphere: quick hits

Found in the mailbox: No One Sees God; The Dark Night of Atheists and Believers by Michael Novak.Which reminds me, this is the best book I've read this year, reviewed here and here.We're painting another bedroom (I love it when my husband takes some vacation time) so here are some quick hits - follow the links, they're all good:From the Dept. of Obama's gotta learn to lighten up!: I can't believe the brouhaha over the New Yorker cover! Remember when Kilborn put the "Snipers Wanted" logo on … [Read more...]

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200,000 Condoms & some comments

Write a letter, save a life! The easiest task you'll have all day!Priorities in order, the UN sends 200,000 condoms to Myanmar, which the government has accepted. Perhaps those poor people can inflate them, tie them together and float out of there on them. (Margaret Cabaniss gives helpful links to Caritas International and Catholic Relief Services.)Demilitarizing America: it's the Smart-Obama thing to do. He's sounding dumber and dumber to me, and I'm sorry but doesn't he seem almost as … [Read more...]

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Things to read while my car gets fixed!

My car is giving me trouble, so while I'm chatting in the grease pit, take a look at the long version of the Jim Caviezel adoption story.Eric Pavlat on teaching the Frankenstein novel.The Sobran Method of teaching Shakespeare - very cute piece: When Joe was learning to read, I made him read aloud a single sentence from The Tempest:“Monster, I do smell all horse-piss; at which my nose is in great indignation.”(You won’t find that one in books of great quotations. Never mind the context. Jo … [Read more...]

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Questions in the Blogosphere III

Q: Anchoress, if someone tells you that you cannot be credibly pro-life until you adopt a sick baby, and then you go out and adopt a sick baby (and then a second) and that person - who promised to become "pro-life" if you did it - never kept his end of the bargain, what does that mean?A: It means you can't form a conscience in fits and starts. You cannot become "pro-life" because of what someone else does, unless you are really willing to let their actions open up within you what you have … [Read more...]

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More Questions in the Blogosphere

see more crazy cat picsThe other day - for reasons I don't understand - I tripped through the blogosphere Q & A style, and people seemed to like that.So, here are some more:Q: What is Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's motto for this session of Congress?A: Well, I am not privvy to the great-woman's thoughts, but it would appear to be, "Mr. President, tear down any economic advantages you might be pursuing for us, and while you're at it, please make us as vulnerable to the … [Read more...]

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Questions in the blogosphere

I'm kinda pooped from all the Benedict blogging of late. Meanwhile, a quick lookaround:From the Dept. of Silly Quesitons:Q: Did Laura Bush wear white to host the pope at the White House because she believes she is a monarch's wife or because she is signaling an assent to the rampant rumors that President Bush will become a Catholic when he leaves office?A: Cueing the Twilight Zone music, I'm going to hazard a guess: Mrs. Bush and Jenna Bush both wore black skirts to meet Benedict … [Read more...]

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A Peckish Peek-Around

I'm finding myself out of patience with blogging today - maybe I have spring fever. I'm craving a cup of coffee and a walk through a woods - so here's a quick look at what I've been looking at online, and then I think I'll make myself a large cup of Mystic Monk Dark Roast and I'll travel-mug it outside:The other day I wrote about Bobby Kennedy, today at Inside Catholic Mark Stricherz writes about the death of the Bobby Kennedy CoalitionAlso relating slightly to something else I wrote last … [Read more...]

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