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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Podcast; Office for the Dead (for Iran)

As I explain in the podcast, after turning alternative media for lack of MSM coverage, and reading tons of material on Iran, and listening to the president's remarks, and reading Twittered Tweets from people in Iran trying to get information and images out of that country, I was already inclined to pray for the people of Iran. Then, after seeing a few horrific videos, and one awful picture (very graphic, you are warned), I have decided to pray the Office for the Dead, for those losing their … [Read more...]

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Iraqis get the hang of voting! Obama ignores.

You're looking at Liberty, touching the future... (Essam al-Sudani/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)"Democracy! Whiskey! Sexy!"Predictably - because this was effected by President Bush - the American press is barely mentioning it (last night I could find exactly one story about it, and that was by the BBC) but 15 million registered Iraqis went to the polls today:One Sunni Arab man strolling through Baghdad, Ali Sabah, 26, told CNN he is looking forward to casting a ballot. "Democracy i … [Read more...]

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Longest. Linkaround. Evah.

Settle in for a long 'un, kiddies.Start here (h/t Ann Althouse):Hey, according to the press, wars are challenging, serious and difficult to win. Funny how perceptions change when parties change in the White House, innit? Iraq suddenly looks different, too! Or...actually...maybe the same!President Bush has declared Washington DC a state of emergency to help secure and pay for Obama's inaugural. Most expensive inaugural ever. In a time of (if the left is to be believed) "unprecedented … [Read more...]

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Odds and Ends

Sadly, I'm having all sorts of network issues today and don't know when or if I'll lose connection, today, so here are some quick odds-n-ends:I love this video from Fr. Steve's place. From a Catholic perspective it is silly, sweet, and - because it is so true to what we experience within our Catholic culture, even today - inspiring, as well.From the Christophers: A great story for Christmas - a podcast you'll want to hear about a woman who gave a kidney to a little boy she did not … [Read more...]

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Predictions for the next 24 hours…

I ain't sly enough to actually make a prediction on the scale of Ed Morrissey's; he calls for a close race with McCain/Palin squeaking out a win.And - while I agree with her prediction - I won't take Kate's rather easy road on this one; of course she is correct.Okay, here's one prediction I'll make: If McCain/Palin wins, the press and the Dems will stroke out and Obama will play The Ultimate Chutzpah Card and say that at least 14 states (the big ACORN states) must be challenged because "the … [Read more...]

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No Coal Power, No Questions in Obamaland – UPDATED

I don't know why the McCain camp is not running constant ads - at least in PA and Virginia, highlighting Obama's admission that - given the opportunity - he'll bankrupt any new coal plants.The press, of course, is mum. As we see with the LA Times, which arrogantly will release neither tape nor transcript of Obama speaking at an Israel-bashing event (can you just imagine how quickly they'd deliver same were John McCain speaking instead), they have no interest in actually covering anything … [Read more...]

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Our Unfree Press – -UPDATED

I have written often and often about the dangers a nation faces when its press is not free:It’s so tiring, you almost don’t want to bother saying it. But we have to keep pointing it out, this mad descent of the press, and not grow weary or complacent. The only way to keep the press honest is to keep it accountable; that is our responsibility - yours and mine - a free press is an unencumbered, detached, open and honest press. And we must have it; we must insist that our press be free - una … [Read more...]

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Interesting facts & notions – UPDATED

In my email, today, One Baby, One Vote:49 Million American babies have been aborted since 1973; 25 million would have been old enough to vote in this election.Read on...I'm still on the mat but trying to get up. Check back through the day. I'll try to at least amuse...as with this bit of zydeco.And, oh, yeah, did you read about the new cabinet-level offices planned under Obama? I may go buy a gun when I feel better, just on principle. Orwell was only off by 24 years.Obama is fraud … [Read more...]

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The stupidest girl in the world

Had a doctor's appointment so I missed this when it broke.I'm so glad I followed my gut and didn't buy into this story:How stupid and/or needy is this kid?Police sources tell KDKA that a campaign worker has now confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter "B" in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker.Ashley Todd, 20, of Texas, initially told police that she was robbed at an ATM in Bloomfield and that the suspect became enraged and started … [Read more...]

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