PropaBamaGanda – UPDATED

Well, Ted Kennedy won't have them destroying his pristine view of Nantucket Sound, but The Capitalists Who Are Eager For You To Obey are busy selling these posters, 2 at a clip, hoping people will paper the nation with the latest USSR-flavored Propaganda Poster, so that you and I will see these windfans, wherever we turn. (Thanks to Philaver and Larwyn)The People's Cube couldn't spoof it betterYes, you can buy it at a place called (I'm not kidding, you can google it) "The OBEY Store." As … [Read more...]

Palin's Pipeline Gets Last Laugh?

With the countless words being written about David Letterman's foolish, boorish and uncalled for "jokes" about Sarah ("slutty flight attendant") Palin and her daughter Bristol (who "did get knocked up" after all, and so deserves jokes implying she is promiscuous and a prostitute by the hypocritical puritans on the left), very little is being written about Sarah Palin's pipeline.Jim Geraghty tweeted it first and writes:Back in March, I took a look at a Portfolio article on Alaska governor … [Read more...]

Lileks on Letterman on Palin – UPDATED

If you have missed it, the old rule that you don't go after a politicians kids (which has been strongly, and correctly, in place under all Democrat presidents, and was even sometimes practiced about the Bush-twins) does not apply to Sarah Palin, and has never applied to Sarah Palin. You may get nagged at for observing that Michelle Obama looks like she is angry, but it's "funny pop-culture-coolness" to suggest that Sarah Palin (who is a stoopit hick, afterall) looks "like a slutty flight … [Read more...]

Why Susan Boyle matters so much

It's not because of her magnificent voice, although that gift from God is happily now in our awareness.It's because it should not have taken that exposition for people to think well of her.Got this from Deacon Greg and just loved it; it really speaks to our materialism and our short-sightedness. It's a good scolding we all could stand to hear, in the worldly world:Susan is a reminder that it's time we all looked a little deeper. She has lived an obscure but important life. She has been a … [Read more...]

Rush's Riveting Radio Today

Because he is all over the news (particularly since the Politico has uncovered a little WH plumbing operation in which he been systematically targeted by Obama's office), I tuned in to Rush Limbaugh for his opening monologue.Riveting. I'm not a regular listener, but it was amusing and amazing and altogether brilliant to listen to Limbaugh cordially invite the president (not Carville, not Begala, not Rahm Emmanuel, who Rush concedes "is very busy") to come on to his show and spend three hours … [Read more...]

The $13 a week stimulus – UPDATED

Hey, $13 dollars is $13, I guess. In January that falls to $8.Here is our 800 billion dollar stimulus mostly-spending bill we must see passed, and we must gratefully accept as the only possible solution to our "catastrophic" problems and our growing malaise. The ONLY solution.This other one, over here, brought up by another Democrat? Ignored. Just ignored.I just have one thing to ask:What does Michelle Obama suggest we do - how we will stimulate the economy with our $13?As I … [Read more...]

Why can't weeee be friends…"

I love this, from my Elder Son: … [Read more...]

Some questions from the mailbag

Q: Anchoress, I notice you're writing a lot about Advent and nothing about politics.A: Well, you're very observant! I decided after the election - actually a few weeks before the election, but by then I was in the circuit and had to see it through, so to speak - that I would write about politics only where it intersects with religion. I didn't like myself writing about politics and I frankly didn't like the tones being sounded from the right in my email. Also, Advent is just always … [Read more...]

Christians & Gays & Proposition 8

My latest is up at Pajamas Media - my usual deathless pearls about the need for gays to man-up and act like citizens working within the confines of real democracy, and the need for Christians to find a better way to befriend them, and the past-due need for the churches to protect themselves from the litigation we all know is coming their way.An Excerpt:The Christians may have unintentionally come off as condescending. We may presume that they would not want a crowd of gays meeting on their … [Read more...]

Bush, Obama, & Ghosts of Hate – UPDATED

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.” Lincoln’s Second Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862.I would love nothing better than to be able to stop writing about "left" and "right." I wish we had a better vocabulary to describe our distinctions, because these … [Read more...]