Part II: Bush Betrayal & the Nation’s Soul

This very long post disappeared on me twice while I wrote it, causing me to re-write it, twice. Untold grief. If it reads a trifle rough, please excuse that. And damn all computers.This is long, but I hope worth reading:In Part I of what it appears will be a three-part carry-on, I wrote:And by the way, the press has noticed what sets you off, and they’ve been playing to your heat, and you’ve been responding to their bell-ringing like Pavlovian dogs, too.Big Lizards, along a similar ve … [Read more...]

Quote of the week from Mrs. Hayden

"The woman sitting in front of us was very upset and asked me how I could just sit there reading," Katie Hayden said. "Bob's been shot at. He's been stabbed. He's taken knives away. He knows how to handle those situations. I figured he would go up there and step on somebody's neck, and that would be the end of it. I knew how that situation would end. I didn't know how the book would end."From Blackfive, here's some background:Shortly before landing, Bob Hayden and a flight attendant had … [Read more...]

Pants Berger plans his vaca; Libby to jail – UPDATED

A good illustration in incongruity.One man misremembers and gets a quarter-million dollar fine and thirty months. One steals and destroys classified documents and...well, he's probably at Martha's Vineyard or soon will be.President Bush should probably pardon Scooter Libby.The press and the left got a third tier scalp - at astonishing cost to themselves - and everyone involved should be embarrassed by this denouement.UPDATE:Captain's Quarter's blog's Ed Morrissey says a Libby pardon … [Read more...]

Minutemen: Bush’s instincts better than some

Traitorous Jeb Bush and Ken Mehlman have penned a piece in support of the current illegal immigration bill. I know, I know, they're Bushies and not to be trusted, but I'm putting it out there for you to read, if you haven't already.I feel a rant coming on...and probably many de-linkings from the right. This may be a multi-parter.Does anyone remember a while back, when "The Minute Men" were going to shame the nation and President Bush into building a wall and settling the problem of illegal … [Read more...]

Scanning the ‘sphere: Kelo, Neanderthals & Gullibility Version

Dept of Money in fridge makes time in the cooler: John is covering Congressman William Jefferson's (D-La) being indicted. Ed Morrissey points out what is to what goes unsaid:Jerry Markon and Allan Lengel never bother to mention that Pelosi later assigned him to the high-profile Homeland Security committee, [low-profile Small Business Committee] and that he sits there still.Ed noted his correction, but I think it was an easy mistake because - as I recall it - Pelosi only refused him the … [Read more...]

JFK Terror plot, Bush, Reagan, Thompson

Prompted by my emails, I took a quick scan around the 'net and noted that the rightwing blogs are doing double-time on the story while the leftwing blogs are either trying to downplay it or are outright ignoring the story.I think the left has a very amusing take on all of this: There is no such thing as terrorist plots - they're just Bush constructs meant to raise his poll numbers.See, if a terror plot is thwarted, it's because it wasn't really a serious plot, it was just a haphazard idea … [Read more...]

“Interesting that you’re not writing about it…” UPDATED

:::Scroll midway to update:::I got an email from a fellow a few days ago, urging me to read Bill Whittle's latest entry into his collection of remarkable essays, over here.As it happened, I was actually printing out the two-parter, entitled "You are not alone," as I'd opened the email, and I wrote back to the reader telling him, essentially, "thanks, I've got it."Today the reader wrote back saying, "Interesting that you're not writing about it."That's when I noticed that the header on … [Read more...]

I am reading, and reading…and not present

Sorry to be so quiet, but I have some serious reading to do on the cash-money paying side - galleys, book reviews and the like - a girl's gotta make a living! I hope to have a round-up later, some more thoughts on the difference between monastic communalism and communism, with an interesting irony thrown in, and - if I can manage it - some thoughts too on President Bush and the Far please be sure to check back in a bit!Or, in the I cannot be "present" to you, perhaps … [Read more...]

Hillary’s right; we ARE all in this together…

Hillary Clinton says she doesn't like all of this individualism stuff - the rugged individuality which is the very definition of America does not appeal to her very much. She prefers the socialist collective. Resistance is futile."I prefer a 'we're all in it together' society," she said. "I believe our government can once again work for all Americans. It can promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none." [...] That means pairing growth with … [Read more...]

What an Anchoress does

After reading this very interesting summary of an anchoress' day, I'm bound to admit that I'm too much in politics lately and not enough in prayer.I'll have to work on balancing that a bit better. Lately I am certainly a very chatty, busybody sort of anchoress...even if it's only a persona.Meanwhile, do go read this really excellent piece based on a homily given by Deacon Greg Kandra at his Mass of Thanksgiving two weeks ago. Here's an excerpt:But after 9/11, I realized with a blinding … [Read more...]