The Sour Grapes Round-up

As usual, President Bush is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. The left and the press are pulling their collective hairs out today because of the president's surprise trip to Iraq, and the news that Karl Rove will not be indicted.That screech you hear is a whole bunch of people going off the rails as they try to spin a moving train.Interestingly, DNC Chair Howard Dean is carrying on that Rove leaked a non-covert CIA operative's name in a time of war and saying this is a bad thing, … [Read more...]

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Lord, the one you love is sick…

Prayers are being requested for Jeanette's daughter in law, "L" who did not get a good post-radiation report re her non-Hodgkins Lymphoma:She is 33 years old with a soon to be 8 year old daughter and soon to be 10 year old son. She and the children are very close. She finished up 40 radiation treatments a couple of weeks ago and went back today to have a scan of the area radiated.The news was not good. Everything she had before she had the radiation has been killed but new tumors have … [Read more...]

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A word from St. Catherine of Siena

"If you are what you should be, you will set the world on fire" - St. Catherine of SienaI've told this to my kids all their lives, even before I knew Catherine had said it: If you do the thing you're born to do, you will excel, you will excite, you will change things."But how do you know what you're born to do?" they would ask, "If you do lots of things well, how do you know what you are born to do?"Some of us might not be so blessed, of course, maybe some of us can only do one thing, … [Read more...]

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The same tired slogans, the same tired breasts

Do yourself a favor, and open all the links...because they're all good. :-)Zombie brings us People in San Francisco who got naked and rode bikes because they really, really want their serious messages to be taken seriously. You know. "Bush lied, people died...my genitalia would make a better President Bush...(pay no attention to the millions of women he's freed or the ones fighting for their freedom because he inspired them -they're not real women...or they're the wrong sort of women, or … [Read more...]

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So-Called Christians who make me ill

John Stephenson has a video up of this Phelps-Roper woman spewing her disgusting "bible-based" rhetoric. Watching just a bare minute of it made tremble, not in fear of the Lord, as this woman might like, but in pure revulsion. I transcribed a little:"'Sempre Fi Fags' means, 'you are always faithful to the fags...' not only that but you have sinned away your grace and America is doomed! Why don't they file a lawsuit against the Lord their God, they are messing with the wrong God...you don't … [Read more...]

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Carnival of Recipes

This is a particualrly good week, it seems. I can't wait to try the hummus recipe. … [Read more...]

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Yes, I am this pathetic…

You know what that is?Yeah, it's a keychain. With a T on it. T for Terfel.Yeah, it's made from Welsh slate taken from some quarry near The Terfel's home in Wales.Yeah...I blush to say it is purchased from an official fan site.Yeah...it is, at this moment, attached to my keyring.Yeah...I'm that far gone.But deep down you have always known, you must have always known, that I am this pathetic.I'm kind of creeping myself out. I'm like some craven little deviate, a shrunken … [Read more...]

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Cleanse your visual palate and move on!

Hop over to Bennings' place for a very nice appreciation of John William Waterhouse.After you've done that, take a turn over at Richard Lawrence Cohen's establishment. He's caught in one of those "where am I" loops. And he's got some nice pictures of Greece here.And now for something you weren't expecting:I have trod the upward and the downward slope; I have endured and done in days before; I have longed for all, and bid farewell to hope; And I have lived and loved and closed the door.. … [Read more...]

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A workable immigration solution?

AJ Strata has posted an idea he has for a workable solution to the illegal immigration impasse that is tearing up the right. I like it. I don't know if hardline, "ship 'em all back, no matter what" folks can see their way to this, but it sounds good to me.The House can fix this problem by adding this necessary package to the Senate Bill. We should deport hard criminals (felonies) who are immigrants because they have shown themselves unworthy of our largess. The anger on the right is … [Read more...]

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al-Zarqawi Dead UPDATED

The story is everywhere and being written on by better writers than I, so I'll just link around, adding to the roundup throughout the day, so check back if you like - after directing you to a few must-reads, I'll look for some unusual reaction.One thing, before linking to the Zarqawi stories: DO scroll down over at Captains Quarters, because you don't want to miss his postings on the two terrorists arrested at Heathrow and oh yes, HELLO...another key text has been translated in those Iraqi … [Read more...]

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Anti-Warists on the Normany Invasion

Via Instapundit:Top 11 Things That Anti-War Protesters Would Have Said At the Normandy Invasion on D-Day (Had There Been Anti-War Protesters At Normandy11. No blood for French Wine!10. It’s been two and a half years since Pearl Harbor and they still haven’t brought Admiral Nagumo to justice9. In 62 years, the date will be 6/6/6. A coincidence? I think not.8. All this death and destruction is because the neo-cons are in the pocket of Israel7. The soldiers are still on the beach, this i … [Read more...]

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Surber nails: if the NY Times covered baseball

Specifically if the Times covered this week's Yankees 13-5 Victory over the BoSox.Yankee batters lacked the proper body armor to face Boston pitchers as Jorge Posada would discover when he was hit with a pitch later, in the bottom of the third. It was a near-fatal blow that the trainer admitted could have been deadly if the pitch had been thrown faster and at his temple, and he had his helmet off.It's delicious. Satire and parody only work when they originate from places of truth. This … [Read more...]

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L’il Bro Kinda Likes Brownback

My L'il Bro Thom sent me this interesting piece in the WaPo about Sen. Sam Brownback with these observations: I kinda like this guy, he bears watching. He sounds kind of Deacon-y to me. Seems promising."As you know, L'il Bro Thom is rather left of center, so I was a little surprised to see him liking Brownback, but then again, Thom is very faithful, so perhaps I should not be surprised.From the article:Everything has its season, and now is the time when presidential aspirants sprout … [Read more...]

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Brooks Robinson & Norman Rockwell

A nice story about baseball and Americana, with no political hoohah at all. Written by the always terrific Jonathan Pitts of the Baltimore Sun - one of the most consistently great feature writers I've ever read.For many, Brooks Robinson's most lasting achievement seems less the 16 Gold Gloves and two World Series titles he won as a player than the unshakable courtesy with which he won them. The O's legend displayed a rock-solid decency that seemed, somehow, as quintessentially American as … [Read more...]

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