Operaman sings praises of Giuliani and Jeter

In light my post re-asserting my support for Rudy Giuliani (should he make a WH bid) a reader sent a link to Adam Sandler performing as Operaman at the Concert for America held at Madison Square Garden, after 9/11. I'd forgotten this. We've forgotten lots of things, I think.Also, here is a Reader's Digest account of Rudy walking a bride down the aisle after 9/11. A great story. … [Read more...]

Humorless Prudes go after Tom ‘n Jerry

You know, I don't "hate" anyone, really...but I'm coming close to hating these sorts of humorless prudes:They chase each other at high speed wielding axes and hammers. But the famous cartoon duo of Tom and Jerry are in trouble in Britain for smoking on screen.A channel airing the cartoons has agreed to cut scenes that glamorize smoking after British media regulator Ofcom received a complaint from a viewer who took offence at two episodes. [Emphasis mine]In the first, "Texas Tom," the … [Read more...]

Holding a young mother in prayer

Please take a moment and offer up a prayer for Jeanette's DIL, who is undergoing a treatment which defines the idea that "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. … [Read more...]

Anchoress called on to “retract” support for Rudy

I got a very nice email from Nate Nelson, who runs deuteronomy3019 and has recently put together Catholic Rudy Watch. Nate is calling on me both publicly and privately to retract my support for Rudy Giuliani, should hizzoner decide to run for the White House.Well, as I wrote to Nate, I'm not gonna do it. Not right now, anyway!I am never comfortable writing about other bloggers or their blog content unless I can do so in a positive manner. I'm not into "blog-wars" and I'd just as soon … [Read more...]

Guinness – part of the wonder of Creation!

At least I think that's what this ad is saying. (H/T reader Don. … [Read more...]

Trash, Romance & Stuff you’ve ordered from my Bookshelf – UPDATED

Hey, I'm feeling a little better - not well enough to mix it up, but at least I'm capable of staring blearily at the computer screen while dabbing at my leaking left eye, and this is progress!I was looking at The Bookshelf and realized it's time for me to update the thing - pull out some books and CD's to make room for more. (I'm sure my husband wishes I'd do this in real life, too).But while I am thinking of it, I'm curious - I seem to get an email from almost everyone who buys Rumer … [Read more...]

Adoration, The Mists, The Veil

ADORATION AND THE MIST, THE VEILLast night I had the tremendous opportunity to participate in Adoration with the Nocturnal Adoration Society, which is different from merely going to an hour of silent Adoration.The NAS promotes Adoration and specifically works to organize whole nights of prayer, with hourly teams getting together to chant the psalms, read scripture and the writings of the Church Fathers and to simply pray - it is all prayer, really - before the Blessed Sacrament. The prayer … [Read more...]

Take a scroll down Bob’s world

Just go over here and scroll down. Read a few things about foster babies and how broken is the system meant to support them. A whole new world to pray about that I'd never much thought of before... … [Read more...]

Catching up on reading…

This round up may not be as weirdly entertaining as this one (what was I thinking?) but here are a few new links and a few pieces you may have missed over the past few days - I missed a few of them, myself, and pass 'em on to you because...well, they are worth reading and thinking about!First up, Betsy Newmark has been writing gangbusters. I like her site all year, but I especially like her when schooooools out for summah!, when she has more time to really put her own thoughts out there. … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

***Reposted by request and will stay on top all day. Newer posts will be below, when I post them!*** :-)A much-esteemed, long-neglected friend sent an email this morning, which was delightful to recieve. At one point he mentioned this post from yesterday and wrote: I think (President Bush) has lost his bearings. but then, so did Moses from time to time, it's quite understandable.That made me wonder a little - has President Bush lost his bearings, or have we? Is it President Bush who … [Read more...]

Hugh Hewitt sums it up perfectly

It must be increasingly obvious even to New York Times' reporters that the article of June 23 did enormous damage to the United States' ability to "follow the money," a damage that may become complete as countries such as Belgium and Canada review their support for the use of the program data by the CIA.Lichtblau's, Risen's and Keller's place in journalism history is secure. Even loyal friends and allies should at this point fall silent. There is no defense to be made and no counterattack to … [Read more...]

Jonah to Hitchens to Betsy, a 4th Round-up

Freedom of Speech by Norman Rockwell, The Four FreedomsOn July 4th we celebrate freedom. So why am I so depressed to read this, by Gary Larsen?Editorial page editors at the McClatchy Co.-owned Minneapolis Star-Tribune removed king-sized hunks of syndicated columnist Jonah Goldberg’s recent column about New York Times, et al. revealing national secrets and compromising national security, during the war on terror.Seems the Star-Tribune didn't like Goldberg's musings, so they cut them. ( … [Read more...]

Anchoress identifies source of world’s problems

Against all sense, and my own better judgment, I today took a trip to the local Costco in order to buy hamburgers, chicken legs and marinade in the mass quantities needed in order to entertain guests on the Fourth of July.It was there, in the teeming, steaming rotisserie chicken section of the store that my senses became heightened and my consciousness got raised. I had an epiphany.The problem with the whole world, and everything in it, is fruit. Specifically strawberries and pineapples. … [Read more...]

Would Keller want his home & security blabbed about?

The usual suspects on the left are scornfully looking down their noses at the usual suspects on the right, because folks on the right are incensed by this NY Times story which gives not only locations of homes owned by the VP and SecDef, but includes helpful little nuggets like, "the birdhouse has a camera in it..." (So, you know...if you're going to go try something over there, bring your spraypaint...)The right is being called paranoid by the sophisticated left.Meanwhile, I'm just … [Read more...]