Coulter: Hate consumes the hater

It's a shame - a rather storied and celebrated career ends in the trash compactor like Jimmy Hoffa, all because the man could not control his ego or his hate.Bush Derangement Syndrome is going to do more than ruin a few careers, it's going to destroy a once great political party.Not that the GOP is in any shape to crow - it is busily making itself as unattractive to the rest of the country as it possibly can, what with Coulter apologists slapping their knees and chuckling while she carries … [Read more...]

Come to Coney Island, Pope!

Very cute satire from the Onion.Pope Benedict XVI returned to Rome today following a historic, three-day trip to Six Flags St. Louis, the first official papal visit to a major American theme park since Pope Paul VI's Thanksgiving Mass at Wet 'n Wild in August 1966 [...] Early Saturday morning, Benedict delivered a children's prayer in Looney Tunes Town, in which he urged "courage, resolve, and strength of stomach when you come face to face with the temptation of XCalibur," and stressed that … [Read more...]

Bloggers in Pajamas…

Victorian Trading CoTaking a cue from comments left at his site by Ask Mom, Vanderleun is talking about pajamas and admitting that he seems to have lost track of all of his bottoms.Now, that is odd, to me. Back in the day, before we had kids, my hubby and I would share his pj's; I would wear the tops, he the bottoms. Unless it was winter in which case he wouldn't share because he's a wimp about winter. But the thing is, in reading Vanderleun's confession, it seems to me that a man might … [Read more...]

An “assertion” is as good as the truth…

Lorie Byrd wrote an important piece yesterday, which I missed. We've been moving in this direction for a long time, but she is correct; we've finally gotten there: Any assertion, particularly if it's made from the left, or by the press, is as good as the truth.When assertion replaces truth, language no longer has definite meaning assigned to it, and civility becomes a thing of nostalgia, the table is set for a dysfunctional debate that not only fails to educate the public, but misleads and … [Read more...]

Pulling out, doing good and happy talk

Sometimes someone emails me and says "remember when you wrote this?" And I have to admit that no, I don't remember writing the thing, but I am kind of glad I did. With all the Democrat talk about ill-advised timetables for pulling out of Iraq, someone sent this piece to me, in which I had written:In order to succeed they need two things. They need time - to train their forces and police and to get their political infrastructure established. They need reassurance that America will not desert … [Read more...]

Didn’t I tell you this was a great book?

Do I know a good book, or do I know a good book? All those times I directed you toward Rumer Godden's In This House of Brede, I knew what I was doing (as so many of you have been kind enough to email me) and now, once again, I direct you toward a book you will be very glad you own. (Yes, I'm in an 'It's all about me' mode. Live through it!) ;-)Jim Martin has a real winner with My Life With the Saints, which is published by Loyola press, and you can read a snippet of over at Amazon. … [Read more...]

Is this your kids brain online? UPDATED

A very interesting second-parter over at CBS in their excellent three-part series on teenagers and the internet. Today - what is happening to your kid's brain when they're online.This is particularly interesting to me, as my Elder Son is super-connected, so to speak and has been fascinated by all manner of computer and 'net technology since he was toddling around. While he's an affable young man, sometimes I do feel like he's a little disoriented with the "real world," that he is rather like … [Read more...]

If this is for real, it’s just too, too sad

It's too sad on too many levels.When I finished her lower lip started to tremble and her eyes began to fill with tears, "Daddy" she said, "why are the Republicans doing this to the country?" Well, that was it for me: I finally fell apart. She just fell into my arms and we both began sobbing for several minutes.A grown man, who writes a lot like a woman, collapses into the arms of his young daughter because President Bush was sent to Iraq by his boss, Karl Rove to divert attention from a … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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 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...]

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 don't … [Read more...]

Carnival of Recipes

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