Yet more on Bush’s lineage and ancestry

Betsy Newmark, over at Betsy's Page has even more to add to what we are learning about President Bush's forebears. Between Catherine Armstrong's good work, and Betsy's it's all getting very interesting. Betsy makes the excellent point that if the left wants to imply that one's weaknesses are linked to lineage, then one's strengths must be, as well. Says Betsy:And the we find out that Bush is also somehow related to Anne Hutchinson, the woman who is now featured in all history books as the first … [Read more...]

A letter from Baghdad, and related items

From Sgt. Thomas Foreman Jr. writing from the center of the storm:Every Iraqi I talk to has hope. I've written several times on the power of hope, and right here is a living, breathing 24-million-strong testament to it. As long as some hope endures for the Iraqi people, my time here will not have been wasted.It will not be perfect. This very well could be the most dangerous period we face while we are over here. There will be some violence against election workers, voters, even the candidates … [Read more...]

“CrushKerry” becomes “Ankle Biting Pundits”

I have to admit that as good as the content of CrushKerry could be (and it could often be very good, indeed) I was just too dyslexic to be able to spend much time at the site. (There are many good blogs that I must forego visiting because there is just so much content, all over the place, that my brain can't take it in and nothing gets loss...)Post-election, they've changed the name to Ankle Biting Pundits and I just had a pretty enjoyable visit there, reading a bit of hate-mail … [Read more...]

Thanks to whoever nominated me…

How neat is this? I've discovered that someone, somewhere in blogland, has nominated your humble hostess for a 2005 Evangelical Blog Award, in the catagory of Best Evangelical Blog-Politics. Heh. Way cool. It's an honor to be in the company of some of those sterling bloggers, and I look forward to checking out those I don't know.I'm tickled about it because it says something that a blog with a strong Catholic vibe is included in the mix. I'm really happy to see the growing respect and acceptance … [Read more...]

Hobbits and Ninja Wizards and Bears…oh, my!

Coffee with Cranky Beach brings me a 90 second Lord of the Rings that I can live with...but it's uummmmm not your father's LOTR. Enjoy.Speaking of short-attention-span-theatre, I'd love to find a copy of the 5 minute Hamlet...sigh...Ophelia drowning in a bucket of water, Claudius pouring wine into Gertrudes mouth as he cautions, "Gertrude, do not drink..."Good stuff! :-) … [Read more...]

Well…I really hope this is not true

But it certainly bears looking in to. I mean this internal Democrat memo, posted by Radioblogger, which I believe might be the same memo Sean Hannity tried to bring into the mainstream a couple years ago. As I recall, the reaction from the left was, "who cares what it says, the content is not important, what's important is how did you get that memo?"Precisely the same sentiment would have been expressed by the Democrats and the MSM had a GOP memo discussing race matters and judicial appointments … [Read more...]

An especial request for prayers

Lorie at Byrd Droppings is asking prayers for Daniel Gade, an injured US Soldier, and for his family. I know that it might seem odd, to some, to ask for specific prayers for a specific soldier, when there are so many injured, in harms way or sadly KIA, and we pray daily for them and their families...but I figure...if you have a NAME, then while you're remembering our troops in your prayers, it couldn't hurt to whisper up those names you know. I can personally attest to how remarkably helpful … [Read more...]

What color is the sky in Margaret Carlson’s world?

Kathryn Jean Lopez makes a good point over at NRO's THE CORNER:STOP BEING MEAN TO BARBARA BOXER! [ K. J. Lopez ]Margaret Carlson says Boxer’s taking heat because she’s a she. Women have it tough, she says, whether on the Senate floor or TV: “Women don't have a lot of leeway in how they comport themselves. Could any woman behave on TV like Bob Novak or Bill O'Reilly and get her own show?” Clearly, she doesn’t watch enough Fox (Eleanor Clift? Susan Estrich?) K-Lo forgot the third member of the Tons … [Read more...]

Zarqawi is being well and truly undermined…

At least that seems to be the gist of things. Aside from revealing himself as the anti-democracy fire-breather he is, in his remarks following President Bush's Inaugural speech (Bush seems to have a gift for making people reveal themselves whether they want to or not), his underlings are being hauled in quietly and efficiently. Powerline writes this:You wouldn't know it from reading your morning newspaper, but there is growing evidence that the Zarqawi terrorist ring, the number one threat to … [Read more...]

George Will saw the vapors, too!

I've written several times about my impatience with so-called "strong, feminist women" who can't manage to look at a painting of a nude without feeling raped, or who remember that Clarence Thomas once dared to make an (admittedly lame) adult "joke" to Anita Hill and come all over faint, or who hear a challenge to their feminist orthodoxy and find themeselves (like Hillary Clinton in the most famous passage in her book) "gasping for air..." and needing to "leave the room before I blacked … [Read more...]

Washington Staters deserve a re-vote

I wouldn't normally support a "re-vote" but more and more it looks like the Gubernatorial election in Washington needs re-doing. And the Democrats should endorse it, since - you know - they hate disenfranchising voters, and all. Stefan Sharkansky is making a well-deserved name for himself (and is become a hero to the blogging community) with his dogged, intrepid coverage (or, un-coverage) of this story - which should be a much bigger story than it is.Dirty Harry has more on Washington voter … [Read more...]

You say you want a revolution?

I wrote last week of Evan Coyne Maloney and his emergence as a fresh force for the right. He's got a must see video up on his blog - an interview with various Inaugural protesters. Watch it. Pay attention to the man who hopes they don't have to start killing people, but may finds "it may have to happen." … [Read more...]

Oh, Look! Bush is Irish, too! But of course, BAD Irish.

Egad, but it's tiring sometimes, to watch the press play, "how many ways can we hate and villify Bush?" Now, it seems, President Bush is an Irishman, after all, but he's descended from the very worst Irishmen ever to live. Of COURSE.So says this incredibly stupid article, one of the stupidest I have ever read.It is perhaps not the best omen for US foreign affairs. Local historians in Wexford have discovered that George Bush is a descendant of Strongbow, the power-hungry warlord who led the … [Read more...]

The Irish in America: Still making hay in every way

Michael Ledeen Rides Sy Hersch's Infinate LoopOver at NRO, Michael Ledeen has, with the help of an eagle-eyed reader (do we love the internet? Yes, we do!) brought into clear focus the infinite loopiness of Seymour Hersch's latest "factual expose." Ledeen wonders if Hersch is using a template.I think Ledeen is off track, there. I am convinced that Hersch has gotten sloppy in his old age and has become entirely too dependant upon the aid of Clippy, the MS Word assistant: Hello! It looks like you … [Read more...]