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...]

San Francisco Walk for Life

Thanks to blogs, the very successful "Walk for Life" held in San Francisco is getting some serious coverage. Matteo over at Cartago has excellent coverage and links. … [Read more...]

As resolute as a Sherman Tank, and just as subtle

That would be Hillary Clinton who is transparently, and deeply, campaigning to be the Democratic nominee for President in 2008. Let's see, today we read that the NY Times will be doing a reliably gushing piece on Hillary where this devotee of all abortion rights, including partial birth abortion, is proposing new "language" about abortion rights. Don't be suckered by it. As a former liberal Democrat, I can tell you that "new language" simply means new packaging, new euphemisms and a thick cover … [Read more...]

Newt Gingrich, Dan Quayle…Lawrence Summers? Mean. Stupid.

Unintentionally got into a little debate (well, I'm waiting for his response, so it's not yet a debate, but it will be) with Joe Marshall this morning, because I don't like 18 inches of snow in my driveway, so I'm cranky.Anyway, Joe has written (with his usual clarity and intelligence, and with his maddening habit of throwing in a lazy meme - I'm convinced he does it just to irritate me) a good essay that could have been better. How could it have been better? Well...he could have just agreed … [Read more...]

Embarrassed by your porn? Beat your mother!

I have no idea whether any of this actually happened or not. Clearly there will be an investigation into the charges, etc, etc, America bad, our military people are mean, yadda, yadda - I bet all of this was sanctioned by Condi Rice, and that's why Robert Byrd is gunning for her. Yawn.Tim Blair says it all and then some. Go read it, all the way. And then you might want to scroll down to that part about the Jews controlling the news, again. Pheh. They also make un-usable drugs, it seems.Hattip: … [Read more...]

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, finally arrested? Truly?

Captains Quarters and California Yankee are urging caution and wondering if this is must more of the same, and Powerline heaves a sigh and reminds us that we've danced this dance twice before, but Jerusalem Post is sniffing around and wondering if Iraq'a Interior Minister Falah al-Naqib's rather weird comment, "I wouldn't like to comment for the time being," is suggesting that Zarqawi is in custody - with that news simply being held for the most opportune moment (just before the January 30 … [Read more...]

“Don’t believe the news, controlled by the Jews!” Shameful.

If I haven't explained recently, CUANAS stands for "Christians United Against the New Anti-Semitism" and it's the g0-to place to get timely reports on the national and internation modern embrasure of this ancient hate. Here they expose (photos included) the chanting at Berkeley, and it's shameful that a so-called "tolerant" US Campus allows this seemingly without comment. (And they link you here as well.) Before you go see the photos, and they are sickening but worth may as well … [Read more...]