The Interview is just execrable

Poor Hindrocket went in good faith to be interviewed by Al Franken on Air America. He was specifically supposed to come on after Franken interviewed Nick Coleman, as a sort of rebuttal. Coleman got to say his piece about Powerline, sneering away, but Hindrocket never got to rebut.Unsurprisingly, Franken only wanted to talk about himself. Droning on and leading his guest into an interview where he couldn't possibly come off well. At one point, Franken starts carrying on about how Michelle Malkin … [Read more...]

Democrats on the wrong side of the Social Sec. Issue

It's not really surprising. I recall Al Gore talking about his "lock box" and I've heard plenty of Democrats suggest that the situation with Social Security was so delicate that touching it in any way, shape or form would result in "crisis," and I've thought, anything that delicate needs shoring up.Increasingly, the American public is signalling it wants to enact reforms and move away from the status quo, which is too-often stagnant. They're saying it on the Social Security issue today. They say … [Read more...]

Another woman dies for the Coming of Love

The Seventh Sign is not a very good movie but one scene has always stayed with me. Demi Moore, pregnant with the babe that could possibly be the Second Coming is in hard labor and things are tense...someone is going to have to die, and the doctor asks her, "will you die for him? Will you die for him?" Moore answers yes, and the babe is born with a good strong, healthy sounding wail, while she dies.I remembered that scene because as a mother, I understood it, deep down inside. It's a question … [Read more...]

I must STOP blogging and get to work. Right after THIS!

I was going to shut down and walk away from this confounded machine which so gobbles up my time - I find that I have been writing almost incessantly - on and off the blog - since my brother's death, and I do realize that I'm either writing through the grief or writing to avoid feeling it (it is two weeks ago, today, that we lost him and frankly, the pain is exquisite and raw) and I suspect that either way, I'm overdoing. "Out of balance," as my Benedictine brothers and sisters would I … [Read more...]

So, “stupid bloggers’ leaked exit polls that are “reliable?”

This is a must read! Mystery Pollster puts the old Docudrama "The War Room" (about the Clinton '92 campaign) into the DVD player and looky what he finds!The cameras caught Carville charging into George's office with the very first leaked exit poll results. Carvile says:"Popkin talked to Warren Whatever, the head of the VRS, and he's going to talk to him again in four minutes, but his initial impression is landslide, could be up to 12 [points], maybe 400 electoral votes."Translation: Samuel L. … [Read more...]

Zarqawi loses two more captains

On top of yesterday's excellent news, this morning Captain Ed highlights that two more of his captains have gone down.Clearly, Ted Kennedy's sour assertions aside, our people are getting the job done. … [Read more...]

Requires no comment

Except, perhaps, God bless our troops, and their Commander in Chief. And the people of Iraq. And the students in Iran who watch with great attention. And the allies still hanging in there, especially the UK and the Scots Guard. … [Read more...]

Kurds in Nashville, and Sidney…

Instapundit links to this story about Kurds in NashvilleMany are thrilled to have a chance to vote in a real election without fear of reprisal.''The ballot before had Saddam Hussein yes or no and if you put no, the bodyguard took you to the jail,'' said Ali Almoumineen, 38, who left Iraq with his wife and two children in 1999. He isn't Kurdish, but found a home in the community nonethelessTim Blair is covering the Iraqis who are lining up to vote in Australia:The first votes in the world in the … [Read more...]

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...]