The Day After the Day After

A few thoughts on November 2 and the end of this unsporting season:John Kerry: Nice concession speech - it didn't reach the soaring rhetoric of Al Gore's concession, but it was decent and proper, and I think the entire nation heaved a collective sigh of relief to know that it would not be dragged through another post-election debacle as in 2000. I personally believe that Senator Kerry may actually be relieved to have lost this bid for the Oval Office, for two reasons. The first is because being … [Read more...]

Thanks to Captain Ed – a true gentleman!

Just wanted to shout out thanks to Captain Ed at captainsquartersblog for inviting me to participate in his weekly caption contest - it was great fun reading the responses and getting to sit in judgement! :-) As the Captain was the inspiration for my beginning my own blog it was a true honor to be part of it! As Liza Doolittle said to kindly Col. Pickering, "Oh, yer real good, thank ye, Capting!" … [Read more...]

A Round of Applause for Laura Bush

In the rush to explain all that went wrong and right, what "worked" and what "failed" in both the Bush and Kerry campaigns, I hope someone remembers to include Laura Bush into the "what worked" part of the equation, because I do believe she was a big contributor to the Bush victory. Aside from being a picture perfect First Lady (not since Jackie Kennedy have we had a First Lady who so seemed to step out of central casting for the part) Mrs. Bush was, throughout the long slogs across the country … [Read more...]

Those early exit polls served a purpose

I thought - from the start that the exit poll numbers yesterday was God writing straight with crooked letters...the dems clearly were trying their last salvo of psy-ops with those numbers...but instead of inducing people to stay home, it gave people a sense of the 'reality' of a John Kerry presidency...and I think it helped some of them get off their rears and vote. The Dems were too clever by half. They gave America an early taste of what an KERRY WINS cake was like. America found it … [Read more...]

She’s banned baby, but it’s awright, it’s awright!

Received a few emails reporting that ldotters from Lucianne.com were asking about Allegra and where she went.Allegra was justifiably banned from Lucianne.com because she was out of control and running amok at the site...she was like a 5 year old who had already written on all the walls and was eyeing the furniture. While she was not purposely hijacking the site - that's kind of what the effect was.I think Lucianne did the right thing in banning Allegra (and Allegra thinks so, too), because a … [Read more...]

I take it back!

I wrote earlier that my parents would be turning in their graves to know their daughter voted a straight Republican ticket this morning.But now that I am reading about Democrats slashing tires of vans hired by the GOP to help GOTV...now that I am reading about voting machines having votes on them before the polls opened (in Democrat districts)...now that I am reading about Democrat dirty tricks in state after state - (Moveon.org inflitrating GOP phone banks, Dems using impersonators to fake a … [Read more...]

Kerry’s own pollster calls it for Bush

Pretty remarkable. Mark Mellman writes in The Hill that Bush will win by three. I think he's just hedging his bets. He has a career to think about after this election.But then...would he call against Kerry like this, and risk alienating the left, the people he lives and associates with, unless he was reasonably sure he was correct?Draw your own conclusions. I don't think anyone knows what is going to happen today. But this IS remarkable. … [Read more...]

I didn’t like what you said in your film,

so I get to kill you and (according to some eyewitness reports to Jihadwatch.org) try to behead you as well.And there are some people who don't see anything wrong with that. Amazing. … [Read more...]

In the sickroom – And voting and Back

Blogging will be very light to non-existant today. After doing a week with my son's pneumonia and a weekend with S, I seem to have picked up an upper respiratory whatever, so I'm going to try to sleep/rest it away. I don't care how I'm feeling tomorrow, I'll be in that voting booth in the AM - voting to re-elect George W. Bush. Amen.UPDATE: Okay, so I dragged my disgusting self (I am a coughing, sneezing, hacking depository of whatever I picked up at the pediatricians office - and yes, I … [Read more...]

A Network Newswriter is Reading the Wall…

"I feel," says one of my network news-writer friends as he observes his associates in full pre-election hustle, "like I am in India during the last days of the British Empire. We're sipping tea and admiring those quaint little brown people pulling our rickshaws, not quite realizing they are about to overthrow us."The networks, it seems, are feeling a momentum shift. Not toward Kerry. Or toward them.Comes the Day of the Blogger. … [Read more...]

Blessed are the Peacemakers?

I have a very good friend, a writer and all-around good-guy who is studying for the diaconate in the Roman Catholic church, and he is struggling with his vote. He's a Democrat, but he doesn't much find anything in John Kerry that seems worth voting for. There are aspects of President Bush he admires, but other things which trouble him. The war makes him uneasy, particularly in terms of his Christianity. Is war compatible with Christianity, he wonders? Is this war? Is any war?He spent some time … [Read more...]

Blessed are the Peacemakers

I have a very good friend, a writer and all-around good-guy who is studying for the diaconate in the Roman Catholic church, and he is struggling with his vote. He's a Democrat, but he doesn't much find anything in John Kerry that seems worth voting for. There are aspects of President Bush he admires, but other things which trouble him. The war makes him uneasy, particularly in terms of his Christianity. Is war compatible with Christianity, he wonders? Is this war? Is any war?He spent some time … [Read more...]

The press continues to block my view of Kerry

Had a chat with a person from Australia who insists that Kerry will be a better president than Bush, although he admits that he cannot tell me anything Kerry has done in the last 20 years that suggests he would be good presidential material or - more importantly - CIC material. "Elections are about the incumbent," he insisted, "if the incumbent has done a good job, you retain him; if he has done poorly, you fire him."Well.Firstly...I just can't understand how anyone can say they have no idea … [Read more...]

We’ll not see the like of RFK again. To our detriment.

Since I am home tending to a sick teenager today, I've had time to think, catch up with some email and chat a bit with friends. Many of the commentators in my last entry on my brother's illness left lovely thoughts, prayers and poems, and I am very thankful and moved (and quite humbled) by the generosity of these people who don't know us from Adam and yet offer comfort. Bless you. (And belated public thanks to Andrew Sullivan for his unexpected and kind linkage).One poem stood out to me - it … [Read more...]


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