Here is the You-Tube highlights of remarks by CBS Late, Late Show Host Craig Ferguson, newly minted American and funnyman extraordinaire, at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington D.C. last Saturday night. I like how he described the Canadians. He said they were like the neighbors in the upstairs apartments pounding on the floor [...]
Over at the campaign spot is another astonishing story of the Hero John McCain. See campaignspot at nationalreview.com Really when conservatives complain that McCain is not one of us, we need to seriously reconsider what “us” means. Do all the troops we pledge to support agree with us about campaign finance reform or immigration? Do [...]
So we now have it confirmed that it was a nuclear reactor Israel destroyed in Syria last year. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080428/ap_on_go_ot/nuclear_syria After the stunning incompetence Olmert showed in dealing with Hezbollah I have been doubtful of Israel’s ability to defend herself. It is nice to know that not everyone in Israel is going gently into oblivion and [...]
In the Weekly Standard P.J. O’Rourke visits the USS Theodore Roosevelt to put together the best case I have heard for John McCain. I especially like O’Rourkes closing point: They’re not just running against the hero John McCain, they’re running against heroism itself and against almost everything about America that ought to be conserved. As [...]
A few weeks ago Christopher Hitchens in an interview with Hugh Hewitt predicted, regretfully, that Hillary Clinton will be our next president. Hitchens said in effect that her singled minded, obsession to win at any cost will carry the day. CH: No, no, I’ve feared it for a long time, and there’s something horrible and [...]
Yesterday one of my favorite blogs paid tribute to my favorite singer: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives2/2008/04/020373.php Happy Birthday Ella, thanks for the present you gave us, your fabulous voice captured in recording for all time.
One of the best way to show support for our troops is simply to write a letter saying thanks. Letters of support are the most cherished items in Operaton Gratitude gift baskets. http://www.opgratitude.com/howtohelp.php?page=individual Even if you can’t afford, or have the time to put together a gift basket a simple letter can lift the day of [...]
I didn’t have a chance to read the poem Concord Hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson on Patriot’s Day. I know I have it in the house in one poetry anthology or another but today I found it on wikipedia. Here it is: By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled; [...]
In 1852 Charles MacKay published in London his Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. MacKay began his preface: “In reading the history of nations, we find that, like individuals, they have their whims and their peculiarities; their seasons of excitement and recklessness, when they care not what they do. We find [...]
I have been so busy getting the Seder ready that I completely forgot it is Patriot’s Day until The Corner linked to this great post. http://www.julescrittenden.com/2008/04/19/april-morning/ This is truly our nation’s Independence Day. Of course Congress decided to give that name to the day that Congress finally got into the act. Politicians would of course [...]
This week my European-Mexican friend sent to me Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. It’s a bootleg copy. I ask several other friends which was worse: bootlegging or wasting a good DVD? Two of my friends from Townhall replied,rwwood:”The main thing is to avoid lining Algore’s pockets with a legit sale of the DVD.”laur: “tough call, [...]
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120846056666123713.html?mod=todays_columnists In today’s Wall St. Journal, linked above, Peggy Noonan comes up with a sentence that I find inexplicable. Can Mr. Obama survive this? Yes. But it made a bad impression, the kind it’s hard to eradicate. Good news for him: the trope that blacks aren’t snobs, they’re patronized by snobs. Also, he doesn’t seem [...]
Ollie Johnston the last of Walt Disney’s 9 Old Men has died. I really can’t say this is the end of an era. That era was over when Beauty and The Beast premiered, one last great, glorious product of Mr. Disney’s dream factory. But this is kind of the last bit of dirt put on the grave [...]
Senator Obama seems to lay awake nights trying to figure out ways to make Hillary look not so bad. There is for instance his concern that his daughters might have sex at 12 or 13. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=61735 Are you kidding me? If this is even remotely a possibility then the Senator needs to stop running for [...]
According to Senator Obama people without economic opportunity or cradle to grave government social programs bitterly cling to God and guns. Well duh!! That Senator is the whole point of the whole country. The idea of this nation was not that a nanny state would cradle us in a giant web of social guarantees, and [...]
Without any doubt within a year into an Obama presidency, or even a Mrs. Bill Clinton presidency despite her attempt to appear common by downing a shot-and-beer, it shan’t be just rural America who will be bitterly frustrated.
You could have knocked me over with a feather when ex-conservative George Will called Obama “the most grown up candidate.” The emptiness of Obama’s rhetoric is as adolescent as a Hannah Montana song. Now that the bloom is off the rose and Obama has stated as clear as day that he is another big government, [...]
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