Alex Gimarc’s last Interesting Items for 2008
Alex Gimarc’s Interesting Items from Dec 22.
It is worth having the world as we know it come crashing around us to be able to read prose like this from Victor Davis Hanson. http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NTdmZGJkZDViYTFlZTE0NDczZjNiM2E3NjNjODI5ZDY= There are so many wonderful quotes to slowly loll around your brain I couldn’t possible pick them all out. This is one of my favorites: Without a blink, we went back [...]
Contemplating Jane Austen’s ability to make the good girl more compelling than the bad, I see the real reason our modern age keeps bringing out new Jane Austen movies every decade. That the bad girl dominates our age is so obvious I am not even going to bother providing evidence. Where else can you find [...]
Re-reading Mansfield Park and contemplating Mary Crawford. She is the only one of Jane Austen’s villainesses who can compete with the heroine. She is the only one of Austen’s bad girls that almost steals the hero from the heroine. Why is Mary Crawford so much more interesting than Caroline Bingley. More importantly why is it, [...]
Instapundit http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/64652/ and NRO http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/29/triangulating-scarlett-johansson/ have both posted again about their hopes for a war winning Obama Administration. Despite the best that Caroline Glick http://marlettsmith.com/blog/index.php/2008/12/12/glick-on-obama-israel-and-the-endgame/ and Melanie Phillips http://marlettsmith.com/blog/index.php/2008/12/01/throwing-water-on-conservative-quixotes/ have done to try and bring war supporters back to reality, the delusion continues that Obama is now a hawk. What all the Obama Quixote seem to miss is that it [...]
Absolutely must reading over at Powerline where a real scientist dicsussed the pseudo-science of global warming. http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2008/12/022412.php I found this the most interesting line: I agree with Dick Lindzen that the AGW nonsense is generated by government funding of science. If a guy agrees with AGW, then he can get a government contract. If he [...]
Just a few days ago I called for a new Judah Maccabee to free Israel from Palestinian terror http://marlettsmith.com/blog/index.php/2008/12/23/chanukah-musings/ Now the IDF has launched an attack on Hamas. Well in that case I call for a new Adam Smith to teach the California state legislators that you can’t tax if you drive the tax base [...]
An transparent, global Internet is coming soon in fairness and decency to an URL near you.
One of the most overlooked holiday films is “The Muppets Christmas Carol”. Seriously. Don’t laugh … well, not at me, you may laugh at the film. Aside from being a fun Muppet movie, it is actually a surprisingly faithful interpretation of the classic tale. Michael Caine is an excellent Ebeneezer, the Muppets perform their various [...]
The Anchoress links to this story about our troops bringing Christmas to the children of Iraq. If this doesn’t bring a lump to your throat you need to be visited by Three Spirits. http://hotair.com/archives/2008/12/24/video-troops-need-you/ The men and women of our armed forces have made my son’s Christmas safer and brought happiness to children on the [...]
For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet, until her vindication shines forth like the dawn and her victory like a burning torch. (Is 62:1-5)
Zechariah his father, filled with the Holy Spirit, prophesied, saying: “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;for he has come to his people and set them free.He has raised up for us a mighty Savior, born of the house of his servant David. Through his prophets he promised of old that he would save [...]
O EMMANUEL, our King and Lawgiver, the expected of the nations and their Savior– COME! to save us, O Lord our God.
The Greeks weren’t so bad. They didn’t blow up Bat Mitzvahs or smash in the skulls of little girls. All they wanted was the Jews to give up all that God oogedy, boogedy stuff. And after all most American Jews have gladly embraced what the Greeks wanted without a single death threat. The Greeks just wanted obedience, [...]
When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her, and they rejoiced with her. When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child, they were going to call him Zechariah after [...]
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