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Friday, June 18, 2004
Ron Williams sticks his fingers in his ears and starts shouting "Lalalalalala, I can't hear you!"
What was left unreported from the 9/11 report
How else can you explain his refusal to acknowledge the obvious? I thought he had seen the light the last time he broached this subject, but apparently not.
I think Colm Connelly needs to see if any County money has ended up in Williams' bank account. I can't think of any other reason for him to write this puff piece.
Why Democrats Now Love Reagan
It's not quite the "slam dunk" against Bush the media portrayed.
Because they can twist him to meet their goal of demonizing Bush.
Thursday, June 17, 2004
Ratzinger Layeth the Smacketh Down
When Ratzinger is forced to get involved, it never ends prettily.
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
This goes under: Why I love the Internet
Abortion vs. War
A detailed map of Springfield, USA
I think Reagan would have enjoyed this
Why it's possible to support the war in Iraq and still be pro-life.
What women find sexy
I was talking to a friend the other night about the end of a relationship he'd been having. As he put it, "she's one of those girls who takes 'just friends' seriously."
Ladies, let me give you a pointer: we know just friends mean it's over; you don't have to call us a few days later just to make yourselves feel better. We really don't know how to handle that situation. Just leave it alone. Let "just friends" continue to mean "over," and, if in a few months, you'd still like to be friends let it happen, but don't try to push the issue.
The daily quiz question on WJBR this morning was: "61% of women surveyed said they find this the most attractive quality in a man."
The answer: intelligence.
Those women lied.
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
And sometimes the Internet frightens me...
Bishop: Abortion on demand is cowardice
Klingons for Christ.
And apparently the Our Father is best read in the original Klingon
(links via Mark Shea
What's Sad is that this is even necessary
"[I]f [Catholic politicans] claim any right to be called Catholic: they must unequivocally and publicly state their opposition to abortion."
"It is never appropriate for Catholic leaders to claim that acceptance of such denial of human dignity - for example abortion on demand - is a sign of Canada's tolerance and goodness. It is not; it is simply cowardice."
Archbishop Anthony Meagher of Kingston, Ontario
The "C-word" can be a term of affection
I've never understood the almost compulsion some men seem to have to try to bed underage (and even severely underage girls. I hope it's mental illness that drives them to it and not just depravity.
I hope she's called to task for this. She's putting her football program above expecting the proper treatment of women. She should get out of CYA mode and start the necessary reforms.
(The article doesn't say what c-word they're talking about, but I'm pretty sure it rhymes with hunt.)
The Passion of the Christ is available for pre-order
"I want the people of all the earth to see in the American flag the symbol of a Government which intends no oppression at home and no aggression abroad, which in the spirit of a common brotherhood provides assistance in time of distress." --Calvin Coolidge
"It was leadership here at home that gave us strong American influence abroad, and the collapse of imperial Communism. Great nations have responsibilities to lead, and we should always be cautious of those who would lower our profile, because they might just wind up lowering our flag." --Ronald Reagan (1994)
What Would Buffy Do?
How Reagan Shaped Jay Nordlinger
A question we've all asked many times, I'm sure.
Wilmington mentioned on NationalReview.com
The road to wisdom? Well, it's plain
And simple to express:
Err, and err, and err again,
But less, and less, and less.
Apparently it's by Danish mathematician-poet Piet Hein and is about growing in wisdom. It also applies really to how we should deal with sin. Don't beat ourselves up over it when we sin, but work to always do it less.
Teachers will enjoy this
Once again reaffirming my uncle's saying: "Any time Delaware gets national coverage, it's bad news."
Excellent Letter on Smoking Bans
Reagan or Bush?
What's wrong with letting people choose if they want to go to a restarant that allows smoking? I would avoid going places where cigarette smoke was overpowering; I don't think other people were too dumb to do the same.
Now, we walk by a place and get covered by smoke from all the people standing around the door. At least before it was our choice to be around it. Now, we have no choice.
Greatest Poem Ever
Were the following critiscisms spoken about the Gipper or W? (Handy, given all the recent media comments that W is no Reagan.)
Possibly only funny if you're really familiar with The Corner on NationalReview.com.
Monday, June 14, 2004
Social Security Stronger Than Thought
White House rejects calls for change of stem cell policy
Still doesn't change the fact that it should primarily be the responsibility of children to for their elderly parents, and that the system is inherently unfair.
Bush's Remarks at Uneiling of Clinton Presidential Portrait
This is good to see that Bush isn't getting caught up in the moment and violating his principles on this issue.
Is Meryl Streep Playing Hillary in 'Manchurian Candidate' Remake?
Bush gave some really nice remarks at the event. Funny, while paying a good tribute to him.
Today's Flag Day
...[S]tudio honchos have asked director Jonathan Demme to make little recuts and trims here and there to remove some of the more Hillaryesque gestures and expressions in the flick.
The studio's motives in requesting the de-Hillaryization are because of a feared backlash. "They don't want to look like they're Democrat-bashing," the insider says. "They want this to be seen as a serious thriller and not something campy."
When's the last time they worried about appearances of "Republican-bashing"?
Detriot will allow the Tridentine Mass.
Supreme Court Throws out Pledge Case
This is nice. There are people who prefer the Tridentine Mass (I'm not one of them), and they should be made to feel welcome.
Funny Quote I was Just sent from a friend
All this does is delay the issue. Those opposed to public mention of God will find someone with standing to bring the case back to life and we'll be back at the Supreme Court again in a few years.
Mammals Eating Animals Today
"Give a man a fire and he's warm for one night, light a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life."
Yeah, It's a cheap shot
An outbreak of conservatism at a liberal bastion.
But, Kerry is the guy who ate a cheesesteak with a knife and fork.
UPDATE: I was reminded by a friend that Kerry also asked for Swiss cheese on his cheesesteak.