Archive for March, 2005

News on the Pope's Condition

News on the Pope's Condition

| March 31, 2005 | Reply

ABC news is reporting right now that Pope John Paul II’s condition has worsened considerably this afternoon. The report, which comes from a very reputable news agency in Italy, says that the Pope is running a very high fever, possibly caused by a urinary infection. If I see or hear any more news, I’ll pass […]

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Terri Schaivo Dead

Terri Schaivo Dead

| March 31, 2005 | Reply

Terri Schaivo is dead. Spiritualist extremist and lawyer George Felos reported that her death was peaceful and serene. I pray that, despite all my misgivings and the reasonable doubt I have felt, that it was so. I am mostly saddened, though, that this entire story has given rise to some very shoddy reporting. Even today, […]

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Alaska or the Blues?

Alaska or the Blues?

| March 30, 2005 | 4 Replies

The funny things you find around the blogosphere. Llamabutcher Robert informs us that, if you haven’t picked up your party hats and noisemakers, you probably should because today is the 138th anniversary of Seward’s Folly. Yes, well that’s all okay and we’re all very proud of Mr. Seward for hooking us that huge beautiful patch […]

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Hmmm……

Hmmm……

| March 30, 2005 | 1 Reply

For those of you who believe in Him, here’s a question to consider today: What is God up to, I wonder? Today we see the news that pastor Jerry Falwell lies in a hospital “critically ill” from viral pneumonia, and is breathing with the assistance of a respirator. Meanwhile, the Vatican tells us that the […]

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The New Libertarian

The New Libertarian

| March 29, 2005 | Reply

Are you a Libertarian? Are you curious about what the heck Libertarians are? Does the word NeoLibertarian give you the willies and make you think of a horrible cross between Michael badnarik and Karl Rove? Do you just like good, thoughtful writing, in a language you can understand? Then the guys at Q and O […]

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Jimmie Around the Blogosphere

Jimmie Around the Blogosphere

| March 29, 2005 | Reply

I’ve been a busy bee elsewhere inthe blogosphere. You can read a few of my posts today at The Blue State Conservatives where I give out some helpful advice. 1) Don’t take a Bible into a jury room. 2) Remember, if you don’t want government money, they’ll chase you down and make you fill out […]

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Death of a Chorus

Death of a Chorus

| March 29, 2005 | Reply

My brother sent along this news article for comment and I’m not going to disappoint. Eastern High School has, for a couple of decades, had a very good and very prominent chorus. They’ve toured around the United States and internationally. They’ve recorded a couple CDs and have performed before the President. Their Director, Joyce Garrett, […]

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The Fringe and Me

The Fringe and Me

| March 29, 2005 | 3 Replies

Glenn Reynolds has a post today that sort of frustrates me. He opens thus: Hugh’s right that it’s hard to ascribe the Congressional legislation to “theocrats” when it was supported by Tom Harkin (and Ralph Nader!). There’s much more going on than that; this is a matter on which all sorts of people, of all […]

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You Might Think…

You Might Think…

| March 29, 2005 | Reply

You might think that when a big time columnist says that religious extremists are intimidating the nation in the name of God, he’d actually show us a couple examples of the intimidation. You’d be really, really wrong, though. UPDATE: Okay, so I finally swallowed my gorge and read all the way to the end. What […]

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Terri Schaivo, the Constitution, and their First Duty.

Terri Schaivo, the Constitution, and their First Duty.

| March 29, 2005 | Reply

One of the chief complaints about conservatives like me in the Terri Schaivo case centers on our support of Congress’ intervention in this case. What I’ve heard most frequently is that Congress involved itself in a “private family matter”, overstepped its bounds by intervening on the behalf of just one person, and stepped over the […]

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