Archive for July, 2010

A Little Light Reading on America’s 234th Birthday

A Little Light Reading on America’s 234th Birthday

| July 4, 2010 | 2 Replies

In lieu of a longish Independence Day recounting of what this country means to me (short version: She’s holding up pretty darned well for 234 years old), I’ll share a few tributes others have written. Ed Morrissey on “1300 Words that Shook the World”. Michelle Malkin quotes the Declaration of Independence. Obi’s Sister rolls out […]

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Wealth Does Not Come From the Wealth Faeries

Wealth Does Not Come From the Wealth Faeries

| July 3, 2010 | 14 Replies

After reading (or watching) several comments from prominent progressives over the past couple days, I’ve been asking myself if they have any idea where wealth comes from. Notice I didn’t say “money” because, really, anything that can has value and can be traded is wealth though not all of it is money (for instance, you […]

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Lindsey Graham — When Ego Gets in the Way Of History

Lindsey Graham — When Ego Gets in the Way Of History

| July 3, 2010 | 10 Replies

Oh, Lindsey, Lindsey, what in the name of all that’s holy are you talking about? On four occasions, [South Carolina Senator Lindsey] Graham met with Tea Party groups. The first, in his Senate office, was “very, very contentious,” he recalled. During a later meeting, in Charleston, Graham said he challenged them: “ ‘What do you […]

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He Had Me At “Sloth and Flatulence” (Also, Nancy Pelosi is a Weak-Kneed Coward).

He Had Me At “Sloth and Flatulence” (Also, Nancy Pelosi is a Weak-Kneed Coward).

| July 2, 2010 | 3 Replies

I almost never quote entire blog entries. I prefer to find some good nugget, then give you the link so that you can read the whole thing in its original habitat. That’s not only good blogging, it’s also good manners. However, when I read this post on Ricochet by site co-founder Rob Long, I knew […]

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No, Thad McCotter, I Don’t Think I’ll Cheer Your Noble Sacrifice Today.

No, Thad McCotter, I Don’t Think I’ll Cheer Your Noble Sacrifice Today.

| July 2, 2010 | 5 Replies

Color me underwhelmed by Thaddeus McCotter’s heroic action to fold up his own superfluous committee. McCotter chairs the House Republican Policy Committee that is supposed to develop policies for the Republicans in the House to introduce as bills. McCotter made big noise when he took over as one of the “we need to get back […]

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Old and Busted: President HopeyChangey; New Hotness: Slick Willie?

Old and Busted: President HopeyChangey; New Hotness: Slick Willie?

| July 2, 2010 | 2 Replies

It has to be a bad day in the White House when Bill Clinton gets a bigger ovation at the Robert Byrd Memorial Service and Klan Excusapalooza than The Obamessiah. Of course, when you’ve spent 18 months turning water into vinegar and telling everyone it’s fine wine, folks tend not to cheer you all that […]

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Sorry Michael, It’s Not You, It’s…Well, No. It Really Is You.

Sorry Michael, It’s Not You, It’s…Well, No. It Really Is You.

| July 2, 2010 | 2 Replies

Michael Steele: The only national committee chair to make Howard Dean look like Daniel Webster. In a speech caught on tape at a Connecticut fundraiser Thursday, National Republican Committee Chairman Michael Steele blamed the war in Afghanistan on President Obama and suggested it could not be won, leading to calls for his resignation. “This was a […]

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Sorry, Ladies. You’ll Get No Help from the Feminists on This One

Sorry, Ladies. You’ll Get No Help from the Feminists on This One

| July 1, 2010 | Reply

In a world not stuffed to the rafters with disingenous, selfish, cynical “women’s rights” activists, we would have marches every week on the world capitals of the West demanding action against the growing plague of honor killing. In this world, the feminists of NOW and other such groups would blanket the MSM with stories of […]

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I Think I Finally Get Andrew Lloyd Webber…

I Think I Finally Get Andrew Lloyd Webber…

| July 1, 2010 | Reply

For some reason, this song keeps popping into my head. I can’t explain it. Perhaps my subconscious is picking up on subtle external signs or something. I wonder if, just for a couple years, we could play this one alongside the National Anthem. It seems to be a more familiar tune these days than a […]

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On Kagan’s Nomination, I’d Like a Do-Over

On Kagan’s Nomination, I’d Like a Do-Over

| July 1, 2010 | 3 Replies

I’ve been on the fence about Elena Kagan, President Obama’s newest SCOTUS nominee. On one hand, I do believe that the President should be given the benefit of the doubt when it comes to nominations. You know, elections have consequences and all. On the other hand, Kagan has struck me as more than a bit […]

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