Archive for December, 2010

Old and Busted: Death Panels. New Hotness: Death Doctors

Old and Busted: Death Panels. New Hotness: Death Doctors

| December 27, 2010 | 5 Replies

You might remember that Sarah Palin was raked over the coals in 2009 for using the phrase “Death Panels” to describe the “Advanced Care Planning Consultations” that were proposed in Obamacare. As the public clamor against the measure mounted, the Democrats swore up and down that the Death Panels didn’t exist, then removed the non-existent […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Mostly Snow-Free Monday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Mostly Snow-Free Monday Edition

| December 27, 2010 | Reply

Well, the threatened Snowvechkin didn’t happen in the DC Metro area, though points south got a healthy dose of the white stuff and the Northeast heard the distant sound of thundersnow (and may still get a foot or more). We’re probably fortunate that the snow came when it did, since not many folks are going […]

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The Curtain Falls on Curdled Camelot

The Curtain Falls on Curdled Camelot

| December 26, 2010 | 1 Reply

When the 112th Congress is seated next month, we will be free of the Kennedy Blight for the first time in over 60 years. Patrick Kennedy, the hapless and somewhat sympathetic Representative from Rhode Island, will ride off into the sunset and with him will go the curdled remnants of “Camelot”. Beyond John F. Kennedy, […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Boxing Day Sunday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Boxing Day Sunday Edition

| December 26, 2010 | Reply

I know that, technically, Boxing Day isn’t celebrated until the first weekday after Christmas, but I’ve a feeling that the snowstorm that is quickly approaching the East Coast (which is giving even the best forecasters fits) is going to grab most of the attention Monday, so let’s do Boxing Day today. For those of you […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – I Clicked the Links on Chrismas Day Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – I Clicked the Links on Chrismas Day Edition

| December 25, 2010 | 1 Reply

I have had the good fortune of making a number of good friends around the country this past year. Some of them I’ve met in person and some I’ve yet to meet, but I cherish each one of them. Friends are hard to come by, at least for me, and I marvel that The Almighty […]

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Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

| December 25, 2010 | 3 Replies

Merry Christmas to You and Yours from the Staff and Crew of The Sundries Shack and The Delivery Podcast! (and thanks to Shorpy for the photograph)

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We Are Haunted by Posts of Christmas Past

We Are Haunted by Posts of Christmas Past

| December 24, 2010 | 1 Reply

Before I head out to the Annual Family Christmas Gathering and Gift-O-Rama, I thought I’d give you a few links to some of my favorite Posts of Christmas Past.* Here is some my favorite Christmas Music in one post! There is Handel there, directed by the legendary Robert Shaw, so enjoy. Christmas in London, 1941. […]

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The Delivery Presents – Christmas, Smart-Girl Style!

The Delivery Presents – Christmas, Smart-Girl Style!

| December 24, 2010 | 1 Reply

When you listen to Episode 70, two things should become apparent: 1) I didn’t have full control of the show the whole time, and 2) I didn’t want full control of the show the whole time. When you have guests as smart and entertaining as Teri Christoph and Molly Teichmann (and both of them have […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Christmas Eve Friday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Christmas Eve Friday Edition

| December 24, 2010 | 1 Reply

Christmas is a day away and blogging will be off and on today, due to family matters. I hope all of you have a safe and wonderful Christmas, wherever and however you celebrate it. Thank you for reading The Shack and listening to The Delivery. You’ve made my year pretty darned good. And now, links. […]

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Why College? Heck If I Know.

Why College? Heck If I Know.

| December 23, 2010 | 4 Replies

Timothy Carney, in today’s Washington Examiner, makes the case against college, and a good case he makes. I’ve long suspected too many kids go to college and finish college — that college is a waste of time and money for many, and our economy and culture would be better if, as a whole, America spent […]

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