Through a Glass, and Darkly: Life on the Moon in 1969, and the Nature of Truth
My older brother Brian was a fanatic for the Apollo Program. By day, he’d deliver the Lansing State Journal, and by night he’d assemble plastic Revell models of the Apollo Eleven Saturn V rocket, complete with gantry and launchpad. I was only six years old then, so let me tell you: My brothers models were awe-inspiring. Michelangelo himself never created anything so magical. Brian also | Read More »
Today, Oddly, Was Newt’s “Independents Day”. And, Oh: Can Someone Burn Karl Rove’s Stupid Little Whiteboard?
We’ve been told by the likes of Karl Rove that a strong, passionate, conservative message will scare off the “independent” voters. Uh-huh. Whatever. The underlying assumption with this has long infuriated me: And it is mainly that “independents” are really squishy east-coast patrician moderate polo-aficionados that get embarrassed over cocktails when the conversation turns to Sarah Palin or abortion. In the world of the professional | Read More »
George S. Patton, Jr., At the Rhine River: Yes, Hillary, Peeing on the Enemy IS an American Tradition.
From the Diary of George S. Patton, March 24th, 1945: Drove to the river and went across on the pontoon bridge, stopping in the middle to take a piss in the Rhine, and then pick up some dirt on the far side, in emulation of William the Conqueror. George S. Patton was rather upset by the myth that the likes of TIME and LIFE magazines | Read More »
Newt Exposes Romney’s Glass Chin: Mitt Can’t Win Elections (Shhh… He’s a Loser!)
Newt’s right: It IS pious baloney, this whole Romney thing.. Not so much, though, as Newt asserted, about Mitt’s alleged Public Spiritedness (Newt, remember, poked holes in Romney’s “Citizen Businessman” meme by pointing out that Mitt has been a chronic –and mostly chronically losing– campaigner for twenty years, after these losing attempts in which he’d simply slink back into his corporate duds, and disabuse himself | Read More »
Don’t Settle. Just Don’t Settle.
Especially in the Primary election. Vote your conscience. Vote your heart. Vote your first principles. Vote your world-view. Then, watch the dust settle, knowing you did your best for your country, your future, and your family. Polls suck. I mean, polls feed into the basic human need to pick a winner, to be perceived as correct. They are a true evil in that sense. As | Read More »
Mitt Romney in Iowa: For a Guy who is “Electable”, He Sure has Trouble Getting “Elected”…
If there is one bit of electoral mythology that ought to go up in a poof of reality, is that Mitt Romney is the most “electable” Republican in the field. Here’s a guy whose been flat-out running for President for six years, spent a bazillion dollars on all manner of consultants, private jets, media flacks, advertising, stamps and catering, who went into the 2012 race | Read More »
“I Will Vote for Barack Obama if (————————fill in the blank) Wins the Nomination…”
Oh, really. Smart move, genius. How can some folks that seem so smart say such dumb things? They have advanced degrees, seem successful in their professions. They drive nice cars, have nice kids. Or grandkids. It’s rather like discovering the Pastor of your church, whom you’ve always admired and respected for his loving manner, his gentle approach, his wise counsel,– is very proud of his | Read More »
Go Tell it on the Mountain! O’er the Hills and Everywhere…!
Refrain Go, tell it on the mountain, O’er the hills and everywhere Go, tell it on the mountain, That Jesus Christ is born. While shepherds kept their watching o’er silent flocks by night, Behold, throughout the heavens There shone a holy light Refrain The shepherds feared and trembled, When lo! above the earth, Rang out the angels chorus That hailed our Savior’s birth. Refrain Down | Read More »
Dammit: Our Presidential Field isn’t “Flawed”— THEIRS is!
Boy, if there’s one thing the Grandees of the Beltway can agree upon, it’s this: “The Republican field is flawed”. Michael Medved today, in his breezy “brokered convention” phantasmagoria that graced the pages of The Daily Beast, tossed off the now-requisite line: “…Some members of the party establishment may feel infuriated by the flawed and fractured field…” It’s becoming a pass-word for all the establishment-types | Read More »
Americans Despise Obamacare– and the Latest Rasmussen Poll Shows that the Wrath is Growing
So, let’s keep talking about Rick Perry’s inability to remember Sonia Whatsername. Let’s make sure to constantly remind folks about Newt Gingrich’s inability to keep his pants up when his wife isn’t in the room. Let’s talk about what a crazy loon Michele Bachmann is, and how many lemons Rick Santorum sucks on before he starts debating. Good Lord, people: The issue isn’t Perry, or | Read More »