The Years of Lyndon Johnson; Master of the Senate: Amazon Review

My review of the 3rd volume of Robert Caro's magnum opus The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Master of the Senate, is available at Amazon.com here. Whatever you might think of Johnson as a man or of his positions, he was a master legislator , a man who could not only get things done but could … Continue reading The Years of Lyndon Johnson; Master of the Senate: Amazon Review

Recipe: Ultimate Goop Stuff

This is what I cooked for dinner tonight: What you need: Two Frying Pans 1 Whole Pork Tenderloin 1 Sirloin Tip 1/2 of one Chicken Breast boneless 1 Large Onion 1 Green Pepper medium-large 1 pkg McCormick Taco seasoning (mild/regular or hot per your taste) 1.25 oz. Garlic Pepper Onion powder 10 oz Shredded Mexican … Continue reading Recipe: Ultimate Goop Stuff

The “Coincidence” of the 3 year mass cycle

As you likely don't know if you aren't Catholic, (and you may not know if you are). There is a 3 year cycle that scripture reading at a Catholic Mass are on. Each year we do a different one of the synoptic Gospels, on the "Mark" years we mix in John (because Mark is so … Continue reading The “Coincidence” of the 3 year mass cycle

Dummy: Amazon Review

My review of the Movie Dummy staring Adrien Brody and Milla Jovovich is available at Amazon.com here. According to my wife one of the great joys of this movie was the ability to turn it off and the knowledge that it would be mailed away to NetFlix never to return. I guess Brody and Jovovich … Continue reading Dummy: Amazon Review

SNL and Brown

Although everyone in the house found the Scott Brown SNL sketch funny the most amazing thing about it is Brown's reaction. Brown smiled as he watched it. “Thank goodness I like a good laugh,” he tells National Review Online. “That was pretty funny. I wish I could host SNL some day. I’ve been watching it … Continue reading SNL and Brown

Speaking of Dr. Who…

Billie Piper is dropping hints that a movie is on the way... via Planet Gallifrey, one of the best Dr. Who sites out there. One thing to remember here in the US Dr. who has its followers (like myself the old PBS crowd) but in England it has been an institution for 47 years. Even … Continue reading Speaking of Dr. Who…

An FYI to new readers…

...and there are quite a few of them these days. As a rule I post less on weekends since that's when the wife and kids have off. So you will see scheduled posts of Amazon reviews that I do during the week. Under the old system I'm a top 1000 reviewer (730 or so), under … Continue reading An FYI to new readers…

Drums along the Mohawk: Amazon Review

My review of the 1939 film Drums along the Mohawk staring Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert is available at Amazon.com here. Ironically many of the faces you will see in this movie would shortly be associated with John Wayne as he had his own breakthrough film Stagecoach the same year. This movie is shown frequently … Continue reading Drums along the Mohawk: Amazon Review

Sliverblaze: Amazon Review

My review of the 1937 film adaption of the Sherlock Holmes Mystery Silverblaze staring Arthur Wontner as Holmes is available at Amazon.com here. This movie is available for viewing online at IMDB here but the quality is very low, if you would rather not purchase it but want to see it Netflix has a much … Continue reading Sliverblaze: Amazon Review

…and Sherman did wonders for development in Atlanta

It's a good thing that instead of inarticulate people like George W. Bush in Washington these days we have folks like Arnie Duncan who know how to turn a phrase: ABC News' Mary Bruce Reports: Education Secretary Arne Duncan said today that Hurricane Katrina was “the best thing that happened to the education system in … Continue reading …and Sherman did wonders for development in Atlanta

Will Olberman call Walesa a Racist Teabagger too?

After all if Jay Nordlinger can be so insulted what's to stop him? And will his listeners be ready to believe? After all he is appearing at a teaparty and appearing for a Republican! Then again a man who has faced down actual evil and repression is unlikely to be intimidated by the likes of … Continue reading Will Olberman call Walesa a Racist Teabagger too?

‘the “darker side” of Mother Teresa’s religious activism’…

Believe it or not that sentence wasn't written by Christopher Hitchens! It belongs to Annie Laurie Gaylor of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. They are organizing a boycott over a postage stamp of Mother Theresa as her Catholicism can't be "separated" from her deeds. "Mother Teresa is principally known as a religious figure who ran … Continue reading ‘the “darker side” of Mother Teresa’s religious activism’…

Doctor Who Ringpullworld: Amazon Review

My review of the Big Finish companion Chronicles # 4.5 RingPullworld is available at Amazon.com here. You will note that the image at Amazon doesn't match the image here. That is because they put "placeholder" images before the actual covers are released and whoever is selling the copies on Amazon never updated the image to … Continue reading Doctor Who Ringpullworld: Amazon Review

You know if I got my first raise in my job…

...I think i'd notice it, but apparently my Oldest got a .25 cent raise a month and a half ago and never noticed it until this evening. Hey even having a job is an accomplishment these days. Getting a raise of any size certainly doesn't hurt. Meanwhile I continue to get my own "raise" as … Continue reading You know if I got my first raise in my job…

The cut to the chase business on Abortion.

Yesterday I was listening to the pro-choice argument of a person I knew, the whole: "I don't like abortion but I think I don't have a right to forbid someone from having one." argument. The gentleman who volunteered his thoughts sounding so reasonable so tolerant, asked my opinion on the subject. I had been talking … Continue reading The cut to the chase business on Abortion.

Like the curious incident of the dog in the night-time…

...in the Sherlock Holmes story Silverblaze The Left bank of the Charles notes the something missing in an old e-mail that he received before the election. Might I suggest to the person he is referring to that she read about Tip O'Neill specifically page 65 of Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century (my Amazon review … Continue reading Like the curious incident of the dog in the night-time…

The Sentinel & Enterprise covered yesterday’s protest…

..against Planned Parenthood and had a quote from city counselor Rosemary Reynolds that every pol who claims Catholicism should memorize: Reynolds said she was protesting as a resident, and a member of the City Council, against Planned Parenthood coming to Fitchburg. "I'm one person. I don't divide myself," Reynolds said. As Emily Devlin reports there … Continue reading The Sentinel & Enterprise covered yesterday’s protest…

I’m glad my kids weren’t drinking…

...when they saw American Glob's post in response to Stacy McCain's and Smitty's pleas to send me to CPAC. If they were anywhere near my laptop it would be shorted out and finally give up the ghost as it's been threatening to do for months. I'm flattered by the attention, but Made of Awesomeness? It's … Continue reading I’m glad my kids weren’t drinking…

“He has to follow through”

"The soldiers like the thin mints." said the girl scout when asked and the rest nodded. The thin mints joined the box on the side of the table where people buying cookies for the troops put them. As the girls took the money the two scout mothers, cold but uncomplaining, watched with approval as their … Continue reading “He has to follow through”