There is an interesting tidbit in the Alexandar Stephen’s speech…

that I referred to in my earlier post that upon reflection, is even more significant that the excerpt quoted by Rich Lowry and myself to the country at large today. It concerns the state of mind of the founding fathers concerning slavery. All emphasis that follows is mine: First he acknowledges that slavery was the … Continue reading There is an interesting tidbit in the Alexandar Stephen’s speech…

Answer: It turns every day into Rule 5 Sunday

A: What is the real net effect of Stormy Daniels running for Senate as a republican in La? Camp of the Saints and The Classic Liberal decide the matter requires deep photographic investigation. Nice pictures, but I'm still not convinced she's worth $1900. Oh and make sure you check out the comments at Bob's site … Continue reading Answer: It turns every day into Rule 5 Sunday

Around the BlogRoll off to lunch edition

I might not be in front of the computer at noontime so lets take a look at the what's happening on the blogroll: Ruby Slippers reports on the rubes who actually think that the passage of Obamacare means they will actually get free healthcare: Evidently not everyone heard that bit of bad news or missed … Continue reading Around the BlogRoll off to lunch edition

A historical pet peeve of mine is the idea that the Civil War…

...was not about slavery. I maintain and have always maintained that those who make that argument are deceiving themselves and frankly are not reading the material of the time. Newly Elected Virgina Governor Bob McDonald's restoration of Confederate History Month, (good idea) coupled with his failure to include the recognition of slavery and it's evils … Continue reading A historical pet peeve of mine is the idea that the Civil War…

“Because they know you won’t run them over”

I'm only just over a third of the way through Saved by Her Enemy by Don Teague & Rafraf Barrak so normally I wouldn't comment on the book yet, but I read something that should be read by every person who lionized the enemy: Just before we crossed the border, the soldier driving a Humvee … Continue reading “Because they know you won’t run them over”

I’m not with Josh Marshall much…

but this paragraph concerning a certain qatari diplomat with a nicotine fit perfectly fits my thoughts: I mean, are we really to believe that this guy took his having diplomatic immunity as free rein to crack a joke about need to light his shoe bomb? I'm curious whether under international law a diplomat can be … Continue reading I’m not with Josh Marshall much…

There is nothing more likely to throw away the GOP fall advantage

...than equivocation: King asserts that Republican leaders need to be clear on what they would do on Obama’s health law if they took control of Congress. “I talked to some of the leaders in the Tea Party groups, who ask to make sure that we define this repeal as 100 percent repeal. They are not … Continue reading There is nothing more likely to throw away the GOP fall advantage

The BBCWorldwideTv channel “frees” The Doctor

Sometime around 1978 I was channel surfing the way we used to in the days before Cable: (We turned the knob) and on Channel 12 in Rhodie Island I found a strange TV show with a fellow with a long scarf traveling in a blue box. I thought it was cool but didn't note the … Continue reading The BBCWorldwideTv channel “frees” The Doctor