Assorted thoughts for a slow Monday

Today is one of the few times that I not only woke up with nothing to say but didn't see anything in the AP wire that inspired me so it's time to empty the brain of some thoughts: First some reader/listener feedback: A reader pointed to this post about stolen railroad track and suggested that … Continue reading Assorted thoughts for a slow Monday

Assorted thoughts as Christmas gets closer

Christmas is getting closer, I'm not all that excited about a lot of things today but I have a lot of things I'm thinking about: Watch Hugo Chavez slowing take absolute power is like watching a horror movie for the 27th time. Every single time you shout don't open that door" but you know it's … Continue reading Assorted thoughts as Christmas gets closer

Assorted thoughts for a Sunday Morning

My mind is wandering a a dozen different directions this morning so lets talk a bit about everything: Turned on the TV when I got downstairs this morning and noticed Fox News Watch, the talked briefly about Iraq. The point was being made that because we had 50,000 troops there and contractors the war wasn't … Continue reading Assorted thoughts for a Sunday Morning

Because of the local stuff…

...I haven't touched the national news today. Lucky for you the other blogs are on the ball: Robert Stacy give the Port-Mortem on the Illinois results that were less than what might be desired: Second-guessing campaign strategies is a fascinating sport. However, if there is any New Media takeaway from the Illinois gubernatorial primary, it … Continue reading Because of the local stuff…

Good Form all ’round

Ed Whelan has apologized for outing Publius. In the end that is good form. It's hard to admit you are wrong publicly. Doesn't change what was done but is the best corrective. Publius has accepted the apology, even better form. He could have certainly decided to reject it since the act cant be outdone but … Continue reading Good Form all ’round

This might be a problem for johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern…

Germany has decided that they had enough of hyphenated names. In a split decision on Tuesday, the German Constitutional Court upheld a ban on married people combining already-hyphenated names, forbidding last names of three parts or more. Now it is almost certain that people will not remember the name of Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-digger-dangle-dongle-dungle-burstein-von-knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-spelterwasser-kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gutenabend-bitte-ein-nürnburger-bratwurstle-gerspurten-mit-tzwei-macheluber-hundsfut-gumberaber-shoenendanker-kalbsfleisch-mittler-aucher … Continue reading This might be a problem for johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern…

Speak of the Devil and etc…

No sooner do I mention LGF and his disputes with Atlas Shurgs and Jihad Watch when the feud blows up again. As I've said I read all three and like all three so its kind of a shame. Charles' post is here. Pam's is here, Robert's is here. What do I think? I'm with Elder … Continue reading Speak of the Devil and etc…

Susan Boyle: I see bad things coming

Wonderful story not withstanding and wise insights acknowledged why do I get the feeling that the media is just waiting for the chance to crash and burn on this lady? She has a strong faith so that will help her cope when it happens but I have the awful feeling that the press can't wait … Continue reading Susan Boyle: I see bad things coming

How are the Three Stooges like the Godfather?

You can watch both over and over and never get sick of them. Particularly if you are a man and especially if you are a Sicilian man. This applies to the first two Godfather movies, the Third actually isn't a bad movie but the other ones are SO good that it really hurts the other … Continue reading How are the Three Stooges like the Godfather?

The right way

that something is done: The Vermont Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday to legalize same-sex marriage, potentially setting the stage for a high-profile legislative showdown and breaking a new political barrier in the state that made history in 2000 by becoming the first to approve civil unions for gay and lesbian couples. If the bill becomes law, … Continue reading The right way

Very interesting problem…

...concerning language and action at this post at Patterico's pontifications. Of course you have to ignore the tone of voice since "Come here boy" to a dog is said in a different tone that any person would recognize. Base scenario: A boy has a dog named Rover. At night, he typically calls the dog into … Continue reading Very interesting problem…