Thursday, January 31, 2019

Lots 'o Links

Here are some of our favorite news roundups for ending the work week: Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Liz Sheld's Morning Briefing.

Here are two websites I don't get to read as often as I should: check out Don Surber and Israpundit

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Year of Radical Thinking

What is wrong with these Democrats -- especially the women? It's as if they are competing to see who can come up with the most outrageous proposals, and how much of a reaction they can get.

Here are just two recent examples:

Item: "Virginia Democrat Delegate Kathy Tran proposed a measure last week that would not only allow abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy in the state, but would also permit a woman to decide whether she wants to 'abort' her baby as she is dilating and about to give birth."

Item: "During her first town hall as an official presidential candidate earlier this week, Democrat Senator Kamala Harris endorsed the elimination of all private healthcare plans in America."

This reminds me of Obama's "new normal", and it makes me want to avoid watching and reading the news entirely.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Here's an article from Deutsche Welle about International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  These are the very people who should remember the Holocaust: people like the Germans, who created it, not people like the survivors, who can never forget it.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

All The Way With LBJ!

Those of us who have savored all four volumes (so far!) of Robert A. Caro's "The Years of Lyndon Johnson" will definitely enjoy reading his recent New Yorker article on his research methods.  I saw the link in the New York Times daily newsletter:

"From NY Times : What we’re reading: These 'recollections toward a memoir,' by the Lyndon B. Johnson biographer Robert Caro in The New Yorker. 'Caro, 83, acknowledges that the melancholy ‘math’ of age may prevent him from realizing his ambition to write a full-fledged memoir,' writes Charlie Savage, a Washington correspondent. 'The mere taste of what that could look like — charming and riveting anecdotes about how he learned several crucial revelations about L.B.J.’s life and hidden methods of acquiring power — gives abundant reason to hope that he manages it.'"

Forget the memoir - just give us volume five!

Lots 'o Links

Here are some great news roundups to end another week: National Review's The Corner; Liz Sheld's Morning Briefing, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

This is unbelievable: One World Trade Center was lit up in pink to celebrate the passage of a bill permitting abortions right up until birth!  As Moonbattery remarked, "Too bad they couldn’t light it up in black, the color of mourning."

Here's how to cope with the dreaded "reply all moment". Coincidentally, I recently came across the above cartoon at Reader's Digest.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

End The Shutdown!

Instead of leading the news with more Trump-Russia allegations and Covington Catholic School videos, how about focusing on the national embarrassment of having federal workers relying on free food and free meals all across the country?

How long is this going to go on? Let's end this already!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Trump's Compromise

I must be crazy, but I half-expected Trump to make his speech flanked by Republican and Democratic leaders, and to declare the shutdown over. Too bad.

Read this summary at Instapundit, who comments, "Well, the Democrats have made clear that they value people who haven’t crossed the border (illegally) yet more highly than people who are already in this country. Or, alternatively, that they hate Trump more than they love the 'Dreamers.'"

I have to agree.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Lots 'o Links

I think this government shutdown has gone on long enough, and Trump's major announcement tomorrow had been be a good one.  Otherwise, they ought to lock him and the House and Senate leadership in a room until they hammer this out, and then release the white smoke!

Here are today's news roundups from Larwyn's Linx, Liz Sheld's Morning Briefing, and Maggie's Farm!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

10 Years Since the Miracle on the Hudson


Talk about real men: 10 years ago, Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III and his co-pilot Jeff Skiles, along with the tugboat captains, saved everyone aboard US Air Flight 1549 during what became known as the Miracle on the Hudson.  It's hard to believe it's already been ten years since I saw photos like this on TV and assumed that most of the passengers had drowned.

Goodbye Gillette, Hello Schick!

I got a kick out of Piers Morgan's angry column about the new Gillette ad and the war on masculinity.

I'm tired of it, too, but more than that, I do not care to be lectured by the manufacturer when all I want to do is see a product advertised on TV!

Friday, January 11, 2019

A Musical Way To End The Week

I was very happy to see this at American Digest today:

"Something Wonderful: The Lady of Shalott – Loreena McKennitt. A stunning video interpretation of Tennyson’s poem as sung by the living angel, Loreena McKennitt. At full screen with speakers turned up this will transport you to the gone world and make your day as it breaks your heart."

Not only did I want to hear more of her songs the first time I saw her on TV, but hearing the songs inspired me to read the famous poems she was singing so beautifully.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Lots 'o Links

Check out the latest editions of Larwyn's Linx, Liz Sheld's Morning Briefing, and Maggie's Farm!

Tiring Topics

I am sick and tired of socialists in our country promising free this and free that for everyone.

You have Bill de Blasio's health care for all, including illegal aliens.

You have Bernie Sanders' Medicare for all, including illegal aliens.

You have Gavin Newsom's sanctuary for all, especially illegal aliens.

It sure sounds like socialism for all, and I never voted for that!

Also, would the Democrats kindly explain to us the benefits to us of the continued arrival of hordes of young illegals with no skills and no English?

On another topic, the American Psychological Association has encouraged the further emasculation of men by declaring that traditional masculinity is harmful.  The only thing harmful is the politically correct atmosphere in this country, where everything normal has been turned upside down.

Monday, January 07, 2019

Poetry in Commotion

I saw this in the New York Times Monday Briefing:  "What we’re reading: This piece from Mental Floss. “I was delighted to learn about ‘The Chaos,’ a 1920s poem that captures the English language in its irregular, infuriating and inspiring beauty,” writes Gina Lamb, a Special Sections editor. “Read the poem out loud, if you dare."

I remember seeing this years ago and was happy to read about it again. You can read the entire poem here.

Friday, January 04, 2019

Lots 'o Links

End the first week of 2019 with these interesting posts at Larwyn's Linx, Liz Sheld's Morning Briefing, and Maggie's Farm!

Trivia

Sometimes when the news and the idiot Democrats become too overwhelming, you just need something light to read. The New York Times offers its favorite facts of 2018, including this one:  "According to one study, people typically touch their phones 2,617 times per day." How do they get any work done?!

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Lara Kollab: Just Call Her Dr. Mengele

Now here's someone who should be deported, right back to the Middle East!

"A series of venomous, anti-Semitic tweets have come back to haunt a doctor in Cleveland. As a result of her social media posts — which included threats to prescribe the wrong medication to Jewish patients — the 27-year-old Palestinian woman was fired from the medical center where she had been employed."
 
"When she was not wishing violence and death on Jewish people, Kollab was apparently using Twitter to ridicule them, posting comments like, 'Why is the airport literally full of Jews. I just had an evil staring contest with one bc he was staring. They look like settlers,' and accusing Jews of being the ones who 'unfold and mess up all our clothes, steal things from our suitcases. She brags about her friend kicking someone out of his Arabic restaurant for asking for Israeli hummus, muses about her father screaming and calling Jews 'dogs, and recalls 'walking through the streets of Palestine,' where 'everyone who gets mad says something along the lines of ‘Allah will take them, the Jews,' according to the Canary Mission."

And remember: this is a so-called doctor! 

The Cleveland Clinic's website displayed on Google says, "Every Life Deserves World Class Care". The evil "Doctor" Kollab would disagree and say that every life except those of Jews deserves world class care.

Vile creatures like her prove once again that you can't possibly have peace with antisemites and you can't reason with them. All you can do is fight against them every day.