Sunday, January 27, 2008

In God We Still Trust

by Diamond Rio

Hat Tip: Thanks to Ken W.

Democrat or Republican?

The question is shockingly easy.

by Theo Caldwell
Canada's National Post

An obvious choice can be unnerving. When the apparent perfection of one option or the unspeakable awfulness of another makes a decision seem too easy, it is human nature to become suspicious.

While we do not yet know who the Democrat and Republican nominees will be, any combination of the leading candidates from either party will make for the most obvious choice put to American voters in a generation. To wit, none of the Democrats has any business being president.

This pronouncement has less to do with any apparent perfection among the Republican candidates than with the intellectual and experiential paucity evinced by the Democratic field. "Not ready for prime time," goes the vernacular, but this does not suffice to describe how bad things are. Alongside Hillary Clinton, add Barack Obama's kindergarten essays to an already confused conversation about Dennis Kucinich's UFO sightings, dueling celebrity endorsements and who can be quickest to retreat from America's global conflict and raise taxes on the American people, and it becomes clear that these are profoundly unserious individuals.

While the Republicans compare tax proposals and the best way to prosecute the War on Terror, Democrats are divining the patterns and meaning of the glitter and dried macaroni glued to the page of one of their leading candidate's kindergarten projects.

Does this decision not become unsettlingly simple?

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Hat Tip to: Thomas F. for the article and John F. for the picture.

Monday, January 21, 2008


Election (1999) staring Reese Witherspoon

I've seen this movie a few times and never compared the role of Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) to Hillary, but it is so obvious after seeing this video. The two even look similar. Funny video.

America's Marines

They traveled to 15 locations across the U.S. to create the "America's Marines" commercial.

I am retired from the US Army but I used to hang out with some Marines in Yokohama, Japan and I know first hand what great guys they are. I also went to a Marine Leadership School in Okinawa and learned a lot from them. I learned how to use and care for a M60 machine gun from them and used that training to teach a M60 course at an Army Basic Training Course at Fort Hood Texas in the mid 1960's. God Bless them. They make me proud to have served with them.


Hillary's Husband

How did I get into this mess? If she wins I'll be the first ex-President to become the First First Husband.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


"New Again" by Brad Paisley and Sara Evans,
with scenes from the movie "The Passion"

These things therefore the soldiers did. But there were standing by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the 'wife' of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
-John 19:25-


The Jesus Prayer

The Jesus Prayer (of the Heart)
sung by nuns from St. Elizabetha Monastery, Belorussia
"Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have Mercy On Us Sinners".


Hat Tip: The Anchoress

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Fascism's Legacy: Liberalism
By Daniel Pipes
Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Liberal fascism sounds like an oxymoron – or a term for conservatives to insult liberals. Actually, it was coined by a socialist writer, none other than the respected and influential left-winger H.G. Wells, who in 1931 called on fellow progressives to become "liberal fascists" and "enlightened Nazis." Really.

His words, indeed, fit a much larger pattern of fusing socialism with fascism: Mussolini was a leading socialist figure who, during World War I, turned away from internationalism in favor of Italian nationalism and called the blend Fascism. Likewise, Hitler headed the National Socialist German Workers Party.

A statist ideology, fascism uses politics as the tool to transform society from atomized individuals into an organic whole. It does so by exalting the state over the individual, expert knowledge over democracy, enforced consensus over debate, and socialism over capitalism. It is totalitarian in Mussolini's original meaning of the term, of "Everything in the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State." Fascism's message boils down to "Enough talk, more action!" Its lasting appeal is getting things done.

In contrast, conservatism calls for limited government, individualism, democratic debate, and capitalism. Its appeal is liberty and leaving citizens alone.

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