We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Major loonie award to Van Jones. Be afraid, Be very afraid. Where does Obama find these nutcakes for his administration?More important, WHY? Don Surber, Charleston Daily Mail pro journalist, provides a comprehensive roundup on Obama’s latest Czar. And, more keeps coming out about him!
Krauthammer:“After a disastrous summer -- mistaking his mandate, believing his press, centralizing power, governing left, disdaining citizens for (of all things) organizing -- Obama is in trouble.”
OBIT: A history professor during my time at BrooklynCollege recently died.He was the commander of Hungarian forces in Hungary’s revolt in 1956.
As commander in chief of the Hungarian National Guard and the leader of the Budapest garrison, he commanded a force of 26,000 insurgents and 30,000 Hungarian Army troops who had joined them.
When the uprising began on Oct. 23, General Kiraly was weak, ill and exhausted; he had just been released after spending five years in prison, four of them on death row, on manufactured charges of espionage. After the uprising was put down violently by the Soviets less than two weeks later, he fled to the United States.
Although serving during WWII in Hungary’s fascist army, he was later honored at Yad Vashem as a “Righteous Gentile” for disobeying superiors and saving 400 Jews.Here’s his full obituary. Here’s a photo I took in 2004 of the memorial to the uprising, outside the Parliament in Budapest.RIP general and professor Bela Kiraly.
"He gave us life," says one of 669 to 100-year old, who says "My wife didn't know about it for 40 years after our marriage."
The automatic problem that arises when someone who is not a William F. Buckley (and none of us here pretend to be) is that you're instantly tagged a RINO for calling out something that is objectively and demonstrably false. The space between fact and fiction is confused as a litmus test between right and left. But what if the WNDers are not the true conservatives in this argument? What if the actual test of conservatism was not how fervently you oppose Obama, or where you went to school, or where you pray, but how firmly your conservatism is rooted in First Principles and not personalities or conspiracy?
Have you no decency AP?Gates added he wanted his letter and his phone call to AP released “so everyone would know how strongly he felt about the issue.”Michelle Malkin further exposes AP broke its signed pledge. So, AP hasn’t decency or integrity.
This drink is for our reader/commenter Marianne.We all love you and strive to satisfy your every desire.
My wife accuses me of that "dick in the blender" syndrome from time to time, along with cranial rectumitis, and oral pediasis............... (podiasis? whatever the scientific term for foot-in-mouth is)