Time for Thorns

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There are days for sunny morning walks in the garden, where dew-bejeweled roses release their fragrance on the light breeze.
These are not those days. These are days of harsh realities demanding sharp answers. This is now … time for thorns.

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October 17, 2008 at 4:58 am

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Hell of an ad…

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This ad tells the truth,  which makes it all the more brutal.   By the time you read this,  there will be a blog-storm denying its truth.

 

 

 

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October 24, 2014 at 10:16 am

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Thanks, Rev. Al…

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I loathe Rev. Al Sharpton as the race-baiter and race hustler he is.   But I owe him thanks for having His  Oneness admit  that all the Democratic candidates who have tried to distance themselves from him in order to win are his supporters and will always vote with him.   This is no surprise to me,  as I have long observed that liberals and progressives usually have to lie about what they believe and how they will vote in order to be elected.   If they told constituents the truth,  few of them would succeed.   Since this admission comes on the heels of his statement at Northwestern University that his policies are on the ballot,  we are now free to call out those who vote for Democratic candidates as ideologues,  idiots,  or liars,  since they must fall into one of those categories.;

I do appreciate Sharpton’s rare moment of  “truthiness’,  and for soliciting the same from His Oneness.

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October 23, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Ben Bradlee, R.I.P.

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Tim Cavanaugh has  rounded up  the obit from the Washington Post,  since Bradlee headed its newsroom 1965 – 91,  and a retrospective by Howard Kurtz.   Like Cavanaugh,  I’m more of a Kolchak than a President’s Men fan,  but I take his point.   The thing I’ll never have an answer to is whether Bradlee would have gone after a Democrat president the way he did Nixon.   Those who knew him insist his publishing the Pentagon Papers means he would have,  but you can’t tell me he didn’t know what JFK was,  and his lips were firmly sealed on all of that.

More interesting to me is Cavanaugh’s point that a newspaper is not a public trust,  but  business,  and the only time it approaches being a public good is when it does its job of informing the public fairly and consistently.   I would also note that His Oneness,  as usual,  was wholly unable to refrain from injecting himself into the statement regarding Bradlee’s death.

 

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October 22, 2014 at 11:53 pm

Red-light tickets illegal?

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A Florida  judge’s ruling  may apply only to the city of Hollywood,  but it may have statewide implications as well.   It’s a certainty that plaintiff lawyers will be scouring municipal laws to see if they have their own cases.

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October 22, 2014 at 10:18 am

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Wild weather in the U.K…

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The hurricane that pounded Britain has regrettably caused deaths and injuries,  along with property damage and travel delays,  but it has also resulted in some  astonishing pictures.   You rarely see wind so strong it pushes a waterfall back upwards!

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October 21, 2014 at 11:45 pm

Everyday hero…

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Sometimes humans are the  most amazing  of creatures.

UPDATE:  The hero  has been  identified,  and is surprised by the attention he left to avoid receiving.

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October 21, 2014 at 10:17 am

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Do this and die…

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I’m not a doctor.   I’m not a scientist.   But I am blessed with common sense.   If a computer chip manufacturer requires its technicians to wear booties in its clean lab,  don’t you think people working around patients with projectile vomiting and explosive diarrhea should also require booties and no exposed skin surface

The CDC apparently found that and other logical steps unnecessary,  at least until medical professionals savaged it so badly that the  idiotic instructions  were taken down.

As for the CDC,  it has been quite some time since I took anything it said on faith,  and especially since His Oneness ascended to the throne.   Obama is a purely political creature,  as evidenced by his appointment of pudgy fixer  Ron Klain as Ebola czar.   Klain was appointed to manage the politics of the crisis,  and to disguise the fact that his boss doesn’t like America very much,  and is willing to sacrifice us in order to wave his standard as the world’s president.   Andrew McCarthy provides  some history  on Klain which will be helpful to you in judging whether this appointment was made to help Americans or to cover Obama’s ass.

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October 20, 2014 at 11:51 pm

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