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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Hollywood hides…

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I watched  “Forbes on FOX” this morning while I was wrapping presents,  and heard two gems.

Elizabeth McDonald of FOX Business News on Hollywood refusing to sign George Clooney’s letter:  “They make a weather vane look like the Rock of Gibraltar.”

David Asman:  “It’s hard to stick a backbone in a snail.”

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December 20, 2014 at 11:15 pm

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Lowry’s 12 Days of Christmas…

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National Review’s Rich Lowry has penned  (all right,  printed!)  a currently  appropriate version  of the song.

h/t to Eliana Johnson for the tweet

 

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December 20, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Top liberal lies of 2014…

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Click on  the link  to see the Media Research Center’s choices for the top five liberal lies of 2014.   Of course,  there are still a few days left.   Was MRC premature?

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December 19, 2014 at 11:44 pm

50 reasons women really need men…

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How you view Jane  Gordon’s list  may depend upon your mood of the moment as well as your political views,  but I found it amusing,  despite the fact that I can accomplish most of the things myself,  and the remainder are irrelevant to me.   For example,  I never wanted a man,  especially a husband  (yes,  I’ve been married),  to tell me I look great in an outfit when I actually look like a stuffed sausage or something else equally unattractive.   I am told I have a higher tolerance for truth than most women do in such matters,  so perhaps I’m not the best judge.

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December 19, 2014 at 10:14 am

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Ancient Egyptian cemetery found…

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Maybe a  million mummies  buried over 300 acres…that is a lot of dead people.   Only 1,700 bodies have been found thus far,  buried in shafts cut into the limestone rock that are at times up to 75 feet deep,  but archaeologists believe there may be many thousands more.   The burials date back some 1,500 years,  to the time Egypt was controlled by the Roman and Byzantine Empire.

They appear to be ordinary people rather than important people with high status,  but who were they?   Where did they come from?   Why do they seem to be grouped by hair color?   Are the clusters of bodies family groups?   Why do most of those found appear to have healthy teeth,  when most ancient Egyptians had terrible dentition due to the amount of grit contained in the grain they consumed?

The site was originally discovered 30 years ago,  but has largely remained closely held until now.   What a wonderful set of puzzles we have to look forward to being sdolved.

 

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December 18, 2014 at 11:52 pm

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Drones gone wild…

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I don’t know that I’d call  runaway  or out-of-control drones poetic,  but they certainly are interesting.

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December 18, 2014 at 10:19 am

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Heavenly holy night…

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Get in the mood for Christmas with the Celtic Woman quartet’s rendition of  “O Holy Night”.   You’ll feel better,  I guarantee it.

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December 17, 2014 at 11:54 pm

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