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Party crashers or not?

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I haven’t paid much attention to the couple who crashed the White House state dinner,  but it appears His Oneness knew  the couple when he was a mere senator in Illinois.

He doesn’t appear to have informed the Secret Service of this.   I wonder why…

UPDATE:  Here’s an interesting item which offers some insight.

UPDATE:  This case  gets stranger by the minute.  Who knew the gatecrashers were tied to Rashid Khalidi,  Obama’s favorite  pro-Palestinian, terrorism-excusing  professor.

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November 29, 2009 at 2:14 pm

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Something strange…

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There’s something out of kilter about  this report of an ICE agent being released by a Medellín drug trafficking gang.   Perhaps there’s more to the story,  but such gangs in Colombia don’t apologize to US anti-drug agents  — they generally execute them.

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November 29, 2009 at 11:13 am

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An “Idle Woman”…

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No,  not a lazy female,  but a British war-time canal barge boatman.

The world needs more of  this type of woman.   What a delight it would have been to know Olga Kevelos.   Is there one in your family,  or perhaps in your neighborhood?

Get to know her,  or him.   They’re called eccentrics,  or characters,  or odd Aunt Alice.    These people are different  —  a refreshing change from the relentless group-think conformity modern society tries to demand.    I’ve know a few of them in my lifetime,   and they are exhilarating adventures in and of themselves,  dancing to a different music than most of us ever hear,  much less listen to,  encumbered only by affection and the limits of their courage.

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November 28, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Lucianne goes for blogs!

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As those of you who cruise lucianne.com to see what is making the headlines daily know,    the site doesn’t usually allow blog posts.  But now Miss Lucianne has a separate site just for the news blogs she likes —  go check it out here.

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November 28, 2009 at 2:43 pm

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Post turkey reflections…

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Joseph Farah offers  a prayer,  and  here you can learn that one of the internet stories you’ve read is true.   Read how the story of Thanksgiving came  to be preserved for posterity.

Erik Rush warns of the things we’re in danger of losing,  while Michelle Malkin has her own special list of   2009 turkeys.

The  L.A. Times has  a collection of presidential Thanksgiving wishes,  and Melanie Kirkpatrick reminds us of  FDR’s failed attempt to alter the holiday,  while Chris Stirewalt manages to pair  FDR and Norman Rockwell.

I hope all of you enjoyed your Thanksgiving,  as I did,  with family and friends.     I pray your circumstances allowed you to eat a little too much and laugh a lot,  and then take a nap.

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November 27, 2009 at 6:00 am

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Let us be thankful…

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Some things for which to be very thankful….

And check out some musings about this special holiday from Jonah Goldberg in a post on The Corner.

Dennis Prager is thankful,  but troubled,  a state in which he has plenty of company,   including Chuck Norris.

And try a plea not to  “diversify”  this holiday, unless you choose to read the incredibly   uninspiring proclamation of His Oneness.

Have a serving of   a symposium from National Review, and give a moment of thanks for  capitalism.

For dessert,  read this  funny series of Thanksgivings abroad.

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November 26, 2009 at 4:49 am

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Flu vaccine safe — not!

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The CDC and the Obama Administration and Sec.  Sebelius have assured us constantly that the flu vaccine was perfectly safe, absolutely thoroughly vetted.    Apparently they knew that the only bad batch was going to Canada.

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November 25, 2009 at 2:28 pm

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