Archive for May 2011
Did Rep. Anthony Weiner send a “dirty photo” to a college student? That is the big question MSM won’t touch, but here is a rundown. What strikes me as very strange is why the belligerent congressman from New York has lawyered-up, but still hasn’t reported to the police the crime he claims to be the victim of.
Has the skeleton of da Vinci’s muse been found at the convent where Lisa Gherardini Del Giocondo, the woman believed to be the subject of that famous work, reportedly spent the last years of her life?
Rich Terrell has posted Lee Teter’s poignant painting of the Vietnam wall for May 30th. Most of us have friends whose names are chiseled there and in our hearts.
The New York Post offers a look back to Shakespeare, and a modern Gold Star mother’s view. The New York Times, unsurprisingly, makes a political statement in its remembrance, as does the Washington Post. The Baltimore Sun provides the history of the day with less political content, as does The Washington Times, here.
It’s an American day, not just for big sales and shopping and picnics, but for those who are buried far away from their birthplaces.
Drop by The Corner at National Review Online for some lovely personal remembrances and some excellent videos. David Mills writes of old men who deserve our gratitude, and a modern warrior looks back from his civilian life to his recent military past. A civilian reflects on her brother’s call and includes one of my favorite descriptions of the military – — “Our job is to go to work when diplomacy fails.”
And let us not forget the dogs of war, many of whom have both saved human lives and given their own lives protecting those who protect us. The general rule of thumb is that each dog saves 150 human lives. Thank goodness they are no longer treated as “surplus property” to be left behind or otherwise disposed of.
A Gallup poll finds that retired and active military don’t view His Oneness as the Greatest. They should know.
Considering the plethora of lefty non-profits, I’m in favor of anything which helps balance the scales a bit.
Speaking of ACORN, there is a great book out by investigative journalist Matthew Vadum — you can read a review of SUBVERSION INC. here.
No one should get 6 months in jail for flipping the bird to law enforcement. For once, the American Civil Liberties Union is doing the right thing, by offering free legal aid to the man facing a criminal harassment charge for flipping off a Colorado state trooper.
If a trooper armed with a gun feels threatened by an obscene gesture he needs to find another line of work. Let”s spread some sunlight on this, shall we?
UPDATE: That didn’t take long. The charge has now been dropped!