Quote of the Day

| September 12, 2012

Yesterday, actually, but applicable pretty much any day, ever:

Naming (Un)conventions

| July 9, 2012

Smitty over at The Other McCain notes that it might, just might, be a bad idea to name your kid(s) randomly. Throwing darts at a map, pulling Scrabble letters out of a bag, and picking names out of the police blotter section of the newspaper are all recipes for massive failure. Do you really want […]

Some people never learn.

| June 27, 2012

One might be tempted to think that of all countries, Germany would be the one with a heightened sense of toleration and accommodation of Jewish religious rites. OK, perhaps not. Mark Steyn: A German court has banned the circumcision of boys for religious reasons: The regional court in Cologne, western Germany, ruled that the “fundamental […]

There’s a word for that.

| February 29, 2012

Georgetown co-ed: Please pay for us to have sex … We’re going broke buying birth control: Craig Bannister at CNSNews.com did the math — and discovered that these co-eds, assuming they’re using the cheapest possible contraception, must be having sex about three times a day every day to incur that kind of expense. If you […]

Kismet’s Excellent Adventure

| February 22, 2012

Monday night was full of excitement for at least one member of this household. It was about 8:30, well after dark, when I went downstairs to retrieve a box that I knew was waiting for me outside my front door. As usual, the cats followed me downstairs. As I cracked open the front door, Kismet […]

Quote of the Day

| January 31, 2012

The Washington Post’s Michael Gerson, discussing the Obama administration’s abrogation of religious liberty: The implications of Obama’s power grab go further than contraception and will provoke opposition beyond Catholicism. Christian colleges and universities of various denominations will resist providing insurance coverage for abortifacients. And the astounding ambition of this federal precedent will soon be apparent […]

Dear Iowa,

| January 3, 2012

Four years ago you held caucuses, and came up with Mike “Aw-Shucks Nanny-Statist” Huckabee as your chosen winner. The only thing that kept me from going nuclear on you then was that I recognized the ease, the slickness with which Huckabee had been able to con voters throughout his career. You have another chance tonight. […]

Quote of the Year

| December 30, 2011

Iowahawk: Teddy Roosevelt charged San Juan Hill. Barack Obama charged $4 trillion to my kids. on Twitter.


| July 27, 2011

Among the very last of the reasons anyone should ever want a government job is because it is lucrative. Although in close contention might be the rationale one of my college classmates gave when asked why she wanted a government job: “Because you can’t get fired.” Seriously, she said that out loud to a full […]

Internet Kill Switch

| January 29, 2011

With the current turmoil in Egypt, including the shutdown of external internet links by the regime, there’s been some discussion of the possibility of an “Internet Kill Switch” for the US — something that could, as proponents would have it, be used to protect the infrastructure. Says PC Mag: The legislation was first introduced last […]

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