Wednesday, February 28, 2007

This sounds crazy...but

This sounds crazy... but I am told on good authority that the origin of the Japanese kimono is demographic.

After a war had decimated the Japanese population, the kimono was "invented."

Complete with its own bedroll, the idea was that any man could have any woman --- except I guess a member of the Royal Family --- at any time, at any place.

That is not the remedy for the current Birth Dearth, but something has got to happen if the species is to continue.

Illustrate ??? Hmnnn...

I have known former Chairman Greenspan

Click here: Greenspan Warns of Likely U.S. Recession

I have known former Chairman Greenspan for many years and am a great admirer of his.

But he has been wrong before and I would like to bet 0ne (1) Cent that hos wrong this time.

Illustrate: Greenspan, preferaby playing a clarinet.

ahem !!

As I was saying shortly after the closing bell rang,

the markets would go up,

not down.

They did

I bet a 1 penny

that the market will go up today.

Any takers?

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The DJIA is down...

As this is written, the Dow is way down --- but is was down worse.

I am buying --- modestly --- because I believe that the secular trends of our Real Economy are up --- way up --- not down.

The Real Economy is the way a very savvy, very wise, quite wealthy man of my aquaintance, describes why smart people say "Never Sell America Short."

Graph: Long term trend of US markets going back to 1790 showing that --- mif you count in re-invested dividends the markets made money in any ten year period --- including the Depression.

Monday, February 26, 2007

The NYTimes...

The op-ed page of the The NYTimes... fount of all wisdom ... had a good idea to put a working economist on their page.

I do not agree with much that PK says, but at least he knows the terminology and the history of economics.

No sooner was he there (BTW, a former advisor to Enron, I do believe) than he began spouting off about politics.

By my lights, PK knows much less about politics than about economics.

The NYTimes op-ed page got less than it bargained for.

I love John McCain ...

Click here: Sen. McCain Says Iraq Stance Could End His Career

But he know better than this ... it is not very often that an American running for President gets hurt at the polls for supporting our troops and promoting the views an values of America.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

From Melanie --- the wonder trainer

I saw this and thought it was cute:
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my shape to keep
Please no wrinkles
Please no bags
Please lift my butt before it sags
Please no age spots
Please no gray
And as for my belly,
Please take it away
Please keep me healthy
Please keep me young
And thank you Lord,
for all you have done!

Illustrtate: as you please. Watch the Oscars...

Saturday, February 24, 2007


Lieberman Warns Democrats: I May Join GOP Wires
Friday, Feb. 23, 2007

Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut fired a shot across the bow of the Senate's Democratic majority, warning them he may bolt the party and join the GOP if Congress votes to withhold funding for the war in Iraq.


The Senate has a one-vote Democratic majority. Because the Senate majority --- which can deliver power, influence and campaign funds to Senators --- the vote of a single Senator is potentially very powerful.

Sen. Lieberman is excercising "political leverage."

Archimedes, that smart old Greek, said, roughly, give me a lever, and a place to stand --- and I can move the world.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


--- The message cannot be delivered to the following address. ---
Mailbox unknown or not accepting mail.
550 , Recipient unknown

I really was counting on hearing from good old --- Mailbox unknown or not accepting mail. 550 , Recipient unknown

How sad to end a most remarkable number of days on such a sour note.

I sure hope someone fixes the Internet.

Pic of Internet goes here

Monday, February 19, 2007

An almost perfect end to a weird day

This most remarkable day ended in a most remarkable way.

As I lay down just before I went to sleep, I had a cell-phone conversation with a very good and dear friend named Herb Weintraub.

We talked of old times, old friends, experiences we shared and future plans, with the cell cradled ergononomicaly on my cheek.

If he sends me a picture I shall post it on this blog.

If not I shall post one of HW, BW and EMiller playing tennis against the wall of the schoolyard.

Herb always said his was the best neighborhood in the best borough in the best city --- anywhere in the whole wide world.

I am beginning to think that he was right

It has been a surreal day,,,

It has been a surreal day, this President's Day.

It started out with a snowstorm and ended with me being "stretched" by my incredible personal trainer Melanie Webb , a Mormon lass from Provo UT.

She is a fine upstanding Mormon lass --- but occasionally she shoots craps in --- Las Vegas.

What day ! The rains and snows """" /// ... will soon be gone.

The showers of April will yeild the flowers that bloom in May.

Pic: Anything you want but be sure to include a picture of Melanie Webb, when she is at ease enough to provide same.

Google: Please send this back to me before 12:01 AM Feburary 20th 2007.

Can a person...

Can a person --- trapped in an office on President's Day --- survive in a messed-up office --- eating take-out food.

So far so good.

The markets are...

The markets are... closed on President's Day.

I wonder if GWashington, who married into great wealth, and ALincoln who was an extremely ambitious corporate attorney, would have have approved of closing the markets on their day ??

BTW: The world is flat.

T or F ?

Just trying to drum up blog responses.


Duh ... shall invest

Would appreciate guidance.

(pic of white-collar criminal behind bars)

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President's Day gets weirder than I could have imagined.

Some folks are at work.

Some folks are not.

This AM I was trapped in elevator.

I learned --- only now --- that a cell phone works in an elevator.

I wonder if that is so.

In tekkieland some folks know what they are talking about, some do not.

Just as in real life.

Illustration of chaos --- (eating hard-boiled egg with salt&pepper on it.)

My TW ( the web) is amazing;send in your favorites...

DICTIONARY FOR DECODING WOMEN'S PERSONAL ADS:> > >> > > Ø 40-ish..................................49.> > > Ø Adventurous..........................Slept with everyone.> > > Ø Athletic................................No breasts.> > > Ø Average looking.....................Moooo.> > > Ø Beautiful..............................Pathological liar.> > > Ø Emotionally Secure................On medication.> > > Ø Feminist...............................Dyke.> > > Ø Free Spirit............................Junkie.> > > Ø Friendship first.......................Former Slut.> > > Ø New-Age..............................Body hair in the wrong places.> > > Ø Old-fashioned........................No B.J.'s> > > Ø Open-minded.........................Desperate.> > > Ø Outgoing..............................Loud and embarrassing.> > > Ø Professional...........................Bitch.> > > Ø Voluptuous............................Chubby.> > > Ø Large frame...........................Big & fat.> > > Ø Wants soul mate.....................Stalker.> > >> > > DICTIONARY FOR DECODING WOMEN'S ENGLISH:> > >> > > Ø Yes.....................................No> > > Ø No......................................Yes> > > Ø Maybe.................................No> > > Ø We need...............................I want> > > Ø I am sorry............................You'll be sorry> > > Ø We need to talk....................You're in trouble> > > Ø Sure, go ahead.....................You better not> > > Ø Do what you want................You will pay for this later> > > Ø I am not upset.....................Of course, I am upset, you moron!> > > Ø You're attentive tonight.........Is sex all you ever think about?> > >> > > DICTIONARY FOR DECODING MEN'S ENGLISH:> > > Ø I am hungry...............................I am hungry> > > Ø I am sleepy................................I am sleepy> > > Ø I am tired..................................I am tired> > > Ø Nice dress.................................Nice cleavage!> > > Ø I love you..................................Let's have sex now> > > Ø I am bored.................................Do you want to have sex?> > > Ø May I have this dance?................I'd like to have sex with you.> > > Ø Can I call you sometime?...............I'd like to have sex with you.> > > Ø Do you want to go to a movie?.......I'd like to have sex with you.> > > Ø Can I take you out to dinner?.........I'd like to have sex with you.> > > Ø I don't think those shoes go with that outfit..............I'm gay.> > >> > >


PD --- President's Day is a weird holiday. I liked it better when there were seperate holidays for GWas the FooC (Father of our Country and HonestAbe the hair-splitter---oops--- I meant you know what I mean.

MLK was a great man but there were others who did plenty --- including Bayard Rustin

Pic here of Rustin

Weirdest dream

I ever had

toads inherit the earth === I think I know it means


I do not know

weirdest dream

I had, for sure, the weirdest dream.

Toads inheriting the earth ---

I think I know what it means



I think I know

what it means ---

I shall explore if this does not bounce back

I mean --- very weird indeed

I shall explore

Holey Moley ! ) 000


Sunday, February 18, 2007


is Kobe Bryant

not Gilbert Arenas.

Next year GA.

Pic of both

The big game starts tonight

The big NBA all-star ****

basketball game in Las Vegas (one of very favorite towns)

starts tonight in just nine (9) minutes.

I can hardly wait.

I bet Gilbert Arebas scores a ton --- because of the slight administered to him in the international tourney.

He is sykked.

(Pic of the great Gilbert goes here.)

Go Gilbert, go arrow sign,(x3)

So here it is

So here it is ... just after 8 PM in snowy Washington

Pic of WashDC in Winter.

I am at the house of a lovely extended family.

They are preparing to tuck themselves for the night

(Pic of nightgown)

Sleep tight lovely extended family.

Pleasant dreams...

Tek helpers --- pls add pix

The big melt starts on Monday.

A woman from El Salvador

A woman named (BLANK) is from El Salvador.

(Pic: Map of El Salvador.)

She is divorced, and is supporting three children.

She works very hard.
The children are doing wonderfully well in school.
She is taking a course in English as a second language,

She and her children will help make America greater(er) --- as so many immigrants before them have done.
She did niot come in via Ellis Island. She came in via...

(Picture of LAX)

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Mr, Lee = a great American

Mr. Lee of Riestertown MD is an American original --- a Korean-American original. He is the go-to guy at the Somerset Towers in Chevy Chase MD (no, not named for the comedian--- that's what one Canadian young man speaking on my Onstar service suggested.)

Can show pic of Towers --- or better yet a pic of Mr Lee when I can get to him. He doesn't always answer very quickly when he is working a job. He has no secretary --- he is a one-man-band.

He is religious Christian. He takes Sundays off starting at 12:01---
Somerset Towers is made up of three huge towers I I I in the heart of one of the great urban centers in the world --- Bethesda. Not kidding --- I will explain in a future post.

Mr Lee emigrated from South Korea. He grew up in family engaged in construction.He is a independent contractor --- and works 6 days each week for probably 14 hours a day + 2 hours commuting. but takes Sunday off ---starting ring at 12:01 AM He is a religious Christian.

He paints the walls, fixes plumbing, works closely with decorators and contractors. He is a Jack of All Trades (Do not illustrate with a playing card Jack.)

He has two sons --- one who will be a dentist, one is just entering the world of high finance.
Mr. Lee paid for their entire education.

It is people like Mr. Lee, his wife and sons --- that make America great --- and will make it greater still.

All hail the Lees.

Sound card: America or My Country Tis, or JPSousa--- all better than the Star Spangled Banner.

I just saw ...

I just saw ... an incredible movie in Bethesda MD (Bet Hesda --- home of the well of pure water in Hebrew ---). The name on the ticket stub only Children of A... --- the rest of it will come to me.

It has violence **%%++ --- incredible photography --- ' click --- and deals with very favorite topic --- demography.

The theme concerns the possible extinction of the human race. Only one pregnant woman remains to propagate the species. She gives birth amidst terrible violence.

The movie ends with the baby crying 000 as the woman barely smiles .)

As the old slogan used to go --- Movies Are Better Than Ever

Image here from the movie Children of A


Just got a letter from a guy who liked the blog and stumbled on it while looking for PayPal $$$.

To the other Blogpal who said that using the current cold snap as an argument against Global Warming, --- be it noted that the post was 0:/)

Barnes&Noble + Bethesda MD

Here it Saturday at Noon at Barnes & Noble in beautiful downtown Bethesda, with about 15 people clicking at their computers. B&N probably has about 1000 stores, or more.

When I came to Washington in1966, Bethesda was cow town, no one had laptops, and there were less than 900 bookstores all across America.

Insert map of Bethesda --- or the logo of the nice folks at B&N

My love/hate relationship w/ hi-tek is...

My love/hate relationship w/ hi-tek is... well known.

It is mostly love. It is simply unbelievable to a man who grew up in the era of the peny post-card, the three cent stamp and when a 6-cent airmail via a < /****/> big four -engine plane was a big deal.

What bugs me most is the assumption by those in-the know that those not-in-the-know are really in-the-know.

Call aol via the AGB (AGBell) and (after a 30-minute wait) someone in Bangalore or Oklahoma will say "now find the Modzilla-Netscape-Word icons on your deaktop and right-click your wireless mouse." I respond "I don't now how to do that."

The response with an Indian or Okie accent is usually: "Oh of course you do, you just did it."

"Thanks, Okies or Indians I appreciate that; it is very helpful --- you (word that Dick Cheney used to describe NYTimes scribe Adam Clymer to Gov. GWBush in the year 2000.

PS: does anyone know whether there is a "lighted" keyboard that glows in the dark???

Friday, February 16, 2007

I really like both those guys...

Reuters - Thu Feb 15, 1:47 PM ET
U.S. President George W. Bush (L) gestures while being introduced by American Enterprise Institute President Chris DeMuth (R) before his speech about his Administration's 'Global War on Terror' in Washington, February 15, 2007.

There is a picture here of Presidents George W. Bush and Chhristopher Demuth

It is warming up in Washington...

It is warming up in Washington... +++

No more BRR... More moisture ''' ...

Less of that itchy dry skin...

1st anniversary

I started this blog exactly ONE year ago.

Who is reading it? What do you think of it?

Pls post your respond and respond to my posts or post idependently --- unless your posts are wacky ??/!! they will be published.

Joe Lieberman

Sen Joe Lieberman is back in the news ...

He should as a Third Party candidate for President, with JMcain or RGiuliani. They can work whose is at the top of the ticket they can do well.

A.Lincoln did.

Pic of Sen. Joe goes here

Go Joe, go.

Incredible movie --- excellent Think Tank

An incredible movie --- To Live and Become --- tells the story of the airlift of the Eithiopan Jewish community to Israel.

The star Sirak Sabahat was our guest at yesterday's taping of Think Tank. The program will be aired next week in the US on PBS and in many places all around the world.

My advice: Go see the movie; watch the program.

Is this ...

Is this ...
global warming ?
" " " dry snow --- brrr.

Monday is Presidents Day...

Monday is Presidents Day... there used to be holidays for Lincoln and Wasington. I liked that better. MLKing was a great man, but I think the holiday ought to be called "Civil Rights Day." Add pics of at least 3 Predidents + MLK & 1 one other civil rights leader

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Just by chance...

I met a wonderful couple named the Bendsersons (Henderson with a "B") after dining at Washington"s famous deli --- "Morty's",

Pic goes here of Bendersons or Washington"s famous deli --- "Morty's",

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The months to come

It keeps dis-appearing,
Blustery February yields Raw March, yields April Showers yields the Flowers that bloom in May.

Pic: blustery Feb, RM, AS,

Att: BK + RSW

Max Boot is...

Max Boot's latest posting on Commentary's blog can be found here:,1,2806560.column?coll=la-news-columnsMAX BOOT

Max Boot is... a fine fellow.

He will be taping a Think Tank program on the day after St.Valentine's Day

Pic of boot ot valentine

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Israelis

The Israelis... who I generallylike and admire, made (at least) one big mistake.

Instead of settlining the Land m'Metullah ad HaNegev (roughly, from the rugged North to the beautiful Eilat) they most all clustered near Tel Aviv, making them too vulnerable to some wackos in the Middle Eas.

(map of Israel goes here.)

I wouldn't know

I wouldn't know enough to do it. The ZIP code on my EMail suddenly was changed from XXXXX to XXX7X.

How did that happen?

Monday, February 12, 2007

My kind of diet

The problem is that our bodies have evolved to crave copious amounts of rich and tasty foods, because historically such foods were valuable and rare. How can we modern humans resist? We shouldn't, at least not entirely, says Barry Glassner, a University of Southern California sociologist and author of the forthcoming book The Gospel of Food: Everything You Think You Know about Food Is Wrong (Ecco). We have wrongly embraced what Glassner calls "the gospel of naught," the view that "the worth of a meal lies principally in what it lacks. The less sugar, salt, fat, calories, carbs, preservatives, additives, or other suspect stuff, the better the meal." The science behind this culinary religion, Glassner says, is close to naught.

Moral of story --- old as the hills --- Eat Drink and be Merry.
And remember as the RDigest made a bundle on: Laughter is the Best medicine.

++ )) & $ + $ @ dinner table.

GW --- both ways

More Expected Snow After New York Town May Have Shattered Snowfall Record
Monday, February 12, 2007


Ben's response:

When it is too hot it is global warming.

When it is too cold or the weather is behaving screwy it is global warming.

Gee, I wsh I had a theory as elegant as that.

Picture of a dish of "snow blindness" --- Cream cheese and cottage cheese

Can Barack Become President?

Can Barack Become President?

Some pundits say he can not because he doesn't have enough "experience."


A good President doesn't need experience. He needs a sense of direction, and a vision. The idea is to tell his subalterns to move the ship of state steadily, but consistently, in one direction or the other.

Another politician from Illinois became President without much experience.

A. Lincoln, a highly ambitious attorney for the railroads.

Me --- almost 20 years ago.

I know my wonderment about the new technology bores some people. But the Internet never ceases to amaze me.
It has loads of pictures of me --- and some of other people named the same.
I'd just as soon look like me, not like them.
This is not personal aggradizement (not much...)
Just a sense of awe.

What's wrong with publicity if the cause is good ?

I know Sen. Chuck Shumer (D.NY). He is a nice man, and pretty good Senator from a somewhat-too liberal state.

The word around Washington is that he is a pretty good Senator.

Like many politicians he loves publicity.

It is said that he a publicity hound 0\\ \\ - (dog with tail running at full speed)

Saturday, February 10, 2007

I love...

I love... sports movies. (heart goes here, as in I Love New York.)

One of the greatest is about golf ---0 (big, long, strong Calloway driver. )

The Great Game is one of the greatest

I have seen it on both ___ (a cable) and on DVD which needs no abbreviation or symbol --- it already is one.

"4 4 4" (says the extra-cautious golfer -0 approaching the putting green with his putter. )

Saturday Night Special (bang-bang) --- extra prizes for the best emoticons, smileys --- whatever, from ---


Russian President sez...

Russian President sez... that the U.S. is a threat to global stability...

Russian President (VPutin) is 100% right. >

The U.S. has destabilzed the world --- the whole world --- by leading the slow-but-steady inexorable march to human liberty.

Hats off to the U.S.

_+ (top-hat?)

My goodness...

! ! !

סיפור אמיתי על דג מושבניק ממושב ליד החולה, עבר שם יום אחד וראה כדור במים, קופץ מעלה ומטה. הוא התקרב והבחין לתדהמתו שהיה זה דג שפמנון שניסה כנראה לבלוע כדור-סל והלה נתקע בפיו... השפמנון ניסה נואשות לצלול חזרה למים, אך הכדור הצף מנע ממנו,
בסופו של דבר אותו האיש הוציא את הכדור מפיו של הדג והציל את חייו.
אתם וודאי לא היתם מאמינים לי, אילולאי ראיתם את התמונות הבאות:

My goodness... Hebrew on Web!!!

Reminds me of a story: Guy comes into a bar and is told there is a talking talk dog. They have a conversation.

Guy is asked what he thinks.

Says "big deal" --- "He doesn't know much abou Schoepenhauer."

-0= ' ++ (barking dog with toothpick, barking loudly.)

PS. I am trying to convince the producers of Think Tank to do a show about
emoticons and those funny abbreviations. They really are a new language.

Pic: Cyrillic characters in dark brown with a background of light yellow.

If you...

Click here: - New U.S. Commander in Iraq: Situation 'Not Hopeless' - International News News of the World Midd

If you... think you know what's going on --- you don't understand the situation.

True for hawks, doves, chickens --- even wise owls.


Nick Schulz

Nick Schulz is a young man from a most distinguished Washinton family of journalists.

Not to so long ago he worked as a Producer on Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg.

He did an excellent job.

Now he owns and runs TechCentralStation --- a quite remarkable pro-capitalist web site started by James Glassman now Editor of AEI's excellent flagship publication.

I thought TCS would have a staff of at least six people.

Nick runs it on alone on one (1) laptop computer at New River Media which has produced Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg since 1994 (Andrew Walworth, proprietor.)

Pic of 1-man-band

Friday, February 09, 2007

Can you top this???

(: : >' )) > ?? 主 TT =

Generally happy man, with yarmulke, toothpick, bifocals, a goatee, asking questions on TV program called Think Tank --- with big ears and spindly legs.

Top this and the prize increases.

First entry

(: : >' )) > ?? 主 TT

That's my entry :

Generally happy man, with yarmulke, toothpick, bifocals, and a goatee, asking questions on TV program called Think Tank

I will not take first place for myself, But some one better be beat this to make me feel good,

Note to other blogs --- circulate this and if one of you tribe wins, you will win, too.

E. J. Dionne

E.J. Dionne --- was recently a guest on Think Tank.

He is more liberal than I --- but he has a first class mind and is gracious to all.

Insert pic of EJD commenting on his mentor Seymour Martin Lipset.

How brilliant I am...

Many friends tell me how brilliant I am when it comes to using the new technology.

I shrug as if to say, "well, why shouldn't I be?"

With a straight face:


Fact is : I am supported by three young men whose cumulative age is less than my L-XX-III (73) years.

They are Jared Kawalsky, Dan Kaplan and Brandon Kramer.

JK recently came up with a novel way to describe my competive lust for emoticons: "Emoti-contest."

This should make them all smile :)

They will surely become famous.

Their pix are TK --- (Journo term for "To Come.")

Thursday, February 08, 2007

That's a lot of snow ...

Upstate New York Buried Under 6 Feet of Snow; Forecast Calls for 2 Feet More

Thursday, February 08, 2007

I went to college in "the Snow Belt" --- Hobart College, Geneva NY.It looked like this as it fell




before tailing off thusly : " " " "
" "

except , of course, the snow was white on a white background.

Can one do that emoticonically?


A prize will be offered to the blogpal who submits the best emoticon. The prize will be quite valuable --- my autograph on one of my books.

Note: When I worked in the Catskills a dish of cream cheese and cottage cheese was called "a dish snow-blindness."

Do Remember This: "Laughter is The Best Medicine." Additional prizes offered for posts that demonstrate this universal truism.

Hmnn: Just as I was writing this --- giggling away --- my tummy-ache disappeared. Poof !

Pic: An advertisement of a white-on-white shirt with white cufflinks.

LBJ --- of course, I worked for him...

President Lyndon B. Johnson was a most remarkable man, Of course, I worked for him. I believed in what he did, and still do --- (and that includes the very complex war in Vietnam.)

Now under the direction of impressario Jack Valenti, planning is going forward for the 100th anniversary of his birth in 2008.

LBJ did all that he wanted to do and great deal of what he wanted to do.

His lasting legacy will be his heroic actions on behalf of civil rights. He knews that he was taking on the two toughest issues: Civil rights at home, and "a land war in Asia."

My colleague, the brillant Ervin Duggan, will make sure all goes well.

Pic here of LBJ at cabinet table in The White House.

Sen Daniel P. (Pat) Moynihan ...

Sen Daniel P. Moynihan ... was once asked in what era he would choose to live.

He paused in that dramatic way of his, and said:

"Ahh, any time after the advent of dental anesthesia."

Good thought, Pat.

:( '

Pic of man in anguish in days before the advent of dental anesthesia.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Did it ever occur to you ...

Did it ever occur to you ... how often you receive a cell phone call when you are in --- the bathroom ?

Pic of bathroom

Shame, shame on Chris Mathews --- shame

Chris Matthews: Bush's F#&!*N Ranch!MSNBC’s Chris Matthews ran afoul of censors by using "the f-word” during a Wednesday appearance on the ‘Imus in the Morning’ show. Matthews, the fast-talking and brash host of the popular MSNBC show "Hardball,” was praising former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 candidacy when he went on a rant about "city guys” like Giuliani versus the "southerners,” such as President George W. Bush, who run for national office. Matthews: "We love good mayors because we love our cities and Giuliani is a city guy . . . I’m so sick of Southern guys with ranches running this country. I want a guy to run for president who doesn’t have a f***ing ranch . . .” Imus: "Did we bleep that out of there? . . . What were you swearing for?” Apparently, Imus' national radio show which airs with a tape delay "beeped" out the expletive, but MSNBC did not catch it.

(Pic of Chris --- a solid citizen --- gesticulating, as is his wont (not won't) --- mouth forming the letter "f" as in f***ing)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

That's good

Click here: Vote on Iraq is blocked by GOP -

That's good, If the House really wants to stop the war all they have to is not fund it.

They dasn't.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Josh almost always gets it right... this time too.

Josh almost always gets it right... this time too.


Our Worst Ex-President
By Joshua Muravchik
From Commentary Magazine, February 2007

More than a quarter-century after completing his term of office, James Earl Carter is still to ...

What a jerk is Carter !

Muravchik is not a jerk.

(Pic: Carter --- ex-President, not former-President --- with goofy toothy grin --- following his discovery of a killer bunny eating a killer peanut. :0}> (But Carter had no beard.)

Roy is Right (Again)

Roy Lofquist has left a new comment on your post "Style":

Dear Ben,

As Russell Kirk said: "conservative is an adjective, not a noun". Don't throw out the baby with the bathwater.The Democrats are saying the country is going to Hell in a handbasket despite the glowing economy. The self-styled conservatives are screaming about creeping socialism despite the glowing economy.I guess all this folderol is just part of the process but I just can't help but snicker at most of it.