Entries from May 2008

My Old Gaffer

Okay, revisiting yesterday’s Obama reaches out to his core electorate… Instapundit: Reader Matthew Conlan notices something: Within the link you provided on a McCain-Obama Trip to Iraq, there seemed to be an explanation for Obama’s “I See Dead People” comments yesterday. Perhaps he and his campaign honestly don’t know the difference between Memorial Day and […]

Categories: Politics

Neo Ecos

The Times – Personal carbon credits: the trick<br/> The phoney climate change war is upon us. We’re are being drawn into a Blitz spirit, by Mick Hume The aim is to create an ersatz Blitz Spirit that could bring people together behind a phoney war on global warming. Governments desperate for a unifying cause are […]

Categories: Science and Nature


Memorial Musings: Wheat & Weeds – National Day of Prayer With comic! LGF – What’s Important to Google? Keeping up the fight! Power Line – “WE ARE THEIR HEIRS” That “unbearable price” line really bothers me. I had a long rantish post on the subject last year on this day (I think) which I quickly […]

Categories: War and Peace

Paths to God and Paths Away From Martyrdom in the Church of England

Speaking of things that keep getting worse: Telegraph Blogs – Holy Smoke – Bishops battle it out over Muslims, by Damian Thompson The Rt Rev Stephen Lowe, who holds the Church’s urban life portfolio – since when was the bench of bishops a shadow cabinet? – says “the demand for the evangelisation of other faiths […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Pity the New Eco Slaves

Funny kind of charity… The Times – Scandal of the Kilimanjaro sherpas<br/> When porters die or their health is ruined, charity trekking becomes adventure imperialism, by Melanie Reid The peak, the highest in Africa, and at 5,898m (19,340ft) the world’s highest free-standing mountain, is not only iconic; it is the tallest that can be climbed […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Light Reading for a Pentecostal Bank Holiday

The Times – Can science and God ever get along?<br/> Shared faith: what string theory and the belief in a divine entity might have in common, by Tim Hames I’m not going to quote any of this (it’s all interesting, and besides it’s early and I’m sans caffeine still), but I recommend people read it […]

Categories: Science and Nature

A Fish Learns to Ride a Bicycle

So, apparently feminists really are b-witches. Daily Mail – How my mother’s fanatical views tore us apart By REBECCA WALKER (Alice Walker’s daughter*) Introduction: She’s revered as a trail-blazing feminist and author Alice Walker touched the lives of a generation of women. A champion of women’s rights, she has always argued that motherhood is a […]

Categories: People and Current Events

It Just Keeps Getting Worse

The Corner – Rush vs Jonah, by Mark Steyn Re this dispute, I am the opposite of James Baker on the Balkans: I feel I have both dogs in this fight. I assumed initially that Jonah’s McCain-needs-a-Dem-veep column was a deeply Swiftian satire: A Democrat running mate! What better way for McCain to shore up […]

Categories: Politics

A Brief History of Hebrew

The Times – Remember 1882, as the Cornish say<br/> Past Notes: if the Cornish are to revive their language, they should take a history lesson, by Graham Stewart Apparently the Cornish want EU recognition of their language. Which, of course, I’m all for. It is here that their ambition fails them. For, if the greatest […]

Categories: History

Cate Blanchett Can Play Me Anytime

The Times – The good, the bad and the Russians<br/> Russians are the latest to feel stung by being cast as Hollywood villains When members of the Russian Communist Party complain that in his new movie, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Harrison Ford is dogged by an evil KGB agent played […]

Categories: Entertainment

Two Nuclear Submarines and a Celebrated Luxury Ocean Liner

The Times – Titanic search was cover for secret Cold War subs mission The man who located the wreck of the Titanic has revealed that the discovery was a cover story to camouflage the real mission of inspecting the wrecks of two Cold War nuclear submarines. When Bob Ballard led a team that pinpointed the […]

Categories: War and Peace

Obama Is the New Hillary

The Times – Voters just don’t trust Hillary<br/> There’s no Vast Misogynist Conspiracy against Senator Clinton, she’s simply not suitable, by Gerard Baker She compared her effort to overturn the decision not only to Al Gore’s controversial defeat in Florida in a disputed recount in 2000, but to the victims of tyranny throughout history – […]

Categories: Politics

Limos and Hair and Invitations, Oh My!

So, yesterday, we: went to the church to meet the monsignor, went to nordstroms to look at the half-yearly sale, went to the reception place to meeting the coordinator, went to san mateo to meet the photographer, went to the church to meet the wedding coordinator, went to bloomingdales to look at fine china, went […]

Categories: Wildcard

Pusillanimous Fudge

The Times – The Lambeth Talk<br/> Brown should be meeting the Dalai Lama in Downing Street Though both John Major and Tony Blair invited the Dalai Lama to No 10, Mr Brown insisted that the Nobel Peace Prize winner was visiting purely in a spiritual capacity, and he would therefore meet him only at Lambeth […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CLXXV

One of the downsides to using WordPress rather than Moveable Type is the comments view. It tends to default to listing the whole comment, or else there’s a short view which doesn’t actually say where the comment is, so the blogger (that is, me) tends to get lazy and go for viewing the full comments […]

Categories: Uncategorized