January 2010

“I have not bowed to current academic nostrums about nomenclature or accepted the fly-blown philacteries of Political Correctness. So I do not acknowledge the existence of hyphenated Americans, or Native Americans or any other qualified kind. They are all Americans to me: black, white, red, brown, yellow, thrown together by fate in that swirling maelstrom of history which has produced the most remarkable people the world has ever seen. I love them and salute them, and this is their story.”

From the preface of “A History of the American People” by Paul Johnson Sent from my R-2 droid.


Because I know you wanted an update…

authorities say the woman likely swallowed anthrax spores propelled into the air by vigorous drumming.

via N.H. Drum Circle Anthrax Victim Improving, Investigation Continues – Infectious Disease – FOXNews.com.

“Vigorous drumming” is really what is to blame, here.  Anyone who has ever met a drummer knows that, over time, vigorous drumming can lead to irreparable “slowing” of higher level brain functions.  Evidenced by inability to read, keep time, or carry on what would be considered a normal conversation.

Animal hides are a red herring.  Vigorous drumming should be investigated and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

How did our civilization survive 5,000 years without cheddar cheese and pretzel combos?


via Coexist? « Wiser Time.

Click on the link to see the post on the (in)famous bumper sticker.

Care for a little language? You know how Yoo-hoo describes itself? As “chugtastic.” A very good word, I think.

via Man bites dog in music, &c. by Jay Nordlinger on National Review Online.

“President Obama, Senate and House leaders, many of your rank-and-file members, and the nation’s editorial pages have all talked about the value of transparent discussions on reforming the nation’s health care system,” he [C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb] wrote. “Now that the process moves to the critical stage of reconciliation between the chambers, we respectfully request that you allow the public full access, through television, to legislation that will affect the lives of every single American.”

via FOXNews.com – C-SPAN Challenges Congress to Open Health Care Talks to TV Coverage.

I don’t know the political affiliations of Mr. Lamb but I want to highlight the last phrase of this quote from his letter:

legislation that will affect the lives of every single American.

I’m not sure how many people realize how significant that is.  Whether you like it or not, health care “reform” will affect you.

Democratic Gov. John Lynch, who personally opposes gay marriage, signed the legislation after lawmakers passed key language affirming religious rights. The law spells out that churches and religious groups can’t be forced to officiate at gay marriages or provide other services.

via N.H. Gays Celebrate New Year With ‘I Do’ – Local News | News Articles | National News | US News – FOXNews.com.

I wonder how long it will be before gay rights advocates start targeting churches, and other religious groups, that refuse to officiate at gay marriages or provide “other services” for gay couples.