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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

On the value of waltzing bears

I didn't want to smile. But then I saw the Young@Heart chorus do their "Stayin' Alive" medley and I was hooked.

This is just good clean fun, y'all.

Trailer for the movie is here. It's in Lexington this week, and at Baxter Avenue Theater in Louisville right now. Given the price of gas these days, it'll be cheaper for me to wait for the DVD, though.

(via it's vintage, duh)

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"Cook through blogging"

You know, I've got this book of beer recipes...

Hmm! Gonna have to give it some careful consideration.

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Waits zen

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On frosty relations

Scott McClellan, former White House Press Sec, has a new book out soon. While I respect the impulse that drove him to serve his country...


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Muslim polygamy in America


"Legally, they're invisible," says Julie Dinnerstein, a senior attorney for Sanctuary for Families. "If you are the second or third or fourth wife, that marital relationship is not going to be recognized for immigration purposes. It means if your husband is a citizen or green card holder, he can't sponsor you. It means if your husband gets asylum, you don't get asylum at the same time. The man is always going to be in a position of greater power."

That's pretty much my view. Polygamy of all stripes is fundamentally anti-female. And, with that rather important point out of the way, I tell you the rest is interesting, too. Check it out.

(Via: HA Headlines)

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Monday, May 19, 2008

The dream is dead

... or, why I weep for the eminent demise of our liberties.

Tim Harford has penned an utterly fascinating/depressing piece (with links to research studies) for Slate called "The $20 Pack: Why Smokers Are Happier When Cigarettes Cost More."

Nowhere in it does he mention the sovereignty of the individual, once heralded as the backbone of the American Experiment. We're all doomed, you know that, right?

(Via: Insty)

UPDATE: Related. Not that I care all that much over what contortions the Dems put themselves though in service to their Gaia worship, but I have to ask... will there be a smoking area? Just how far is the trek to the back of the parking lot?

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Match box sleeves

While I was at the NRA convention yesterday, my wife went yard sale hunting and bought me these wonderful, wooden match box sleeves.

She knows me well. I love antique boxes, smoking paraphernalia, and bargains. These are a $2 trifecta of happiness.

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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

May 16th 2008

... will forever be the day I went from 2nd amendment wuss to NRA member. A friend and I plan to to attend the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting in Louisville this month. It's gonna be fun. I hope Nugent brings his guitar.

I will bring along my camera and do a little photoblog report.

UPDATE: We spent Saturday at the expo center, lusted mightily over the Kimber, H&K, and Springfield Armory booths, bought some pocket folders at the Ka-Bar table, and had a pleasant day all around. Sorry, no photos to show you. This being my first NRA event, I didn't really know what to expect. So the camera stayed in my pocket all day.

Hopefully Dawn will have more from the political end of things.

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Saturday, May 03, 2008

Another Cali pacifist fights back

... and is pictured in the L.A. Times on her knees wearing a hurt expression. Am I the only one that finds this really, really creepy?

Can't say I care much one way or the other about "loyalty oaths" for prospective employees of the California public school system. But that picture gives me the screaming heebie-jeebies. She claims she's a victim of discrimination by the evil state, yeah yeah yeah, I got that from the text. You couldn't picture her standing upright? Chin held high in the face of adversity? I wonder... was this pose the idea of Wendy Gonavor or the L.A. Times?

(Via: The Volokh Conspiracy)

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Friday, May 02, 2008

Toy joy

You're waiting for the face ripple.

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