Mar
29

Dignity, Please

Does the word “dignity” get much consideration in our politics, anymore? I wonder sometimes. My latest cause to wonder is the sorry episode from CPAC involving former conservative (now politically…whatever) mouthpiece/child Jonathan Krohn being cornered by a group of nominally conservative attendees from disparate corners of the Internet – notably Katie Pavlich, CPAC Blogger of… Continue reading »

Aug
11

Romney-Ryan 2012!

This morning I had the pleasure of attending the rally in Norfolk, VA at which Mitt Romney introduced his running mate for the 2012 election. Speculation had flown around the Internet for days, as pundits made their case for or against this or that candidate. There were many attractive prospects this year, including my governor… Continue reading »

Feb
18

With Apologies to Wilfred Owen

Please, somebody. Bent double, we new beggars under tax, Knock-kneed, reading news rags, we cursed at Drudge, Till on the haunting views we turned our backs And towards November’s test began to trudge. We voted asleep. Many lost their roots But limped on, nails-gnawed. Perry lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the… Continue reading »

Feb
15

I Lived Through CPAC

This past weekend I attended the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC. This is an annual gathering of conservatives from across the spectrum of age, establishment and fame. The youngest unknown can mingle with influential members of the media, meet politicians and candidates for office, or (perhaps best) socialize with other members of the conservative… Continue reading »

Feb
07

Going to CPAC

This week I will be headed to Washington, D.C. for my first-ever Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC. This is a big deal for me. I’ve never been one for “involvement” before – always been a very casual observer. Alright, fine: an obsessive observer. But I haven’t been deeply involved in debating and discussing politics… Continue reading »

Jan
19

Perry’s Out; Now What?

Well it’s finally happened. Rick Perry’s campaign, derailed by poor debate performance and an insistence by some members of the conservative punditariat that vaccines were more important than a record of job creation, has ended. It ended on a good note, as Perry left the race without playing spoiler. His supporters in South Carolina represent… Continue reading »

Jan
11

News of the Day: Limerick Edition 1-11-12

ROMNEY SEWS IT UP, SMUG JERKS SEEM READY TO CLAIM AFTER ONE PRIMARY What a very strange journey we’re on When Romney can pass off this con That he’s not progressive – It’s very impressive! Though a disappointing denouement…   It’s just a shame all the other guys Proved themselves insufficiently wise. But that’s not… Continue reading »

Dec
30

Events Are Not to My Liking; and Other Things of Marginal Concern to You

It’s not that I haven’t wanted to write; it’s just that there are so many things I want to do at a given moment that eclipse my desire to write a blog post and cast it into the cold unfeeling nether. All that aside, I’m here now and I’m pissed. Why? You might well ask… Continue reading »

Dec
07

Blurbs

I don’t have the energy, interest, wherewithal or pluck to attempt a blog post longer than a few words. I shall therefore apply a scattershot approach, and hit on several topics or random thoughts. Join me on this potentially amazing experience. *** Bad news out of Smithfield, my hometown. The priest there has been suspended from… Continue reading »

Nov
16

Decision 2012

I’ve decided that I am going to support Rick Perry for President of the United States. Some regular readers here and on Twitter (mostly on Twitter; this blog is like an Alaskan mining town – rich in resources but scantly populated) may have noticed that I’ve resisted making a decision about lending my active support to a… Continue reading »

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