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 »

May
07

News of the World (and Then an Overlong Meditation on The Avengers)

France has just elected a Socialist with a capital S to be their President. Goodbye, Sarkozy. Goodbye, Carla Bruni. The French may have really cocked things up with this one. I mean, you expect a certain level of Gallic incompetence and arrogant short-sightedness, but this is just too much. I should add I love the… Continue reading »

Apr
10

Botherdamn

I want to attempt to articulate the things that bother me. This is not as easy a task as it seems. Very often I am driven to distraction by competing sources of annoyance. It’s like listening to two television programs at the same time and trying to make sense of them both. In situations like… 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
19

Obama’s New Jobs Plan

The following is [probably not -- BofN Legal] a preview of selected comments from President Obama’s latest jobs speech, at Disney World. He may decide to change it at the last minute. My Fellow Americans, distinguished guests, children of the world, Mickey Mouse and Friends: It is my special pleasure to be with you here at Disney… 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 »

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