Michael Crichton

Well, the blogosphere’s finally noticing Crichton’s new book, State of Fear . Econopundit has some interesting data, and I smelled this coming a year ago. Nod to Instapundit who has more links like this one. UPDATE:  Dean Esmay has a long, thoughtful piece on global warming inspired by things other than Crichton.  Money quotes that match…

CBS Plans Cover-Up of Memogate Invesigation

RatherBiased.com is reporting that the senior management as CBS wants to supress the most damaging parts of the “independent” investigation into Dan Rather’s use of forged, electronically invented documents to help John Kerry’s campaign. The report was promised on Tuesday of this week, then on Wednesday.  Now, insiders say maybe January.  My bet would be…

Great Little Moments in Life

My wife prepared for a day trip to Granite City, Illinois, to see her parents and get her hair done at her favorite salon.  I needed smokes and a coffee, so I drove to the nearby Mobil On the Run.  As I emerged from the store, a beautiful woman with eyes like a Scandinavian model…

Military Over-extended?

Professor Bainbridge quotes at length an essay  by Andrew Bacevich in today’s Wall Street Journal which concludes a) we are over-extended in Iraq and Afghanistan, and b) Bush’s choices are “stark”.  Those choice are:  bring the troops home and use “other means” to battle terrorism, or grow the Army.  Professor Bainbridge would be willing to raise…

Fewer Teens Having Sex

According to the Nation Center for Health Statistics.  I wonder why?  The news is definitely good.  Sex taints things.  For all the glory of sex, it changes relationships, lives, feelings.  Innocence is such a wonderful thing.  If you’re young, preserve it, defend it, treasure it.  Losing belief in Santa is no one’s happiest memory.  

Kerik Withdraws

I’d love to blame this on the bloodthirsty press, putting the joy of destroying a man’s reputation over national security.  But I can’t.  The blames lands at the administration’s feet for failing to scrutinize Kerik before.  After the Clinton administration, the question of the legal status and taxes on domestics should be the first question…

Michael Crichton

Well, the blogosphere’s finally noticing Crichton’s new book, State of Fear . Econopundit has some interesting data, and I smelled this coming a year ago. Nod to Instapundit who has more links like this one. UPDATE:  Dean Esmay has a long, thoughtful piece on global warming inspired by things other than Crichton.  Money quotes that match…

How Sad

What pain must one live through to express this sentiment? When Dr. Land said “I believe our grandchildren will look back with horror that we kill an unborn child every twenty seconds in the early twenty-first century,” my militantly pro-abortion mother snapped, “No, they’ll be saying ‘why didn’t they do it every ten?’” >  …

The Name is King

My last name is perpetually mispelled.  Hennessy becomes Hennessey, Henessy, Hennesy, Hensley, Henderson, and once, when I ordered a plastic submarine by saving the requisite Cap’n Crunch box tops, Kennerly.  Even if your name is shamefully simple to spell, Florence King’s piece on National Review Online is a gem.