Pater Noster

The Lord’s Prayer in Latin intrigues me. I think it’s because it’s so easily understood to speakers of English. Pater noster Father of ours Qui es in Caelis Who art in Heaven Santificetur nomen tuum Sanctified is the name of You Adveniat regnum tuum In the Advent of the Reign of You Fiat voluntas tua…

Obama Is a Commie–or next to it

I am disheartened that James Joyner continues to find more fault with conservatives’ reasons and methods for attacking a socialist than with the socialist himself. In the growing debate over a Che Guevara Cuban flag proudly adorning the wall of Barack Obama’s headquarters in Houston, Texas, Joyner comes galloping to Obama’s defense, ignoring the mounting…

Archbishop of Canterbury Can’t Bury His Words

Last week, Rowan Williams, the idiot who presides over the Anglican church, made comments on the radio that his country should adopt Islamic law.   Today’s Washington Post reports that Williams sticks by his sentiments in favor of the abolition of freedom and Christianity, but like so many spineless weasels in today’s public eye, Williams says he’d…

Chapter 11 for Clinton Inc.

The New York Times on Tuesday will carry story describing the Hillary Clinton campaign as a death-watch (h/t Drudge). It’s worth noting that on January 7, I wrote the Kerry campaign obituary prematurely.  Still, the problems Hillary faces are of the sort that spells doom to candidates, either in their nomination quest or, later, in…

Hitler’s Diary

Imagine the affect on Allied troop morale, planning, and espionage had US troops found Hitler’s diary during the Normandy invasion. Something close, in the strategic sense, happened recently in Iraq. US fighters seized the diary of an al Qaeda in Iraq leader. The journal provides our side with names of terrorists, descriptions of their tactics,…

Sit back and enjoy

Eight years from now, the next Republican President will be running for re-election. He’ll air a TV spot like this one, reminding us of how far we’ve come in the previous four years.

Teach A Liberal to Love

I just sent a copy of “Hard Corps: From Gangster to Marine Hero” to Berkeley, California, Mayor Tom Bates. After all the anger directed at Berkeley after its city council voted to declare our great Marines persona non grata, I figured, “Maybe these people are just ignorant.” So I’m teaching the mayor to read, and…

The Joy of Family

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending an aunt and uncle’s 50th wedding anniversary. A foot of snow reflected brilliant white sunlight on a sixty-degree day that seemed more like Colorado than Missouri. But our location was obvious by the unmistakable eagles-in-As adorning every fixture at the Anheuser-Busch Center in southwest St. Louis County.…

The Worst Thing About Election Nights

The candidates addressing supporters. BOOOOOring! Well, Reagan in 1980 was pretty cool.  Since then, I don’t even want to hear MY candidate’s speech, much less the others.  I mixed a Scotch and air and Obama’s still talking.

Why Vote Republican?

If John McCain (or Huckster) is the Republican nominee, why would anyone, other than GOP loyalists, vote Republican? To paraphrase Harry Truman, if McCain (or Huckster) is the nominee, there won’t be a dime’s difference between the two parties. Given that, why not vote for the real deal in Hillary or Obama? McCain is an…

Blame Me—I didn’t vote

Not entirely my fault. I planned to vote on my way home from work. I have a client-facing job, and I have to respond to production issues. Tonight’s issue lasted until 6:10. Then, either local flooding or a bad accident had a major road to my house closed. It took over 45 minutes to get…