Tarry for the Nonce

December 8, 2008

Pucker Up

Filed under: Uncategorized — lmwalker @ 10:30 pm

Let this be a word of warning.

A young woman has partially lost her hearing after her boyfriend ruptured her eardrum during an excessively passionate kiss.

Dangerous stuff, that.

December 4, 2008

One Lump or Two?

Filed under: Uncategorized — lmwalker @ 10:12 pm

I hesitate to mention this, since Amazon has already sold out of the boxed amount I was trying to buy, but Yorkshire Gold Tea is the best tea on this earth.

Live it. Love it. Drink it.

Not a Monster In Her Eyes

Filed under: Uncategorized — lmwalker @ 10:05 pm

I thought Rosa Mitterer‘s perspective was interesting to read.

And Now For Something Completely Different

Filed under: Uncategorized — lmwalker @ 9:57 pm

James Taranto is cynical.

I will admit that I’m pleasantly surprised by Obama’s apparent moderation and I am more than slightly relieved that he has pre-emptively broken so many of his irrational campaign promises. His hubris still irritates me, but in activity he has not yet gone off the deep end.

I’m still very concerned about the FOCA issue, obviously, and I’m extremely concerned that – as usual – the savers and investors are going to be punished by the new taxes, but his national security decisions don’t appear particularly rash.

December 2, 2008

Huzzah for Change

Filed under: Politics — lmwalker @ 11:14 pm

Obama won’t impose an oil tax after all.

Nor will he roll back the Bush tax cuts.

Nor will he withdraw troops from Iraq.

Nor will he repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

Well, golly. At least he didn’t abide by the public financing limits . . . it’s time for change, you know.

December 1, 2008

“I Do Not Want to Go Over the Details Even in My Head Again”

Filed under: Politics — lmwalker @ 10:26 pm

Perhaps the Mumbai atrocities will rouse some of those human rights activists and remind them what torture really looks like.

::crickets chirping::

Nope. Guess not.

Franken, My Dear . . .

Filed under: Politics — lmwalker @ 10:12 pm

Leaving Obama (a.k.a. One of Us Common Folk) and his fanciful Office-of-the-President-Elect for a moment, let’s turn our attention to the ever-whimpering Al Franken, who lost an election in Minnesota and intends to sue his way into office.

Among Gore, Kerry, Franken, and the like, this is becoming a rather pathetic epidemic. I can only blame the recent academic culture that rewards failure as though it were success, in a misguided attempt to preserve self-image or some such nonsense. Some of our Democrat politicians seem to have lost the concept of withdrawing gracefully and preserving their dignity enough to fight another day.

And returning to Obama for a moment: he, at least, openly weaseled his competition off the ballot pre-emptively, so he was never really in danger of losing anything . . . ever. His strategy seems a lot less humiliating, but I leave it to the individual to discern whether his method of victory is any more valorous.

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