Saturday, October 08, 2005

Fun With Eggplant



UPDATE: Totally UNdesperate Stacy is having some fun too!

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

Or how about:

"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."

Thanks to Sobekpundit's Dad for this round up of classic Ronald Reaganisms!

Go read the whole list. They were spot on when he said them and even more so today!

And this little item from AFP:

"The inside of an Irish pub named after former US president
Ronald Reagan is being moved from Ireland to be recreated inside the late US leader's library and museum in California, its owner said."

Don't know about you but my tastebuds are jonesing for a Guinness about now.

The Socialism Experiment

A street performing child in Beijing. Nearly one-third of the children in China's poverty-stricken areas are malnourished, far more than in urban areas, in an example of the country's growing income disparity(AFP)

According to the China Poverty-Relief Fund:

"...nearly 30 million Chinese live in absolute poverty, meaning that by local standards they lack enough food and clothing. Another 60 million have incomes below 865 yuan (about $100) a year — well below the $1 a day that the World Bank takes as its standard."

I'm glad to see that "from each, according to their ability; to each, according to their need" is faring better in China than it did in the USSR. ;-)

I guess that's what you get when you let counter-revolutionaries add elements of vile capitalism to a perfect system.

Irony Alert

South African singer and Human Rights activist Miriam Makeba performs at a theatre in Havana October 7, 2005. Makeba gave two concerts in Cuba as part of her international farewell tour. REUTERS

As reported here, "She criticized the U.S. government's response to black communities after Hurricane Katrina and praised Cuba for its cooperation with African nations, particularly in health care."

Gotta love that Cuban health care. Oh yeah, and the education.

Uh-huh, yeah!

Friday, October 07, 2005

My (and my Dad's) Hero!

President Bush shakes hands with National Review founder William F. Buckley, Jr., left, after a tribute to the magazine and Buckley on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005 in Washington. (AP)

I remember the first time I almost read "God And Man At Yale." I was about ten or eleven and I came across the book while perusing the shelves in my Dad's library. It sparked my interest so I curled up in Dad's big, worn leather chair and began to read. I was a few pages into the book when I realized that this is pretty boring stuff! (I was 10 or 11, come on) But just as I was going to get up and look for something else to read, my Dad walked in. He saw the book in my hands and his face just lit up. He sat down and regaled me with stories of WFB. I didn't have the heart to tell him that I thought it was boring so I spent the next 2 hours reading while my Dad worked on his business. When Dad finished his paperwork and went out back to start the grill, I quickly put the book away and fled the library. It wasn't until I went away to college that I finally read the entire book. Fortunately, this time I was old enough to understand and appreciate this wonderful book that made me feel ten feet tall in my Dad's eyes.

Fricking Wannado!

Been having connectivity problems for the last couple of days. A technician is supposed to be out this evening but not holding my breath.

In the mean time, in the "new to me" category of blogs, I highlight WILLisms. Pretty fun stuff!

Beret tip to ACE

Monday, October 03, 2005

Jennifer Aniston To Wed "Looter Guy"

Suzy Rice has one of the funniest photoshop galleries that I have ever seen. You have got to check this out. Be sure to click on the “Gallery is here” link next to the Mona Lisa; she has pages of hilarity!

Thanks to Jay Tea at Wizbang! for the link.

How Many Conservatives Are Feeling

...and my pick is Harriet Miers.