Friday, June 26, 2009
Dr. Obama has plans. Oh, does he have plans. God help us if he succeeds in his health care designs. Well, actually, God probably won't be allowed to help us, since He'll be completely excused from life or death decisions. Those will now be left up to Dr. Obama and his Citizen Reduction Commission.
Warner Todd Huston has a great article over at the Conservative Crusader:
Monday, June 22, 2009
Blake Lively has been compared to a young Jessica Lange by writer and director Rebecca Miller.
Gossip Girl star Blake appears in forthcoming movie The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee as the young version of the title character, and the film's director said she wouldn't be surprised if Blake went on to be the next big thing.
Rebecca said: "I don't want to compare her to anyone else because she has her own qualities but there's something about the young Jessica Lange in Blake, with a lot of sensuality and beauty but they are also really substantive actresses."
She continued: "Blake is also very intelligent. So she has this sweetness and an intelligence and a backbone, and a very strong work ethic which I really appreciate because I don't like it when people don't have that.
"And she absolutely held her own - there she was with Alan Arkin, he left that set saying 'this is the best cast film I've done in my life'."
In The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee, Blake plays a troubled teen who starts seeing an older man (played by Alan) and even takes part in a lesbian sadomasochistic photoshoot, orchestrated by a character played by Julianne Moore.
Blake, 21, who plays Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl, can also be seen on the big screen in one of the short films that make up New York, I Love You.
:: The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, which stars Robin Wright Penn as the title character, is out in cinemas on July 10.
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Jeff over at the Curt Jester has a blurb about some witches' group who are upset that a Catholic Social Club won't let them rent out some space. First, it's amusing that they'd even try (or maybe it's not, actually). Second, it's funnier that they'd actually get bent out of shape for being rejected.
Check out the story:
Friday, June 19, 2009
Politics Daily has a piece on The Messiah complaining that Fox News is out to get him. I suppose he's upset that Fox News is the only holdout on the LoveObama Bandwagon, upon which every major media outlet, save a few, have basically become Obama Cheerleaders.
But those pesky fellows over at Fox are not joining the party, and Obama seems pretty miffed about it. How is he supposed to carry out his agenda if someone out there is peeking under the tent?
Keep up the good work, Fox.
Read about it over at Politics Daily:
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Happy Father’s Day to all Dads, Grandpas, Great Gramps, Step-Dads, Uncles, Foster Dads and men who guide us through our lives. This collection of quotes is for you:
“Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.” ~ Anne Geddes
“Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” ~ Ruth E. Renkel
“A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” ~ Author Unknown
A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. ~ Author Unknown
“It is much easier to become a father than to be one.” ~ Kent Nerburn
“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.” ~ Charles Wadsworth
“The first man a little girl falls in love with is her Dad.” ~ Author Unknown
“I've learned that a father's blessing can fill a son's soul to the brim.”~ Kelly Tobey
“The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.” ~ Confucius
“What do I owe my father? Everything:” ~ Henry Van Dyke
“The most important thing that a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” ~Theodore M. Hesburgh
“When I measure myself I always use Dad as a guide” -- Author Unknown
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” -Jim Valvano
“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.” Sigmund Freud
“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.” ~Mark Twain (1874)
He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. ~Clarence Budington Kelland
My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass." "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys." ~Harmon Killebrew
One father is more than a hundred Schoolemasters. ~George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs, 1640
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. ~Bill Cosby
Father! - to God himself we cannot give a holier name. ~William Wordsworth
Henry James once defined life as that predicament which precedes death, and certainly nobody owes you a debt of honor or gratitude for getting him into that predicament. But a child does owe his father a debt, if Dad, having gotten him into this peck of trouble, takes off his coat and buckles down to the job of showing his son how best to crash through it. ~Clarence Budington Kelland
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again. ~Enid Bagnold
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father! ~Lydia M. Child, Philothea: A Romance, 1836
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. ~Johann Schiller
A father carries pictures where his money used to be. ~Author Unknown
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. ~Mark Twain, "Old Times on the Mississippi" Atlantic Monthly, 1874
Dad, you're someone to look up to no matter how tall I've grown. ~Author Unknown
Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes. ~Gloria Naylor
There's something like a line of gold thread running through a man's words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself. ~John Gregory Brown, Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery, 1994
It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't. ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. ~Phyllis Diller
Are we not like two volumes of one book? ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore
The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad!
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone
Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. ~Red Buttons
I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich. ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter
Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever. ~Author Unknown
There's one sad truth in life I've found
While journeying east and west -
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away. ~Dinah Craik
Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later... that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life. ~Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities
Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher's mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again. ~Jimmy Piersal, on how to diaper a baby, 1968
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Blake Lively was born in a showbiz family in California and quickly followed her parents and siblings steps. Her first role was Trixie the Tooth Fairy in 1998 movie "Sandman" directed by her dad, Ernie Lively. Her big break came along a few years later though. Blake was up to finish high school when she got the co-starring role of Bridget in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" on 2005. Blake was perfect for the part of Bridget, so much that with no big references or even auditioning she landed the part! She revealed she walked in and left a photo of herself and that was it, yet it was clear that she was the Brigit needed. After "The Sisterhood", Blake went back to high school for her senior year to have the life of a regular teenager, a very busy regular teenager. The multi-talented girl was class president, a cheerleader and performed with the choir. Blake has also a movie in the theater starring Justin Long, "Accepted", and has an other project due to be released this year titled "Elvis and Anabelle".
Friday, June 12, 2009
I have to wonder where all these bad Catholics come from that surround Obama. Is there some sort of Bad Catholic Placement Agency out there? Probably headquartered in Orange County, CA. Whenever Obama needs another Catholic Embarassment, does he pick up the red phone and tell Rahm Emanuel "Quick, find me another BC (bad Catholic).
Or - and maybe this is it - is there a directory of Bad Catholics? If so, it's probably published by Oregon Catholic Press, that hothouse of Bad Catholic Publishing...
I'm just sayin'...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
What can one possibly say? The Left, of course, says that all those crazy and insane anti-abortion people are responsible for the death of a humble, gentle soul. The Right says that while it's a most unfortunate thing, the worst part of it is that it doesn't help the cause.
And the reason it doesn't help the cause is that those in the "mushy middle" - those spoon-fed their opinions by the mainstream media, will be fed a daily dose of how awful those darned pro-lifers are. We fight an uphill battle with the mainstream media, and certainly this just makes the hill even steeper. Thanks for nothing, bonehead.
We can commend Tiller's soul to the mercy of God, and hope that we, in our own lives, aren't called to account so suddenly.
But sympathy? I'm in a bit of short supply on this one.