Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Little Integrity

"A little integrity is better than any career." Ralph Waldo Emerson

From Psalm 55: A Lament

My heart is in anguish; terrors have fallen upon me here.

Fear and trembling have come upon me, and horror overwhelms me.

Oh, that I had dove's wings! I'd fly away and rest.

Yes, I'd wander far away; I would lodge in the wilderness.

I'd hurry to find shelter from the raging wind and tempest.

It's not an enemy who taunts me--then I'd bear it.

It's not an adversary who betrays me--then I'd hide away.

But it is you: my equal, my companion, my familiar friend.

We used to take sweet counsel together--walking within God's house.

Evening and morning, I cry: Oh that God would save me.

Surely the Lord will hear and redeem my soul in safety.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Bill Thinks Palin's "Hot" (Sort of)

"I come from Arkansas, I get why she's hot..." Bill Clinton

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Chalmers and the Professional "Weaker Brothers"

"We must stand against the diseased touchiness of our modern age."

Friday, September 19, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Carlyle’s “Shot-Rubbish” Quip

“Confusion piled on confusion to the utmost horizon’s edge: obscure twilight."

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Holy Rood Day

Rood is the Medieval English word for the Cross of Christ.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thoughts on Obama's Speechifying

1. A pack of bosh.
2. As empty and remote as the mountains of the moon.
3. Fodder for a grand nefariology.
4. Like circling with Dante the sulfurous realms—only not as fun.
5. Playing CSI with history’s most malignant, vicious ideas.
6. Ascending a soapbox to announce I-am-you-and-you-are-me-and-we-are-all-together-joo-joo-ga-joob profundities.
7. Nonsense on stilts.
8. Hare Krishna logic.
9. Yakkety-yak, don’t talk back.
10. The magic of logogoggery and logocide
11. Sixties jabberwocky.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Emerson's Homage

"The greatest homage we can pay truth--is to use it.


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Thursday, September 4, 2008

After the Speech

I want a Sarah Barracuda bumper sticker for my pickup truck.

Mike Huckabee on the Media

They've been "tackier than a costume change at a Madonna concert."

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Why Palin Has Energized the Base

1. She’s solidly pro-life--without waffling, wiggling, or wavering.
2. She has walked the walk in the midst of deep adversity.
3. She is a genuine Evangelical Christian.
4. She has an impressive record of getting things done.
5. She is an able administrator with solid executive experience.
6. She is a tireless campaigner--with, you know, that "hockey mom," "pit bull," and "lipstick" thing going on.
7. She is a winsome, substantive, and natural speaker.
8. She has an extraordinary intellect.
9. She has a life, a family, a great story, and a sense of humor.
10. She is a Washington outsider--but, she’s not a crank.
11. She’s a she.

Noonan's Advice to McCain

"If you make us laugh we spread your line for free."