Monday, May 9, 2022

They replaced fetus with abort

Do you play Wordle?
The guy who invented it had longer range vision than the New York Times.
Today's Wordle - scheduled months ago - was to be FETUS.
Last week, the Times looked ahead and decided they'd better change that.
Which raises questions.
The Times bought the game in January. That's three months to review future games for words that might cause a problem. 
Why didn't they catch it sooner? 
How far in the future had the inventor gone when he sold the game?
Using fetus as an answer is bound to create controversy if you're doing something on the internet nobody reads. Much less a game you find becoming popular as you share it.
But don't worry, Wordle fans.
The Times aborted fetus before most people played today's game.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Their bench was aborted

There were millions of abortions in the 1970s and 80s.
Those aborted children, if given a chance, would be in their prime adult lives today.
Think Democrats could have found a decent presidential candidate out of all those?
Instead, they're stuck with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
The Roe Effect is real.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Egregiously wrong

The leaked draft of the Dobbs ruling is an egregious wrong, but if it ends the egregious wrong of abortion, it brings the good news a few weeks early.
Many people worked many years to see this day - overturning Roe v. Wade.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Don't say pray

 It's interesting to me - after weeks of blasting Florida's bill they call "Don't say gay" - that liberals are struggling with the Supreme Court arguments about teacher's leading prayer during public school activities.
They want "Don't say pray."
In prayer cases, the teachers praying forces unbelievers to join in against their will.
But in the Florida situation, the same liberals don't see the teachers forcing students to discuss being transgender against their will.
The teachers are supportive of student needs when it comes to transgender, but threatening in religious prayer.
For consistency, if you think there shouldn't be prayer in schools, then there shouldn't be transgender discussion in schools.
The authority figures may pressure young minds - even unknowingly - toward their view.
Those opposing Florida's law must not remember what it's like to be age 5-8. Who argued with their teacher in those years? You listened and followed their instruction.
It's been 50 years since I was in second grade at a parochial school, and my classmates from then still remember how the nun roosted the roost. 
Students who can be taught about transgenderism can deal with a praying teacher.
If you give up talking transgenderism in schools, we can talk about what limits you want on prayer.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Hey Russia, you're losing

Russia is trying to block bad news from getting to its people about the invasion of Ukraine.
Maybe a blog post will get past the censors.
"Hey Putin, you're losing."

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Blame to go around

We've learned lots about Ukraine in the last week.
And how many actors on all sides made mistakes.
That Ukraine has allowed itself to be used as a pawn against a powerful neighbor is in part the fault of Kyiv’s reckless and corrupt political class. But Ukraine is not a superpower that owes allies and client-states judicious leadership—that’s the role of the United States. And in that role, the United States has failed Ukraine. More broadly, the use of Ukraine as a goad against enemies domestic and foreign has recklessly damaged the failing yet necessary European security architecture that America spent 75 years building and maintaining.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Great Eight scores again

Alex Ovechkin offered his opinion on the Russian attack on Ukraine.
Putin needs to listen to his great wisdom.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Help Hunter's friends

Want a slogan that really won't help the Ukraine effort?
But Ukraine could probably use the money that gas company paid Hunter Biden.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Loss of a blogging friend

The Other McCain notes the passing of Bob Belvedere, the pen name of a Massachusetts man who spread his knowledge through the blogosphere in the Obama era.
While The Camp of the Saints remains on the internet, I found he included me in an Obamacare roundup in 2010, and several other links

Monday, February 7, 2022

The masks will drop

Democrats celebrated a court victory Friday about Governor Youngkin's order on mask mandates.
Youngkin had reason to celebrate a court victory Monday.
Time is on Youngkin's side, as those seeking to keep mask mandates in schools watch multitude jurisdictions bringing their masking to an end.
The masks will drop.

Friday, February 4, 2022

Read the election results

Governor Glenn Youngkin went shopping in Alexandria for a photo op for his plan to cut grocery taxes.
Another customer was upset - where's your mask?
"Read the room."
Read the election results, lady.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Can we borrow your dog?

West Virginia governor Jim Justice made headlines by lofting his dog into the air as a speech ended - and suggesting the critics "kiss her hiney."
Can Virginia's Glenn Youngkin borrow the dog for his critics?

Friday, January 28, 2022

Looks like they made it up

Earlier today, the news came out Barry Manilow wanted him music off Spotify.
Manilow came out hours later, saying the idea wasn't from him.
Looks like some rumormonger is going to have a cold Weekend in New England.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Wanted: Justice for the losing side

Justice Stephen Breyer reportedly plans to retire soon.
Democrats are looking for a replacement, someone who can be on the bench for 30 years or more.
Someone who won't be tired of always being on the losing side.
Good luck finding the right person - to continually lose to the right.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Hole in their wall

Virginia Democrats claim the Senate will be their brick wall to stop Gov. Glenn Youngkin's agenda.
They forgot about Chap Petersen.
On Monday, Chap Peterson, a moderate Democrat who joined with Republicans to force school re-opening last year, said in an email to the Fairfax County Parents Association that Fairfax’s school board “must define an ‘off ramp’ for mandatory masking. That means plainly stated metrics as well as a final deadline (e.g. Valentine’s Day). They should announce that immediately. The forced masking policy is going to end very soon, i.e. in a few weeks.
Quite a large hole in the Democrats' wall.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Youngkin shows the way

Governor Youngkin's start has impressed Kurt Schlichter.
He won, against all odds. And he did it not by tacking to the squishy center and trying to please the Washington Post, but by ignoring the consultant consensus that he should disregard issues the people were concerned about and focus on the same losing platform that these hacks haven’t changed since 2005. And then he followed up by keeping his word.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Parents rule, bureaucrats drool

Gov. Youngkin gives parents a choice.
Bureaucrats don't like that.
Thanks to the governor, parents get their say next week.

Monday, January 17, 2022

The Blue wail

Democrats are having a hard time understanding transfer of power to Republicans.
Let the 2023 campaign commercials right themselves.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

It's going to be a fun four years

Blue Virginia collects the reactions of Virginia Democrats to Gov. Glenn Youngkin's first day in office. 
It's going to be so enjoyable to read their reactions as the days go on.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Democratic vandalism in Richmond

Gov. Glenn Youngkin arrived at the governor's mansion before taking office at noon.
Outgoing governor Ralph Northam handed him a credit-card style door key.
With holes from a dog bite.
Instead of a brass key to a door lock, outgoing Gov. Ralph Northam handed the incoming governor a plastic card – punctured by tooth marks from his Labrador puppy, Pearl.
Democrats trying to prevent transfer of power.
Start spreading the news.

Friday, January 14, 2022

If Virginia Democrats did so well, why'd they lose?

Virginia now has a Republican majority in the House.
And Saturday, a Republican takes over as governor.
As Democrats leave power, they keep heaping praise on their work the past two years.
But really.
If Democrats did what the people wanted, why did they get voted out?
Their opinions don't match the facts on the ground.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Looking forward to Jan. 6, 2023

Democrats are looking back to last year.
Republicans should be looking forward to next year.
When January 2023 rolls around, Republicans should take the House.
Nancy Pelosi - or her replacement - will hand the gavel over to (likely) Kevin McCarthy.
The investigations of Democratic malfeasance can begin.
There's plenty of targets available.
Let the Democrats have their fun, looking backward.
The future belongs to Republicans.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

The saddest holidays

Most people get off work New Year's Day.
But it's really a lousy holiday.
Just like Labor Day.
Both are holidays that mark the end of a good season.
Even football can't save them.
The good things of the past year get wiped away. 
I saved a lot of money at my local Food Lion - now my number is back to zero.
We've got the long slog of winter weather in January and February to make it through until it starts to warm in March.
And we have the sunlight we need after work hours.