Tuesday, December 19, 2006
ex-Guadalcanal (LPH-7) Sunk as target in a live fire exercise off the Virginia Capes in 2,850 fathoms at 32 degrees 3 minutes N, 74 degrees 15 minutes W.
"You can’t switch on everything. So surrender to the far right on one issue: abortion. But the only way to do it is whole hog. Use your trump card: 9/11. Tell them the death you saw that day gave you a greater appreciation for the sanctity of life. You’re Saul on the road to Damascus. Praise the Lord and pass the delegates."More.
From the New York Times.
With a hat tip to the New York Times.
Don’t get me wrong: It’s not that I’m anti-art. It’s just that, when confronted by the unquestioning, slavish, masochistic fervor of the typical Art Basel attendee, I turn into Ted Nugent. I want to buy a gun, closely followed by a Thomas Kinkade painting.
Headline: "In Bronx, Job Statistics Paint a Complex Picture"
Subhead: "Work Still Hard to Find, Unemployed Say"
Well duh! The unemployed are by definition those people who are having trouble finding work...so if you ask them...
Metro Section, pg. 47
Thursday, December 14, 2006
(The quality of the pictures reflects both the ineptness of the photographer and his equipment, and the fact that I didn't want to use a flash.)
I think this is the handing over of the instruments. (I knew what it was when I took the picture...I just don't know remember now.) This is after the vesting, so that's Fr. Kimel in the purple chasuble with his back to the camera.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Saturday, December 02, 2006
|What Kind of Reader Are You? |
Your Result: Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm
You're probably in the final stages of a Ph.D. or otherwise finding a way to make your living out of reading. You are one of the literati. Other people's grammatical mistakes make you insane.
|Literate Good Citizen|
What Kind of Reader Are You?
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
First, a Visit to the Met:
Saw Raphael's Colonna altarpiece (left) including the predella. All the pieces are assembled in one place for the first time since the 17th century. The predella pieces are quite something (as of course is the main section.)
I disagreed with the Sun reviewer who thought all the pieces should have been hung in their original positions. That wouldn't have worked at the Met where they don't have special exhibit charges or timed entry to special exhibits. It would've just been too crowded to get a good look at the different pieces.
The Astor Court is pretty cool too...
If anyone wants to build me a Chinese scholar's garden feel free.
So many people were crowding the Rembrandt and His Circle exhibit that I resolved to come back to see it on a weekday. (I was there on Sunday afternoon.)
And I took another look at my favorite parts of the Girodet exhibit.
Dollars to donuts: if she's reading Cornel West she works for a Democrat.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
It's called "Exodus: The ominous push and pull of the U.S.–Mexico border" by Marc Cooper.
This is the part that just blew me away:
With an estimate 11-to-1 manufacturing wage differential between the two countries (some experts put the agricultural wage gap at twic that), why is anyone shocked by what's happening? "You're looking at the biggest story of our lives," Bowden told me over dinner. "This is the largest cross-border human migration in history." Though rarely, if ever posed in those terms, the staggering numbers tend to bolster Bowden's sweeping vision. Something like 15 to 20 million migrants have crossed into the United States over the last two decades. An equal number are expected to do so in the next twenty years. "People aren't coming here as much as they are leaving a cratered economy," Bowden said. "The only way you'll stop Mexicans coming to the U.S. is if you lower American wages to the same level as Vietnam. Someone worth maybe $100 a month in Mexico who comes to the U.S. becomes a human ATM machine. McCain-Kennedy, Kyl-Cornyn?" he said, referrig to the hodge-podge of current immigration-reform proposals. "It's all bullshit. What we're seeing is something right out of the Bible. This is an exodus."Bowden's book is called Down by the River.
Friday, June 30, 2006
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
First, if you depart with fewer books then you arrive with and not having spent too much money you have had a moderately sucessful trip. My trip four trips ago was moderately succesful.
My last two trips have been very succesful. That means you depart with more money in your pocket than you had when you arrived.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Monday, May 22, 2006
Sunday, February 19, 2006
| You scored as Chalcedon compliant. You are Chalcedon compliant. Congratulations, you're not a heretic. You believe that Jesus is truly God and truly man and like us in every respect, apart from sin. Officially approved in 451.|
Are you a heretic?
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Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Monday, February 13, 2006
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
So in the recent publicity over the National Prayer Breakfast, I read this article, "Jesus Plus Nothing", from Harper's, about the group that runs the National Prayer Breakfast.
A dozen guys living together, focused on Christian fellowship, near D.C., somehow associated with the National Prayer Breakfast. This sounded familiar. Oh yeah...The Jonathan House.
See the history of the Jonathan House, from the Internet Archive.
And, we read, the Coe family involved both places.
Now the Jonathan House is not as wierd as the folks in the Harper's article are made out to be and I don't really trust the reporter, but I still feel kind of mystified about the way in which this linking was so mysterious and yet apparently so important.
Saturday, February 04, 2006
I was surprised by how little it costs. $50 a year for the small box and $80 for the next larger size (prepaid per 6 months), there are also some larger sizes, but I don't remember what they cost.
"I guess these days you could send flowers with "call me" just as fast as a telegram. Or hire one of the dancing monkey-suit people or a clown to sing a song about not being able to make the plane."
"Or hire one of the dancing monkey-suit people or a clown to sing a song about not being able to make the plane.
"So, essentially, we've given up traditional telegrams and they can now only be delivered by dancing people in monkey suits. And the world becomes just a little bit awesomer."
(By the way, some people in the thread were smart enough to point out that, though much media reported incorrectly, only Western Union discontinued telgram service. Lots of other people still willing to send them for you.)
Friday, January 27, 2006
(does that help Steve?)
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Monday, January 09, 2006
Friday, January 06, 2006
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
SJahaza: i went to high school with brendan mcquillen
Jeanetta: is that a cult compound?
SJahaza: umm..no...it's an organic farm
SJahaza: you're just jealous
Jeanetta: actually? yes.
SJahaza: i know
SJahaza: i wasn't kidding