The 82nd Chairborne Division
My place for rants, quizzies, links, and all the socio-political stuff that runs through my brain. All with the right-of-center point of view you've come to know and love!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Progress in Iraq
You want to know what progress in Iraq looks like? It's in a thousand daily things, large and small, like this-
Christmas is now an official holiday in Iraq
For the FIRST TIME, the Christian minority in Iraq can celebrate Christmas with the blessing of the government!
Merry Christmas to all!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Well, that's that then....
Two priests excommunicated for involvement in Praise and Worship Center
Nothing to add right now.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
So much for my Billy Joel collection
After reading about this, I won't be sending him any more of my money-
Ignorance: Billy Joel's Gift to the World
I read about it over at BLACKFIVE and went over to the Mudville Gazette to see his reply.
The man absolutely has a right to his opinion, and if this is the garbage he wants to write then I have the right to not buy his music.
What especially appalled me was this bit from the song-
AND I JUST GOT YOUR LETTER
AND THIS IS WHAT I READ . . . . . . YOU SAID
I’M FADING FROM YOUR MEMORY
SO I’M JUST AS GOOD AS DEAD
The rest of the nonsense about crusaders and empires and infidels is just so much rot, but as the wife of a soldier who spent last Christmas in Iraq, and the mother of a soldier who is spending THIS Christmas in Afghanistan, this just makes my blood boil.
How dare he. I just don't even have the words.
Too bad too, I really liked him.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Another Icon Gone
1950s pinup model Bettie Page dies in LA at 85
Might seem a strange one for me to care about, unless you are aware of my love of Dave Stevens artwork and of course, The Rocketeer.
Ironic that we lost both Dave Stevens and Bettie in the same year, one at 52 and the other at 85.