A Victory For Life At Notre Dame

Friday, May 1, 2009 \PM\.\Fri\.

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In all the furor about Obama Day at Notre Dame, it is easy to lose sight about what we are talking about:  life or death.  Lacy Dodd brings the issue front and center in this essay at First Things.  How many of us would not be present here today if not for some young woman in a tough situation choosing life over death?

Update: Read the excellent commentary by Jay Anderson at Pro Ecclesia as to The Real Beneficiaries of Abortion (Hint:  It Ain’t Women Who Are The Ones Being Liberated).

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There Was A Bear In the Woods

Friday, May 1, 2009 \PM\.\Fri\.

Hattip to Creative Minority Report.  Without using google, who can tell me in what election the original Bear in the Woods commercial was used?


Have you now, or have you ever been, an Extremist?

Friday, May 1, 2009 \PM\.\Fri\.

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Whew, what a relief!  A few weeks ago I wrote a post where I inquired Maybe I Should Turn Myself In? after the release of a classified Department of Homeland bulletin which painted with a broadbrush a fair number of conservatives and veterans as potential right-wing extremists.  Now, I learn, hattip to Ed Morrissey, that if they haul me away, they are also probably taking a lot of you with me!

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Fish Wrapper Shortage

Friday, May 1, 2009 \AM\.\Fri\.

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Newspapers are going the way of buggywhips, vhs tapes,  lead pipes and leisure suits.  Largely done in by what you are looking at right now, that and often truly stunning managerial incompetence.  (Content advisory:   the prior link goes to a Vanity Fair article.  Good article but surrounded by the usual coterie of Vanity Fair adverts featuring women in various stages of undress.)   Sad in a way, but perhaps really no sadder in the long run than the fact that we no longer send messages by morse code along telegraph wires.  Iowahawk tracks the decline and fall of the ink-stained wretches as only he can.