My darling bride (of 35 years, three months and 11 days) made me work around the house, on a long procrastinated project, so I’m late getting to this post!
The Los Angeles St Louis Rams waived defensive end Michael Sam, the first open homosexual on an NFL roster, in the final cuts to reach the 53 man roster. I anxiously await the stories that he was cut because of his sexual orientation.
Deanna Fisher of the Victory Girls: Amanda Marcotte is For Women! Unless Their Story Wrecks Her Narrative. Then Never Mind.
Robert Stacey Stacy McCain: Feminists Courageously Defending Their Right to Another Red Solo Cup. Apparently, giving women the advice that one of the wiser ways to avoid date rape or acquaintance rape is to not get stinking drunk is horribly sexist!
William Teach of The Pirate’s Cove: Enviros Wonder Why “Green” Groups Are So Darned Lilly White. Mr Teach says that he’s “going to brand the modern enviro/climate change movement as racist. They have to prove they aren’t,” using the left’s tactics against them. Of course, the real reason is that most racial minorities are more concerned about putting food on the table, rather than why the Antarctic ice pack is expanding to record levels despite the predictions of the warmists. I’d bet that if someone were to check the income levels of the greens, it would be found that most of them have more green in their wallets than average as well, and don’t really have to worry about the effects of their policy proposals on their economic survival.
EPA chief Gina McCarthy, not exactly a Person of Color.
Of course, Hube of the Colossus of Rhodey wrote Obama EPA Chief: “Fighting Global Warming Is About Protecting Communities of Color,”
even though People of Color — supposedly a very acceptable phrase, though Colored People would earn the writer immediate condemnation — don’t seem to participate very heavily in the environmental groups. Am I allowed to suggest that it’s really white people telling people of color what’s good for them?
Sister Toldjah: The most desperate, stupid #NCSEN attack line you’ll see this year
John Hitchcock on Truth Before Dishonor: All Multi-Nationals Should Invert Away From US
The Lonely Conservative: Obama Plans To Regulate Every Appliance In Your Home
L D Jackson of Political Realities: New York Government Tries To Force Christian Farmers To House Same-Sex Marriage
And Darleen Click of Protein Wisdom noted that the left have accomplished their mission: rather than compromise their religious values, the Giffords have decided not to host weddings at all in the future. For the homosexuals, it isn’t enough that they be allowed to do their own thing, but that they have to try to use the law to force everyone else to go along with it.
William Jacobson of Le*gal In*sur*rec*tion: Support for Israel remains strong after Gaza conflict. Newly-released Pew survey shows much more sympathy for Israel among Americans than Palestinians. Of course, support for Israel lessens among Democrats, to whom American Jews routinely give around three-quarters of their votes, and Democrats have much greater support for the Palestinians. All that this shows is that the Democrats are just plain stupid, and American Jews not much brighter when it comes to casting their votes.
There’s nothing on Bridging the Gap that’s either new or worth going over to see.
Ed Morrissey of Hot Air: WaPo: Say, this President doesn’t seem terribly competent at foreign policy, huh?
Donald Douglas’ view of how Secretary of State John Kerry looks
Donald Douglas of American Power: John Kerry’s Demand for ‘Global Coalition’ Signals Cowardice, Weakness, and Appeasement
. Well, I don’t know how Secretary of State Kerry could look very good on foreign affairs, given that he has to work under the policies of President Obama. The obvious question is: if Hillary Clinton runs for President, as is widely expected, how can she separate her poor performance as Secretary of State other than by claiming that she was hampered by the policy restrictions of the President?
Steven Hayward of Powerline: Coming Soon To Climate Change: The “Rewind” Button?
The much prettier Dana, writing on Patterico’s Pontifications: Ft. Hood Shooter’s Unsurprising Request. It seems that Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood murderer, wants to become a citizen of the Islamic State. Perhaps we could grant his wish, and then have him beheaded, with a knife, and the video sent to the Islamists. But, then again, I’d much rather that he waste away in prison, staring at four walls for a couple of decades, knowing that he’s a helpless prisoner of a Christian state. And when he does go to his 72 virgins, being that he’s paralyzed from the waist down, they’ll stay virgins.
Our retirement home. Click to enlarge
Finally, a picture: Though I’m not planning on retiring for another five years, my lovely wife and I are buying our retirement home back in Kentucky. We were only planning on looking for a piece of land, a few acres or so, with water on the property, on which to build, when this just fell into our laps, for a ridiculously low price. Just a hair under eight acres, with 500 feet of frontage on the Kentucky River. The land to the right of the road, with the light yellow house, will be ours on September 16th
. The mountain behind it isn’t part of the property, but is part of the Daniel Boone National Forest. The tree line to the right is along the river bank. We’ll be renting out the house for the next five years, and retiring in the spring of 2019 . . . assuming that I don’t drop dead earlier than that.