Archive for the 'Itch' Category

Wrote a post

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Saved it for later. I still have a headache. Short summary: I am thinking of staying on this blog instead of moving to a new one, and I saw the trailer for Brokeback Mountain and noted that it’s being given The Notebook treatment, no matter what the movie might actually be like. If I were […]

Work, shirk

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

On the subject of European women converting to Islam Mark Shea discusses an email he got, where the writer said,
My childhood Catholicism was not providing answers, and I became interested in Islam by virtue of my working with a Pakistani muslim whose religion infused his entire life. Part of me wanted the same thing.
He also […]

Christmas Eve thoughts

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

Leftist commenters and bloggers are always ragging on the right-leaning newspaper The Washington Times for being a project of the wacky cult of Reverend Sun Myung Moon. How come I never see any rightwing bloggers or commenters making note that respected news organ The Christian Science Monitor should be suspect because it is run by […]


Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

Does the version of “Let There Be Peace On Earth” sung by a succession of higher and higher voiced singers that is currently playing on the radio make anyone else besides me want to take an axe to the nearest display of Christmas toys?

And now that I’m back…

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

…I don’t know why I’m here. I had some ideas of things to write about all day, but now all I can think if is the cable mess and how it disrupted my evening. And I am bothered by this irritating left arm pain, from my elbow going all the way up to my shoulder, […]

How to boil a frog

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

Ian at Astonished Head asks:
So what happens to a society when it can wage war in comfort? When its mettle is tested primarily in the abstract realm of ideas, rather than the practicalities of daily life?
Cue speech about how this Proves How Great A Country We Have? Not from me. In a sense I understand […]

Happy Horrorday

Friday, November 25th, 2005

There must be something going around. Earlier today I walked to the snooty hippy food store to get some more tea, a walk of about two miles or so — maybe one-and-a-half — and by the time I got home my head felt like it was stuffed with cotton. As I am avoiding overloading on […]

Opposites repel

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

This statement has two parts which do not meet in the middle: “TOM MAGUIRE has lots of interesting stuff” and “mostly of the Plame / Woodward variety.”
Try as hard as I might, I just can’t make the first part of that sentence match the second part.

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Ace of Spades HQ says of a column by Washington Post “objective” journalist Dana Milbank, that
Partisan leftists like Dana Milbank hate Republicans so much that they’d rather see America lose a war than Republicans win a midterm election.
I think it goes deeper than mere partisan politics, though. As a lifetime recipient of a standard liberal-influenced […]

Open Mouth Insert Foot Media

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Okay. I’ve been thinking about the Blog “Venture” Formerly Known As Pajamas Media for quite some time now. Never mind that I still can’t figure out just what is supposed to make this thing stand out from all the other multiple-blog-linking things* out there; i.e., what exactly justifies all the hype and cash outlay, not […]