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This is the column I filed 10 years ago on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Below it, I’ve included the 2004 Republican National Convention remarks of the late actor Ron Silver — a Hollywood liberal turned Hollywood hawk who died too soon. Before he passed in 2009, he delivered powerful speeches on his post-9/11 awakening that […]
**Written by Doug Powers According to Fox News, so far 13 deaths have been blamed on the storm. Flooding is a big problem, and it’s reported that four million are without power and billions of dollars in damage has been done, but fortunately the storm never exceeded category one winds, even though to watch some […]
There is a disturbance in the Force. Last night before midnight Colorado time, I tweeted that I felt the earth shaking in my hometown of Colorado Springs. It was a 5.2-5.5 magnitude temblor — the largest Colorado has seen in more than 40 years. Just now, the Twittersphere lit up with reports of a large […]
**Written by Doug Powers A big “Happy Mother’s Day” to all you moms out there. I’ll be trying to make sure my kids spoil their mother before we all go to visit my mother, so we’ll be on the road a bit today. Consider this an open thread for discussion. For a Mother’s Day flashback, […]
The Resurrection, El Greco Happy Easter to all of my readers of the Christian faith — and Happy Passover to all of my readers of the Jewish faith. “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” performed by the Notre Dame Liturgical Choir: And “Rejoice,” from Le choeur gospel de Paris: *** Worshipers practice their faith in fear […]
**Written by Doug Powers Lots going on today to talk about, including the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and problems at nuclear reactors. There is some good news: A baby was found alive in the rubble and reunited with her father. A few other things going on… –Time Magazine goes out of its way to […]
Horror: Possible nuclear meltdown in quake-stricken Japan, residents evacuated; UPDATE: Pressure relieved at Fukushima No.1 reactor
Keep praying for the Pacific tsunami/quake victims, their families, and those involved in emergency/rescue. As if things weren’t nightmarish enough in Japan, this: More than 1,000 people were feared dead and authorities warned a meltdown may be under way at a nuclear plant after a monster tsunami devastated a swathe of northeast Japan. Reactor cooling […]
NHK TV Keep the people of Japan in your prayers. The earthquake and tsunami that hit the northern part of the country has caused devastating loss of life and destruction. Readers in Hawaii e-mail that they have prepared for coastal flooding as well. Be safe, friends. Via the NYTimes: A huge earthquake struck Japan on […]
Transcript, President Ronald Reagan, Jan. 28, 1986: Ladies and gentlemen, I’d planned to speak to you tonight to report on the state of the Union, but the events of earlier today have led me to change those plans. Today is a day for mourning and remembering. Nancy and I are pained to the core by […]
Have you noticed? *Two police officers were shot and killed a U.S. Marshal was wounded in St. Petersburg, Florida on Monday. *The shooting in St. Petersburg occurred on the day of the funeral in Miami of two Miami-Dade County police officers who were shot and killed by a fugitive murder suspect last week. The fugitive […]
Welcome to 2011! I’m enjoying family time and hope you all are, too. A special New Year’s greeting to all our troops serving overseas. Always remember: We are the land of the free because of the brave. Special thanks also to terrific guest-blogger Doug Powers for all his laugh-out-loud work this year (and especially during […]
As the wife of a long-distance runner, I’ve seen my fair share of amazing stories and races. This one about California high school runner Holland Reynolds, who collapsed at her state cross-country meet just two yards from the finish line and crawled to the end to clinch a team championship, has to rank near the […]
Scroll for updates… Looks like there has been a coordinated attack on UPS planes worldwide today. Reports are breaking on a Yemen-Chicago plane stopped in London with a bomb on board. Planes also pulled over in Newark and Philadelphia. Wild guess: It wasn’t planned by a Catholic or Mormon network. (Sarcasm off.) Which MSNBC host […]
Am offline this morning showing visiting family members around Colorado Springs. Enjoy guest-blogger Doug Powers’ work while I’m gone — and consider this your open thread of the day.
Today is National Flag Day, where we honor not just a symbol of our nation but a symbol representing that which is the greatest gift endowed upon mankind by our Creator: Liberty. Old Glory doesn’t just represent the United States of America. It is, for every man or woman who lives in bondage, under the […]
**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers This morning I saw a story about Mohamed Mahmood Alessa, who, along with another man, was arrested at JFK while allegedly on his way to join up with an Al Qaeda afilliate group. Alessa’s mother claims her son is not a terrorist, just dumb as a box of faulty detonators […]
I mentioned last week that I was having trouble writing anything without having to lace the piece with four-letter words and, thus, the reason for my being on hiatus at my blog home Babalú. Well, this week is no different. In fact, my potty-mouthing would be much worse than before. So, without offering much by […]
And you want to keep track of the statewide conservative political goings on, you should definitely check out The Shark Tank. It’s a feeding frenzy, from a Great White point of view.
Am I the only one that couldn’t stop laughing after hearing President Obama try to man up and threaten to “kick some ass?” I mean, seriously, what’s he gonna do once he finds his “culprit?” Poke ‘em with an eyelash?
Just in case media stunts can plug the hole
I think I have just crossed over to some weird, psychedelic dimension. Surely, this must be a sure sign of the armageddon. The end must be nigh. I find myself agreeing with this: President Obama can give hundreds of speeches, trying to reconcile contradictions that are irreconcilable … dreaming of the magic of his well-articulated […]
The very same day Michelle asked me if I’d be interested in guest blogging here I had just posted that I was going to take some time off – a blogging hiatus – at Babalú. The reasons for my need of a break are simple: stress and frustration. I haven’t been able to take in […]
Want to see the nine scariest words in the English language today? Yes? Try this on for size: “Potential Policy Recommendations to Support the Reinvention of Journalism.” It’s not enough that we can arguably state that the guy sitting in that oval office at 1600 Pennsylvania today was basically put in there by the Mainstream […]
Busy with family. If you happen to be in Colorado Springs today, I’ll be signing books and speaking at the Peak Freedom Festival later today at the Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort. Details here. Have a great weekend and be sure to hug a mom!
Hi folks – Sorry for the non-blogging today. I’m traveling and swamped with a gazillion home, family, and work things. Our wonderful guest-bloggers may be popping in sometime — and I’ll have a new column up at midnight tonight. Like the country saying goes: Live well. Laugh often. Love much.