Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Brains Rewired? Part Two

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As I mentioned in "Brains Rewired? Part One," perhaps something more insidious than depleting our memories is going on as we become more dependent upon and more involved with the technology of the Information Age.

From this book review of Todd Oppenheimer's The Flickering Mind, published in 2003:

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Quote Of The Day

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Two quotes, actually (hat tip to Mike's America):

The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. — Senator Barack Obama, December 20 2007

America has an important strategic interest in preventing Qaddafi from overrunning those who oppose him. A massacre would have driven thousands of additional refugees across Libya’s borders, putting enormous strains on the peaceful –- yet fragile -– transitions in Egypt and Tunisia. — President Barack Obama, March 28, 2011


The Obama Doctrine trumping the United States Constitution?

Today's Recommended Reading

See We Have a Moral Obligation to Enforce Our Constitution over at Conservative Hideout 2.0. Particularly of interest after Obama's speech last night.

This Week On The Gathering Storm

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Brains Rewired? Part One

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For decades now, education experts have disparaged rote memory. Now, of course, we educators emphasize critical thinking skills. How critical thinking can occur without knowledge of the salient facts escapes me. But that argument is an argument for a different day.

For the purposes of this post, let us consider what is happening to both our culture and our gray matter by neglecting to use our memory cells.

From this book review in the Washington Post:

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Musical Interlude

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In honor of spring (hat tip to Leslie), even though we're going through a last blast of winter here in the D.C. area this weekend, and never mind the final words on the videotape:


I have a yellow tiger kitty, so I admit that this video touched my heart in a special way.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Inconvenient Reality

The facts about the Muslim Brotherhood (hat tip to Creeping Sharia):



The West likes to pretend that such facts don't matter. Of course, day will come when such pretense collapses in the face of reality.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This Week On The Gathering Storm

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Today's Recommended Reading

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See The Inconsistent Foreign Policy of Barack Obama over at Political Yen/Yang, LA Sunsett's blog.

Islam And Slavery

This month, a UK British Muslim woman named Saaeda Khan was convicted of trafficking a Tanzanian woman to use as a household slave. Saaeda Khan was a former hospital director in London.

Let's review some facts about Islam and slavery:


Back in the Stone Age, when I was in school, we studied a bit about this in world history.

Schools will not present this material now.

At one time, however, the information was common knowledge. From goodreads.com:

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Purrfection

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Twelve-year-old Smokey lives in Northampton, England, and may set a record for the decibel level of her purring sounds:


Read more about Smokey HERE.

Our cat Cameo has a motor, but not nearly as loud as Smokey's. Cameo did come to intruder-alert status when she heard the soundtrack of the above video. LOL.

Weekend Political Cartoon

No explanation necessary (Click directly on the image to enlarge it):


And if demands are not met, threaten those standing in the way, and the media will remain silent! See THIS at the Huffington Post.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Obama Is All About Himself

Hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance for the graphic below:

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I am neither Catholic nor Irish, so my family doesn't celebrate St. Paddy's very much.

In fact, the only memory I have of this holiday comes from some thirty years ago, when I bowled sixteen gutter-balls in a row. Sixteen! I wonder if that dismal performance is some kind of record. The spectators, so to speak, were guzzling green beer and cheering me on. My seventeenth turn yielded a strike! To this day, every time St. Patrick's Day rolls around, I get teased about that evening at the bowling alley.

Now, some facts about the actual St. Patrick:

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Nuclear Fallout Map

If the nuclear reactors in Japan melt down and release radiation, consider the map below:

Musical Interlude

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NOT performed on the instrument for which the piece was composed (with thanks to Warren, who emailed me the link to the amazing video below). If you must have politics, please scroll down)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

This Is Too Much!

Chris Matthews shills for Obama during coverage of the devastating earthquake in Japan, the resulting tsunami, and possibly a pending nuclear disaster (hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance):

Friday, March 11, 2011

Who Wrote Obama's Books?

One factor leading to Obama's election in 2008 was, no doubt, the bestselling books he had authored.

Supposedly authored, that is.

From American Thinker (hat tip to Cube):

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Today's Recommended Reading

See Giving Proper Credit at Social Sense. Mustang debunks some often-touted Arab/Islamic contributions to modern civilization.

Music Video: Hey, Ayatollah, Leave Those Kids Alone

With thanks to my good friend Alex, who emailed me the following video:

Quote Of The Day

From Creeping Sharia:

We’ve been assured over the years that no one in the U.S. wanted Islamic sharia law. Not Muslims and certainly not non-Muslims. Yet with each proposal to prevent sharia law from being used in U.S. courts, the pro-sharia contingent of Muslims – starting with terror-linked CAIR, and non-Muslims – primarily media outlets, continues to grow.

Read the entire post "Florida, Alabama, Missouri propose bills to prevent sharia law in U.S. courts."

This Week On The Gathering Storm

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Weekend Political Cartoon

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Spotted at Political Realities, LD Jackson's site (Click directly on the image to enlarge it):


Excerpt from the opinion essay written by LD Jackson:

Friday, March 4, 2011