Obama’s Magical Powers Grow!

Now he can make history disappear! Remember the picture of Barack Obama “conferring” with recently-arrested Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich? If not, see this 12/10 post. Now, the state of Illinois has deleted from their website the PDF that contained that picture. It was in the state publication “Governors Gazette” and originally at illinois.gov/govgazette/pdfs/Gazetteedition_2008Nov.pdf That page … Read more

The George W. Bush of History

In the snotty, condescending style we’ve come to expect from New York Times articles about Republicans, even when they’re saying something nice, Stanley Fish says that George W. Bush will be able to rehabilitate his image and become a popular figure post-presidency. While I don’t agree with backhanded compliments and regurgitation of liberal talking points … Read more

Wal-Mart Better Than the Government at Almost Everything

Who provided more help in the aftermath of Katrina, FEMA or Wal-Mart?  Take a guess: Five years ago (2003), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (2007sales of $387.69 billion) founded its emergency management departmentat its Bentonville, Arkansas, headquarters. “The department’s planningsection produced detailed emergency procedures, including charts thatlet store managers and employees flip quickly to advice on problemsranging … Read more

If I Weren’t Already a Christian…

Now online, the Holy Book of Bacon provides guidance for all seekers of Baconlightenment, beginning with the Five Baconic Laws: Thou shalt not consider Bacon on the same level as any other food, as it is above all. Thou shalt not consume imitation Bacon. Thou shalt not stop pursuing Baconlightenment until it is reached. Thou … Read more

Recovering Vampire

Speaking of atheism, vampire chronicler Anne Rice has written a new book about her rejection of atheism and return to the Catholic faith. National Review’s John J. Miller has a podcast interview with her about her spiritual rebirth.