Iran vs. 0 Guess who won? WSJ
Is the Republic Lost?
Good morning everyone.
A Blessed Easter to all!
Thank you, Molly. You and yours, too.
interview with a Christian Ross Douthat….this essay is very good indeed. He endorses faithfulness to Scripture, explains some historical facts, without sounding harsh. His appeal is reasonable and kind.
Very good, Molly. Thank you.
Somali refugees increased 250% last 6 years Hmmmmm.. no further comment….
G’day everyone and a blessed Easter to you, one and all.
At work we’re going thru one of those extremely busy times, taking away from my online life, which is both bad and good. The good part is I’m well away from news, so that helps to keep blood pressure down.
I couldn’t miss, however, the genius negotiating of Obama/Kerry. What a complete betrayal of all the USA has ever stood for, and of our long time ally, Israel. It’s so terrifying, tho I probably won’t live long enough to see the ultimate negative consequences. God bless and keep Israel. Israel and Netanyahu will now have to count on Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan in lieu of the USA. Ironic how that’s worked out.
Then, too, the whole silly Indiana thing. Dear Lord!!!! Seriously, what a lovely diversion from the Lusanne negotiations that has been. “Christians,” a short catch-all term for traditional Americans, really need a good PR coordinator. Pence didn’t see that backlash coming? Really? And so many wanted to see him as the GOP presidential candidate not long ago. The GLBTQ ‘community’ has seemingly managed to turn around public attitudes in record time. (I truly believe that’s pretty much an echo chamber, but an effective echo chamber — and ALL the young people I know are fully on board) Much of their tactics consist of nothing more than bullying. One dare not say they don’t support their agenda. Tho you gotta love the “GoFundMe” response.
We will be having Easter brunch with our daughter, Molly, and her husband. Matt, our son who lives in Richmond, will be coming up again. That’s SUCH a convenient location, Richmond (or RVA to its intimates). It’s just far enough away while still being close enough. Just under 2 hours drive (without traffic, which situation rarely obtains).
I have been going down to RVA almost weekly now since early March to have extensive dental work done at VCU’s dental school. I decided on that option after our local dental outfit gave me a nearly $20K estimate to get the work done. They couldn’t make me beautiful enough for $20K !!! I’d foolishly let my own health/dental care go over all those years my son was in and out of the hospital, so now am paying the consequences. (definitely worth the trade-off) I’ve got a great young dental student who gets his D.D.S. in a month, then leaves for Phoenix for yet another 4 year residency in oral surgery. So far, everyone, absolutely every single person, that I’ve come in contact with in that city has been so cordial. The last vestiges of Southern hospitality and charm, I guess.
That’s pretty much it from this end. Today is GORGEOUS. Sunny, warm, breezy. The cherry blossoms are due out this coming week, peaking toward the end of the week. We’ll probably drive around the Tidal Basin tomorrow en route to our family brunch. See! There ARE good things to be said for DC. Enjoy your day/weekend!
Very nice news on your family happenings etc. And the dentists trips….oh well, has to be done, right? but that is a lot of travel. Thanks for cherry blossom update as well. Should be lovely, and hoping the weather cooperates for a full week of viewing. YAY!
Great reading your post, ed. Have a great Easter weekend.
No blossoms here..yet. In fact , we had about 2 inches of snow. Gone now, though.
Hi ED….Mr. Prairie and I were just talking about the trips he (with me along as much as possible) would take to DC years ago for his work. We’d stay at the Channel Inn and have lobster and rum buns at Hogate’s. He’d go and glad-hand and seek government funding during the day and I’d hang out at the Smithsonian or the memorials. This was years ago when we were first married before he went back into the private sector.
Prairie, happy to have jogged such happy, long ago memories for you. Channel Inn, Hogates, and Gangplank are gone as are so many D.C.institutions. Others have been ‘repurposed.’ Lots of new ones have opened tho. The city would be unrecognizable if you haven’t been to DC in a while. My husband who was raised here is always amazed at the changes. Even I am, tho I am here almost 50 years, so practically a native. It was a sleepy little town when I arrived. No more. It’s also become totally unaffordable. Ye olde pendulum swings.
ED…your comments…I still remember my father standing near the Mall in the 50s decrying all the monuments to Big Government. It was surely a sleepy town, then, and it was already too big for him….so that was 60 years ago…
Good morning, and thank you lysie. I very much agree with you on treasuring our friendships and support here….pretty long-lasting now, too, and this point! Thru thick n thin…”we laugh, we cry, we kiss the girls…” oh wait, that is Bit’s contribution! 🙂
One thing about all the domestic news this week….it generated a lot of powerful articles and thinking on our side, that is…..if only I had time to read it all. But still, if thoughtfulness were all it took….we win hands down.
if thoughtfulness were all it took….we win hands down.
WHAT A GREAT IDEA. I’ll fix that when the “boys” get up. Thank you lysie.
We had some biscuits at a motel breakfast a couple of weeks ago…delish! Could eat those tooooo often…
I love biscuits. My Gram made some of the best.
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