Could it be what Russians and Americans really want?
To see how unwieldy, inefficient, and problematic socialized medicine can be — just look north to Canada.
Biden's speech? Surprisingly good. Bill Clinton's? Read between the lines and you see what he thinks of Obama...
This week and next, PJM Political is podcast only, as XM Satellite Radio’s POTUS ’08 channel is live 24/7 from the two convention halls, but it will return to the satellite airways on Wednesday, September 10th at 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific. In the interim, tune in to this week’s show by clicking here:
- Host Steve Green, on special assignment in Denver.
- Videographer Andrew Marcus, of the new Founding Bloggers site.
- Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit.
- Charles Martin of the Explorations Blog
- And with some thoughts on Hillary’s speech yesterday, and a sneak preview of PJTV, Pajamas CEO Roger L. Simon.
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Okay, I’ve had a number of readers email me and commenter papabear linked a href=”http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/personal/08/26/o.divorce.dreams/index.html”to this article /a originating in the emOprah/em magazine and now brought to you by CNN.com entitled, “She’s happily married, dreaming of divorce.” Wife of the year Ellen Tien writes: br /br /blockquoteI contemplate divorce every day. It tugs on my sleeve each morning when my husband, Will, greets me in his chipper, smug morning-person voice, because after 16 years of waking up together, he still hasn’t quite pieced out that I’m not viable before 10 a.m.br /br /It puts two hands on my forehead and mercilessly presses when he blurts out the exact wrong thing (“Are you excited for your surprise party next Tuesday?”); when he lies to avoid the fight (“What do you mean I left our apartment door open? I never even knew our apartment had a door!”); when he buttons his shirt and jacket into the wrong buttonholes, collars and seams unaligned like a vertical game of dominoes, with possibly a scrap of shirttail zippered into his fly….br /br /Don’t misunderstand: I would not, could not disparage my marriage (not on a train, not in the rain, not in a house, not with a mouse). After 192 months, Will and I remain if not happily married, then steadily so. Our marital state is Indiana, say, or Connecticut — some red areas, more blue. Less than bliss, better than disaster. We are arguably, to my wide-ish range of reference, Everycouple.br /br /Nor is Will the Very Bad Man that I’ve made him out to be. Rather, like every other male I know, he is merely a Moderately Bad Man, the kind of man who will leave his longboat-sized shoes directly in the flow of our home’s traffic so that one day I’ll trip over them, break my neck, and die, after which he’ll walk home from the morgue, grief-stricken, take off his shoes with a heavy heart, and leave them in the center of the room until they kill the housekeeper. Everyman./blockquotebr /br /Tien’s husband may not be Very Bad Man but Tien is a Very Bad Woman or Wife. She says she would not disparage her husband for anything, but she has aired her dirty laundry in front of everyone and disparages her husband in every word she writes. She has called him bad, messy, oblivious and worst of all, announced to the world that she wants to divorce him everyday. Does he know this? Does he care? Does she give a damn about his feelings? br /br /I hope one day that Will is strong enough to file for divorce from a woman who does not love him, for if she did, she would not write this narcissistic diatribe against him and his gender. If I were him, I would take a copy of this article to divorce court as proof of her lack of loyalty and her dishonest feelings toward him. His only crime seems to be smiling too much, being a bit clumsy, and poor choices in women. I would fight for custody of their son and hope that I could have this woman put out of the home, for she is not worthy to be there.
Clinton's speech was very environment-friendly: it was all recycled.
Did they have snipers on him or something? Plus: Some thoughts on Biden's speech, and poverty.
Joe Biden arrives, celebrities swarm, and Zombie's right in the middle of the chaos! Plus: at a banquet with Danny Glover and at an event with Dan Rather! Latest: Scenes from a Convention...
First Amendment? Secret Ballots? Fuggetaboutit!
How did cash from the network's telethons for children end up in the hands of the 7/7 London bombers?
Clinton asks the convention to acclaim Obama the nominee.
Orthodox Islamic lecturer, Texas attorney, adviser to Saudi billionaires...who is Dr. Khalid Abdullah Tariq Al-Mansour?
In a sane world, Crystal Mangum's forthcoming memoir would contain just two words: "I'm sorry."
Stephen Green prowls the streets of Denver looking for the strange, the wondrous — those who march to a different drummer.
What to do if you have an unhinged radio host screaming in your face.
[VIDEO] Michelle Malkin under attack by self-described anarchists yelling "Kill Michelle Malkin" in front of the Denver Mint.
Radicals rioted, police fought back, and Zombie captured it all! Latest: A Big Mosque in the Center of Denver
blockquoteIf you can treat personal tragedy like a heavy set of 20 squats, you’ll do better than someone who has never met any challenge.–Mark Rippetoe/blockquote br /br /Now that my health is somewhat better, I have been working out more–mainly with light weights, aerobics and a href=”http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2008/07/krav-maga.html”Kra Maga /a once a week. I wanted to take it up a notch so I decided to read up on some tips for strength training more effectively. I was delighted that Glenn received two books by Mark Rippetoe recently in the mail: a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0976805448?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0976805448″emStrong Enough? Thoughts from Thirty Years of Barbell Training/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0976805448″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / and a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0976805421?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0976805421″emStarting Strength. /em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0976805421″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / I used to weight train religiously in my twenties up until my thirties when I had my heart attack. I am taking it slow but I still love reading about weight training. If you do, you might also enjoy Rippetoe’s books. br /br /I picked up the “Strong Enough” book because it looked like it had some good advice. Rippetoe explains that the squat, press, deadlift and bench press have been used by the strongest athletes on the planet:br /br /blockquoteThere is a reason for that. Any program that doesn’t use them is inferior to one that does, and an athlete that leaves them out of the program is doing less than possible for performance, and less than absolutely necessary to have the best strength possible./blockquotebr /br /He describes each exercise in separate sections and gives some pictures and details about how to do each one correctly. Interestedly, Rippetoe does emnot/em believe that full squats are bad for the knees and thinks that doctors and physical therapists who warn people against them just do not know how to do a squat properly:br /br /blockquoteWhat generally happens is that when one of these professionals explains why you will die if you do squats, he will demonstrate with squat technique so incorrect that even unweighted, it hurts to watch, and then he’ll say SEE, THERE, SQUATS ARE BAD FOR YOUR KNEES. This is like saying that if you burn the beans, they stink up the house, so you shouldn’t eat beans. You don’t get to define the argument in terms that prove you’re right, and then charge money because you won the argument./blockquotebr /br /Apparently, this guy has never been in academia. But that’s beside the point. I have often heard that full squats are bad for one’s knees but they seem to be the best exercise for me as they really work the back of the legs and glutes. I sometimes do them with no or little weight. Anyway, the rest of the book is good with sections on biomechanics, good form, and “being very alive” in which he makes fun of the term “wellness.” Why? “Wellness means having a salad and baked potato after your aerobics class.” Rippetoe believes exercise should be mentally and physically challenging. While I concur, I must say that after experiencing what it is to be very ill, I am pretty happy with a baked potato and aerobics class but then, maybe I’m not his target audience. br /br /If you are, check out his books, they are inspirational.
Madonna's villification of McCain shows little more than how desperate she is for attention. Midlife crisis, anyone?
I have been watching the Democratic convention and laughing my ass off, frankly at some of the hilarity. For example, seeing the look of disdain and disgust on some of the faces of the interviewees of Fox News reporters is worth a laugh all by itself. I saw one woman who (I think) said she worked with Michelle Obama–she was irate with the Fox News interviewer for even asking questions. She kept mentioning that he was “taking things out of context as their opponents, the Republicans often did.” She was obviously very much on the defensive and seemed downright hostile. Many of the other Democratic interviewees were defensive and seemed openly antagonistic towards Fox News. br /br /Protesters, including a far left group run by none other than a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ward_Churchill”Ward Churchhill /a, (the professor who believed the victims of 9/11 were involved in provoking the attack and was later fired for research misconduct), were such intellectual giants that all they could do when asked what their message was by Fox News reporter, Griff Jenkins, was chant: “Fuck Fox News.” Yes, that will really persuade people. Here is the video, for those of you who would like to see some visuals:br /br /object width=”425″ height=”344″param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/CoDsQ2VNArIhl=enfs=1″/paramparam name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”/paramembed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/CoDsQ2VNArIhl=enfs=1″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowfullscreen=”true” width=”425″ height=”344″/embed/objectbr /br /Democrats and those on the left are so used to getting away with saying anything in the media, that they are just plain angry that in this election, it’s not working as well. Thank goodness that Fox News and the alternative media are there to cover other views, not just the one the left wants people to hear.
Finally,a href=”http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/renee_mitchell/index.ssf?/base/news/1219191906326940.xmlcoll=7thispage=2″ a mom who is emstarting/em/a to get it (via a href=”http://www.glennsacks.com/blog/index.php?tag=enewsletter082608″Glenn Sacks/a):br /blockquoteI share this journey with readers because I know men aren’t always the only ones to blame when Daddy isn’t a part of his children’s lives. Women have a larger role in that than we’d like to admit — before and after conception. br /br /That means single women need to shoulder some of responsibility for having unprotected sex with the wrong men, especially those who have no history of making investments in their other sperm donor deposits. br /br /And women of divorce need to lose the anger so our children don’t become unintentional pawns in a game to prove how much we don’t need a spouse to survive. At times, a man’s character, life circumstances or domestic violence keep children from having access to their father. Sometimes, though, women just need to get out of the way. /blockquotebr /br /There is still a long way to go for women to understand how much children need their dads, but it’s a start.