Entries by Anne Laurie

Open Thread (Erisian Edition)

Late-night wacky overdosed-on-Obamacare-MSM-chatter thought experiment… Since the H1N1 “None dare call it swine” flu stubbornly refuses to disappear, even though we’re all really bored by the whole thing now, the Obama Administration Medical Death Squad uses a previously obscure provision of the Patriot Act to declare a national emergency. In order to prevent the next […]

An American Disgrace (not AS or MM)

Stan Brock may be a bigger saint than Mother Teresa.  But the fact that his  Remote Area Medical program, originally conceived to provide volunteer medical, dental & vision care to destitute villages in the heart of the Amazon Basin, is currently devoting 60% of its mission to helping Americans  is a national godsdamned disgrace.  Stan Brock / […]

My Favorite Monday Sentence (Palin edition)

Pareene at <A HREF=”http://gawker.com/5324026/sarah-palins-gradual-descent-into-incoherency”>Gawker</A>  has a rather interesting (okay, fairly hilarious) essay, including a number of videos, concerning Sarah Palin’s Gradual Descent into Incoherency:  What was your favorite line from Sarah Palin’s second resignation speech? Was it: “So, how ’bout in honor of the American soldier, ya quite makin’ things up?” Or maybe this amazing bit: “Let me […]

Open Thread – Non-Political Summer Sillies

Daylilies (<i>Hemerocalllis</i>)   are the perfect flowers for the lazy gardener.   They’re tough, drought-resistant, and colorful during the difficult high-summer period.   They can be transplanted even while in full bloom, and you don’t need to dig a really deep hole either.  Finally, since the blooms last for only one day,  the unambitious among us don’t need to feel […]

Open Thread (Tech-Idiot Edition)

Bad Horse’s Filly linked to this earlier, but it deserves top-of-the-page status: Boyfriend with Health Benefits I see you checkin’ me Out on the dance floor I know you want me boy, but you got something I want more See, these are troubled times A bad economy I got some health issues, and medicine, well […]

Cue the Warbloggers’ Heads Exploding

Via Wonkette, “Brave Army Man Sues Nobama to Avoid War”: U.S. Army Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook filed a request last week in federal court seeking a temporary restraining order and status as a conscientious objector with the intent to stall and eventually prevent an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. In the 20-page document — filed July […]