Entries by Anne Laurie

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 […]

Our New American Marianne

We may never be allowed to call Donald Rumsfeld, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, William Kristol, or any of their prosperous fellows to account for their crimes during the ginning up and prosecution of our latest War Against the Iraqis. But, by the Christianists’ God, we can at least ensure that the face of America’s […]