Thursday, January 31, 2008

What the world eats

Absolutely fascinating Web site that shows various international families and what that family eats, and the cost, for a week.

The American one is typically depressing (everything is processed or refined, basically). I was surprised at the cost for the Germans, though. And check out the soda consumption for the family in Mexico!

Ah, punctuation

And people think that they'll never use the grammar and punctuation they are forced to learn in school (item 4).

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I know he's brilliant, but it's nice to see other people know it too!

Jim Geraghty over at Campaign Spot on National Review, gives a shout out to my favorite blogger in the whole wide world: my husband!


Check out both links!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Yes, I support Norm Coleman for Senate. And yes, this is a great commercial. But it's an even better story. Nice that Norm could help bring this family together:

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Time to reflect, not react

Hat tip: Right Cross Puns

And we're off...

Obama. Huckabee.

The Republicans:

I admit that in these closing days leading up to Iowa, I thought that Mitt's Millions would close the gap and maybe put him back on top of Gov. Huckabee. McCain must be dancing (or, well, whatever McCain would do if he would dance) in New Hampshire right now. Despite coming in third/fourth at the caucuses, McCain has been pulling back in New Hampshire, and seeing his biggest rival in NH (Romney) fall is only good news for him. As Mort Kondracke mentioned, it's like a baseball pennant race - you always want the guy who is ahead of you in the division to lose, so you can move forward. Huckabee should certainly spend some more time in New Hampshire now, but he also needs to pour a lot of time and money into South Carolina. And let me tell you - Mitt's folks on the ground in SC will not take this lying down. Huckabee for President better be ready for the gloves to come off down there, and be prepared to get their knuckles a little bloody too.

The Democrats:

But Obama. Wow. This is a huge day in American politics - an African-American man won Iowa. You know, Iowa. The 95% Caucasian state in the middle of the country. It's not like Iowa has a huge minority population to put Barack Hussein Obama over the top. HRC and her minions must be shaking in their boots right now. Oh yeah - and the son of the mill worker is done. D.O.A. One silver lining I am hoping that comes out of this Obama win is it hopefully puts the first (final?) nail in the coffin of the divisive politics of race that come from the ilk of Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. I hope they see his win as what it is - a rejection of them, not as black men, but as liberal, fear-and-hate mongering cretins.