Archive for February, 2012


I just don’t get it. To me it’s a product of and for the me generation. Should the world know who are your “friends”? And of course they’re not really friends, just passers by in your life. Additionally, seems to me that unknown people I have never heard of pop up on my face book […]



Doctors at British clinics have been secretly filmed agreeing to terminate foetuses purely because they are either male or female. Clinicians admitted they were prepared to falsify paperwork to arrange the abortions even though it is illegal to conduct such “sex-selection” procedures. Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, said: “I’m extremely concerned to hear about these […]



While I am at home on the computer,  I always have a classical music station streaming through the computer and I listen using headphones. Over the years I have tried various radio stations that are available on line. WQXR in New York is a famous one, but it has a down-side: too many commercials, both […]



President Barack Obama loves to talk about how he was open to painful changes in entitlement programs in last year’s private budget talks with Republicans. Oddly enough, his bragged-about courage behind closed doors disappears every time he has to put his vision to paper in the light of day. His latest budget is built on […]



  FEBRUARY 14, 2012 12:00 A.M. Spend, Tax, Repeat The president’s budget is built on gimmicks and cheery assumptions. By Rich Lowry   About AuthorArchiveLatestE-MailRSSSendFollow•  23676 followers   President Obama outlines his 2013 budget at Northern Virginia Community College, February 13, 2012. http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nationalreview.com%2Farticles%2F290990%2Fspend-tax-repeat-rich-lowry&send=false&layout=button_count&width=125&show_faces=true&action=recommend&colorscheme=light&font&height=21 http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.1326407570.html#_=1329233040234&_version=2&count=horizontal&enableNewSizing=false&id=twitter-widget-0&lang=en&original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nationalreview.com%2Farticles%2F290990%2Fspend-tax-repeat-rich-lowry&size=m&text=Spend%2C%20Tax%2C%20Repeat%20-%20Rich%20Lowry%20-%20National%20Review%20Online&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nationalreview.com%2Farticles%2F290990%2Fspend-tax-repeat-rich-lowry&via=%23 inShare1 https://plusone.google.com/_/+1/fastbutton?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nationalreview.com%2Farticles%2F290990%2Fspend-tax-repeat-rich-lowry&size=medium&count=true&hl=en-US&jsh=m%3B%2F_%2Fapps-static%2F_%2Fjs%2Fgapi%2F__features__%2Frt%3Dj%2Fver%3DPi9SJ-fiZd4.en_GB.%2Fsv%3D1%2Fam%3D!Hh2SKJ9l_2-Ii1Htmg%2Fd%3D1%2F#id=I1_1329233033285&parent=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nationalreview.com&rpctoken=367215029&_methods=onPlusOne%2C_ready%2C_close%2C_open%2C_resizeMe%2C_renderstart Print     Comments   1 Rich Lowry  President Barack Obama loves to […]



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/the_queens_diamond_jubilee/9056664/Village-school-given-honour-of-hosting-Queen-as-she-celebrates-60-years-on-the-throne.html To live for 60 years is an accomplishment, no matter your job, family, and various vagaries the world hurls at us. But to be Queen of England, meeting the thousands of well-wishers, politicians, and god knows who else, it’s got to be exhausting and tedious after 60 years as Queen. Imagine having to hear […]


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05Feb12

Well, it’s winter in Dublin, and you cannot say (in your best Irish brogue), “Tis a soft day, Thank God!” A soft day requires rain and it feels like snow today. Definitely a day to sit by the fireplace and keep it stoked. If lucky, I can keep it going till evening and then have […]