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Thursday, February 09, 2012

News From The War-on-Terror Front

My son-in-law, Marine Lt. Colonel Michael Kasprzyk, shown here recently receiving a commendation for his contribution to the war effort, is returning home this weekend from a six-month deployment. Next month he leaves for a one-year deployment to Bahrain.

Though it seems far removed now from our daily lives, the war on terror goes on.

And, like so many hundreds of thousands of wives, my daughter makes the best of it.

Here's to both of them for offering up the sacrifices they make.

Losers Get No Respect

You're all familiar with the term "Tebowing."

Well, get used to a new one: "Bradying":

I know I should feel sorry for the guy.

Instead, I side with one of the greatest winners of all time, Babe Ruth, who reportedly said: "Let me show you how it's done... Loser!"

The Truth Hurts

All were "electable."

All went un-elected.  Or, in the case of Ford, de-elected.

Sometimes ya just gotta say it the way it is:

Santorum Urges His Supporters to Reject Another Ford, Dole or McCain

I wonder who he's talking about.

Mystery Solved

A lot of experts are at a loss to explain where those five million Americans who were once part of the federal government's monthly "unemployment rate," but who disappeared from it, but never found work, went.

I found them:

Canada population growth fastest in G8

They all went where there was some ... hope ... for the future.

Here in Foodstamp Nation?

No hope, you dope.

This Is a Joke, Right?

We can find all kinds of things to criticize about the now-defunct Soviet Union.  But one area in which the Commies excelled was in monument building.  Man, did they know how to construct "a lasting reminder of something; an exceptional achievement."  Example: The "Motherland" monument in Kiev:

In a word, WOW.

So you're in charge of constructing a monument to honor and commemorate the life, deeds and works of a great American - Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Who would you hire to design it?  The "Motherland" architect, right?

Well, not if you're running the Eisenhower Memorial Commission. Then you'd choose the dude who designed this (a monument to a stack of empty IKEA cardboard boxes left out in the rain all winter?)

And what might you reasonably expect from this designer when he's put his thoughts - nightmares? - acid indigestion? - irritable bowel syndrome? - before you for your review?  How might he portray the victor of the European campaign against Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy?  The president who faced down the Soviets in the Cold War?


A Monstrosity, Not a Monument: Frank Gehry's design for the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington is an insult to all concerned.

Such the shock.

A Suggestion For Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Before showing your ignorance ...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Clinton appointee, said last week on Egyptian television that if she were drafting a constitution in the year 2012, she wouldn't look to ours. 

 ... maybe you should read it first?

Oh, Dear

What next?

White House: Birth Control Mandate ‘Virtually Identical’ to Romney’s Massachusetts Policy

I'm wanting to support Romney.  I really am.

But at every turn, I'm given powerful reasons not to.

This ...

... makes me wet my Speedos.

Romney's Problem

Well, one of his many problems (not least of which is his record as executive officer of the state of Massachusetts).

Let's face it, he's too much like Michael Dukakis.

Policy positions aside, promises aside, track record aside - and this should seem so trivial yet it isn't - the man is too stiff, too formal, too businesslike, too straight (in the classic sense), too unneighbourly.

Not to the point of being awkward or scowling in public, like that godawful John Kerry from the distant past ...

... but like that other former Massachusetts Governor who seemed to never be of a wont to let his hair down and give America a great big hug.  A guy who never connected with the American people.

In a different world, it shouldn't make any difference the fact that Romney comes across as being cool and stand-offish.  But as President loser Dukakis will tell you - in his weaker moments - it makes a whole lot of difference.

James Buchanan could get away with it.

Only because the TV cameras weren't capturing his every movement.

Today you have to be The Gipper.  Or something of a soap opera sex slinger.

Or half-black ...

Romney?  I'd gladly work for him.  But would I invite him over for beers and yucks?

It shouldn't make a difference.  But it does.

Fact Is

[Number 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives]: ‘The Fact Is You Don’t Need a Budget’

The fact is, you don't need an irresponsible Number 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives either.

I Go Right To Bra Size

Men Don't Read Online Dating Profiles

Here We Go Again

How prescient those Nobel Peace Prize awarders were:

Report: Pentagon reviewing military options on Syria, just in case

Obama, prince of peace, is about to take us to war again.

For the love of God.

Babs Is Almost Home

You're drawing ever closer to that fateful moment, Ms. Walters, when the light bulb will finally come on and you'll understand what that little lump of aborted flesh and matter really is:

Barbara Walters: It's 'Heartbreaking' to Force Women to View an Ultrasound Before an Abortion

The obvious question is why.

The answer - an honest answer - makes anyone who reaches that point pro-life.