On Santorum and Beauty Contests

From First Thoughts

As it is said, Santorum won the beauty contest in Missouri, and perhaps those votes were protest votes with regard to the available alternatives. I am not wholeheartedly behind Rick, and I think he has his issues. In the general election, I think Rick will be castigated as some sort of backward, . . . . Continue Reading »

In Praise of Rick Santorum

From First Thoughts

I say praise with the express acknowledgement that I think Rick would have had a hard time winning the Republican nomination, let alone winning a popular—or even an electoral majority—against the current president in the general election in the first place. His case for the presidency was . . . . Continue Reading »

Dr. Newt, M.D.

From First Thoughts

I wasn’t able to follow the details of the South Carolina primary due to other pressing issues, but I caught a bit of Romney’s and Paul’s speeches via Sirius radio (nerd alert!). I didn’t hear or see Newt’s speech, but I trust in the basic soundness of Pete and Peter’s . . . . Continue Reading »

The Insufficiency of Music

From First Thoughts

So if you are lonely and wish to meet a girl, and sorry girls I can only speak for males, there are certain songs that could guide you in your endeavor. I only speak from the perspective of masculine failure, so you can take this whole piece as a guide to avoid. I mention songs because I am not as . . . . Continue Reading »

Don’t Fear the European Reaper

From First Thoughts

So we hear a lot about the European way of life that should be shunned. It is a way of life that is unsustainable and which leads to dependency on state provisions. Perhaps this is the case, but if you were to ask the ordinary European with his troubled earned pension, you would hear a defiance . . . . Continue Reading »

Ooh La La

From First Thoughts

Believe it or not, I had a grandmother who used to goof around with her grandkids about the “Girls in France who did the ‘coochie coochie’ dance.” It was all a joke and we kids (me and my sister and cousins) loved it. It was all in fun when we were young. We kids thought it was . . . . Continue Reading »

Saturday Night Debate—Gingrich Bingo

From First Thoughts

At NRO, I just came across this fun game brought to you by John Pitney. It tracks Gingrich’s favorite words and phrases a la Bingo. Try it out with your friends and family. It could even be a drinking game. It’s Saturday night after all! If you take the drinking game seriously, you . . . . Continue Reading »

Ghost Protocol and Ron Paul

From First Thoughts

Apparently there is a Ghost Protocol. When the *stuff* hits the fan the entire array of intelligence, military, covert ops finds itself without any satellite or computer back up. Needless to say, under Ghost Protocol one’s team cannot rely on other covert operators to come to the rescue. . . . . Continue Reading »