Tag Archives: William F. Buckley Jr.

When Trump invokes William F Buckley Jr

When Donald Trump invokes the memory of my hero, William F. Buckley Jr. — the image to the right is on my mouse pad — my first reaction is a vague recall of the gag, ideally voiced with a Southern … Continue reading

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Marlins fan spiritual defense kit

Somewhere outside of Philadelphia on Monday, a goat’s life will come to an abrupt end because Heath Bell couldn’t keep his fastball down on Easter Sunday. Such are the realities of having a practicing Santero managing a MLB team. It’s … Continue reading

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A Fan’s Ode To Renyel Pinto

Do you remember where you were when you heard that Renyel Pinto had been released last year?  I meant his June 23rd release by the Marlins, not his August 21st release by the St Louis Cardinals.  I was at a … Continue reading

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David Brooks’ Moderate Manifesto

David Brooks believes that what Obama has done in power is more indicative of his beliefs than what he said to get that power. Specifically, he sees: … a party swept up in its own revolutionary fervor — caught up … Continue reading

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George Will on the Year 2008

If you’re a conservative, one of the few bright spots in the near future will be reading George Will’s analysis of the political and social environment. He writes the way I’d like to think, to think good, if you will. … Continue reading

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Hard jobs with few willing workers

Some articles are so useful, you wish you could ‘drag and drop’ them to a more prominent position in the paper. I found one in Wednesday’s Miami Herald’s Business section about Perdue Farms coming to Broward County to recruit poultry … Continue reading

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William F Buckley Jr, Catholic – RIP

A great American and a very public and committed Catholic died today. Among the many people WFB inspired, was me. Watching him abuse Phil Donahue, led to me to watch him debate, a first for me, George McGovern. Which led … Continue reading

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William F. Buckley, Jr. – Favorite Lines

One of my favorite William F. Buckley, Jr. lines from ‘Who’s On First’ – chapter 6: What Frenchman is in a position to reproach anybody, anywhere, on the subject of diplomacy? Here they were [1957], stuck on Algeria — after … Continue reading

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