OpinionJournal - Peggy Noonan:

"In New York right now we are planning our Memorial Day weekends. We know we are in a difficult historical time, but we do not dwell on it. We don't always even think. We free-associate, like this: I should get a new dress for the graduation at the Saks sale. They could blow up the Lincoln Tunnel. Meg would love one of those little Chanel knockoffs from the street vender. If New York is bombed while we're in Boston, where will we stay? If Boston is bombed while we're at the graduation, how will we get home? Bring cousin Holly's number in northern Connecticut. Pick up mascara.

From the dire to the banal. No, not from one to another but both interweaved. Having the jits and planning the party. People are dieting because summer's coming and wondering if an al Qaeda hit on New York would trigger a food shortage. "

:: John Kerry for President - A Welcome Message from John Kerry ::: "From the moment I take office, I will stand up to those special interests and stand with hardworking families so that we can give America back its future and its ideals. "

... from the moment I take office ... but not before!!! :-)


If Your Husband Has a Porsche, Follow Him: "The most faithful group were owners of Opel-Vauxhall cars, with only 31 percent of male and 28 percent of female drivers in Germany having committed adultery. "

Only?! 31% and 28% of people in the "most faithful" category can not be described as "only."

Fortune 500 Companies See Money in Gay Families

"the 2000 U.S. Census found that there were nearly 600,000 same-sex couples living in this country. One-third of lesbian households (96,000) have children, and one-fifth of gay male households (60,000) have kids"
"According to Witeck Combs Communications (search) and MarketResearch.com, gay and lesbian parents spent $22 billion on their kids in 2002"

Try that math out... 146,000 gay families with kids / $22 billion spent on kids annually = ?? per family.

I must admit, I'm skeptical.

U.S. Warns Of Al Qaeda Threat This Summer: "al Qaeda operatives are pleased with the change in government resulting from the March 11 terrorist bombings in Spain and may want to affect elections in the United States"

Sounds to me like this story could be titled "Terrorists for John Kerry."


Iraqis Skeptical on Bush Speech, Want U.S. Out:

"But Iraqis, from the streets of Baghdad to the ranks of the U.S.-installed administration, made clear they wanted a final end to 14 irksome months of occupation as soon as possible."

The author of this Reuters "news" story apparently thinks that removing a brutal dictator and attempting to secure the country in the aftermath of this event is "irksome"... Irksome. Amazing.

And then he finds some random "cop on duty" in Baghdad who calls Bush a liar and throws that quote in for good measure. It's fine to have opinions, but to present this story as news is simply laughable.


'FreeBay' Sites Connect the Cheap and the Green

"You can't list anything with a mother," he said. "That's pretty much the main rule."


Bishop Issues Communion Warning to Voters:

"The Roman Catholic bishop of Colorado Springs has said Catholics should not receive Communion if they vote for politicians who support abortion rights (search), stem-cell research, euthanasia and gay marriage."
"'I think it is an outrageous intrusion into what is supposed to be the separation of church and state. It is frightening,' said Michael Merrifield, a Democratic state lawmaker who is not Catholic but represents part of the heavily religious Colorado Springs area. 'It goes against everything that we believe is important to democracy since we founded this country.' "

Quite the contrary. Having a politician complaining about the policies a church establishes and trying to pressure a church into changing its theology to suit the lawmaker's political preferences, is where the "outrageous intrusion" is really occurring.


He wasn't steamed at arrival of day-old cheeseburger: "Since that day, I have been pondering the life lessons this special cheeseburger has taught me.
Unfortunately, none come to mind."



local6.com - News - Woman Reportedly Bites Into Live Bullet In Hot Dog: "Costco officials say they serve Hebrew National hot dogs, which are carefully prepared and pass through a metal detector at the factory. "

Hot dogs go through metal detectors?


Kerry 'Unfit to be Commander-in-Chief', Say Former Military Colleagues -- 05/03/2004: "'We have 19 of 23 officers who served with [Kerry]. We have every commanding officer he ever had in Vietnam. They all signed a letter that says he is unfit to be commander-in-chief,' "

Quite a statement. And a big PR coup for Bush.