Saturday, July 31, 2010

The most important column you'll read this month

Happy August, and one more apology for the blogging dearth. Really hectic time will all the normal summer stuff, plus a lot of campaign volunteering.

Rather than try to summarize this column, I'm just going to link to it so you can read it yourself. It's a description of Newt Gingrich's recent speech to the American Enterprise Institute. Gingrich understands what the real threat is to America and the western democracies, and lays out a powerful argument for facing head on.

Read it here.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

"Suprisingly incompetent"

That's the view of National Review's Deroy Murdock as he reviews the first 18 months of the Obama administration here. Hard to argue with the assessment.

All the great moments are there. It's hard, but try to pick your favorite:

Terrorizing Manhattan with an Air Force One photo op
Returning the bust of Churchill to Great Britain
Saying the Cambridge cop "acted stupidly"
Appointing self-described communist Van Jones to a White House job
Flying to Copenhagen to win the Olympic games for Chicago, then returning empty-handed
The bumblings of Eric Holder (civilian trials for terrorists) and Janet Napolitano ("the system worked" after a would-be airplane bomber's bomb failed to explode.)

There's more, of course, and that's a lot of screwing up for only 18 months. The sad part is, there are 30 months left.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My maiden voyage to Target Field

Headed out to Target Field tonight for the first time, and I'm very excited. I did some work for the Twins while the ballpark was being built, helping with their sales brochures for some of the suites and premium seating, but I haven't yet been to a game.

Sitting between home plate and 3rd base, just 15 rows off the field. Will post pics later.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Love at 30,000 feet

No, it's not THAT kind of story. Instead, it's a touching tale of two U.S. pilots married to one another, who had a chance reunion in the skies over Afghanistan. Enjoy it here.

Monday, July 5, 2010

The best day of the year

It's late, and I need to go to bed, but I couldn't let the best day of the year - the 4th of July - pass without a note. It started with a great mens quartet (including my son-in-law) opening our church service with a patriotic medley, and it ended with The Smartest Little Girl in the Universe sitting in my lap watching fireworks on the banks of the Mississippi River. In between there were two parades to walk in with the next great senator from District 28, the Red Wing Brass Band concert at the downtown bandshell and the thrill of seeing display after display of good old American patriotism in Cannon Falls, Wanamingo and Red Wing.
I could hardly have had a more blessed day. Thank you John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and all the others.