Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Around the Blogosphere This Week

Michelle Malkin writes today that the "virtual fence" along our southern border appears to be an idea whose time has not come.

Other odds and ends of news this week:

Rice in Short Supply at Costco, Sam's Club: Are shortages of rice and flour in some areas a media-manufactured election year crisis, or the real thing?

The Stylish Fashion Choice in Penn. Poll Lines: 'Operation Chaos' T-Shirts: Jim Geraghty on the GOP crossover vote. Despite Democrats' cries of foul, since Democrats and Independents voting for McCain in early primary states helped give us the least conservative Republican candidate, it seems only fair that Republicans vote for Hillary and do their part to keep the two Democratic candidates slugging it out as long as possible.

The Media's Man: John Fund on the reaction to last week's Democratic debate: "Mr. Obama has said he wants to be judged and treated as any other candidate would be. The hostile establishment-media reaction to ABC's debate shows that he has not been. The presidency is too important to allow that kind of blinkered mentality to govern the rest of this year's election coverage. Bravo to ABC for finally asking a lot of questions many Americans have been talking about."

Dodgers to Unveil Plans for Restaurant, Shops at Stadium: The outfield parking lot may be turned into a promenade with restaurants, stores, and a Dodgers museum. The museum idea sounds promising. They'd just better not obscure the beautiful view beyond the lot...and they'd better start winning a few more games!

France Honors Charles Durning: The veteran character actor, who was wounded three times in WWII, is being awarded France's highest honor, the National Order of the Legion of Honor, in recognition of his wartime service.

Clinton Now Lying About Things He Said Literally Yesterday: You've probably seen the videos or read about it by now, but if not, check this story out. I don't know how else to describe our former President except to say the man's got some issues he needs to deal with, but thanks to the position he's in he probably never will.

Barbara McDermott: Mrs. McDermott, who died recently at age 95, was one of the last two living survivors of the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915. London's Daily Telegraph has her interesting life story.

Christening at the Castle for Sophie Wessex's Sweet Baby James: The infant son of Britain's Prince Edward and his wife Sophie was christened last weekend at Windsor Castle. Of particular note to royal history buffs is that the christening gown first used in 1841 by Queen Victoria's oldest daughter Victoria, which has been worn by generations of the royal family, has been retired after over 160 years of service. The Queen commissioned a new gown which is an exact replica of the 1841 gown; her grandchild James is the first to have worn it.

Introducing Princess Eleonore Fabiola Victoria Anne Marie of Belgium: In other royal news, lovely Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium has given birth to her fourth child, a little girl.

Why 'Small World' Matters: Al Lutz of MiceAge weighs in on the Small World controversy.


Blogger Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

I followed the Princess Eleonore link and fell into the kryptonite quicksand that is Celebrity Baby Blog. That is such a lovely royal family.

5:07 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

LOL! That's funny. :)

I agree, they are a beautiful family. I always enjoy seeing their new portraits.

Best wishes,

8:41 AM  
Blogger windycorner said...

Hi Laura,
Thanks for bringing me up to date-I still haven't recovered from my post vacation fog. The best thing about our trip to Phoenix was going to the D-Backs game and seeing Greg Maddux try for his 350 win. He didn't get it but I have a feeling it's the last time I'll get to see him pitch in person.
Good news about your daughter coming home; you've undoubtedly missed her this year.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hope you had a wonderful trip, Holley! I've been to Phoenix many times.

So neat you got to see the game on your vacation! My husband travels quite a bit on business and always tries to take in a baseball game in a new city if it's possible. :)

Best wishes,

11:42 AM  

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