Archive for November 23, 2009

Christine Baranski who is very funny is coming back to the Big Bang Theory.

Is Sheldon finally going to experience a big bang in more than theory? That’s at least what I’m hoping will happen when Christine Baranski reprises her Emmy-nominated role of Leonard’s smarty-pants mother in a January episode of The Big Bang Theory. You’ll recall that when last the brainiacs crossed paths, the will-they-or-won’t-they tension between them was palpable. So it makes sense that viewers — at least this one — would wonder whether this time around Sheldon and the thinking man’s cougar would do it rather than duet.

I don’t think it is going to happen because it would be a moral departure that would be too great for the show’s audience particularly considering Sheldon’s mother.

To give you an idea of what kind of comedy it contained here are a few scenes from her previous appearence:

That interaction culminated in a suggestive scene where the audience believed they would hook up and they did, in a way…

How funny was that? Ironically she also did an episode of Third Rock from the Sun as a physics professor who was VERY funny.

How funny? This funny.

There are many fun things in life even in tough times, the trick is to notice and enjoy them.

…who went through the Catholic school system and are culturally catholic but actually don’t know and don’t believe the tenants of the church who do the most to help people justify and ignore sins.

What he doesn’t know or more likely won’t acknowledge is that unlike people in a parish who might privately not agree with one or more tenants of the church, Pat Kennedy has publicly proclaimed his opposition to church teaching on a subject of intrinsic evil. For it is written:

Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe (in me) to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were put around his neck and he were thrown into the sea”.    Mark 9:42

Yet O’Donnell proclaims the Bishop who actually bothers to do what he SHOULD do for the sake of both Kennedy’s Soul and his own (since as a Bishop it would be a dereliction of duty to not address it.) he is marked as a “political hack” on both TV and radio.

Now if you want to argue that there is a political aspect to what the Bishop says fine, to call him a hack and say he is misrepresenting Catholic belief, only a person who doesn’t actually believe can say that with a straight face. I suspect he will continue to make these proclamations and keep his regular spot on Morning Joe and MSNBC while Bishop Tobin continues to do what he thinks is right for the soul.

Eventually the day will come when they both find out who is right and who is burnt. I presume O’Donnell doesn’t worry about and/or believe this is an issue. That is his privilege for the rest of his days.

After that he’s on his own.

You know lets do a quick three prayers for O’Donnell, an Our Father, a Hail Mary and a Glory Be. He may be a pain in the neck but you know what, his soul is just as worth saving as mine and I’d like to see both of us arguing politics some day when we are both done here. Maybe he can send an e-mail to Almightly Answers.

Today I went to the unemployment office to re-open my claim (hopefully the study and Wednesday’s interview will make it semi moot).

Because of some things at the house the plan to get there before it opens was shot so I was ready, I had my Palin book and my Ipod and was prepared for a two hour wait like the last time…

…they had me taken care of in 15 minutes. Apparently the claim re-opening is the easiest thing in the shop, but 15 minutes with the place packed? That is one serious miracle.

As a believing Catholic I’m prepared for miracles but wasn’t prepared for that.

However some things are almost a miracle too far, like the New York Times covering the hacked Global Warming Documents:

And as a nice sequel of sorts to our previous post on leftwing cognitive dissonance, Orrin Judd spots this staggering moment of hypocrisy from the New York Times’ Andrew C. Revkin of their “Dot Earth” blog on Friday:

The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won’t be posted here.

And they don’t contain any obvious state military secrets as well, unlike say the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War or more recently, the secrets of War on Terror, or any of a number of other leaked documents the Times has cheerfully rushed to print.

Back in 2006, when his paper disclosed the previously confidential details of the SWIFT program, which was designed to trace terrorists’ financial assets, New York Times executive editor Bill Keller said on CBS’s Face the Nation, “one man’s breach of security is another man’s public relations.” Of course, much like the rest of the media circling the wagons with ACORN, it’s not at all surprising that the Times circles the wagons when it’s necessary to save the public face of their fellow liberals.

After all the release of this information won’t put American soldiers lives in danger or risk national security so of course it’s not worth printing.

You know eventually if they don’t just fold the paper might decide to just market strictly to their niche liberal market. If that happens then watch it become even worse.

When I first started reading Instapundit there was a blub at the top that said “The NY Times of Bloggers”. I think the Times if they had any brains would set a goal to be called the Instapundit of Newspapers.

If they set that as a goal and acted accordingly what a change that would be.

Update: Investigations come to the fore.

A: and no it’s not because they are preparing the ground for 2010, it is because Hoffman is the PALIN candidate.

Once Palin endorsed Hoffman the race changed, it changed what republicans did and what democrats did. Once the election turned out poorly for us Suddenly it was THE race of the night as far as the left was concerned.

As long as Hoffman is connected to Palin they will attack him as “Far Right“. So much easier to go against a 3rd party candidate on the Canadian border than it is to risk angering hundreds of thousands of readers who may or may not be buying your paper. Particularly if you are a republican.