Saturday, February 03, 2007


My son Parker has now lived 9 months in the womb, and nine months out. He turned nine months old yesterday. He now has three teeth, jabbers like crazy and is still as cute as ever.

Update: I have changed to a newer picture of Parker.


Sunday, January 28, 2007

Support the Surge

This is the short letter I sent to every Republican in the US Senate. (hat tip Hugh Hewitt)

I believe it would be a mistake to vote for, or even allow a vote, on either the Biden or Warner amendment. This would embolden our enemies and send an unfortunate message to our troops. Support the surge.


Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Pledge

I signed the pledge. Have you? (hat tip - Hugh Hewitt)


Saturday, January 20, 2007


Wish the Media Matters family luck. We're heading here for a staff retreat for my work. We need to win enough money to buy a new mattress. Then we'll be the Media Mattress family.

We're taking the little one with us. Should be interesting. I know a casino really isn't the place for an 8-month old. But we just don't feel ready to leave him behind.

The Mrs. and I got married in Reno, so it has always been a lucky city for me. In fact, the above photo was taken on that very day, by my beautiful bride.


Friday, January 19, 2007


According to This article (registration required, Hat tip Drudge) it may soon be against the law to spank your child, under age four, in California. This is really bad news. I think parents should have the right to spank their children. Yes, they should do it sparingly and not in anger. But it should never be a crime to reasonably discipline your child. Let's hope this bill has no chance of passing.


Wednesday, January 17, 2007


This is so depressing. I can't bring myself to watch Al Gore's documentary, I am afraid I would fall into a deep sleep from which I would never recover. I used to love the Academy Awards. But when it is almost inevitable that they will honor this overblown, Bush-bashing demagogue who has gone off the deep end, I just cannot take it. I didn't watch the Golden Globes this year, either. Normally I would eat that kind of stuff up. But the threat of hearing celebrity after celebrity insult the global war on terror and/or the President just because it is easy and politically correct turns my stomach. I just can't tolerate it. Whatever happened to the Hollywood of WWII? They were patriotic. They were pro-military. They opposed the evil enemy. Now they coddle up to global warming loons and global terrorists on a regular basis. And on those awards shows, no one thanks God any more. They thank their agents and their lawyers and their children's nannies. But the Creator of the universe who gave them their talent isn't even an afterthought. Maybe it's because He doesn't buy into global warming or global terrorism either.


Tuesday, January 16, 2007


I am very encouraged by this. (Hat tip - Instapundit) Overall, it has been very discouraging to see my country not willing to fight a war, not willing to win. Not willing to support the Commander In Chief. Radical Islamofascists want to kill us. And they will do whatever it takes to make that happen. We, on the other hand, don't seem to be willing to do much at all. Not our military, mind you. They are willing to fight and die and do the difficult things. But our media and many of our politicians just want to whine and pretend this deadly menace will somehow go away. Well, it won't. Unless we make it go away. That's what the war in Iraq is all about. Fighting the bad guys and killing them, in their part of the world, so we keep them from hitting us again in our homeland. I've never served in the military. I'm not what you would consider a tough person. But I get this. I get that this is life or death. And we've got to fight them. I only wish we had the will as a nation to do it, and to do it well. I am discouraged because it seems we do not.