Archive for the ‘Friends I Haven’t Met Yet’ Category

Jules goes for a walk, the Anchoress rounds up the usual suspects, I do podcasts.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Two great posts by friends I haven’t met yet:
Jules Crittenden goes for a Coffee Stroll With British Regulars

Washington rode into Boston after the British evacuated the city on March 17, 1776, up the very road where I stroll for coffee most days. What a great privilege to be able to share that space even for such a trivial daily pursuit through mundane surroundings.

By the way, Jules reviews 1776 while at it.

The Anchoress is keeping up with the news from Haiti, Updates on Haiti, Kids & Ed, where she concentrates on the orphans.

Go read both.

I’ll be in Rick Moran’s podcast at 8PM Eastern, and on Political Vindication‘s at 9PM Eastern. See you there!

Paris, tea parties, and tires: Friends’ posts roundup

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

I have frequently referred to “friends I haven’t met yet” but after blogging for a few years you get to meet face-to-face a lot of bloggers.

Here’s a roundup of friends’ posts,
Jim has A Tale of Five Tires

James posts about blue jeans. In the course of the post I found out he owns a tux. Very impressive.
I’m of two minds about blue jeans. I only wear blue jeans if I know I’m not going out. I believe the only time recently that I wore blue jeans to go out was to tango lesson a couple of weeks ago, and I’d rather tango wearing skirts anyway.

Jane makes a point about parenting. Leave the kids at home when shopping, please.

Scott parodies life itself: Obama Requires Tea Parties to Use Govt.-Funded Leaf

Speaking of Tea Parties, Pamela was there.

Rick has the FAQ on the tea parties.

Val’s posting about Obama, Cuba and the OAS

Cindy has Another “I Told You So” Moment

Moe posts on Spainmas Interruptus, i.e.,

Spanish prosecutors will recommend against opening an investigation into whether six Bush administration officials sanctioned torture against terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay.

Moe talked about that on Tuesday’s podcast.

TigerHawk’s in Paris.

Two more,
Neo-neocon looks at signs of the times.

Mary has a great suggestion from a merchant marine captain.

Obi’s sister took photos in Atlanta.

Dan plans ahead.

Obama might involve Iran in Afghanistan plans, and other posts from friends & FIHMY

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Report: Obama Seeks Iranian Assistance In Afghanistan:

The Obama Administration is already considering talks, without preconditions, with the Iranian Regime.
…The same regime that has been killing our soldiers for the last 5 years in Iraq.

But before they even take office, they couldn’t even keep themselves from leaking details of Obama’s confidential conversation with President Bush.

I was talking to Friend I Haven’t Met Yet (FIHMY) Obi’s Sister, who’s suitably angry over the leak, which had to come from Obama himself, as there were no aides present during the conversation.

Scrappleface pokes some humor at the meeting, At White House, Obama Links Laura to George W. Bush

Friend I’ve Met Neo-neocon says By Obama’s appointments shall ye know him

Then again, there’s Jamie Gorelick. Another rumor has been circulating that she might be Obama’s choice for Attorney General. It’s hard to think of a worse one, although with effort it could be done.

Gorelick has a Zelig-esque history of association with disastrous epidsodes. From the erection of the firewall between the CIA and the FBI in the 90s (see this post for my in-depth study of the lengthy history leading up to that decision), to the debacle at Fannie Mae, to defending Duke against the lacrosse players it had so maligned, Gorelick has been on the wrong side of so many issues it would hardly seem humanly possible that she could still be on a list for consideration for a Cabinet post. And yet there she presumably is.

If Obama appoints Gorelick to the AG post, or John Kerry as Secretary of State (well, why not—after all, the institution is known as “foggy bottom”), that would tell us something about Obama, and it would not be good.

Add to that Jon Corzine, and you really got a real mess.

From Ed: Surprise: FEC plans to audit McCain’s campaign funds — but probably not Obama’s

Roger Kimball looks at Utopia Limited

Obamania may be a harmless enthusiasm that will spend itself naturally in the coming weeks. Then again, its “spread-the-wealth-around,” egalitarian tendencies may presage something far graver. It’s just possible that Obama actually believes what he says about redistributing wealth and sitting down for cozy chats with dictators, etc. In that case, the country is in for a very rude awakening. I think that is what worries Hitchens. It worries me, too.

James Pethokoukis, who’s been in Larry Kudlow’s CNBC show this week, explains why he believes Why Obama Looks Like a One Termer. With appointees like Gorelick, Kerry and Corzine, Obama will be!

Tonight at 8PM Eastern I’ll be in Rick Moran‘s podcast. Rick, who I met at the RNC, has an excellent post where he asks,WILL THE HARD LEFT PUSH OBAMA OVER A CLIFF? and payback time.

Then there’s the very high expectations, too. Jeremayakovka has a post on Black Democrat Warns Against Unrealistic Expectations

In other subject, King Banaian looks at the Minnesota senate vote count and asks, Maybe that’s three typos #mnrecount


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Dean Barnett

Monday, October 27th, 2008

I just heard in Ed Morrissey’s podcast that Dean Barnett just passed away from complications arising from cystic fibrosis. He was one of Hugh Hewitt‘s co-bloggers.

My heartfelt condolences to his loved ones, and to all his friends in the blogosphere.

More at Hot Air.

A tribute from Hugh Hewitt.


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Friends with videos, and shoes!

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Two of my most handsome friends are now on video: Erik Svane and TigerHawk.

First, Erik Svane explains Sarah Palin to his cat:

Also from Erik, Obama on the Subject of Fox News: A Complaint or a Threat? and Who Are the Fascists and/or the Neo-Fascists and/or the Fascist Sympathizers?, with this video (no, Erik is not in this one):

Ayers, to this day, is unrepentant about his role as a Weatherman.


TigerHawk inagurates TigerHawk TV,

and explains the financial crisis:


A Friend I Haven’t Met Yet, Francis Porretto, needs help with a pair of shoes:
He bought two pairs of a gorgeous style, and I would buy the second pair but they’re too large for me. Any ladies who wear size 10 please email him.

Francis has included me on a list of beautiful tall women, for which he has earned my eternal gratitude.
And I didn’t have to slip him a $50!


As long-term readers of this blog know, I frequently post about movies on Sunday mornings. Yes, it has nothing to do with the friends above, but here it is:

Today Turner Classic Movies was playing The Scarlet Pimpernel, where Leslie Howard recites these beautiful lines,

This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.

Here he is, in the final 10 minutes of the film,

The Scarlet Pimpernel was hugely successful, so there was a Loony Tunes version starring Daffy Dumas Duck,


More blogging later today.


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Prayers for a friend

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Yaacov Ben Moshe‘s beautiful 10 yr old son David has Neurofibromatosis and will be having surgery tomorrow:

Dave has already been through a great deal in his life. Before Ravital and I adopted him and his little brother Yishai from Ukraine, (the picture here is them dressed in their new clothes -ready to leave Ukraine Dave is on the right) they suffered through the death of their biological father (bone cancer- probably from an NF related tumor that was not understood or properly treated over there) and a year in an orphanage. I can assure you he is a good deal more courageous than I am about this.

Drop by his blog and be with them in prayer.

A prayer
GM Roper wrote this beautiful prayer

Almighty God, into your loving hands I commend David. Please guide the hands of his doctors as they remove the tumor from him, please sit with him as he recovers.

God of our fathers, we know that your love trancends all, insure that this family feels that love through the trials of the coming days and that they will be bouyed by that love.



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Dinner with Jeremayakovka

Monday, July 28th, 2008

I had the great pleasure of dining with Jeremayakovka in San Francisco. That means he’s a friend, not just one of the FIHMY, Friends I Haven’t Met Yet. He’s got the photo.

I also like this photo, also from San Francisco:

Why the sweater, coat and scarf in July, you ask? Because it was 55oF in San Francisco, that’s why!


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More on last Saturday’s party

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

My new friends (formerly Friends I Hadn’t Met Yet) Jim and Erica have excellent posts and roundup on the party. You know we have a lot in common when you realize they loved my shoes:

in addition to their very kind words.

Apparently this

“…was a higher class of blogemeet than we usually attend.”

as Denny put it, even after I bored the heck out of him talking about NJ politics. He had a nice flight drive home.

Alas, the only thing we didn’t have a chance to do was for the Elderly Brothers to sing and play:

Of course, this means we have to have another one!

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Brief early evening FIHMY roundup

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Mamacita says Pennies are legal tender and Tell your daugher I say so. The Harrison Ford fans are not pleased.

Siggy ponders Looking For Mr Good Enough and Laurie Kendrick examines Emotional Settlers.

Have you listened to today’s podcast yet? First we talked about Hugo Chavez and in the second half of the program La Vida Vica was our guest.


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Saturday morning posts from the FIHMYs

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

Friends I Haven’t Met Yet have been busy posting:
Shane asks Where Are All The Male Teachers?
My son was in an all-boys’ school where he had several excellent male teachers and to this day is inspired by their example.

GM Roper asks, Will Texas Hispanics Abandon Hillary for Obama?

Mamacita remembers the Fractured Fairy Tales on Leap Day:

Kevin is now nine years old today.

Speaking of Leap Day, Ed Morrissey, Jazz Shaw and Siggy discussed proposing in yesterday’s podcast

When you’re out of wind, you’re out of power.

Noonan, Buckley & the Paradox of Privilege


Other links:
Via Marc, Obama Offers Wild Revision of His Own History

Josh Levin links to Hillary Clinton is your new HD DVD player


My friend Horacio of The Money Map Report sees Better Times Ahead

Special thanks to Larwyn


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