"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door." The Statue of Liberty (P.S. Please be so kind as to enter through the proper channels and in an orderly fashion)

Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States

Saturday, February 18, 2006


I would like to thank Kelly for taking the time to brainstorm and come up with the correct diagnosis for my blog's recent illness and for her prescription of the correct medication.


Thank you, Kelly. :)

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Global Warming Fights Back!

Four days after a blizzard made one look twice at Punxsutawney Phil (and his prophecy that Old Man Winter had six weeks more to live and make a fuss), Republicus stepped out to a balmy, 66 degrees fahrenheit in the Nation's Capital.

He heard a sound he did not expect to hear on Febrary 16: a young woman walking by wearing flip-flops.

Republicus suddenly felt like donning a sailor-suit and breaking out into song while sauntering down the side-walk a la Gene Kelly or Frank Sinatra in the 1945 film Anchor's Aweigh...

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day

Sunday, February 12, 2006

So predictable.

News just broke that Vice President Cheney accidentally shot his friend, Harry Whittington, 78, during a quayle-hunting trip in Texas.

Newsworthy? Sure.

But now watch how many Left-wing editorials and posts in Bush-hating blogs will be devoted to how "fitting" it is for a "chickenhawk" to do such a thing and how it is some metaphor for the "debacle" in Iraq and the reckless, incompetent, "haphazard" gun-blazing venture which tries to shoot at something but hits something else--e.g. an innocent bystander-- with all such "brilliant," self-indulgent analyses excitedly scribbled with a barely-concealed--if not outright--gloating tone.

Bunk. Pure pettiness.

It was a hunting accident.

Update (Friday, February 17):

Good Lord. The magpies took this even further than I predicted, thinking they would only engage in the "This is indicative of the administration's m.o. and incompetence blah-blah," but they really went to town with this one.

"Cover-up"..."Unanswered questions"...Alcohol?..."

And, of course, Lou Dobbs on CNN--among others-- somberly sighing how this is indicative of the administration's m.o. and incompetence.

lol Magpies.

It was a hunting accident.

End of story.

The Prophecy Of Punxsutawney Phil

Nation's Capital gets one foot of snow.

2nd biggest snowstorm in the history of NYC.

Update: Anywhere from 8 inches to 21 inches of snow was dumped in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area.

NYC gets 26.9 inches, most since record-keeping started in 1869.