Blogging will probably cease until this evening, if not later.
Y’know, sort of like a hobby, only weird but not necessarily harmful.
From Liberty Counsel (bolds are mine throughout this post):
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has changed the definition of pedophilia again. In the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V) of Mental Disorders, the APA changed the classification of pedophilia from a “disorder” to a “sexual orientation,” but following the public outcry, APA released a statement that it was a mistake. “‘Sexual orientation’ is not a term used in the diagnostic criteria for pedophilic disorder, and its use in the DSM-5 text discussion is an error and should read ‘sexual interest.’”
Whether it is classified a “sexual orientation” or a “sexual interest,” any effort to legitimize pedophilia will provide pederasts with all the arguments they need to remove age of consent laws, and children will suffer.
Here’s the full text of the APA statement:
… Why isn’t Linda Ronstadt in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
In a weekend otherwise filled with way too much work, I came across this photo from someone else’s Facebook page:
I was on the phone with someone last night and spent at least a minute trying to tell the other person about this before I could stop laughing long enough to deliver the punch line.
Just found this at another person’s Facebook page, and couldn’t resist.
I get to use it without censure because I’m half-Irish.
There are obviously many more serious and tragic things happening in this world, but the news that Linda Ronstadt has lost her singing voice to Parkinson’s is nonetheless truly sad.
The best singers, when they’re on, express themselves in ways no one else can replicate. Ronstadt’s performances made her one of those best singers (oh, how it hurts to use the past tense here).
UPDATE: Encore —
UPDATE 2: This is a sick joke — Ronstadt is NOT in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In the old Soviet Union, the liquor of choice was (and, in Russia, probably still is) vodka.
What might it be here?
… Helen Thomas.
BizzyBlog mentions since I started blogging are here.
UPDATE, July 22, 6:50 p.m.: From the Associated Press, posted in full for future reference, as well as fair use and discussion purposes:
1. SHE WAS AMONG THE FIRST WOMEN TO COVER HARD NEWS AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Her journalism career started in 1943, an era when female reporters were confined to stories about presidents’ kids, wives, their teas and their hairdos.
2. HER BIG BREAK CAME IN PALM BEACH IN 1960
She was sent by UPI to cover the vacation of President-elect John Kennedy and his family.
3. THE BARRIER SHE BROKE THROUGH IN 1974
As United Press International’s White House bureau chief, she became the first woman in that role for a wire service.
4. THE DAY SHE WAS SCOOPED BY A FIRST LADY
It was Pat Nixon who announced Thomas was engaged to Douglas Cornell, chief White House correspondent for the archrival Associated Press. They married in 1971.
5. THE COMMENT ABOUT ISRAEL THAT ENDED HER CAREER IN 2010
“Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine,” she told a rabbi who was interviewing her. “Remember, these people are occupied and it’s their land. It’s not Germany, it’s not Poland.” She soon retired from her job as a Hearst columnist.
After a couple of previous near-misses, BizzyBlog has finally appeared on Doug Ross’s list of top conservative sites (based on traffic as measured at Alexa.com) at spot number 198.
It’s also cool to note that two locales where my work appears are in the top 20: NewsBusters (#14) and PJMedia.com (#18).
Two other sites where my work appears or has appeared aren’t on the list and should be: Watchdog.org (which would have come in at #91) and FrontPageMag.com (which would have been #29).
(If there are any more sites which belong on the list and aren’t, that would knock BizzyBlog out of the top 200. So I don’t want to hear about ‘em. :–>)
Intense thanks to all readers, friend and foe alike, for making BizzyBlog’s Top 200 appearance possible — and to Doug for the mostly thankless task of compiling the list.
BizzyBlog’s regular theme stopped working early this morning. I’ve reverted to a “WordPress classic” theme until that gets fixed.
UPDATE: Murphy’s Law in a good sense — it came back within minutes after I put up this post after being down for an hour for no apparent reason.
For four years (and really going back further when you consider former President George W. Bush’s halting attempt to reform Social Security in the middle of last decade), Barack Obama and his party have paid lip service at best to the idea of entitlement reform while refusing to provide any specifics about what they would do to fix Social Security and Medicare, both of which are unsustainable in their current forms. Obama rejected his own Simpson Bowles commission’s recommendations. Democrats have treated serious proposals coming from Republicans as grannycide.
Yet the Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown, who must be gaining strength in her arms and shoulders from all of her water-carrying for Obama and his party, wants us to believe that Obama has a “deeply conflicted relationship with entitlement reform.” And in case you missed it (I certainly did), Obama has tried “harder than any other Democratic president to tackle the issue” (no Democratic Party president has “tried hard” to tackle the issue). Several paragraphs from her Tuesday dispatch follow the jump (bolds are mine):
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