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Lorie Byrd
Commentary on life with a southern accent.
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As has been the case throughout time, but particularly in our current climate, we yearn for a hero. We see heroes in real life — soldiers, first responders, and everyday people thrust into difficult situations, who step up and put... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2016 at
I watched Netflix's Stranger Things over the weekend and LOVED it. This E Online article lists some of the reasons without any big spoilers, but basically if you liked ET, the Goonies and Stand By Me, you will love it,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at
For more than a year, I've been following the fight my friend Becky's daughter, Kristen, and her family have waged against ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is a tough diagnosis for anyone to receive, but Kristen was diagnosed with a particularly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at
Two North Carolinians, Majesty Rose from Goldsboro and Caleb Johnson from Asheville, landed in American Idol's top ten this season and Johnson took the top prize tonight. That makes three winners from the Tarheel State. If you were wondering, YES,... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at
And it was worth the wait! In "I Will Miss Jack Bauer" I wrote about the series when it ended four years ago. I think it still holds up today. 24 isn't as groundbreaking as it was in 2001 when... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at
I've not watched The Voice this season, but tuned in tonight in time to hear finalist Danielle Bradbury sing the Pam Tillis song, "Maybe It Was Memphis." She did an amazing job, and I have no doubt she will be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2013 at
I was not able to watch the Benghazi hearings due to work, so I only caught a few minutes of the highlights on the network evening news. The following thoughts are my quick take on the subject based on the... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2013 at
Even with the recent bad news coming out of Iraq, Kerry can’t seem to get any movement in the polls — at least not any in his direction. Charles Krauthammer identifies the reason here: “If I’m president,” John Kerry said,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at
I am taking advantage of the fact that I am the only female guest blogger, to point out this sweet story. (I would “hat tip” ABC’s The Note blog if I wore a hat.) I still dearly miss the incredible... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at
Hindrocket at Power Line has an amusing look at Kerry’s sports attire and a test to identify Kerry voters. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at
When the facts don’t fit the story the media is trying to peddle, they just ignore the facts — even when the facts relate to the discovery of WMD in Iraq. This accounting of the findings by the Iraq Survey... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at
On a semi-regular basis, Hardball‘s Chris Matthews marvels at polls that show that a large percentage of Americans believe that Iraq had ties to Al Queda, and that Saddam was involved in the 9/11 attacks. Matthews asks his Hardball guests... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at
If it were determined that shortly prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, chemical WMD was transported from Iraq to Syria and later ended up in the hands of al Qaeda, who then attempted to bring it into Jordan for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at
Much is being made over the decision of President Bush to testify in front of the 9/11 commission today along side VP Cheney. If the goal of the commission were to get a full and accurate accounting of the events... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at
[Update: The portion Glenn Reynolds referred to in his post-speech post (thanks for the link, by the way) is located at the beginning and the end of the live-blog portion of this post (update III below) and the network was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2013 at
There are dozens of important issues to be covered in tonight's presidential debate on foreign policy. In addition to questions about Iran and Afghanistan and China, we will almost certainly hear more about the 9/11 attack in Benghazi. Here are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2012 at
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Oct 4, 2012
I've been exchanging emails all night with friends, sharing our thoughts on tonight's presidential debate in Denver or -- as I've come to refer to it -- the Denver Smackdown. There were tons of observations, jokes, and predictions flying around,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at
On this 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, I will be remembering those lost in the attacks on that day, as well as those lost since then in other areas of the world to keep us safe. Here is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2012 at
Here is a quick list of some of the things I loved about the convention overall: #1 Reminded America success is good, criticizing success is bad (crazy even) #2 Pointed out that Democrats don't "get" the way business works #3... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2012 at
I have read quite a few stories about Brett Kimberlin over the past couple days, and still don't quite understand why he is not in prison. The stories of the bombings he is responsible for a generation ago are horrific,... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2012 at
Between the job I started 17 months ago and family time, it is difficult to do much blogging. But when I saw this amazing work by Duane Lester I had to link it up and make sure as many bloggers... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2012 at
“The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness, and a quiet, unyielding anger. These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2011 at
Last night I was shocked to learn that Joshua Goldberg passed away. For those not fortunate enough to know him, Thomas Lifson wrote the following at American Thinker: Joshua Goldberg, son of Lucianne, brother of Jonah, and husband of Chantal,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2011 at
Thanks for indulging me the BaBa WaWa reference. I don't know why, but for some reason that is the first thing that came to my mind when trying to come up with a post title. SNL flashbacks. Tonight Barbara Walters'... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at