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Sissy Willis
Beauty in unexpected places
Interests: Politics, culture wars, cats, the light fantastic
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A great gentleman has gone to meet his maker. An empty place in our hearts. RIP #GreyphusTheMagnificent #GreyphusTheTerrible. #Gravitas #BestPurrboxEver. #Earnest. #DesktopCompanionAnimalParExcellence — Sissy Willis (@SissyWillis) February 1, 2019 Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2019 at sisu
"Many people bitterly resent it when members of the other group hold power," notes former liberal mugged by reality Roger L. Simon: Members of the knowledge class tend to think that Republican leaders are simple-minded, uncultured morons. Members of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at sisu
Twitter buddy Pete602 caught old-style pols Rep. Adam Schiff and Sen. Diane Feinstein in the social-media headlights of a newly empowered electorate this morning: If Schiff and Feinstein want to see "Russian bots" they can look out the window. We... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at sisu
"Indigenous leaders from across the world requested that the UN outlaw cultural appropriation." Elizabeth Warren aka Fauxcahontas was unavailable for comment. "Mosaicist vs assimilationist: On the multiculti side, there were smug, self-congratulatory sermons scolding melting-pot types like ourselves for xenophobic/racist... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at sisu
Dear @ArianaGrande, I'm sorry. Love Piers. — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 5, 2017 "Last night you showed true grit and also why the cowards of ISIS will never win," writes British TV provocateur Piers Morgan in an open... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at sisu
"European ingenuity! Can't get access 2 a gun b/c of strict laws, buy yourself an attack pig. "Trump in Saudi tells me something: We lost the argument. But who rewired Trump?" tweets anti-cultural-jihad warrior Diana West this afternoon. We're with... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at sisu
"In some profound way, the election made clear, the national media just doesn’t get the nation it purportedly covers," writes a somewhat bemused Jack Shafer at Politico in "The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think." The “media bubble” trope... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at sisu
"Horrified critics of the president are often surprised to find that, in person, it’s very difficult to dislike Conway," writes Olivia Nuzzi in "Kellyanne Conway Is a Star: Not your star, perhaps. But that’s the point," New York Magazine's cover... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at sisu
We know this in our soul. That thing they call "everyday Americans" LOVE the HallmarkChannel movies. Especially women. Beautiful parents who love their kids and their country. Heroine always ends up winning her man. Corny & romantic. What's not to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at sisu
From our March 3, 2009 post "Tiny performs Meowzart": Tiny inhabits the role of Queen of the Night singing "Der Hölle Rache" in Meowzart's The Magic Twig (German Die Zaubersweig). Listen here. Just checking to see if Typepad is as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at sisu
Has this demonic image of President Obama been wiped — What, like with a cloth or something? — from the internet's memory bank? We ask because a Google search for "Obama crazed look" images rendered scant results, mostly a recurring... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at sisu
In remembrance on this Father's Day, June 19, 2016, a repost from September 13, 2014: Goomp left this mortal coil yesterday afternoon. We three siblings knew the time was near. He'd withdrawn of late, unable to hear much of anything,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at sisu
In honor of Grammy's birthday, September 8, 1899, a repost from September 08, 2007: Grammy, a magical word and a magical teller of tales of our childhood. She lived 93 years. Today is her birthday. She would have been 108... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at sisu
We can see the salt of the earth from our front porch in Chelsea-by-the-Sea. Here we thought it was a brilliant, pithy (140-or-fewer characters) philosophical insight into the way of the world, but intellectual icon Virginia Postrel was not amused... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at sisu
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Goomp left this mortal coil yesterday afternoon. We three siblings knew the time was near. He'd withdrawn of late, unable to hear much of anything, not even asking about the cats last time our sis visited him at the "home"... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at sisu
"Let me, let me free-ee-eeze again to death." 17th-century British composer Henry Purcell's rending-of-garments "The Cold Scene" from "King Arthur" energizes dancers' evocative kinetics (above) expressing the storming of the beaches of Normandy during controversial D-Day70 commemoration presentation yesterday at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at sisu
"With no phone to call for help, I used my bobsled push training to break out," quipped Olympian Johnny Quinn this morning, adding his voice to the latest Twitter trending topic, #SochiProblems. We love Quinn's All-American, can-do (pun intended) solution... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2014 at sisu
"There are very few who can think, but every man wants to have an opinion; and what remains but to take it ready-made from others, instead of forming opinions for himself?" we quoted Schopenhaer a few years back on "the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2013 at sisu
People, I am not making this up — John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) October 2, 2013 "Because of the federal government shutdown, this National Park Service area is closed, except for 1st Amendment activities," reads the sign on a single barricade... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at sisu
Estee Lauder's Private Collection. Subtle, almost sweet, discreet ... Yumm
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"Let Facts be submitted to a candid world," from the archives July 4, 2008. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2013 at sisu
"My Tea Party cup runneth over," we twittered Mark Tapscott this morning in appreciation of his bracing filibuster post "Is Rand Paul America's William Wallace or Robert the Bruce?" wherein the DC Examiner columnist compares the generational struggle between Young... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at sisu
The kitteh was nestled all snug and well fed … While visions of ornaments danced in her head. Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2012 at sisu
"Stephen Colbert sent me an email, and Stephen Colbert is the young person's Oprah," the sophomorically witty young Obama voter above right — signalling membership in the tribe of cool! — answered The Blaze reporter Benny Johnson's question "What issues... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2012 at sisu