Hugh Grant Loves Him Some Baked Beans!

I’ve heard of celebrities punching photographers, kicking them, even throwing things at them, like Russell Crowe in that telephone incident….but throwing baked beans?!! Wow, talk about innovative.

My mother makes a mean batch of baked beans, but I would never dream of using them as a weapon…I mean not in that way. Their potent…..effects could be very useful in a late night game of “Turtle”, of course. And we have used them as fish bait. We’ve caught a lot of fish with my mother’s baked beans. But really, what kind of unhinged person would throw baked beans at another human bean….I mean being!

Ah, well, I shouldn’t make too much of it, he got the charges dropped….conflicting accounts, and such, but still!

That Hugh Grant….always full of surprises, isn’t he?

U.S. Citizens Taken Prisoner in Iran

Speaking of NRO, Did you know that Iran has been holding U.S. citizens hostage, and held in the brutal Evin Prison (the latest one snatched in March) in an open act of aggression against the “Great Satan”?

I did not know this.

The State Department is doing little or nothing about it. Apparently we don’t want to endanger any of this highly effective “diplomacy” currently underway concerning Iran’s Nuclear program.


I also found this story about a Canadian photographer beaten to death in Iran for taking pictures of Elvin Prison.

I was looking for pictures of Elvin Prison.

I guess I won’t be finding any.

Peggy Noonan Says It’s Time To Let GO

In her latest column, she starts:

What political conservatives and on-the-ground Republicans must understand at this point is that they are not breaking with the White House on immigration. They are not resisting, fighting and thereby setting down a historical marker–“At this point the break became final.” That’s not what’s happening. What conservatives and Republicans must recognize is that the White House has broken with them. What President Bush is doing, and has been doing for some time, is sundering a great political coalition. This is sad, and it holds implications not only for one political party but for the American future.

This is sad, and I for one, have been having a hard time processing it.

Now conservatives and Republicans are going to have to win back their party. They are going to have to break from those who have already broken from them. This will require courage, serious thinking and an ability to do what psychologists used to call letting go. This will be painful, but it’s time. It’s more than time.

Letting go….kind of like what Ace, Geoff, and Dave in Texas, just to name a few, have been doing?

Meanwhile, the editors of National Review have challenged the Editors of The Wall Street Journal to a debate on the immigration bill. So far, the WSJ hasn’t “come out of the shadows”.


The WSJ may have accepted the challenge.

There’s talk of Hugh Hewitt possibly moderating.