Archive for April, 2009

My Daily Prayer: John Donne’s XIVth Holy Sonnet

Posted in Faith, First Things with tags , , , on April 29, 2009 by McKinley Pitts

BATTER my heart, three person’d God; for, you
As yet but knocke, breathe, shine, and seeke to mend;
That I may rise, and stand, o’erthrow mee,’and bend
Your force, to breake, blowe, burn and make me new.
I, like an usurpt towne, to’another due,
Labour to’admit you, but Oh, to no end,
Reason your viceroy in mee, mee should defend,
But is captiv’d, and proves weake or untrue.
Yet dearely’I love you,’and would be loved faine,
But am betroth’d unto your enemie:
Divorce mee,’untie, or breake that knot againe;
Take mee to you, imprison mee, for I
Except you’enthrall mee, never shall be free,
Nor ever chast, except you ravish mee.

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Brilliant: NRO’s Mark Steyn wonders if we “Feel Like Getting Nasty?”

Posted in conservatism, It's The Economy Stupid!, Labor Relations, Liberalism, Obama, Politics, Progressivism with tags , , , , , , on April 4, 2009 by McKinley Pitts

NRO’s Mark Steyn tells us that the  “G20 wants international regulation that will export their mistakes to the entire planet“.

Brilliant: Victor Davis Hanson on the liberal mindset

Posted in Obama, Politics with tags , , , , on April 1, 2009 by McKinley Pitts

Victor Davis Hanson writes in National Review Online (NRO) on “President Obama’s First 70 Days“.  Hanson does a great job defining the current administration’s mindset and from wence it arises.