Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."

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Is it me or has Will become more poetic of late?


Palin ... delightfully elicits the condescension of liberals whose enthusiasm for everyday middle-class Americans cannot survive an encounter with one.

Oh, that IS delicious! Thanks for cutting me a piece of cake for dessert, Annie.

Its symptom is the assumption that old limits have yielded to undreamed-of possibilities ....

Hmm, that sounds an aweful lot like the reaction to some other politician currently hogging the stage.


Of course, the difference is that Obama really can surpase old limits. Why, my soon to be 81 year-old mother has even decided to vote for a Republican for the first time in her life!

Actually, she's just voting against Obama, as she decided long before most that he's an empty suit. (She decided that even before I did - but she had the advantage of watching news channels 24/7 several months before I did.) But I still find it funny that a woman who passed on Eisenhower, Nixon, Goldwater and Reagan will now pull the lever for McCain. Unfortunately I haven't been able to talk her out of that, nor have I been able to talk my wife out of voting for McCain. IF I hadn't already been toying with the idea of voting for Obama this might have made me consider the idea!


Sur-PASS! Sur-PASS! They say typing skills are the first thing to go.


I have been beating the divided government drum for two years on my blog. I voted for John Kerry to get divided government in 2004 and lost. I supported a straight Dem ticket in 2006 to get divided government and won. This year I will vote to re-elect divided government by supporting John McCain.

This scholarly article from a Constitutional lawyer puts more than a little academic cred behind the divided government thesis.

Anyway, Amba, I just wanted to let you know that I recently initiated a "Coalition of the Divided" blogroll for anyone who says anything vaguely positive about divided government. You are now a member in good standing.


MW: Honored!

Outis: with a little effort, your family's votes can cancel each other out, in which case you will have attained your original objective of not voting1


It's always good to hear from a conservative of Will's sort.

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