Look, Lynn! Bobby Jindal Has a Brother in Exorcism

14 07 2009

Lynn is my sister in exorcist exposing and elaboration. 😉

Hint:
It’s a U.S. Senator who’s been in the news a lot lately, and he lives on C Street with the super-secret Family/Fellowship cabal.

Oh all right, I’m not as good at keeping secrets (or promises) as Doug Coe and Dick Cheney and Sarah Palin.

I might not even be as good as poor old “let it all hang out and then some” Mark Sanford.

So I’ll tell. It’s JOHN ENSIGN.

(Sarah Palin is mentioned near the bottom of the story btw — apparently demon-casting-out is a Pentecostal thing?)

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Ha, I Knew There’d Be Bateau Mouche

14 07 2009

What little French stuck in my mind from my own misspent youth is basically demi pamplemousse (half a grapefruit) and bateau mouche (insect boats.) In today’s post from our travelers, one of these finally shows up.

en route

“Last Day in Belgium”
Posted by Favorite Daughter under Belgium, Bruges

Took a day trip out to Bruges today with Kiki’s cousins Mathias and Marie-Laure, and Mathias’ fiancée, Gaetana (we just referred to her as “Mathias’ Fiancée” in our heads).

I have to say, Bruges is absolutely lovely, except for the fact that it is in Flanders, and therefore its street signs are marred by Flemish, the preposterous, bastard child of German and Pig Latin. I’m sorry if we have any Flemish fans out there, but jeez. It’s like you guys had a spasm on the keyboard, looked at it, and said, “that word means ‘green’.”

No, Bruges is an adorable city. We started the day by walking up all 366 stairs (spiral staircases, built for people of a much smaller generation, mind you) to the top of Read the rest of this entry »