This is what I look like wearing my cherry dress in Radda in Chianti, Italy in July 2008:
I don’t think I’ll ever have this bronze-y color ever again (10 days in a convertible in Italy negates the fact that I’m a redhead):
I am 34 and will be 35 on April 18, 2012.
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Cool idea .
I like the way you set it up with the links.
I like this summary of all your finest qualities.
Woo! I’m one of Karol’s finest qualities! I’m one of Karol’s finest qualities! I’m one of Karol’s finest qualities!
whew, you know, it’s a tad exhausting being one of Karol’s finest qualities!
I’m going to get a Shasta.
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Like your blog! But add Christopher Hitchens to your links as well. He’s God as far as I’m concerned. Also in your Wish List I noticed Oriana Fallaci’s The Pride and The Rage. Good, if angry, book. She definitely has ‘cajones’!
You are disgusting – go back to Russia where your totalitarian-republican ideals will fly.
What a very pleasant surprise. A conservative woman in NYC? is that right?
Anyway, you have a great head on your shoulders. Nice job.
Oh, the places I’ll go
I want to visit all the states in the US, but I’m obviously long overdue for a Northwest jaunt. I…
Hi, I’m Karol.
Hello Dean’s World readers. I’m Karol from Spot On. I’m going to be guest blogging here this weekend and again during the Republican National Convention. The short version of my story is that I…
Incidentally, 9/11 didn’t cause a rift between England and the US, your candidate’s handling of it did.
Uh, incidentally Rick, as usual you have no idea what you’re talking about. First of all, I was talking about Scotland, not England. And, second of all, I was there in December 2001 when Iraq wasn’t yet on the horizon and they were already deeply unhappy with the US (going into Afghanistan, etc). So, if it makes you feel better that people don’t hate you, they just hate Bush, you go on and believe that. But it gives away just how ignorant you are.
Just wanted to say Hi. I have been following your blog for sometime and find it quite interesting. I am a dutch liberal, which you could compare to some conservative ideals. Well I hope you had a nice holiday.
I just stumbled on to your blog when I was looking for commentary on the Markowitz/Cracker Barrel flap. While I wouldn’t characterize myself as a conservative, I think your blog pretty much kicks ass. I think we might share some of the same values, just different assumptions about how the world works. I suppose most people would categorize me as a Libertarian Leaning Liberal or a Liberal Leaning Libertarian. I’m not a Bush fan, but I certainly understand why many folks are.
Anyhoo, even though I’m an old (40) Hillbilly that moved to the big city, I really find your blogging to be a hell of a lot more interesting than most of the political blogs, conservative or liberal.
I think the rap blogging alone is worth the visit.
Keep up the good work!
PS: I notice you have some conservative blogs from my home state of Tennessee on your blogroll. I think you might enjoy
Say Uncle. He does a very good job keeping up with 2nd Amendment issues and property rights. Even moonbats like me feel welcome.
I’m trying to get a hold of Chris I need him to fix my motor mounts
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Maybe I’m generalizing here, but its my impression that most Russians who become American citizens are conservative. Am I right? Is there something they know that the liberals in this country never managed to learn?
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I think the public should know about a lawsuit which is pending in the Second Circuit and the Supreme Court of the U.S. In 1996, the New York City Dept. of Ed. prosecuted fraudulent disciplinary charges against me in connection with a disagreement about teaching. The matter has been in litigation for this long because the New York City Law Dept and the New York Attorney General have been abusing the judicial process by misleading judges.
Me, Me, Me
A big thank you to Michelle for asking me to join this fabulous group of guest-bloggers while she’s away. As I’m from Brooklyn, and Brooklyn-ites by their nature enjoy a good confrontation, I’m looking forward to the hate mail. Michelle…
Hi Karol, though I don’t live in Bklyn now, I still know many folks there. Therefore it’s nice to know that Bklyn still has a few folks that’s right and not blindsighted like some of the others that are left!
It’ll be fun getting to know you through your blog.
I was quite impressed by the countries you’ve been to. Got me to thinking – USA, Canada, Mexico, Philippines, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Germany, France, and Holland. I don’t think I can count Midway or Okinawa as countries. Okinawa had already reverted back to Japan before I got there.
Only ten, and I’m WAY older than you. Heck, my son is only slightly younger than you. We’re lucky to have people like you come here. I see one of your previous commenters “.” or whatever must have been “educated” in one of our less than adequate schools. He or she probably doesn’t like the competition.
I noticed your posting at Michellemalkin.com and your one comment; “I’m looking forward to the hate mail”. Why? Are some on the Right and the Left so addicted to polarization that this is what social and political commentary and awareness has been reduced to? Why would anybody send you hate mail? What arrogance do you possess that would make you believe you are worth the hate from a total stranger. This is oddly funny at best.
I checked out your blog ’cause I thought it was cool you were both a conservative political blogger and a poker player. I’m an amateur blogger and professional poker dealer so at least we had that much in common. You should get out and see the rest of America, since you’ve been so many other places. BTW, that syntax guy, who thinks you are arrogant for expecting hate mail, obviously doesn’t get out much. Talk publically about the greatness of Ronald Reagan just one time and feel the love from anybody even halfway left!
I just read “9/11 was all too real” on michellemalkin.com. Great post. I agree it’s too soon to trivialize 9/11.
A colleague of mine wrote a long essay, surely a kind of catharsis, about that day. He came up the subway escalator at the WTC only to be ushered directly to the street. He described minute-by-minute what it took to get out of Manhattan… Wish I’d kept a copy of it.
Another colleague ran to the top of his Battery Park office building after the first plane hit, just in time to see the second plane hit. He didn’t return to work for several weeks.
When will it be OK to trivialize 9/11? A wise person would seek the answer to that question from a person who lived through Pearl Harbor…
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I forgot to introduce myself properly yesterday, and when I found that Karol’s bio page was so fun, I had to do something about that. I come from a wondrous place called North Carolina– a land of great beaches and…
ACC basketball? Puh-Leeeez!!!! Rock-Chalk Jayhawk KU!!!!!
Since you haven’t seen much of America, you are welcome to come to Louisiana and stay anytime! I usually throw a nice party in April. It would be great to converse with another young conservative, and I’m sure you would enjoy being in a place where you can surround yourself with conservatives! Hard to do that where you are!
I read some very troubling statements by you in Metro last month re: the state of NY where you said “things are going so well”.
You may be the only human on earth—besides political advertising shills—who claim things are going well in NYC.
Pick ANY topic you can and I’ll prove it.
Rudy doubled our sanitation costs.
Do you think 100% inflation is good?
I didn’t think so.
Our pension costs are insane and Rudy dramatically increased them. (Fuckin’ tax and spend Republicans!) And they’re skyrocketing by the minute like our debt service. (Thanks GOP!)
YOU are spending tens of millions paying 40 year old retired cops to watch Oprah on Long Island.
Is that really a great use of your taxes? (The highest on earth! Thanks GOP!)
PICK ANY TOPIC.
It’s exploded since Rudy. (But then, I bet you think politicians and govt don’t lie!)
EX: there are over 200 MILLION graffiti vandal tags in NYC. SOmehow, 200 million crimes were created while the world’s largest police force FAILED to dent it! Ask Rudy how that worked out.
(Rudy is the WHite David Dinkins!)
[If you doubt me, I can go on in superdetail forever: 212-966-1386]
NYC is the most expensive ghetto in mankind’s history. You even pay taxes ON YOUR TAXES! You even pay ALL of Madison Square Garden’s electricity bill! ANd you think that’s good???
you claim you aren’t a liberal but I’ll bet money that’s false.
if you are not liberal, then you think women shouldn’t be able to vote.
Voting is a liberal legacy, as is ALL social progression, from private property to democracy to premarital sex (betcha tried it, you dirty liberal!)to free speech and on and on.
ALL humans are 80% socialist and 20% libertarian in their hearts and if you doubt me ask me to prove it.
Reagan was a COMMIE!
EX: he loved the US Military… the largest communist entity in the western hemisphere! (Oh no? Oh, I didn’t realize it is NOT a govt-run monopoly!)
Ditto the police and fire depts in america: ALL are govt-run MONOPOLIES that bar competition!
I don’t know much about you. Perhaps you’re a reasonable person who was just brainwashed by insane GOP lies (do you really believe in a virgin birth???) but please THINK more and accept GroupThink less.
The GOP is FAKE in every way. (EX: they created the largest financial debt EVER! How’s that for “fiscal conservatism”?)
You probably still think Strom Thurmond didn’t knock up that negro!
upset when people don’t THINK,
Christopher X. Brodeur
Hahahaa. Oh man, a Chris Brodeur comment, haven’t seen one of these in awhile. When did they let you out?
Hey just wanted to say I’ve read your blog for a long time and I’ve enjoyed the content quite a bit. Mine is starting to gain steam as well, I would love for you to give me your input if you have a few minutes in your daily busy-ness. I’ve blogrolled you too. Keep up the great work! Great blog!
Never knew Dawn had any interesting friends. I’ll have to make this place a regular stop. Particularly since Annika is giving up her blog to become a professional liar… er lawyer.
BTW, Karol is Kewl, Rick Blaine is a shitstain. He’ll be able to understand that.
POSTED ORIGINALLY IN A POLITICO BLOG (BURIED IS MORE LIKE IT).
I am a candidate for president. I decided when I was four years old that it was OK for me to doodle in my Abraham Lincoln book because some day I was going to be the president. I have an Exit Strategy for Leaving Iraq With Honor. The other candidates don’t have any plan or strategy for getting out of Iraq without a debacle.
I also created a Vehicle for World Peace, that a prophetic Television Scripture, written in design to perform on ‘whirled’ wide television, like old blind Homer, from dusk until dawn, for all the world’s peoples to see, listen to and be a part of all at once. The other candidates are not bringing any world-class solutions to the table.
I’m in a class by myself.
I will seek the nomination of both parties so we present a united face to the world. Thomas L. Friedman is my choice for Secretary of State. I won’t have to tell him what to do, as we clearly want the world’s governments to ‘officially’ tune in on my world peace program. Friedman, I expect, will start on that, as a citizen, long before I take office, after one nationwide speech as a candidate.
World Peace is going to begin with a peaceful night. All the world’s peoples will be doing the same thing at the same time – watching TV, a respite from the continuous carbon dioxide global warming. Worldwide, 99%, nothing running. Just TV.
The other candidates are not the authors of prophetic works, where world events are / were explicitly described in advance. In 1988 I was on the ballot in New Hampshire. I made a half hour speech on New Hampshire Public television.
They listed Motor Week for my time slot in the weekly TV and daily listings, so unless you were flipping your remote, or wanting to learn about oil changes, you missed it.
Secretary of State Gardner and I estimated 240 – 250 voters saw my speech. (80 demos, 80 reps, 80 independents.) On Election Day, 42 people voted for me. In New Hampshire that was not too shabby at all.
I bought my first VCR, yesterday, to record the 1st Democrat debate. After the 1-800 tech support kid walked me through the set up, to test the machine, I threw in an old, unmarked VHS tape that had been gathering dust, from house to house, on a shelf for years.
It was me getting interviewed as a candidate for president, on local TV in Buffalo, NY; that followed by the 30 minute speech in New Hampshire, 1988. In the New Hampshire speech I displayed some pages from the Television Scripture, stated I sought the nomination of both parties, referred to my Television Scripture as a “Vehicle for World Peace,” and read out loud the passage that was / is an exact, explicit description of the global warming and the arctic ice caps melting. Cool! Or should I say hot.
I am going to see about transferring the VHS tape onto DVD and then I am going to make it into a video pod cast. Everyone – all the blabberific talking heads want candidate Mike Gravel “off” the demo debate team. But he was the best. He made sense. I am going to invite him to join my kitchen cabinet. I invite you to visit http://www.alphabet-learning.com where you will see my software for teaching kids the alphabet and numbers, along with “New World Hors D’oeuvres,” my recently published book, with the Exit Strategy out of Iraq, available for reading on the site.
The last time I sent articles for publication to newspapers, fb-eye knocked on my back door, waving the email. Hopefully this posting is under their radar. My building manager admitted to me they had come to him to see about they getting an advance copy of New World Hors D’oeuvres. In conclusion: It has been recently reported that fb-eye conducted 120,000 (illegal) ‘name checks’ over a two year period.
The issue is: where did they get the names to check? Upon election I intend on publishing their list, excluding the half dozen people who probably needed a look at. Was the Virginia Tech psychopath on their list? This is Michael Stephen Levinson (Google me for the campaign 2000 repository).
Scientists discover REAL cause of Global Warming is variations in sun not CO2!!!
I am a long time admirer of your blog! Please, read the email I
I’ve found a soul mate! My eyes change color too…from a brownish to a greenish color. I guess it is kinda weird.
Right-leaning? U go anymore right, u would be walking in circles.
PUT BUBBA BACK IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!!! PARTY OVER HERE! LET AN HONORARY BROTHER GET A TABLE DANCE IN THE LINCOLN BEDROOM.
ANYWAY, PLEASE REPLY TO ME AS SOON AS YOU CAN! HI, I JUST HAD A QUESTION. WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY PEOPLE DON’T CHANGE IN “ALARMING NEWS: PEOPLE DON’T CHANGE?” I JUST WAS CURIOUS BECAUSE I THINK PEOPLE CHANGE ALL THE TIME, SO WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THAT?
Carbon emissions have no discernable effect on climate, but our gullibility nets promoters of this
Hi. We are makers of Christian world view documentaries. I was searching for photos to add to our upcoming documentary on the subject of eugenics. I was wondering if you mind if we use a couple of your rally photos in a scene. We will not alter them or portray them in a negative light, only use them for illustration purposes.
I enjoy the site and have visited and commented frequently. I have added the site to my blogroll at http://firstconservative.com/blog
Could I beg a link from you on your blogroll as well?
I update my site daily and – speaking as an Obama economic refugee (recently laid-off) – would really be grateful for your help as I try to build some traffic. The site tries to add a little humor to the conservative discussion.
Thanks very much!
Is it true that a tree grows in Brooklyn? I was looking in the medicine cabinet today and thought my multiple personality disorder afflicted room mate was running low on meds , then I remembered I live alone but I couldn’t help feeling some one was watching me so I tried to join Paranoids Anonymous but they wouldn’t tell me where the meetings are held.
Our group, Free Marketers is recruiting bloggers to read the house health care bill. Americans are interested in what the bill actually says and bloggers can use the information at http://www.freemarketers.com, to get quick access to that information. After reading a section, participating bloggers post their findings which users vote on to determine which are the most interesting. (or frightening) Its akin to “Digg” for really terrible laws.
It is my understanding that Michelle Malkin has resolved to read the bill in its entirety. Any reading of sections (more than three hundred sections in bill, we assign one at a time) you are willing to do is greatly appreciated. Letting people know about our effort equally so.
We recently created Free Marketers to defend Free Market principles and the people who espouse them. We are web professionals who are tired of the right being so far behind in social media and “Web 2.0″. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I am at your disposal anytime:
Just an FYI – your Wiki link leads to a deleted page.
Hi Karol…very interesting, I speak Italian and have traveled all around Tuscany for many years,my favorite town is Greve in Chianti…not far from Radda in Chianti…I hope to settle in Florence in the coming years…I wish you the best of luck with everything
I saw your blog by accident in a free community paper as I’m also a Conservative and Christian for many years who lives in NYC
I notice you like the crazy rap music, I hate that music and some rock music.
Was curious to ask, do you like disco music ?
Anyway if you reply I believe America is being destroyed by 5-7 destructive forces.
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