Ben Franklin said…
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. – Benjamin Franklin I kinda like that one! (hat-tip http://www.jsmineset.com/) Update: Apparently, the quote above didn’t originate with dear old Ben, as per the first comment below…
Remember “the McCain!”
In 1898 the battleship Maine was sent to Cuba to protect American interests during Cuba’s revolt against Spain. She was sunk by an explosion after being anchored for three weeks in the harbor of Havana, Cuba. Blaming the nation of Spain, who at that time was the colonial ruler of Cuba, the battle cry was “Remember the Maine, the hell with Spain!” OK people. Going | Read More »
Obama has become Bush?
So how does the left now square Obama’s many failures in representing America to the various countries of the world (England, Russia, Israel, Iran, China, Japan…)? Given their ridicule toward George Bush with his so-called lack of diplomatic finesse, it may be hard to swallow that Mr. Obama by their own measure makes “W” appear to be quite the statesman. The “lightness of being” that | Read More »
When is a mosque not a mosque?
Or, when does a place of worship relinquish it’s Constitutional protections of “free exercise” of religion? The recent revelations concerning the Fort Hood terrorist, Nidal Hasan, and his association with a Virginia mosque that Nawaf al-Hazmi and Hani Hanjour–two of the 9/11 terrorists–also frequented, has gotten me to thinking along these lines… A bank forfeits its legitimacy as a lawful financial institution when behind the | Read More »
Letterman Apologizes… Not
Below is Letterman’s second go at this. You be the judge. My comments follow after. [Dave Letterman] “All right, here – I’ve been thinking about this situation with Governor Palin and her family now for about a week – it was a week ago tonight, and maybe you know about it, maybe you don’t know about it. But there was a joke that I told, | Read More »
Letterman Joke Update: Man or Worm?
This is a follow up to an earlier post on my blog Diddling Dave, Don Imus, and The Media: Tonight, Dave Letterman explained his “jokes” about Sarah Palin’s daughter… “We were, as we often do, making jokes about people in the news and we made some jokes about Sarah Palin and her daughter [Bristol]… and now they’re upset with me…” Letterman says on tonight’s show. | Read More »
Diddling Dave, Don Imus, And The Media
Given the DEFCON 1 national fury in 2007, I wonder how Don Imus feels about the “equal” outrage filling the various media over Letterman’s calling Gov. Palin’s underage daughter a “ho!”… and his other guttural flatulence regarding Sarah Palin and her daughter (here and here). Oh, that’s right, diddling Dave didn’t use the word “ho” did he… hmmm. When am I going to learn the | Read More »
Obama, Our First “Post-American” President?
I have been mulling over the question of whether Barack Obama is our first “post-American” president. By that I mean he may be the first person to occupy the Oval Office who seems more comfortable as a “world citizen” than as an American; who tends to reflexively see U.S. history mainly in terms of injustices perpetrated by America on various groups or nations rather than | Read More »
This bears viewing…
Wake up America… don’t minimize and rationalize what is happening. Hat tip Powerline Blog D