At Last, I Get It
I’ll be the first to admit it. I’ll laugh at myself on this one so that you guys don’t have to. John McCain wasn’t sacrificing anything by suspending his campaign. He was calling “Vegas Harry’s” bluff. Senator Reid opined that he could read minds when he offered up the following bit of “truthiness” regarding Senator McCain’s position on the bailout. “I got some good news | Read More »
Huey “The Kingfish” Biden
It seems that Senator Joe Biden wants to question other people’s patriotism. In order to manage this remarkable volte-face, The Good Senator has redefined the term in an interesting fashion. It seems paying income taxes is the highest form of patriotism. I always have abided by the law. Doing so is good citizenship and smart self-preservation. But is it patriotism? Not so much.
We Shouldn’t Hate Europeans
Let any bad thing befall the United States of America and its people, and you pretty much count on a cheering section to emerge. Yes, Osama Bin Ladin, “Pooty-Poot” and Ahmadinejad all enjoy watching Americans dying in lakes of fire and blood. Also, and much more obnoxiously, so does much of Western Europe. Not that we haven’t ever given up blood and treasure to pull | Read More »
John McCain; Egregiously Telling the Truth
The issue of Barack Obama’s tendency to tell voters one thing on foreign policy while telling actual foreign governments something else initially gained currency during The Ohio Democratic Primary. He told a debate audience he would renegotiate NAFTA. He had warned Canada already not to worry about what he had to tell the rubes in order to win. He was against; before he was for | Read More »
Defining Country First
John McCain succeeded far beyond our expectations of the man. He hosted a rousing GOP Convention with the theme “Country First”. While Sarah Palin absolutely dominated the news coverage, John McCain’s message of selfless service did tug the heart strings during the last third of his acceptance speech. “Country First” puts pressure on Senator McCain. It demands that he define that concept in the tangled, | Read More »
The Delusions of a Whinging Pommie
It seems there are those in Great Britain who will follow the example of their Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, regardless of how execrable it may be. The Honorable Mr. Brown recently told the world who he thought really deserved to win a US election. “Around the world, it is progressive politicians who are grappling with these challenges….In the electrifying US Presidential campaign, it is the | Read More »
Governor Sarah Palin, and a Change That I Can Believe In
Senator Barack Obama continues to run for President against the Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate. He does this against the leafy, green background of his former opponent, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton actually directing her campaign speeches on Barack Obama’s behalf against the Republican Presidential Candidate Senator John McCain. It’s almost as if she means to implicitly criticize Senator Obama’s judgment. Senator Obama’s latest salvo against Governor Sarah | Read More »
A Conservative Comes Out of the Mist
Jonah Goldberg once wrote an absolutely classic description of how the dominant high-brow culture in media and academia views those of us who hold conservative philosophical beliefs. His article, in turns, makes me want to laugh and then want to punch the used food out of some geeky, bespectacled Beltway liberal. His article was entitled Conservatives in the Mist. When the Conservatives “behave” in accordance | Read More »
Class, Decency and Andrew Sullivan; Which of These Three Does Not Belong?
Let’s just say I really disliked my neighbor, or just someone who participated in public life. Now let’s say that neighbor or public figure suffers the misfortune of having a child with an extra chromosome. At that point, I could call it a day. No matter how much I hated that particular individual, I could consider them taken care. Game over, Nemesis has this one.
Instant Replay: Quick Thoughts on the Events of the Day
Wow! Just Expletive-deleted wow! That’s the emotional reaction. On to the thoughts.
In America GDP Should = C + g + I
Denver area journalist David Harsanyi deserves a double screwdriver. He’s watched far more of this week’s mile high kabuki dance than anyone with an abundance of cabal TV channels and a normal life should logically have to stomach. Not only that, he’s actually paid attention. To go one further, he’s read between the lines.
The Republican I’ll Root against This Fall
That does it! Never mind that Hillary Rodham Clinton was the least Marxian of the major Democratic candidates in the primaries. Never mind that their nominee has quite literally voted in favor of retroactive abortions. I’ve now found a major GOP candidate for office that I would take great pleasure in being able to vote against.
Jacob Weisberg vs. Reality
Rasmussen points out an interesting factoid. The GOP genuinely caught a break when Barack Obama chose Senator Joseph Biden as his running mate rather than….General Colin Powell. If Barack Obama runs even or slightly better than John McCain in presidential preference polls, Colin Powell beats John McCain the way the Chicago Bears beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XX.
Ed Rendell Speaks Truth to Aristocracy
Not a single individual in the room would have fessed up to it, but the room Ed Rendell spoke to on Sunday contained the closest thing that America has to undeserving feudal royalty. Governor Rendell addressed leading newsreaders of the three major TV networks. The Fourth Estaters present included Tom Brokaw, George Stephanopoulous and Bob Schieffer. He not only addressed them, but he dressed them | Read More »
Welcome To The World of Logical Outcomes
It seems that the British National Health System is facing a cost crisis due to rapidly increasing rates of childhood obesity. They may not be facing it yet, but they have smart people working for them, maybe even a Evil ORSA or two, who have drawn them a picture of what’s approaching down the pike. The British government has seen this picture and judged it | Read More »
Nothing Is Above The POTUS Pay Grade.
Life’s hardest decisions are exactly that; hard, gut-wrenching dilemmas with no pure 100% answer. Rick Warren subtly and unobtrusively laid one of those dilemmas in Barack Obama’s lap during The Saddleback Summit on Saturday Night. Rev. Warren asked Senator Obama when he believed human life began. Barack Obama answered that it was above his pay grade. This delightfully ambiguous phrase can mean several things.
Making Senator Kerry Look Principled and Downright Knightly By Comparison
Kerry hadn’t lost the Election of 2004 yet, and he still looked close to victory in August of 2004. He was, however, engaged in an effort to distance himself from the Howard Dean Wing of his party. He had the following to say about his vote to authorize military action in Iraq. “Yes, I would have voted for the authority. I believe it was the | Read More »