Things That Threaten Our Children
Daffyd over at The Big Lizards Blog begins an excellent post on some of the problems of Modern Leftism with a timely reprint of the opening paragraph of the Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. short story Harrison Bergeron. THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody | Read More »
The Two Amerikas of Obamacare
I have a nagging sense, and think I have accurately observed, that many of these people have made a separate peace.…I suspect that history, including great historical novelists of the future, will look back and see that many of our elites simply decided to enjoy their lives while they waited for the next chapter of trouble. And that they consciously, or unconsciously, took grim comfort | Read More »
The Pigeon within the Confidence Man
Leading a Leftist political movement must be akin to coaching an SEC Football Team or working as a stand-up comic. Past performance counts for very little, and the time to produce is always now, now and Now! The Community-Organizer-In-Chief has just discovered that last week’s fishes and loaves miracle no longer impresses the yearning masses. The Hope and Change was supposed to happen in real time, which rational people understand is impossible.
But Barack Obama deliberately whipped up an unthinking movement. Nothing he did, said or proposed appealed to any sort of prolonged ratiocination. He should have known the stakes before he took the gamble. But he didn’t. Instead, there was a big, fat pigeon hiding inside America’s most successful political confidence man.
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