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•••••p> MATURE FRIENDS br> Re: Ben Stein’s Christmas Peace : /p>
Your article really hit me where I lived. I lost both my dogs last month from cancer (within two weeks). Millie, an exuberant 10-year-old yellow Lab who wagged her tail from the shoulders, and Nick, a shy 14-year-old Lab cross you’d swear was not a day older than 8.
A dog’s life is so short. They give you all they have to give, heaped over and overflowing. Then the bill comes due and you pay it with heartbreak and tears. It would be a poor return to regard the anguish you feel as less than you owe. Only someone whose cupidity I can’t even imagine could think this was anything but a tiny price to pay for so much.
I’ve had a dog in my life ever since I can remember. I am a widow now, and you cannot imagine how horrible it was to come home to a house where there was no other sentient being.p>I again have a dog — an 8-year-old darling amalgam of Chihuahua and Cattle Dog that fills my life. As an old woman it would really be unfair to adopt a puppy, or even a very young dog — I don’t really have the energy to give. An older dog is just my style. If the thought might pass that my girl due to her mature age might seem to be an undesirable adoptee, I dismiss it. I cannot think so badly of the human race.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online