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We get an image of a very hung-over MacGowan-like character being let out of the drunk tank early Christmas morning, not at all pleased with the noise that greets him. And yet there is promise and hope in MacGowan’s voice when he sings the lyric, as though the bells on Christmas Day mark a new beginning for this troubled soul. The song, like many Pogues songs, can be heard as a desperate cry for help from MacGowan, who seems utterly incapable of quitting his self-destructive lifestyle.
Maybe the re-release of “Fairytale of New York” and the new Pogues tour can provide MacGowan the new beginning he fairly screams for in this song.
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