Ah, Mr. Nathan Maskiell, you almost made it! It’s been a while since I have seen one of your screeds and your assessment of the problems in your country seemed to be rather cogent. Since I do not follow Australian politics and am unfamiliar with Australia in general, I had to assume your remarks had some merit. Sadly, you could not resist showing your true colors however, with the remark “Add to this the relative unpopularity of the Iraq War and George W. Bush…” How the Iraq War or my President could have any bearing on the problems in Australia is beyond me. Stick to what you know and please, please, stop trying to blame the troubles of the world on us. Throughout recent history, we have solved more problems than we created and it is time that you and the rest of the world (and sadly the Democrat Party in this country), realized this fact and gave us the credit which is unquestionably due.p>I, and most Americans, rarely comment on conditions in Australia, primarily because it is really none of our business. I suggest you do the same when next you have the maniacal urge to once again dump on America. br> — C.D. Lueders br> Melbourne, Florida /p> p> It appears now that Australians must put up with Hal Colebatch’s version of what is right or wrong with our country. Personally I love the American people and your country. However, perhaps, Mr. Colebatch, you should pay attention to your own backyard and not ours. If in fact our economy is doing so well then why are so many people handing the keys to their homes over to the banks and walking away. Our current Government does nothing but sell off Australian assets to “keep us in the black.” People have no job security any longer and we have a government that wants to spend the equivalent of an average Australian home on remodeling their dining room. Australians cannot wait for the next Federal election to see an arrogant, racist and uncaring government removed from power as soon as possible.
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?