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I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused (I know, early Elvis C. was a personal hero of mine) is sometimes is the only way to get through the day. And to top it off I am Latino, so already they expect total agreement (stereotyping in the extreme) when spewing some white guilt, America-hating tripe from the 60’s. The few times I’ve fired back with the cold slap of reality they acted like I was kidding!
Note: I do keep my conservatism under cover because by personal experience it is better to do so profession-wise.p>Keep up the good work. br> — J.E Limon /p> p> HUMBOLDT ROCKS br> Re: Peter Hannaford’s Fame Fizzles, But Not Always : /p>
Heavens to Hephaestus, can’t you even get 18th century science right?
Peter Hannaford’s paean to the good and great Alexander von Humboldt tells us that after perambulating: “Up and down volcanoes, he decided they came from fissures deep the earth, thus upending the popular view that they were built up from ancient oceans.”
Hannaford seems to confuse the common wisdom about volcanoes, which antedates Pompeii, with the Neptunist versus Plutonist controversy current in academe when Humboldt was a grad student at the Royal Saxon Bergakademie in the 1790’s. The Neptunists maintained that rocks were relics laid down as sediments by the Biblical flood, while godless Plutonists, drunk on secular materialism, raved that granite might once have been molten. The very idea!
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?