Apostates of the right. Health careless. Not buying what the media’s selling. Plus more.
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I, for one, reject socialized medicine in its entirety. For that matter, I would vote for the first politician who vowed to repeal the Social Security Act and apply my money instead to the national debt. You see, I have no fear of my impending old age nor do I fear of suffering, either physically or economically, if that should one day prove to be my fate. Many have suffered before me so that I might live in freedom. What I do fear, however, is the judgment of my grand-children, whose future we have mortgaged through our selfish desire to live better lives at their expense. To me, it is shameful and immoral for the generation of Americans now living to burden with indebtedness those as yet unborn.
Each time I bounce my grandson on my knee, I can’t help wondering what his son will think of me when his history professor one day informs him that the Age of Freedom ended because Great-Grandpa failed pay his bills.
— Thomas Donley
Re: James Bowman’s review of Burn After Reading:
The Coens’ movies at times evidence a nihilist view of existence
(always an absurdist view). I found Burn After
Reading to be punishingly nihilistic. A
bitter disappointment after the great No Country for Old
Men. I also found the Coens to have no affection or respect
for their characters in this movie, settling on one dimensional
and unbelievable traits and actions. Only Ted’s character rises
above, and Richard Jenkins does such a great job that McDormand,
Pitt and Clooney are left far behind in showier, yet empty roles.
And Malkovich sings one note only. His character quickly became
tiresome and predictable. Who cares what happens to any of them?
The Coens never give us a reason to care. Madcap comedies work
when the characterizations are sharp and the characters are
likeable, even if flawed or villainous. In the end, this “comedy”
commits the unforgivable sin of being not funny.
— Roger McCrary
WE’RE SUPPOSED TO THINK THEY’RE BETTER?
Re: Larry Thornberry’s Did I Hear That Right?
The media has me a little confused… I’m supposed to vote against McCain because George Bush has been a failure… On the other hand, I’m supposed to vote the Democrat Congress back in and increase their numbers, even though they’ve been in control for the past two years, and even though things were fine before they took over, and even though their approval rating is around 10%…Help me out here, media.
Re: H.W. Crocker, III’s How Would Jefferson Davis Vote?
Jefferson Davis was morally blind.
A practicing Christian, he could read the words of Jesus but could not see the evil that was at the heart of his rebellion.
Jefferson Davis through his actions bequeathed to this nation a legacy of sorrow for both white and black Americans from which we have yet to be delivered.
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?