Zero tolerance. Obama’s impeccable delivery. Hope-iness. Redefining the rules. Must be Santa. Plus more.
HOLD YOUR TONGUE
Re: Hal G.P. Colebatch’s A Little Light in the South Pacific:
My Internet provider is American Family On-line. They’re pretty good, usually. Yesterday, I attempted to access your article on socialism in New Zealand. It was blocked because it contains the “f” word. I’ve submitted a request that they reconsider this stupid effort to protect me — a 53-year-old woman who has sole access to her computer. I pointed out how reputable your magazine is. They are not responding. I think their action is close to censorship. I like to support Christian enterprises, but this goes too far.
Or maybe you could avoid using dirty language on your website.
— Desiree Effner
The Editor replies: The f-word in question did not appear in Mr. Colebatch’s article, but in several of the Comments reacting his piece. We’ve deleted them and will continue to delete all such foul efforts.
OUT THE WINDOW
Re: George H. Wittman’s Obama’s War:
Mr. Wittman, you either have not been paying attention for the past couple of years, or you’re expecting a level of consistency notably absent in Obama’s stylishly empty words.
I agree with you in all of your particulars about the danger for Obama of an Afghanistan-First strategy, but it appears that he was only stressing Afghanistan so he could attack Bush on Iraq as a central part of his (early) campaign plan.
Now that he’s been elected, all of that (stuff) will go out
the window — in shimmering but obfuscating language, of
— A. C. Santore
Remember who carried out the 9/11 attacks and the idiot who
claimed victory on a aircraft carrier and the other idiot who
claimed that he knew how to get Bin laden. Oh dear!! How the
horrible bearded one must be laughing as America has wasted
trillions of dollars, had to socialise its bog companies losses
and lost all respect in the civilised world thanks to the
resident (for a short time more) idiot in the White House.
— Ken Bond
ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE
Re: Peter G. Riddell’s False Hopes Spring Eternal:
I loved it. My own pastor for fifteen months now, a fine young man whose preaching I have never faulted, blew we away with an article in the local, liberal rag about his hopes reborn when he went to Chicago for the election evening soiree. Aargh!
But Sarah said it was the will of God. And she, bless her heart, is right. (Mr./Ms. editor:
You can’t possible publish this, I know. But here goes.) The Bible that we Catholics, Protestants, and Atheists (to defame) read spells out the whole libretto.
Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage….” He, too, was
right. At the movie we don’t want to know how it ends. At the
theater, or the opera, we know how it ends and still enjoy the
show. In the Bible we also know how it ends: frightful, and
glorious. And we, with false hopes or true, are living out
the show. And maybe it’s about over. Please, please, please see
— Robert Pottinger
Excellent article with very correct perspective and predictions.
Obama presidency will bring more hatred from Muslim world. Their
dream will be shattered immediately after they find that Israel
is still not wiped out from the face of Arabia by Obama, if not
from the face of the earth, as the Iranian president wishes to
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?