Then replace it with something Japanese. The ‘Christ’ in ‘Christmas.’ Cheaters never win. Plus more.
Re: G. Tracy Mehan, III’s My UAW Story:
As the self-appointed czar of the American automotive industry,
my first action shall be to invest a few tens of billions to
acquire controlling interest in Honda Motor. Then I shall slap
GM, Ford, and Chrysler badges of Hondas. At a stroke, I shall
please not only American drivers and shareholders, but, more
importantly, American taxpayers.
— David Govett
The way I see it is this: the auto industry bailout package is nothing more than a precedent for yearly American auto subsidies. The auto industry and the UAW have absolutely no plan to become competitive, they are determined to defy market forces, even if it destroys the domestic auto industry completely.
Here is how I know (the bailout) is a subsidy. Any business that makes 1 million a year and pays out 1.5 million a year is either:
A) Going to “find money” somewhere, every year, to cover the difference (a subsidy)
B) It is going out of business.
There can be no exceptions!
— Ralph C
Charlotte, North Carolina
Re: Robert Stacy McCain’s Musical Humbug:
Right on, Mr. McCain.
Thanks for sharing my personal ‘aggressive’ carol preference: “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen!” Belt that one out in the middle of a bunch of Muslims…! Oh, and may I offer some more superb “Christmas” material, from Georg Friedrich Handel and his incomparable ”Messiah.”
(Sang that magnificent oratorio once again last night, for the 67th annual West Union, Iowa “Messiah” chorale, so it yet echoes in my head).
Listen to “Glory to God”…and the saccharine
‘holiday’ ”Christmas” once again becomes the (First) Advent
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
— Dave Hanson
To the United States Armed Forces: Thanks
Because you are watching out for me, I am safe and warm today.
I embrace the joy of this special time because you are far away.
I sing the carols of Christmas in a church just over the way.
I marvel at the twinkling lights that shine each bustling day.
Family and friends surround me with season’s greetings and good cheer.
I am receiving and sending gifts. I am blessed with loved ones near.
I am safe because you are guarding me, and although you are far away,
You are close to my heart, each one of you, today and every day.
— Mimi Evans Winship
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?