More important than football. Health care coming, your money going. Religous struggles. Plus more.
Re: R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.’s Good Sports, Great Sports:
Forty four years ago I was privileged to briefly serve in the
Special Forces. I can only say “Hear, Hear.” I
guarantee you Americans ought to sleep better knowing these
incredible warriors are on duty. God Bless them each and
— Jay Molyneaux
A simply wonderful piece, Mr. Tyrrell. I am reminded of the recent Nike commercial featuring Earl Woods describing Tiger as the “most mentally tough person he’ll ever meet.”
With all due respect to Tiger and the late Earl, both of whom I admire and appreciate greatly, I can only conclude that Tiger will never meet the folks in your article.
Thanks, keep up the good work.
— George Pazin
There is an amazing contrast between men like these that the 300 Spartans would welcome into their ranks as brothers and the standard bearer of Democrat heroism and patriotism John Fake Kerry and his ink…
I lost all respect for those in professional sports as role models decades ago when millionaires started going on strike for more money…
I doubt the kinds of people that make up units like the 3336
would find anything heroic about professional sports today or
people who get three scratches and out…
— Thom Bateman
Newport News, Virginia
OH THEY’LL SPEND YOUR
MONEY, ALRIGHT…BUT LATER
Re: Philip Klein’s Health Care Reform May Have to Wait Until 2010:
Just goes to show how Democrats view the American public — if we don’t play ball, then they’ll “force us” to play ball. How arrogant that Rep. Stark would force me, a healthy individual, to enter the market in order to water down the premiums that unhealthy folks would pay. Maybe my personal decision is to pay my health care bills out-of-pocket. Who the hell is Stark to say otherwise? He was elected to represent the people, not coerce them.
Just where in the U.S. Constitution does it authorize Congress to
become involved in the health care issue anyway?
— Owen H. Carneal, Jr.
Spend thinking not of tomorrow. / Spend every cent you can
borrow. / Beggar thy neighbor; impoverish thy friend. / There’s
more where that came from. / So spend, fool, spend.
— David Govett
Re: Bret Joshpe’s Protecting Free Speech:
It is one thing for the U.N. to be its true self and promote “tolerance” by attacking freedom of speech. What else have we come to expect? What is disturbing is so many non-Muslims in the universities and even in the churches advocated much the same thing is the name of “civility.” Thus, the very places where religion is discussed, criticized, dissected, re-interpreted, rejected and defended have become zones in which critical discussions on Islam are proscribed. Of course, they are quick to assert that they are not singling out Islam for protection. Instead, it is claimed that critical writing and speech about Islam must be “respectful.” What that means is practice is left vague and flexible.
The odd thing about all this is that very few have a mind to have proponents of Islam to wear the same hat. The Koran, various Islamic books, and Muslim websites regularly attack Christianity, refer to the Gospels as fake and concocted, present Gnostic heresies as what the Church teaches, and by any standard “blasphemes” the person of Christ Jesus. The portrait of Christianity painted by Islam and Islam’s advocates is nothing short of libel and slander.
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?