Time to let the MSM sink. French victories. The Princess Diaries. Plus more.
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— Jo Dermody
Little Meadows, Pennsylvania
SHE NEVER HURT ANYONE, Y’KNOW?
Re: Aaron Goldstein’s They Don’t Make Kennedys Like They Used To:
I think we ought to let Ms. Schlossberg alone. Aside from the fact that she will be just one more mindless liberal voter in a Senate now filled with that sort of person, Princess Caroline is just what the people of New York ordered.
Look there was a moment in the Sixties when the State of New York was not only relevant, but important. It had two candidates of high intellect, integrity, and learning as senatorial candidates: Mr. Buckley and Mr. Moynihan. New York sent one of the most competent men to the senate, Mr. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the likes of which do not live there anymore. Since that time New York has retreated into the vulgarity of celebrity politics.The Senate is now filled with little minds ruthlessly snarling and clawing their way into the TV lights to utter some perfectly moronic platitude in response to a question nobody asked. It is the perfect place for the likes of Alec Baldwin, Al Franken and Brangelina — all mouth and no mind.
Qualifications be damned, Sir! Just look at that Chamber today. We have as its leader, the very modest, grey man, Harry Reid. Mr. Reid does indeed have a great deal about which to be modest — one only has to look and listen to be cognizant of the that. New York had the opportunity to send someone competent to the Senate but choose instead to elect Ms. Clinton, a crass, opportunistic, ethically challenged, new born politician. Today, let them send America’s, empty headed Princess, y’ know. Does anyone honestly believe she will be a worse Senator than, y’ know, Al Franken?
America is now aimed squarely at mediocrity. We seek not sound, but low risk solutions to everything. Children not learning? Don’t scrutinize the education system, lower requirements. Recession? Borrow more. Ethics in politics crumbling? Pish tosh! Politicians are crooks anyway who cares?
This is the age of the Kennedys! They and their ilk are
Americas Goths and Vandals, come to loot our dream and destroy
the institutions that sustained it. There are no Legions to
defend us, the loyal opposition is without claws and
fang. They are the lap dogs of Democrats; feeding happily on
the scraps they are tossed.
— Jay Molyneaux
Re: Theodore Roosevelt Malloch’s What Would Sir John Say?:
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FOOLS RUSH IN
Re: Peter Ferrara’s Tax Cut Mirage:
Mr. Ferrara certainly has it right. And economists agree. The proposed tax cuts in the Stimulus Package aren’t going to do anything for the economy. In fact they are payoff, a bribe, to get the Republicans to vote for the proposal. The Republicans don’t care about jobs for ordinary people, and they don’t care about the economy. They just want their tax cut. As Ferrara points out, and economists know, tax cuts aren’t going to create jobs. Most of it will end up in offshore banks.
The only part of the Package that’s going to help the economy is the part that gives people jobs. And with jobs they’ll buy things they need, and only then will the economy be back in business. Put one million people back to work and they’ll be buying thousands of new cars. That’s what’ll bring GM back to life.
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?
H/T to National Review Online