…that rock’n’roll dies. Down goes Daschle! Tax and bike path liberals. Plus more.
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He might’ve died fifty years ago today, but, because his music can still be heard, original versions or echoes in his rock-musician descendants, he lives.
(By one of those quirks of memory, I can remember the first time
I heard “That’ll Be the Day.” I knew “Peggy Sue” from my mother’s
record collection…I’d heard about Buddy Holly, and figured out
that the first stanza of “American Pie” was talking about
him…I’d seen the title “That’ll Be the Day” in a couple of
lists but hadn’t yet heard it. Then I was listening to an AM
radio station one evening. The DJ announced that they would play
“That’ll Be the Day” after the commercial break…they played a
couple of commercials, and then the guitar intro began. Sounded
nothing like the version I had created in my head…sounded
— Robert Nowall (former member of the Buddy Holly Memorial Society)
Cape Coral, Florida
A BLACK EYE FOR TEAM OBAMA
Re: Philip Klein’s You’re Out, Tom:
Philip Klein delightfully exposes another major stumble-and-face-splat for the Obama Administration in the resignation of former senator Tom Daschle from nomination for the post of Secretary of Health and Human Services. To have someone of Daschle’s ilk in charge of that area would have spelled huge trouble for the country.
So now, let’s see. Tom Daschle…Nancy Killefer…Timothy Geithner…Charlie Rangel…who’s next in the “Gee, I forgot to pay my (insert type here) taxes for (insert time frame).” And here,
I thought the Republicans were the “Culture of Corruption.”
— Jim Bjaloncik
ONLY HURT THE ONES YOU TRY TO HURT
Re: Eric Singer’s Blast From the Past :
Two of the other by-products of the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Act will be; 1) More small business employers will turn to temporary help through temp agencies thus reducing the effective pay rate for women and 2) The larger companies will look to move more operations overseas to not only avoid this debacle but the myriad of new and existant rules and regulations at the federal and state levels and resultant litigation that will result.
As usual those the Democrats claim to help will suffer the most
while the deep pocket contributors ( e.g. trial lawyers) will
— Stephen J. McCann
NY TIMES, THE NEW GOLDEN CALF
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s The Limbaugh-Hannity Administration:
The problem remains the domination of the popular culture and
educational institutions by the liberal elites of both coasts.
For those Americans seeking to appear hip and modern it is still
fashionable to parrot the West Coast in-touch-with-your-feelings
politics of liberal do-goodism. In this way those spouting the
sophistry of their sophomoric creed demonstrate their deep
concern for humanity. In turn those worried about their status as
members of the elite ruling class are compelled to demonstrate
their supposed intellectual superiority by mimicking the New York
Times editorial page. These are the same people who are more
concerned with the name of the university to which they send
their children rather than the actual quality of education their
children receive. It’s fine with them if their children are
indoctrinated in socialism and secular humanism as long as the
institution conducting the indoctrination is named Harvard or
Princeton. Obama represented a candidate that satisfied
status-seekers on both coasts. This, combined with the in vogue
opinion among the elites that Bush was both evil and stupid,
resulted in the election win by the current administration. Let’s
face it, Limbaugh and Hannity might be right philosophically, but
until that philosophy assumes status across a broad spectrum of
our national institutions, their influence will be limited.
— Peter Killie
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?