Bonfire of more than the vanities. The war of revisionist aggression. Martin’s humor proves abortive. Plus more.
WHAT MORE TO SAY?
Re: R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.’s Wall Street Imbecility:
For once I have nothing of substance to add.
— David Bonn
However, can you really call these Wall Streeters imbeciles? They raped the world for exorbitant fees while they could, and then left the taxpayers holding the bag. That’s why they donated to Obama, not because they believed his ideas on the economy. He offers them a guaranteed short term payoff, as long as they don’t get too upset with all the labeling.
As economists like to say, people respond to incentives. I
believe you make a classic mistake: you assume the goals of the
Wall Streeters — and the big governmenters — are the same as
yours, a prosperous nation. The Wall Streeters are looking
after their own wallets and the politicians seek power; judging
by what is happening now, it’s hard to say either is incorrect in
their beliefs. I just wonder how they sleep at night. However,
since most everyone is taught these days that there is no right
and wrong, they’re probably sleeping like babies in their giant
— George Pazin
Re: Doug Bandow’s Completely Useless:
Re: “Completely Useless,” we shouldn’t over-estimate the authority with which three retired Royal Army generals speak for the Ministry of Defence or Whitehall. That statement was more of an internecine thrust at the Royal Navy from three major institiutional foes of the RN and its predominant role as the British nation’s nuclear deterrent.
It’s as though the late General Curtis LeMay (architect of our nation’s air victory in the Pacific in World War II and of the old Strategic Air Command), Gen. William Westmoreland and Gen. John Singlaub were to issue a joint communiqué declaring that the US Navy’s submarine nuclear deterrent was “completely useless” — their intent to build up their old branches’ influence and funding at the USN’s expense would be obvious and would be regarded accordingly.
The British understand battles between branches of their
defense establishment, as some of the letters following
publication of the British generals and elsewhere in the Internet
— Vance P. Frickey
Re: Jay D. Homnick’s Right Man for the Job:
How dare Israel want to survive! The chutzpah!
Doesn’t Israel realize resistance would blemish Obama’s
— David Govett
The only times the United States had strong, principled leadership when Clinton was president was when Benjamin Netanyahu and Pope John Paul II arrived for visits.
Also, when was that Conservative Chronicle article by Ralph
de Toledano written? I’d like to take a look
— Michael Skaggs
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?