…Or give me a new president. Looking for jobs in the right places. George W. is no excuse, Obama. Plus more.
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All these years, we were lead to believe that “jobs” were being hoarded by Dr. Evil: Dick Cheney and his sock-puppet Bush.
Who’s printing the money? I am sure they’re hiring.
— P. Aaron Jones
A SQUANDERED INHERITANCE
Re: Lawrence A. Hunter’s Banks on Welfare :
President Obama is correct in claiming that he inherited a
recession (though, since he openly and actively sought to become
president, his bemoaning his position has the same ironic whine
as an adolescent who been given a second hand car marked “As is,
No Warranty”). So, to be fair, let’s remember the Misery Index of
January 2009 (7.63%) came from the Bush II administration. (The
highest, 21.98% belonged to Democratic Congress and President
Jimmy Carter.) The Dow Jones Index was a battered 9,000 plus, a
major drop from 13,000+ under Bush the Younger, but still not the
abysmal sub 7,000 that has occurred under Obama. Now The One
wants to reform the banking system. Come November 2010 and 2012
the loyal opposition would be wise in reminding the voters of
these numbers, because we might well be looking back on these
numbers and thinking, “Those were the good ol’ days.”
— Ira M. Kessel
Rochester, New York
COUNT TO TEN
Re: Roger Scruton’s The New Humanism:
As I do with my children when they misbehave, I counted to ten, and then for good measure waited a day or two, before responding to you. I did this for the same reason millions of parents do this everyday in the “civilized world:” to regain full control of my passions before delivering a well earned rebuke. Those passions though, are not without benefit, as they give evidence to the reality that I am alive, I have soul and I have a maker. Hence, your article did more good for my soul with the emotions it evoked than anything it could have hoped to do for my mind because your idea of “noble humanism” is a fraud. There can be nothing noble in it because at its core it denies the truth of who we are, and thereby makes itself into a lie. The new humanism, which you find so vulgar, is the obvious evolution of the old. Why then is it surprising to you that the child is a hedonistic scoundrel when its parent was a liar?
I am familiar with these very British concepts because I too was
raised to be an Englishman who loves duty, honor, respect, hard
work, protocol, freedom and secularism. He also loves Mr.
Churchill, but it is not the love of Churchill that England needs
now; it is the love of God and more to the point the love of
Christ, and unless England soon wake to this truth, England will
be no more. I suspect you too know this, and so I remind you to
put away childish niceties. Niceties will kill England; Christ
will save it. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I
thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a
man, I put childish ways behind me. Dear Mr. Scruton: grow
— W.B. Dunn
Re: Lisa Fabrizio’s Power, Politics, and the Freedom of Religion:
Ms. Fabrizio writes: ‘Rep. Michael Lawlor released a statement saying that the bill was “proposed and written by a group of faithful Catholic parishioners from Fairfield County who asked the Judiciary Committee to consider giving the subject a public hearing.” Here, they refer to some of the unfortunate parishioners of St. John’s Church in Darien’
It’s important to note that Bishop Lori denied in a March 12 blog entry that the Catholics involved are even parishioners at St. John’s Church.
He wrote: “The four disgruntled people who pushed this bill don’t
even belong to Saint John’s which, by the way, is flourishing. In
fact, the lay leadership of Saint John’s made it a point to tell
me how pleased they are with their Pastor, Msgr. Frank McGrath,
and with the financial management system the diocese put in
— Kevin J. Jones
THE KING LIVES, THE TERRORIST DOESN’T
Re: Angelo Codevilla’s Osama bin Elvis:
I am truly delighted at the essay on the above captined subject, it is the first of its kind on the disbelief that he is alive as so eloquently voiced in its documentation as to why.
I have for years now been writing to various website sources and individual reporters regarding my belief that this guy has been dead for quite some time and what we see displayed for political advantage are old photos with dubbed-in voices. The response that I have received especially from Lucianne.com is if we don’t have the proof, we cannot print it.
I have been so frustrated and disappointed that these people won’t risk their reputations to ferret out the truth, and your article has uplifted my heart. I am not the only one who believes that Osama Bin Laden is dead, and has been for years. Because it was highly unlikely that with his ongoing kidney malfunction and being on dialysis he could survive eternally in the mountains.
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?