If Obama were a car co., he’d be gone. Devil’s in the details. UN goes Robin Hood on us. Gitmo Welfare Queens. Plus more.
A TURNING POINT
Re: Eric Peters’s Wasting General Motors:
In several years of reading Eric Peters’ articles I finally read one that I can agree with. It is both sane and a fair assessment of what has been happening to the auto industry for the past decade.
Obama has no more clue as to what will cure GM than its former
CEO did. You can test that by the following. Obama was so smart
to fire him that now his $20+ million retirement package kicks in
which is a further drain on GM’s coffers. Plus, snicker,
unemployment benefits. The much smarter move would have been to
demote the CEO and ship him off to China operations.
— John McGinnis
If it is rational to oust Wagoner for “ruining” GM, what is the
rational punishment for ruining the entire U.S. economy for
decades to come? The iron maiden? The catapult? Forced watching
of Oprah every day?
— David Govett
Mr. Peters’ article is right on. No one I know of is going out
and just spending money unless it is necessary.
— Bill Coulter
WAR IS PEACE
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s Jimmy Carter’s Spirit of Notre Dame:
I was struck by the Gallup poll numbers for Presidents
Carter and Obama because they are so similiar. I thought that you
might be struck by my experience a Gallup poll member. I have
been a member of the Gallup poll for about two years. During
those two years I tried to fill in each poll (about twice a
month) because I believed that it was important to be heard.
Although I wavered in my approval of President Bush, I always
answered the poll question “Do you approve of the way President
Bush is doing his job?” in the affirmative—a decided minority.
Since Obama assumed the office I have received one poll and I
answered negatively about the President’s performance. I have not
received another poll since. Just food for thought.
— Russell W. Koch
“Overseas Contingency Operation”??? “[M]an-caused disaster”????!!!! Shades of Newspeak!
Mr. Orwell, contact your office — stat!
— Gretchen L. Chellson
IT’S AT LEAST 60% ACCURATE
Re: William Tucker’s Three Mile Island — Thirty Years After:
I generally have no disagreement with your article on the nuclear industry. I think that a miscalculation must have occurred though with respect to the claim of the relative importance of Oyster Creek.
“Oyster Creek provides New Jersey with 60 percent of its electricity.”
This reliable, if somewhat dated, source indicates that the nuclear share of electrical production in NJ was hovering around 50% of the total as of five years ago. There are four nuclear power units in NJ, and Oyster Creek is the smallest of them, and it is responsible for about 16% of nuclear energy in NJ according to this source.
This would tend to indicate that Oyster Creek is responsible for
about 8% of the electricity generated in NJ. If it ceased to
operate without being replaced, it would strike a massive blow to
the state’s economy. If 60% of the state’s capacity went away, it
would be a true disaster.
THE ROYAL WE
Re: Ralph R. Reiland’s Hopelessly Naive:
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?