No love lost for Arlen. Ben Stein uplifts. A threat to homosexuals. Plus more.
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Fortunately, due to the genius of our Founding Fathers, a self-correcting mechanism was built into our Constitution to deal with this situation.
Our cherished right to privacy, coupled with President Obama’s pledge to elevate Science above our superstitions, will set our ship straight.
Advances in genetics will undoubtedly reveal a “gay gene.” Just as “sex selection” abortion is popular throughout the world, “sexual orientation” abortion is sure to follow.
We just need the proper health-care mandate to see that all at-risk pregnant women are tested.
Homosexuals assure us that nobody would consciously choose to be
gay, much less condemn their progeny to the lifestyle. Ergo,
the condition must be genetic. Intolerant people with no
compassion may be put off by “sexual orientation” abortion. We
must insist that they think of the children!
Sarah Palin, and others of her ilk, might choose to carry such a
fetus to term. But her generation will pass. Then with another
generation, there will be no homosexuals to marry.
— Dan Martin
THE DOMINO EFFECT
John Berlau’s GM vs GGP: Bankruptcy the Way It Ought to Be:
Sir, you are comparing apples and oranges or more correctly put thorns and apples.
GGP is not bleeding any money. In fact each month after paying all interest it is adding new cash reserves. It also has fifteen properties or so worth in a fire sale over a billion that have not been encumbered. As such there is no risk in providing DIP financing and virtually no risk that a creditor or a bankruptcy judge would ever allow a fire sale or dismiss the Chapter 11 petition.
In addition no suppliers, partners or any other necessary partner or other unsecured creditor would in a domino effect be pushed into bankruptcy.
GM on the other hand is bleeding cash every day it stays alive. No matter what Chapter 11 will provide it will not stop the bleeding and as such DIP financing would come from one place, good old Uncle Sam.
2. A restructuring or a dream there of may not seem like the best option to creditors or even a judge as DIP financing to infuse bleeding cash will fast erode creditors’ recovery value (the judge and creditors don’t worry about the broader economy or jobs lost).
3. In Chapter 11 no supplier that is owed money will get paid and
those who got paid in the last 90 days will have to return the
money. This may put some suppliers and dealers that are crucial
to the industry out of business or into Chapter 11, cascading
into a complete logjam of the industry. Ford said that a GM
filing (if not repackaged) would put them in bankruptcy as well
because of the disruption in the industry.
— Jack Gold
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?