A special moron vote. Gypsy cyclists. Bush and the worst. Obama as Pobedonostsev. Plus more.
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Obviously, one possible impact is that cars made in the last model-year before the new standards take effect will fly off the lots until that supply is exhausted. Older cars will remain in service longer. Will Canadian or Mexican border towns suddenly sale huge numbers of cars that are then resold as used cars to Americans? Are certain types of vehicles, like trucks and vans, excluded from CAFE? etc.?
Thank you in advance for your/Mr. Peters’ consideration
of this topic.
FAR FROM THE WORST
Re: Dennis Homerick’s letter in Reader Mail’s D-Disrespectful:
It is always amusing to listen to folk proclaiming President George Bush (the 2nd) “will go down in history as The Worst President” as Dennis Homerick had done in the TAS May 21, 2009 Reader Mail. As memory serves, every time a Republican President left office he was said to be “the worst President ever” — even R. Reagan the Great. Unfortunately, Republicans are too inclined to accept the stigma on their leaders. Democrats are different. Even mediocre Presidents are rehabilitated to greatness. Truman was a straight talker. JFK was a magisterial visionary who’s womanizing has slowly been transformed into THE behavior common among all great men. (Note the uncontrolled orgasms every time PBS recalls the days of Kennedy’s Camelot.) LBJ is the great champion of Civil Rights (they still haven’t figured out how the handle that “war thingy.”) Clinton was that lovable rake who put it to the Republicans while the greedy (er…salt of the earth) reaped the riches of the “best damn economy ever.” And, if you listen to them, somehow Jimmy Carter’s Presidency is morphing into some sort of American golden age (tales of secret Republican supersonic jet trips to Iran to sabotage Carter’s re-election still lowly rumble among Democrats).
So. Now we are supposed to yammer amongst ourselves and go “boo-hoo” while cursing Bush the Second’s shadow? Save It.
We got a President who stands to leave us an America we won’t recognize by the time he spends his last day in office. That isn’t a fanciful tall tale. It’s what he intends and he’s said so.
We have a press that thinks Colin Powell (who endorsed Obama) represents real Republicanism while it thinks there is a rotten fish somewhere when Cheney speaks.
We have an American electorate which doesn’t recognize that the Republican Party is the only American political party that gives Conservatives a platform to speak. The relationship between the old Republican leadership and Conservatives is an uneasy one; but Conservatives will not go away simply because some “moderate” is whining about “real Republicanism.”
Lastly, we have an educational system, mass media, religious
leaderships who could not replicate a Conservative argument if
their lives depended on it. This leaves whole populations with
slurs and clichés for Conservativism. Conservativism is unlike
the definition found in the dictionary. We have the task to
clearly speak in every corner the principles that lead not to a
perfect society but to a humane one. Conservativism is more than
politics. We believe in it not because we capriciously want it
but because it is true. If every Conservative suddenly
disappeared tomorrow, the truth will still exist. Those who come
after will have to “rediscover and reinvent the wheel”; but have
the truth they will.
— Mike Dooley
Re: P. David Hornik’s Judenrein Judea:
In addition to the U.S. asking Israel to curb natural growth in the West Bank, we have the Pope calling for and I quote: “Mr. President, the Holy See supports the right of your people to a sovereign Palestinian homeland in the land of your forefathers, secure and at peace with its neighbors, within internationally recognized borders…”
I’m not surprised American policy makers do not know the history of the Holy Land, but the Pope?
The West Bank is Judea and Samaria. It’s the original land of Israel which predates Islam by millennia.
The present population of Palestine are Arabs from other Arab countries and nomads who settled there because Jews returning to Israel, indisputably their land, whilst escaping the pogroms and other persecution, gave them jobs and improved their lots!
I guess California should be returned to Mexico too when the Mexican population reaches the tipping point… This is no joke; some are calling for exactly that…
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?
H/T to National Review Online