Climate, health care and immigration. The One is a zero in Iran. Who the health cares? Plus more.
THE DUMBING OF AMERICA
Re: George H. Wittman’s Benign Neglect as Immigration Policy:
Ms. Napolitano is just one more incompetent in a long line of them in our government. It seems mediocrity is too much to hope for in a bureaucrat. We expect absolute incompetence in our Congress and we get it in spades, but somewhere in government there ought to be someone who can actually accomplish something — something for the good of the people on whose backs the rest of government rests.
But Democrats love poor, uneducated immigrants. They provide an ever-growing pool of Democrat voters. Democrats no longer even care whether they are citizens. “Just let everyone vote,” they say. So what if they just swam across the border?
Many people from other countries have long thought America was
among the dumbest of nations. This last election proved beyond a
shadow of doubt they were correct.
— Jay Molyneaux
THE OCEANS ARE RISING, THE OCEANS ARE
Re: Paul Chesser’s Commandeered by Climate Alarmists:
Global warming alarmists and the dreaded Rising Ocean Level are making me increasingly irritated, especially when their mock arguments are joyfully repeated by their media brother-alarmists.
Recently, I heard yet again the tired old “old wives’ tale” that the ocean level on the planet has risen 3 centimeters in the last hundred years. Now that is amazing!
Three centimeters is slightly more than one inch!
Who measured the ocean level most recently? Using what instrument that can measure that small a measurement on a vast, eternally moving, moon-gravity slave of an ocean?
And now the far more piercing question: Who measured the ocean level a hundred years ago? Using what hundred-year old scientific instrument that could measure that small a measurement on that same vast, eternally moving, moon-gravity slave of an ocean?
Wasn’t Nineteenth Century science amazing?
And all this time I thought that political science was “the science of politics” — and not “science that advances a political agenda.”
With apologies to Shakespeare, it is apparent that here are some things in heaven and earth, Horatio, that are dreamt up in your “political” science.
Three centimeters in a hundred years! Expletive!
— A. C. Santore
TRY ONE FOR THE GIPPER
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s Obama is No Reagan: The Polish Lesson Ignored in Iran:
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.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online