One terrible bill. Lott and Yeatman vs. Pelosi. Obama’s Persian adventure. Plus more.
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What they’ve said is that they have no plans to make weapons. That’s also debatable, but don’t stretch the truth to a ridiculous degree and lie. They also said their religion forbids nuclear weapons, as opposed to supporting them as your article suggests.
I read all the articles at realclearpolitics.com to get the perspective across the board, and was so disappointed to see them distribute an article built on lies.
Give me your perspective on facts, don’t make up the facts to
support your argument.
Peter Ferrara has made a very good point, but has forgotten to mention another. He wisely reminded us that Reagan understood the Soviets did not want nuclear war any more than the West did. By taking a firm stand in Poland he called the Soviet bluff, which was a good strategy. And he used that strategy in the Gorbachev era that followed.
But to give Obama his due, Obama did take a crucial first step in fighting the the right battle, by getting elected as he did. This stopped the intensification of anti-American sentiment that was growing in leaps and bounds, even in the West, in its boots.
Obama then extended a friendly greeting to the most openly anti-American countries. This did not mean he was planning to ignore the threats these countries posed. He knew the ground had been softened by the shock and awe the world felt at Americans having voted in a black man — disproving the propaganda that Americans were all white supremacists — so he tested it further.
But Obama seems indeed to be stymied by what cards to deal next. His strategy is now an unsure one. Like presidents before him, he does not recognize how strong pro-American sentiment actually is in places like Iran, as it was in the former Soviet Russia.
Even Saddam Hussein liked to watch Amercian westerns, wearing his cowboy hat and shooting guns. Hollywood has made people everywhere want to be acknowledged somehow by Americans. Jong Il was hurt by Bush’s calling his country the evil empire. He too has wanted to be liked by the Americans despite the psychosis of his leadership.
The world is begging for direction. As the soft spots (as was
Glasnost in the 80’s) are everywhere now. And the threat’s even
bigger. Obama needs not to be dissed, but to be respected for the
good moves he has made. He needs his confidence in order to rule.
He will be shaking in his boots if there is only criticism. He
needs advice and respect. We need for him to be strong.
— Mare Britton
FATHERHOOD AND DEBT
Re: Ben Stein’s Fathers and Money:
I was intrigued by Ben Stein’s article. My father was rarely home, and usually arrived drunk or high. He was self-employed and spent his earnings on alcohol and then later marijuana, heroin, and various pills. I was ten years old when I stole an LSD tablet of his. I was faced at the age of 10 with the moral dilemma of taking the tablet or burying it in the dirt. After going back and forth in my mind daring myself to take the LSD and being fearful of what might happen, I finally buried the pill in the dirt in my backyard.
Today, I am 50 going on 51 years of age in two months. I have had more than my share of moral crises during my lifespan. In the area of money, I am currently in the process of tithing my income after reading Edwene Gaines’ book, The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity. The spiritual law of tithing cannot fail. I don’t know about you, but in these uncertain economic times, I need a fail-safe something to guide my finances. Two years ago, I asked God to be my financial adviser and banker. Before that time, I could not keep a balanced bank account nor pay off credit card accounts. Today, I can give God 1/10th of my income, pay all my bills and have money left over. I have never been so at peace with my financial outlook. The commitment I have made to put God first in my money affairs was the best thing I have ever done. Things keep getting better and better. Unlearning the bad habits and misdirected thinking about finances has been a long road. The early examples set by my father were self-indulgent and irresponsible. But, at least, I have learned from his mistakes.
There was an article in the Houston Chronicle on November 1, 2008 titled, “Islamic banking gains attention amid turmoil.” I learned that Islamic banking bans interest and trading in debt. It seems clear to me that investing in debt is what has brought this country to its knees. The article goes on to say that “The theological underpinning of Islamic banking is scripture that declares that collection of interest is a form of usury.” I’m sure that somewhere in our Christian Bible there is mention of the demerits of usury. Perhaps I will go to BibleGateway.com and look it up.
Anyway, the article sure made a lot of sense, common sense to me. The writer’s name is Faiza Saleh Ambah. My belief is that if I keep and open mind, I will find help. Who knew that Islamic banking was based on sharia law for guidance that bans interest and trading in debt?
Tom Laughlin, the former actor, has a website and on it I read
that the United States is the only nation in the history of
mankind that was formed for a moral purpose — the rights of
— Julia Walsh
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?