Sarah and the elephant. Heard from Down Under. Vatican bailout. Comments by name. Plus more.
NO JOY IN QUITSVILLE
Re: Braggadocio Jones’s The Joys of Quitting:
Sarah Palin quit before she was dumped, and did so to save face, not because she yearned for a life of her own. She, more than anyone else, knew the extent of her capabilities and that she was just a ship passing in the night, a fancy created by John McCain to entice and steal the female vote from Hillary Clinton, but it only expedited his demise.
I don’t think we have heard the last of her, but hopefully less of her. Her devoted and loving admirers, who nauseatingly praise and glorify the emptiness of her political babble, will be distraught. However, they are preparing the elephant itself to ride upon. It makes no difference to them so long as it carries the GOP symbol.
There is no truth, justice, or even logic in the game of ugly, dirty, skullduggery, infamous politics that pushes a button simply for political advantage.
Look what we have in Washington today: an SNL comedian, a foul-mouthed NPR talk show host, a clown, a radical liberal huckster — Senator Al Franken from Minnesota. We also have a bought and paid for Senator Burris from Chicago, i.e. the Blagojevich scandal. We have Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the obnoxious Barney Frank all holding hands and dancing around the teleprompter, hugging the crowned messiah who rose from the streets of Chicago who is qualified through his oratorical skills, but lacks credulity and experience. Barack Obama, dancing to the tune of “We’ve Got You Babe,” is bent on destroying our glorious Republic.
It is enough to make us cringe in fear, and weep. Heaven help
— Helen Goodman
THE EROSION OF PRINCIPLES
Re: George Neumayr’s Jacked Up:
My dear late wife was the purest Christian that I have ever known
and even though we compromised by becoming Presbyterians after
our marriage, I was a Baptist and she was confirmed and baptized
as a Roman Catholic, she helped me get over much of my prejudices
against the Catholic Church since she remained faithful to the
teachings of the Church of Rome and we both saw that perhaps the
reason Catholics and Baptists were often seemingly at odds was
because they so much alike: dogmatic in principle and sure they
were the only ones who were 100% correct. Also, over the years I
have admired the way the church has often led the fight against
the killing of the unborn and newly-born. Unfortunately, the
Church of Rome seems lately to have lost its way. Specifically,
the soft response of the American Church to the most dedicated
advocate of the killing of the unborn, the almost born and the
newly born: Obama. Now the last straw is the agreement by the
Pope to meet with Obama. Where does it end? A bailout of the
Catholic Church by the U.S. government?
— Jack Wheatley
Royal Oak, Michigan
No sir, not all of America was prepared to “let [Michael] Jackson’s behavior slide” or has been immersed in recent “feverish adulation” of him.
And, no sir, not all of America would’ve dismissed Jackson’s being “accused of molesting twenty children…”
That part of America likely is embarrassed to see how truly mindless much of the rest of America appears to be.
That part of America likely also sees even more clearly how the MSM will find and/or do anything to ignore or deflect major news stories that truly impact our lives and country.
To wit: On June 26, the day of Jackson’s death, the House of Representatives passed a massive intrusive-everywhere-into-our-lives tax bill once called the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade legislation, but recently marketed by Democrats and the White House as a “clean energy” or “jobs” bill.
But on that day, USAToday carried nothing on its home
webpage about the bill. And essentially no other so-called
“mainstream” print or broadcast media — that is, those
in-the-tank-for-Obama media — made much mention, if any, about
— C. Kenna Amos Jr.
Princeton, West Virginia
Re: Quin Hillyer’s Accentuate the Positive:
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