Sarah and the elephant. Heard from Down Under. Vatican bailout. Comments by name. Plus more.
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I will accentuate the positive by pointing out that hairy nose wombats are actually very common — here in Australia, at any rate. So I think the politicians with the principles that Quin is referring to are perhaps more common than he realises, as well. They are probably in the same category as votes for the Democrat in a close election — the trick is to keep counting until you find the number that you need. It is simply a matter of looking hard enough.
I think the fundamental problem with conservatives is they simply do not look hard enough: they give up and concede the game instead of hanging on and going for the jugular. If you are going to go down for the count, at least make sure the other guy has to really sweat for his moment in the sun. Defeat is one thing, but cowardice and dishonour are other matters entirely. Hunger to win, combined with solid ideas and worthwhile convictions and the guts to defend them and to put up with adversity have always been the key ingredients for success with any undertaking. That is the American way — be proud of it!
This also applies to the great task of bringing conservative
ideas out of the meaningless swamp they landed themselves in
during the Bush era and back into the mainstream of social
thought and government action — where they belong. To do this,
conservatives have to first take the advice their fathers often
gave them when they wore short pants — stop sniveling, stand up
straight and be a man.
— Christopher Holland
SCHOOL OF SOFT KNOX
Re: Fred Lucas’s Hard Knox:
Criticism of this or that decision by Catholic leaders (including His Holiness the Pope) does not make one “anti-Catholic.” Your writers should not pander to the poorly educated part of your readership with such cheap and nasty slurs. This article on Harry Knox reads more like a diatribe written by a Muslim against someone with a criticism of Islam.
America is a constitutional republic, not a religious order.
Criticism of religious actions and decisions is part of life in
any constitutional republic in the West. Your publication should
aim to support this principle.
— Michael Davis
Re: Peter Ferrara’s Cap and Trade Dementia:
Nothing spells insanity like C-o-n-g-r-e-s-s or S-e-n-a-t-e. It
is the most frustrating item in my life to write a letter or call
Sherrod Brown as he is on the band wagon of global warming nuts
and cannot be deterred from his appointed insanity. If Cap and
Trade is passed we can kiss any type of recovery good bye. The
environmentalists have already doubled my electric and heating
bills over the last ten years and now they want to triple it over
night. I must say; there should be a bounty on
— Kenneth J. Roberts
I strongly suggest that you require full names for those making “comments” after articles (like the WSJ). Having one’s name exposed would prevent many of the reckless and inane comments. Otherwise, I love your site.
— Carl Raedeker
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?