An American left-right combination. Respecting Michael J. Fox. Being the good cop. The pride of Punahou. Plus more.
WE DON’T MAKE THIS UP
Re: Ben Stein’s We’ve Figured Him Out:
You people are fascists. All you are concerned about is the protection of rights for wealthy, white, male, christians. Everyone else be damned.
— Brad Fackler
Who was the complete idiotic moron who wrote this article? This
has got to be some of the worst “talking points” about why the
author thinks Obama is in some kind of rush to pass health care
reform. The truth to it is that if he does not set a deadline to
get it done, it may never get done. If he does not set goals,
more people lose their health insurance they have or get denied
because of “pre-existing” conditions. If the author thinks that
people really care about those issues over getting real health
care reform out there and structured in place, then the author is
wrong. The people of America want change, not the same crap we
have been putting up with for so many years, if not decades. I am
not going to let the petty (garbage) that the author wants to put
in his idiotic ranting he calls an article stop me from demanding
health care reform, and I don’t suspect many other Americans
— Jeff Zander
Americans better wake up. We have a man in the Oval Office that isn’t even trying to disguise his attempt to destroy this country. I pray that we will stop him before he has accomplished his mission.
Our congressmen are part of the problem in that they only
represent themselves and not us.
Why aren’t they required to participate in the programs they pass? Term limits would solve the problem. We have far too many kingdoms in D.C. Let’s throw them all out and start over. Oh, only if we could.
— Bill Owens
Wake Forest, North Carolina
I agree with Mr. Stein. Obama and his henchmen care nothing about
America. His only goal is complete control of every facet of
lives. A totalitarian form of government is on the horizon for us
if Obama and the Democrats have their way. With regard to racism,
Obama removed any doubt that he is a racist by his stupid
comments on the Cambridge incident. Any apology about his beliefs
would be untrue and unacceptable and nothing more than empty
words to cover his ill-made remarks.
— James Diggs
Franklin, North Carolina
This “health reform” is the onset of Euthanasia!
It’s like standing at the edge of a pool watching someone die and
not giving them any aide. It’s like saying “well, they don’t
deserve to be saved because they don’t know how to swim and
should not have gone into the pool in the 1st place.” How is that
train of thought any different from saying to someone who has
developed diabetes because of a poor diet, or someone who
developed lung cancer because of an addiction to cigarettes, that
they need to go to the end of the line for insulin or chemo as an
“economic necessity for the common good.” It’s murder!
Brilliant, spectacular! Ben captures this self-obsessed problem
child concisely! I wish your site allowed me to send it to
everyone I know — without repetitive night long effort!
— John B. Harris
OK. I agree with everything you said, but truly what can we do?
We have a Democratic Congressman who does not listen to his
voters (even when they overwhelmingly disagree with him). I tell
everyone I can what is going on and try to explain it. People are
so upset but don’t know what to do. We know we can make a
difference but how? Tell us and we will do it! We love the
USA and want to save it. We believe in the Republic, Democracy,
and Freedom. We believe there is right and wrong. There can’t be
any gray areas. Gray areas are where people and issues get into
trouble. God help us!
— Cathy Schmidt
Nice job. Keep up the good work.
— Sam Downing
YOUR CALL, MR. PRESIDENT
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s Who Will Tell Michael J. Fox He Needs to Die?:
Which congressmen shall be charged with my murder? As an 82-year-old woman, fully pacemaker dependent, it’s everyone who signs on to the outrage called the health bill. I am due for a new pacemeker toward the end of this year (my fifth). Without it I die.
What is my current life expectancy? My mother died at 93 — young
for her family, as many have lived (and lived productively) into
their 100s. Will the health czars use some off-the-wall
chart? Besides, what has life expectancy to do with
it? Must I be able to run a 4-minute mile, or is it enough
that I occasionally run an errand for my children or
grandchildren. In fact, is it enough if I simply enjoy being
alive because I have paid my dues: hospital volunteer, library
board, school board, Habitat volunteer, wife for nearly 50 years
of a decent nman and mother of two decent children who, in turn,
are raising decent children and young adults. Who will press
the murder charge?
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?