The business of congressional service. Palin sensitivities. Pulp Bastards. National service on September 11. Plus more.
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Like many conservatives, I was pleased with her selection as McCain’s running mate, angered at her treatment by the national press and their political masters and mystified by her resignation (one wonders if she were a man would she still have a chance in politics after that bizarre decision).
If Sarah Palin has a future in national politics beyond being an
inspiring figure or political lightening rod she’s going to have
to prove to many a doubting Thomas that she has the intestinal
fortitude to handle the rough and tumble world of politics and
the hateful bitterness of our leftist adversaries and their
stooges in the media. On this issue the jury is still out. But
one thing is certain she and Hillyer are right about Obama’s plan
for America’s health care — it’s a bad deal for everyone.
— Michael Tomlinson
Jacksonville, North Carolina
Re: James Bowman’s Tarantino’s Band of Bastards:
Remember how the western movie gradually slipped from some grounding in the facts of the era, back when people could still remember the era portrayed (say, the silent era through the thirties), then moved into studies of character and action that were often vague about place and time (up through the fifties and into the television western), then wound up coming to an end with movies where anything could happen with utter disregard for history and geography, the “spaghetti” westerns and the end of it all in Blazing Saddles?
I suppose World War II movies are now moving into Stage Three. The veterans who fought and the people who lived through it — they’re leaving us. The people who made the first round of movies, during and after the war — also gone. Now the crowd who think they can set something there and have anything happen — they’re making these things.
Meanwhile, one can only come up with a simple rule-of-thumb: if
anything in the movie promos brings up the name “Tarantino,” stay
away. Especially if the title is misspelled.
— Robert Nowall
Cape Coral, Florida
Unfortunately, Tarantino’s mockery of the real horror of Hitler’s
attempt to annihilate the Jews goes a long way to diminishing the
real horror and to give aid and comfort to Holocaust deniers and
those whose lives are informed by virulent and not-so-virulent
anti-Semitism. That the mostly Jewish hierarchy in the
film-making world bankrolls his glorification of pointless
violence and perversion of real history is shameful and
— Laney Bormel
Re: Matthew Vadum’s Obama’s Plan to Desecrate 9/11:
Incredible spin… in reality liberal, conservative and apolitical community organizations support the concept of a National Day of Service on September 11th.
Having a National Day of Service will not alter the historical
significance or meaning of that horrific day. It is a way for
citizens to become involved in their communities and to continue
the rebuilding process.
Many thanks Matthew Vadum for the article. More bad news of our current affairs, but news indeed.
Having just got back from New York City yesterday, seeing Ground Zero Saturday for myself, this article is disturbing. Disturbing because our POTUS and his underhanded, anti-American effort to reshape our thinking, our lives is disgusting. Really, there is no word which can adequately describe my disdain for our current “CHANGE” in government. I, along with so many others, am sickened by obvious power hungry leadership. How long must this continue in our beloved free U.S.A? Is there any way true American’s can join and impeach or dismiss him from office? There are so many offensives staring him in the face, yet he remains. It continues to be a sad day.
Oh, and yes, I am not a racist. Sunday I worshiped at Brooklyn
Tabernacle in Brooklyn, NY with a multitude of various races and
cultural backgrounds. It was refreshing to be a part of a group
of people where color did not matter. It was inspiring to worship
God together in a FREE country. It is apparent
our current government leadership is on a course to abolish so many freedoms and hide behind the racist card. Just want to express, as far as I’m concerned, he’s barking up the wrong tree. Many of us are not racist.
We need more individuals like you to help get America back. Is there a way to get it back? Is it through conservative media? I am one small voice who is truly tired of our politically liberal and immoral mess we’ve allowed ourselves to be submerged.
With sincere thanks. I encourage you to keep printing
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?