Gassy cows. Hot air from liberals. Probing ACORN.
WALLOWING IN THEIR OWN FILTH
Re: Paul Chesser’s I Pledge to Promote Global Warming Propaganda:
The most calls from parents that our Superintendent of schools ever received occurred this last week when he received over 40 calls regarding the lessons and speech our President was planning for today. He told this to the school board, all elected representatives, including myself, this in a letter on Friday. I was not surprised as we have an informed electorate. Every single caller made known his/her declination of such political pap coming from this President.
I believe this is significant in regard to all that has happened this summer. But, I must also acknowledge that as a board member I have far more worries about the subtle ways in which folks like these rappers are reaching into classrooms and teaching things that parents (and school board members) do NOT know about. Of these I feel more present threat and danger.
Finally, I remember the congressional aide, who in the 1980s visited with a group of fact finders, on a trip to Texas ranches. One woman, asked my father where his herd of cattle “used the restroom at.” My father, who often noted the stupidity of the ruling elite, commented while waving his hand over his land, “Ma’am, they go anywhere they want to.” The Congressional aide was duly offended and said that this cattle poop was a danger to her drinking water. To which my father answered, “Ma’am, by the time it gets to our lips the good earth has cleansed it. The aid left musing to the group about ways which Washington could compel ranchers to place diapers on each cow to “control” output. This was over 20 years ago and I believe Washington obsesses more over the waste products of bovines than any rancher has ever thought about!
My father’s observation was that the real truth was that
Washington was responsible for more poop leaving the city and
causing the nation to have to wallow in than anything his cows
ever produced. To this day I believe he spoke truth to
— Beverly Gunn
East Texas Rancher
BURNING DOWN OUR HOUSES
Re: William Tucker’s Solving Healthcare Through Verbosity:
The system, as set up, favors insurance companies and the well-paid slugs who deny the claims submitted by the doctors on spurious grounds at best. I proposed awhile ago, a plan for doctors participating in Medicare and Medicaid, thereby taking 10-15 cents on the dollar billed, in some instances, be given an investment tax credit for the work performed, based on a fair price determined by a board of doctors. This would compensate doctors in a way that others never have to think about and level the playing field a bit for all the work it takes to become a doctor. Remember, that the training for surgery involves at least 9 years after college, considerably longer than the 3 years required for the attorneys who are doing the suing. It is obvious to me, in reviewing medical charts for defense of physicians, that attorneys have a very rudimentary knowledge of the linear thinking that goes in to making a timely decision in caring for a patient. The evaluation after the fact, is often so crude as to be almost laughable.
Additionally, I have found, in my 40 years of practice in
surgery, that health insurance is one of the only types of
insurance that people WANT to use. No one burns down their house,
or wrecks their car or becomes disabled, just to see if the
insurance will pay, but when patients get into a doctors care,
they almost demand that all the tests be done, whether needed or
not. I saw this problem in military medicine in the early 70’s in
the Navy, when young patients would come to see the doctor on
rainy days because there was nothing else to do. They would have
medical charts as thick as the New York City phone book, and use
valuable resources, sometimes denying real sick patients the
ability to actually see a doctor. Thus, the waiting lines in
— Rob M. MD
Fort Myers, Florida
Re: Andrew B. Wilson’s The Audacity of Refusing to Be Stampeded Into Obamacare:
As I write, Chairman Obama is bloviating before Congress. Using his most firm lecturer’s tone and powerful gesticulations, as well as I-know-what-I’m-saying-and-you’d-best-pay-attention game face.
Invoking Ted Kennedy’s name, too? He and the Democrats have no shame, but that’s not news, is it? Must exploit those crises, right?
Truly, the man is not just a Marxist, but a pathological liar and manipulator.
By the way, “czars”? No. Those were pre-October Revolution.
Obama’s unvetted advisors, his real cabinet, should be called
“commissars.” Only fitting for his and their ideologies.
— C. Kenna Amos Jr.
Princeton, West Virginia
Re: Doug Bandow’s Hounding Honduras:
Kudos to Doug Bandow! What is really unbelievable is that the
U.S. State Department cannot see/accept what is described so well
in this article. I hope Doug Bandow continues his coverage on
Honduras and I hope the Honduran will prevails with the November
elections. Here’s to Democracy and the Honduran people!!
— Bernard Krogh
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?