Trespassing and intimidation. Tarnishing Palin. Articulate minority politicians. J.D Salinger and more.
BLOWING UP A BUBBLE
Re: William Tucker’s Taxpayers, Meet Your New Tenants:
“‘The silver lining,’ Schumer told the crowd that gathered in front of Stuyvesant Town last Sunday, ‘is that the two largest creditors are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and we have some leverage over them.’”
With great huffing and puffing, Barney Frank might be able to
re-fellate the housing bubble, and breathe some life into
Freddie, if not Fannie.
— Dan Martin
A POSITIVE MESSAGE
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s CBS Double Standard: Network and Church Battle Over Ads:
The opinion piece by Mr. Lord included a link to a non-functioning UCC ad. While the UCC website only allowed me to view a small corner of the ad’s visuals, I gathered that it showed gay couples being denied entrance to a church. Years ago (perhaps as part of the same ad campaign) the UCC ran an especially nasty ad depicting what was obviously the Roman Catholic Church turning away gays, elderly, and handicapped worshippers. It was sophomoric in its approach and grossly misrepresented the Catholic Church’s practices. I can only assume that the ad to which Mr. Lord refers was turned down by the network because it didn’t celebrate inclusiveness, but unfairly mocked and distorted the position of other churches. You can hardly compare that to the case of the FOF/Tebow ad, which reportedly celebrates a pro-life choice rather than castigates the women who have had abortions.
Perhaps the UCC should take a page from FOF. Changing hearts and minds is accomplished with a positive message.
Just a thought.
— Mary Dudasik
Re: W. James Antle, III’s Running the Table:
Republicans will capture the Senate and House in 2010 with comfortable majorities. Strategically it would be better for Democrats to retain control of Congress with slim majorities, but for our country’s sake it is an imperative Republicans become the majority party again to restore sanity to national politics. Having nearly destroyed the nation I hope those who thought punishing Republicans in 2006 and 2008 and throwing away elections have learned the simple lesson — ALL Democrats are bad for the country.
As for the so-called RINO (most who are comfortably Reagan
Republicans) they are always better than liberal blue lapdogs
like the vile misogynist Jim Webb, avaricious Mark Warner or the
bizarre and creepy Jon Tester. They are also preferable to
earmark hogs like Ron Paul whose appetite for Federal pork rivals
Nancy Pelosi’s predilection for fleecing the public for her
family’s benefit, Barney Frank’s lust for criminal homosexual
lovers or Alexi Giannoulias eagerness to finance mobsters and
friends of Barack.
— Michael Tomlinson
John R. Guardiano’s Obama’s Defense Budget:
President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, Senator Reid and their ilk are
determined to have a socialist government in place within a
generation. With a weak military they can have their dream; they
never said the socialist government takeover had to be a domestic
— I.M. Kessel
Re: Ben Stein’s Free James O’Keefe:
I believe the incident was in Philadelphia, not Michigan. And the
two men were New Black Panthers.
— John Martin
For once, I disagree wholeheartedly with Ben Stein’s column.
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?