Bunning, jobs, Obamacare, helmets and more.
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Not to put too fine a point on it, but the solution to windmill
freezing is laughably simple: We build nuclear reactors and use
the electricity they generate to warm our northerly windmills. We
could even use the reactors to run the windmills on calm days.
Now this might seem convoluted, but the real point is that, in
the end, when Eskimoes and Minnesotans switch on their lights and
TV sets, the electricity involved will have come from the
windmills, not the nuclear stations, and that should make us feel
pretty good. Even better, if it all works out, we could be
looking at windfarms at the North Pole, maybe even Antarctica.
There might be grid problems, but we give that job to the
Chinese, or the Indians, and it will be solved and implemented in
— D. Reich
Auburn, New York
SPARED OF THE LUNATICS
Re: The Prowler’s Nameless Abettors:
This is a very disturbing article. Let no one doubt we have
vipers within our government both under Democrats and
Republicans. It does certainly seem we have more under Democrats.
George Bush was and is a good Christian who had good intentions
in attempting to rescue Iraq from tyranny, however our country
would probably have been better off if he had not done so.
Americans have become incapable of sustaining support for long
wars even “good wars”. Rather than try to make people who don’t
like us love us we should just protect ourselves from those who
hate and envy us while continuing to welcome those who will
accept our British-American style democracy. We would not only
have been far better off, but probably would have been spared the
lunacies of the Obamas, the Pelosi’s, and the Reids and their
— Jack Wheatley
Royal Oak, Michigan
Re: Editor’s Desk’s Real Reconciliation:
“Title II: Provides federal incentives for states to establish medical courts and cap damage awards.”
Why should the state establish damage award caps? Shouldn’t
insurance companies and individuals be able to negotiate
— Dan Martin
Re: Walter E. Williams’s Who’s to Blame?
How about a Constitutional amendment that allows one to serve
only one term in any Federal office (one office and one is out
forever). There are plenty of smart capable honest people in this
country and there is no need for the career political class that
we have now. The political class career politician is the new
Re: William Tucker’s What Didn’t Get Said at the Summit:
This information is only partly right. My employer-paid health benefits only include a partial payment of the premiums. The part I have to pay is fully taxed .. as is the part I have to pay for the copay amount. And Obama’s sob story about the woman who had to wear her sister’s dentures was not much of an example. My health benefits don’t include dental care at all. I pay full price for my dental care with fully taxed dollars.
And, incidentally, the congressmen and senators have exactly the
same health insurance as federal employees and retirees. The only
difference is that there is a doctor designated to attend them
during the time they are in session.
— A Federal Retiree
Re: Andrew Cline’s Scott Brown’s Shrewd Vote:
Mr. Cline made a number of excellent points in Scott Brown’s favor in analyzing his vote for the “Jobs Bill.” One he missed, however, was how this vote fits within the larger legislative picture. $15 billion is a drop in a bucket compared to the monetary and moral costs of other progressive monstrosities, especially health care “reform.” In a state which will demand independence from an elected Republican, Brown wisely decided to show his independence on a relatively painless measure, saving political capital for the more devastating bills coming down the pipeline. Kudos to Senator Brown.
This comment is in no way representative of the views of The
— Stephen Roberts
Thank You for that great article, I was confused and a little
angry at first but helped clear a lot of questions.
— Sue Shehan
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?
H/T to National Review Online