The noose, the bullet or the bomb for Israel: the ceaseless chatter of Obama platitudes.
Two young women a world apart. The first, 15, lived in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The second, 27, lived in Tehran, Iran.
Yet each died for precisely the same reason, a reason that is old as humankind. Both were the targets of bullies. And whether the tormentors were the so-called “mean girls” and boys of South Hadley, or the snipers of Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the result was the same: tragedy.
Is there a lesson here for President Obama? Yes. Will he learn it? Doubtful. Which may make Obama one of the worst heads of government to hold center stage since British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain displayed his inability to grasp the German bully named Adolf Hitler.
One would think that the Obama White House might take the time to assimilate the lesson taught over in the Obama Department of Health and Human Services where liberal bureaucrats are busy pontificating on what any sentient school official should be able to grasp without assistance from the federal government. In a website called “Stop Bullying Now!” we learn just what bullying is:
• Punching, shoving, and other acts that hurt people physically
• Spreading bad rumors about people
• Keeping certain people out of a “group”
• Teasing people in a mean way
• Getting certain people to “gang up” on others
• Sending mean text, email, or instant messages
• Posting nasty pictures or messages about others in blogs or on Web sites
• Using someone else’s user name to spread rumors or lies about someone
All of these are no more than plain old common sense, the kind of common sense once instilled by parents and others in positions of authority in places like schools — where teachers and administrators should have the ability to both recognize and stop bullying in its tracks.
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?
H/T to National Review Online