Helen Thomas. The perfect game. Obama’s arrogance. American Jews and Israel.
Re: Ben Stein’s Leave Fred Malek Alone:
“Now, of course, the only ethnic thinking allowed is to hold Israel to an impossible standard of assisted suicide.”
The whole article was needed but would have been justified
if only to state the foregoing!
— Nancy Beutel
The good news is that now that she is no longer going to sit in
on White House press conferences, Ms. Thomas can go back to her
previous career as a gargoyle at the National Cathedral.
Helen got her comeuppance not so much from using HELL in
her bad-mouthing of Israel as her
animosity toward the Jews but
wishing them back to the countries where Himmler’s ovens were —
she wants them to disappear from
the earth in her venomous remarks!
— Lee Kenaga
Re: Andrew Cline’s Perfect Sportsmanship:
Or perhaps they’re both delusional.
I, too, appreciated that moment in professional athletics. But not for the reasons cited in your column. Instead, because MLB has not instituted a system that allows the reversal of “mistakes” like Jim Joyces’s.
No, I watched the replay numerous times — a courtesy Joyce did not have before he made the call. And I don’t have a horse in the race — I’m a Brewers, and National League, fan. But it seemed clear to me that the issue was not that Galarraga beat the runner to the bag. The problem was that the guy who had his own perfect game in his hands snow-coned the ball in his glove, and never seemed to have control until after the runner crossed the bag.
Personally, I think the upshot of this whole situation is the
relief that MLB has not seen fit to extend instant replay from
“boundary” calls — foul pole and clear-the-fence decisions on
home runs — to the rest of the game. If/when they do, they will
lose a lot of people like myself, who attend between five and 15
games a year and watch 100 or so more on TV. They will have
forfeited a public trust if they do so …
— Scott Thomson
NOT FIXING A HOLE
Re: Aaron Goldstein’s Obam-La-Di, Obam-La-Da:
True, the remarks by Sir Paul were callous, malicious and meant
to evoke a reaction; maybe he wanted kudos from the current
occupant who has yet to reveal ANY grades or ANY papers he wrote,
or articles he reviewed for Law Review, or even if he ever had to
take a course at all. Harvard, after all, has a bit of a rep in
taking the disadvantaged over the qualified, and, lets’ face it,
that exposure can make thespians of most.
— R. Mandraccia
A WORD OF OPTIMISM
Re: Peter Ferrara’s The Coming Resignation of Barack Obama:
You are underestimating Obama’s arrogance. Would Hitler or Saddam resign? Good article with key points but you are thinking too clearly. The masses are sheep and dumb. The liberal media tell the masses what to think and that’s how it works… As frustrating as that may be, it is what it is.
Now go on vacation and take care of your family because you can only control so much in life. This country is done as we know it. It’s a progressive mentality that begins with this guilt that all people should be treated equally. While that sounds wonderful, it is impossible. People come in all different shapes and sizes. All different levels of intelligence. Yet, we get this equal and fairness shoved down our throats. I’m sorry if you were born dumb, you work in the mines. I’m sorry you are fat and ugly, you work at the circus. The progressives think it is unfair how poor the world is. They think being from a Country with borders is closed minded and old fashioned.
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?