MacArthur and McChrystal. Clark and Ridgeway. Algerian and French birthrates. Sean Penn and Hugo Chavez. Ben Stein and BP, and more!
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The wages of the media not vetting an unknown presidential
candidate is Obama.
BAD POLITICS, BAD MOVIES
Re: Robert P. Kirchhoefer’s Hugo Boss:
The only thing that makes sense is that Chavez bad-mouthed our
president in our country, and these latter-day hippies, some of
whom worshipped Manson, love “a cause.” Aside from that, these
overpaid, under-talented trolls, whose only ideas for films these
days seem to be comic-book heroes, need to be considered for the
frauds they truly are, and not seeing their sub-standard movies,
is a good start. I recommend foreign films, many of which
actually have a theme, and are well-acted to boot! I don’t think
the American version of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo with
Brad Pitt as a Swedish journalist, will come close to the Swedish
— Bob Mandraccia
POWER OF NEGOTIATION
Re: Ben Stein’s Our Caudillo President:
“Of course, every President tries “jawboning” to restrain steel company price increases or something similar..”
Not every action requires a law, or government intervention.
That’s the power of negotiation for voluntary cooperation toward
a common, win-win objective. Win for BP: concerns are allayed
that, when it stops making business sense for BP to continue
spending money on the project, it will just cash in its chips and
go home. BP gets to demonstrate its commitment to doing right by
those damaged by the spill. Win for the public: There will be
enough money, administered by an independent party, to pay claims
of damages. In the long run, BP’s decisions are good for all but
those of its investors interested in short term gains.
As usual, Mr. Stein cuts through the emotional fog of an issue and sees the long-term Constitutional consequences of political imprudence and folly. What has happened to adherence to the Constitution? It is not a document from which one can selectively cherry-pick or ignore as it suits one’s whims. It applies to all in all cases and for all time.
I hear and see both liberals and conservatives applauding Obama’s
shakedown of BP, and with BP transferring assets, it might prove
the only way to protect Gulf environs’ chances for timely
compensation, but Obama’s rapid fire extra-constitutional actions
are frightening. I would rather see the Gulf of Mexico turned
into a sludge pond than see the Constitution destroyed.
— Mike Steele
Re: Ron Ross’s Ignorance Is Liberal Bliss:
— Bob Stange
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?