Those scenes in Athens? They could be coming attractions for Atlanta or Akron.
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I do not want to wind up broke because I gave away my money to people who asked me for it. I have done way too much of that already. I never get repaid and the people who were supposedly broke and homeless show up in Mercedes at luxury restaurants.
I am scared about myself. I am way too gullible for this world.
Our pal Russ Ferguson — who does not ask me for money ever — is visiting us in Rancho Mirage. We had a nice day: lunch with big wifey at Morningside, more present buying for big wifey, then a visit to Mission Hills Country Club to watch preparations for a huge Native American wedding. There was a simply beautiful blond waitress with her hair on top of her head in braids. “Are you from the Ukraine?” I asked her.
“No, I’m from Oklahoma,” she announced evenly. “What’s the Ukraine?”
Then, dinner at Morningside, and then Russ and I went to watch the Lakers beat the Nuggets after the Nuggets put up a great fight. Then a few minutes listening to a fabulous duo on guitar and keyboards at a club. The duo was called, aptly, “The Smooth Brothers.” They played “Black Magic Woman” as well I have ever heard it.
Back to our house at Morningside for Russ, wifey, and me to lie by the pool and watch the waterfall play over the lights.
“I am so grateful for this,” I told Russ. “I know I may not have it much longer and I know that for Rancho Mirage, it’s a small house. But I love it like crazy.”
“It’s all about an attitude of gratitude,” he said. “That’s it. Attitude and gratitude.”
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