Engaging the world on a Rancho Mirage Sunday.
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It is the best story I have ever seen about sibling rivalry for a mother’s love, and about how cruel mothers can be. The “villain,” played PERFECTLY by Javier Bardem, truly was justified in wanting immense revenge. I have never seen a villain who was so thoroughly wronged and who simply could not be faulted for doing the harsh things he did. The director, Sam Mendes, should get best director for this. The performance he got out of Bardem was unique.
But to get back to the point, I did not pick up my wife’s gambit. I just said that I knew she was tired and hungry and we would get her some food and put her to sleep. Even saints can get crabby when they’re hungry and tired. So, I fed her roasted chicken, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, peas, and gravy, and she went to bed, and was happy.
For my part, I swam and watched the stars. They are the exact same stars my ancestors watched in Samarkand or Kiev or Bilsk or somewhere else. But how great to see them from a heated pool. No one deserves to live like this. NO ONE. Thank you, God.
I do have a few little questions, though.
Mr. Obama has a cousin or an aunt or something on food stamps and welfare. Why doesn’t he help her? He has a half brother who lives in total poverty in Kenya in a tin hut a few feet wide with no heat or cooling or plumbing. Why doesn’t Mr. Obama help him? It has been reported that he helps neither, and yet he is a multi-millionaire. What does that tell us about him? Nothing nice. Can you even think if that were Bush 43? The media would crucify him. And why don’t we blame Mr. Obama for his spectacularly wasteful spending and his addicting millions of Americans to welfare? He gets a pass from the MSM while Bush 43 gets strangled. I miss Bush 43. He had charisma. I saw him on TV two nights ago talking about how immigrants not only helped our economy but also enriched our national soul. Inspiring.
Speaking of crucifixion… how long will we old people tolerate Ben Bernanke crucifying us on the cross of zero interest rates? He is essentially sucking our blood to give free money to his pals on Wall Street. He is robbing us of the chance to earn a sane return on our money supposedly to stabilize the economy. But we all know that the banks are not lending except to the government even with the ZIRP. The policy doesn’t accomplish anything for the ordinary citizen and impoverishes us old people. The banks were not worried about interest rates. They were scared of a worldwide insolvency. They still are. So let’s allow interest rates to rise, and maybe some old people will be able to live off their savings. It amazes me that there has not been a major revolution about this attack on the elderly.
Well, never mind. Time to get out of the pool, watch the Military Channel, and then sleep. Sometimes sleep is the only answer.
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?