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The Washington Post’s Lisa de Moraes reports today on Oprah Winfrey’s latest “giveaway” to one of her studio audiences. In the past she has lavished automobiles and diamond watches, but she called this her “favorite giveaway ever.” This one placed a $1,000 debit card in the hands of each audience member, but there was a catch:
“That’s the feeling I want to pass on to you. I want you to have that feeling this season,” she said.
But wait, there’s more.
“To document your good deeds,
because I want to make sure you document your good deeds,” Oprah
said, working hard to keep up their spirits, “we are lending
everybody in this audience our favorite Sony DVD
Lending a Handycam? Couldn’t that at
least be the consolation prize for being the vessels for someone
else’s charitable deeds? Others got to walk away with Pontiacs or
iPods; these ladies get to return a camcorder along with the
feeling that they were just a delivery stooge for generosity that
originated elsewhere (and not even with Oprah, by the way).
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?