Big brouhaha in the press over the Wisconsin company that sent a nasty anti-war note via e-mail to an Army sergeant who had inquired about ordering some sleeping mats to protect himself and his squaddies from the buggy ground of Iraq. Most stories blame the mat company.
The company — which turns out to be owned by a Pakistan immigrant — fired the employee responsible for writing the note and temporarily shut down its website. I’d give the business a break here. I actually saw the same thing happen in the Vietnam era. A fellow employee of mine in a mail-order book company put a nasty antiwar note in a book of hawkish sentiment ordered by one of our customers.
The boss called in all four of us clerk-typists — we were the only ones who could have done it — and told us that such conduct was not allowed, and anything like it further would result in the perp’s being fired. One of my confreres stayed behind, confessed, and apologized.
He didn’t do it again, either.
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?