It’s borderline disconcerting to see someone diagnose almost everything wrong with American politics in a single mighty blog post, but—let’s face it—if anyone was going to do it, it was probably going to be Radley Balko (or Gene Healy!).
Here’s how it went down: Balko points out the flaws of logic in the Whole Foods boycott supposedly gaining momentum after CEO John Mackey wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal laying out some health care reform alternatives short of socialization. Mackey haters take the ill-advised step of visiting Balko’s wonderful Agitator site to electronically shout at him. After a reasonable grace period, Balko hands them their backsides. (Which was followed up by another good summation at Reason.)
Mackey didn’t deliberately offend his customers, as some have suggested. He didn’t spit in your face, or, as one commenter so delicately put it, he didn’t “squeeze a turd in [your] punch bowl.” He just overestimated you.
I think this is where a hip young lady of, say, five years ago would interject, “Oh, snap!”
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?