Today on the main site:
Comment of the Day:
When I was a child, such people were called *show-offs* and, if their parents were the right kind of people, were firmly discouraged from continuing such behaviour, at least in public. Of course, in those days every child did not have a lawyer on call, ready to alert the media to the unconscionable torment suffered when her client was forbidden to moon the school assembly or wear a *Bush is a Poo Poo Head* shirt to daycare.
Today as Balloon Boy has proved, the only thing that matters to most people is being Noticed by the International Media. I predict that it will not be six months before somebody actually sends his baby aloft in a flying saucer balloon, and after the poor child falls to her death (it will be a girl this time), memorials will spring up all along the route the doomed balloon traced, and the location where the little one was smashed to flinders will bear a large and tasteless monument aand the subject of an After School Special.
It has become, unfortunately, the American Way.
What to watch for:
Game of the Day:
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