Three quick links

I’m up to my elbows in baking stuff, but three quick reads for you:

The Definition of Chutzpah

Obama Administrations move against religions is recognized for what it is

Another big fight in our future

The guy in the White House has boundless energy for these fights, and the press is behind him. Gonna be an interesting year, in terms of our freedoms.

About Elizabeth Scalia
  • EBL
  • Mark

    Saw Bill Clinton interview on the Fox website without interruption which lasted about 39 minutes. I am far from a fan of Bill Clinton, but when compared to obama, it is about like a comparison from an adult to their 8 year old spoiled child.

    As I watched this, I thought back to when Obama had Clinton in for a press briefing to get his support and then Obama said he had to leave and Clinton stayed answering questions. Oh how far the Democratic Party has lowered under Obama.

  • Manny

    Did you see how Obama congratulated a gay couple on their marriage? Here:

    No one can tell me he’s really against gay marriage. A second term and he will have it go national. Mark my words, he will say he’s “evolved” on the issue. He’s a lying S-O-B.

  • Manny

    And let me add, no one can tell me that this is not the most anti religious (especially anti Catholic) administration ever.

  • Montjoie

    I like the Christmas greeting from Netanyahu on You Tube. The Prime Minister of Israel offers a better Merry Christmas than our own President. But Obama does a nice “Happy Eid!”

  • Todd


    Governments, as well as the general public, have a waxing and waning tolerance for various personal freedoms as decades come and go. And across the spectrum of freedoms, sometimes some people have it better than others, sometimes less.

    My sense is that there’s something of a downturn in the past decade or so in terms of the freedom to protest, to get accurate information about important things, like government and corporate wrongdoing, and for local communities to determine their economic performance. There certainly has been a swelling in personal liberties, even criminal activity if it involves personal indulgence and enrichment.

    Christian conservatives are in a tough spot, relative to 1980-2006. Many of them seem happy to clamp down on the freedoms of others, but there’s been a lot of pushback on that. And a lot of things they supported have turned out to be not such hot ideas.

    My sense is that the corporations are on to selling something good for them: less limits on individual play and more control over the economy as a whole. I think we have a lot more to fear from corporations taking control. At least with a government we presumably have the power to vote them out of office.

  • Rhinestone Suderman

    Rule #1:

    It’s aways the fault of Conservatives.

    If it’s not the fault of Conservatives, see Rule #1.

    Rule #2:

    It’s always the fault of the corporations.

    If it isn’t the fault of corporations, see Rule #2.

    Rule #3:

    Worrying about religious freedom is “Piffle”. No, really, it’s piffle! So stop doing it, all you silly group-thinkers, you! /Sarc.

    (If corporations go bad, we’re not obligated to buy from them, or support them. Sadly, the same is not true of governments, which wield far more power over the populace than any corporation does.)

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Happy New Year!

  • kmk

    Thanks for the rainbow cookie recipe. Tried it yesterday and they are terrific! Blessed Christmas!

  • dry valleys

    Depressing that such a person exists at all, let alone in Europe, but what a rejoinder. “Your religious values are not superior to the laws of the republic”. And that, I think, is what secularism is and should be in its defining statement.

    Well, it’s a merry Christmas to all concerned from me! I enjoy it because I work so hard in November and December and the industry I work in slackens suddenly in the New Year. We’ve done all our preparations and now it’s an easier January. Plus, you have only to look out of your window at 5pm to see why almost everyone in the northern hemisphere is occupied with some festival or other.

  • Will

    Merry Christmas!