Paglia pretty much says it all…UPDATED

I've written almost nothing about politics since the election because there was so much noise out there in the days following it that I thought it best to step back, reflect, process and pray. One thing I've come to realize is that the instant busyness of the right - the call to "win in 2010, win in 2012" - before election day was even over, was off-putting to me. I think if you're too busy scurrying and too busy moving from fury-to-fury, you're going to make many missteps. Be a little angry, … [Read more...]

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Reposted from October 2007.BUSH, CUBA & THE LIVES OF OTHERSJay Nordlinger's column is one of the few places I've seen extensive coverage of President Bush's little-mentioned, must read speech in which he dares to talk plainly about the much distorted realities of Cuba and communism.Says Bush:Cuba's rulers promised individual liberty. Instead they denied their citizens basic rights that the free world takes for granted. In Cuba it is illegal to change jobs, to change houses, to … [Read more...]

Bush, Obama, & Ghosts of Hate – UPDATED

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.” Lincoln’s Second Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862.I would love nothing better than to be able to stop writing about "left" and "right." I wish we had a better vocabulary to describe our distinctions, because these … [Read more...]

Obama: Yes to Iran, No to WFTV

A reader who asks for anonymity but refers to himself as "a product of Pittsburgh Steelworkers" writes about his discomfort over Obama:Dear Anchoress:An observation about Barack Obama that bothers me enough to write somebody an email.Barack Obama said during the first debate that he would sit down and talk to Iran, a state sponsor of terrorism, without preconditions because he did not believe in the notion that by not talking to people we are somehow punishing them.Then when a Florida TV … [Read more...]

Obama meets Joe the Plumber, in fiction

From Night Watch by Terry Pratchett :There was Rosie Palm, and Sandra, and Reg Shoe, and half a dozen others sitting around another table, in the middle of the street. As Vimes stepped out into the evening, a plaintive voice said: "You cannot fight for 'reasonably priced love.'""You can if you want me and the rest of the girls on board," said Rosie. "'Free' is not a word we wish to see used in these circumstances.""Oh, very well," said Reg, making a note on a clipboard. "We're all … [Read more...]

Press coverage negative on McCain?

If this does not frighten you — regardless of your political affiliation — then you deserve what this man will deliver with both houses of Congress, a filibuster-proof Senate, and, to quote Senator Obama again, “a righteous wind at our backs.”That a man so clear in his understanding of the Constitution, and so opposed to the basic tenets it provides against tyranny and the abuse of power, can run for president of the United States is shameful enough.We’re just getting started.Bill Whittle, to … [Read more...]

Our Unfree Press – -UPDATED

I have written often and often about the dangers a nation faces when its press is not free:It’s so tiring, you almost don’t want to bother saying it. But we have to keep pointing it out, this mad descent of the press, and not grow weary or complacent. The only way to keep the press honest is to keep it accountable; that is our responsibility - yours and mine - a free press is an unencumbered, detached, open and honest press. And we must have it; we must insist that our press be free - una … [Read more...]

Interesting facts & notions – UPDATED

In my email, today, One Baby, One Vote:49 Million American babies have been aborted since 1973; 25 million would have been old enough to vote in this election.Read on...I'm still on the mat but trying to get up. Check back through the day. I'll try to at least with this bit of zydeco.And, oh, yeah, did you read about the new cabinet-level offices planned under Obama? I may go buy a gun when I feel better, just on principle. Orwell was only off by 24 years.Obama is fraud … [Read more...]

Did Bill Ayers Write Obama's Books? w/ UPDATES

There is mounting evidence that Obama's two best-selling books, Dreams of My Father and The Audacity of Hope were in fact ghost-written.Dr. Jack Cashill first raised the question earlier in the month, and made a compelling (but not convincing) argument that the author of both books was not Barack Obama, but prolific author, upstanding Chicago citizen and unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers.Now, Cashill shores up his thesis with more detail.Cashill is wrong when he says Obama … [Read more...]

Going after Joe the Plumber & America w/ UPDATES!

To my way of thinking, Joe the Plumber - singing the psalm of the common man, and representing the views of the middle class and what we once used to call "the Silent Majority" - has completely terrified the left, the Obama camp and the press.And so...he must be destroyed. So what happens to Mr. Wurzelbacher for expressing his views?Reports in the mainstream media appear claiming that he is unlicensed (even though he doesn't need one as an employee of a business or as a contractor working on … [Read more...]