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  • America’s Unhappiest Millionaire: Michelle Obama’s gospel of misery

    05/05/2008 8:28:51 PM PDT · by Alouette · 60 replies · 343+ views
    National Review ^ | May 5, 2008 | Yuval Levin
    By her husband’s logic, Michelle Obama must be a heavily armed xenophobic religious zealot, because boy is she bitter. This C-SPAN video of a speech delivered by Mrs. Obama in North Carolina last Friday is characteristic of her peculiar recent performances on the stump. It is an hour-long talk to supporters who just want something to cheer about, and who get some opportunities at the outset, but then find themselves treated to a profoundly and relentlessly negative vision of American life.
  • Ambition and the honesty of everyday work

    09/28/2005 9:29:27 PM PDT · by manny613 · 3 replies · 255+ views
    People tell me I work too hard, but I don't work nearly so hard as my mother did, raising six children, cleaning, cooking, washing clothes and hanging them out on the line, and then there was the late-summer orgy of canning. We scoured the garden for every last tomato, string bean, ear of corn, cucumber. The kitchen was a boiler room

    08/18/2005 8:16:04 AM PDT · by aculeus · 8 replies · 688+ views
    The New York Post ^ | August 18, 2005 | Arnold Ahlert
    HERE'S Babe Ruth's career — covered the way the mainstream media cover the war in Iraq: A troubled child abandoned by his parents at the age of 7, Ruth was labelled "incorrigible" during his 12 years at St. Mary's Orphanage. His first marriage to waitress Helen Woodford was a failure, compounded by her tragic death in a house fire in 1929. In his final years, Ruth's dreams of becoming a major league manager were dashed over and over again. After his retirement from baseball, he was reduced to giving talks on radio, at orphanges and in hospitals, and shilling U.S....

    05/25/2005 12:12:22 PM PDT · by Bob Ireland · 492 replies · 9,391+ views
    Editorial | May 25, 2005 | Bob Ireland
    GEORGE BUSH MAY GO DOWN AS THE WORST PREZ IN HISTORY or WHY IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BE A REPUBLICAN TODAY President George Bush has not distinguished himself by fighting for his judicial nominees. Indeed, the way he treated Miguel Estrada, he is arguably worse than the Democrats in the Senate. Now seven Senators have made a deal to run the Senate, and they claim that it would be best for the President to get in his Presidential Yugo and drive down to the Senate Building carrying his hat in his hand to get his judicial nominees pre-approved. If President...
  • The Nation-State Is Finished

    02/28/2004 6:34:36 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 200 replies · 1,099+ views ^ | February 23, 2004 | William F. Jasper
    "The Nation-State Is Finished" by William F. Jasper Robert Bartley, a closet one-worlder at the WSJ, used his newspaper’s "conservative" clout to seduce American business leaders into sacrificing U.S. sovereignty for trade. ‘‘What in blazes can President Bush be thinking?" That has been the general response — on talk radio and in media surveys, Internet postings and letters-to-the-editor — of many current and former Bush supporters angered and confused by the president’s immigration proposals. These folks would not have been surprised by the president’s outrageous announcement on January 7 or his remarks the following week at the Summit of the...