There are days for sunny morning walks in the garden, where dew-bejeweled roses release their fragrance on the light breeze.
These are not those days. These are days of harsh realities demanding sharp answers. This is now … time for thorns.
The Congressional Budget Office is warning, yet again, that His Oneness and the Democrats are spending us into fiscal oblivion. Are the American people listening? Do they care? Do they have even a glimmer of understanding?
The Mall of America notwithstanding, it may be that the shopping mall is a dying venue, replaced by online purchasing and small, village-style shopping areas. Of course, various types of building and shopping go in and out of fashion, but the closings of so many malls has an odd feel of permanence to it.
Read Andrew Thomas’ account of how moving from New York City to Florida changed the lives and attitudes of his relatives. We’ll know the transformation is complete when he informs us they have joined the Tea Party movement.
Of course, many liberals make far less drastic moves, and end up importing the bad policies and practices of their former locations to the new ones.
Washington, D.C. is indeed “suck-up city”, because, as Charles Murray so aptly puts it, sucking up is part of a politician’s job, and D.C. is stuffed to bursting with not only politicians, but also all the people they suck up to and those who suck up to them. Spend a few weeks there and you’ll see why so many politicians, federal employees, and lobbyists quickly come to believe they are somehow special, entitled to obeisance and deference, above all the laws and regulations which govern we the little people of no consequence.
Murray charmingly confesses that the first tip in his new book doesn’t really apply to this peculiar place. He does offer some valuable advice for young job-seekers, which they would be smart to follow.
The Philippines is suing China over territorial rights to islands in the South China Sea. Of course, even if China loses, there is no guarantee it will abide by the ruling if it loses.
Rolling Stone put John Hancock’s signature on the Constitution it placed on the back of Julia Louis-Dreyfus for its new cover. I doubt the actress knew he didn’t sign it, and the magazine certainly didn’t care, coming up with a series of lame excuses for its stupidity. Of course, the average man on the street under 50 probably also doesn’t know Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence, thanks to our wonderful educational system which indoctrinates daily but seldom educates.