These glorious insults are from an era before the English language became boiled down to 4-letter words. A Member of Parliament to Disraeli: “Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease.” “That depends, Sir,” said Disraeli, “whether I embrace your policies or your mistress.” “He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices [...]
A talk by George Will that should be required in every high school in this country was delivered before a college audience at BYU. It is long, valuable and entertaining. Enjoy! H/T Bob S.
Is there a better picture than this one? Doesn’t it describe our situation reasonably well? H/T Walter
The apochryphal story of George Washington confessing to cutting down a cherry tree is captured in this painting. Washington was noted for his integrity. Wonder what fable might arise regarding our current president. There are many to choose from although none worth commemorating in art. Here are a few for aspiring artists: H/T John Rolls for Obama Cartoon Barack Obama [...]
It is getting harder and harder to hide the disrespect and disgust that people have for President Obama. Increasingly, Obama is seen as a bad president, one that has been an abysmal failure on both domestic and foreign affairs. Jimmy Carter, in hindsight, appears to have been effective. Except for a small cadre of cultist followers, the dissatisfaction is palpable. [...]
Sometimes a picture is worth more than a thousand words. Sometimes it’s PRICELESS!
The US has become mostly bluster. Uncle Sam is long in the tooth. Its misuse of the country’s treasure on bread and circuses has aged it prematurely. Simon Black likens the US to the aging Muhammed Ali when he took on the younger Larry Holmes. It wasn’t pretty then and what the US is going through won’t be pretty either. [...]
We are so screwed! This video asks some pretty simple questions. I am sure that many (perhaps some, maybe a few?) correct answers were edited out, but …! These kids went through 12 years of public (some private) schooling. What are they being taught and what, if anything, are they learning? The website at American University lists tuition costs at $21,000 [...]
No words necessary:
The magazine cover to the right is not Michael Dukakis looking ridiculous in a helmet. This one is entirely believable and real. Hopefully our man-child president doesn’t try to match Putin with his wits or anything else he or we possess. Kind of makes you wish for the days of Ronald Reagan, Ike or Harry Truman, when presidents weren’t wimps. [...]
From Reader Gary comes this email with the quote of the day: From Gary Kasparov, Russian-born former world’s Grand Master Chess Champion, now an American citizen. “Barack Obama has turned Jimmy Carter into Winston Churchill.” Somehow the Russians and former Russians do not seem to respect The One.
H/T Brian Wilson