A few updates ago I wrote of what I consider to be President BO's deliberate discrediting of America and its institutions. I referred to his appointment of Eric Holder as Attorney General as discrediting the Department of Justice, given Holder's previously-demonstrated corruption. I made an oversight in that item, apparently. I forgot "incompetence".
My friend Libertarian Tony sent me an article on the hacked files from the East Anglia Unviersity of Scare-mongering (or whatever in East Anglia they are), disclosing what those of us on the global warming "skeptic" side have known all along -- that the global-warming/climate-change science is so obviously flawed (read: faked) that the scientists and other advocates of this phony theory had to know that they were perpetrating a fraud on the public. Tony sent the link with the subject line "But don't we know that the scientific debate is over?" I suggested that substituting the word "cancelled" for the word "over" might be more accurate...
One of my favorite occupations is reading the Impromptus columns of the invariably entertaining and thought-provoking Jay Nordlinger
of NationalReview.com. While reading his latest Impromptus
, I ran across this:
"In a previous column
, I mentioned Yoani Sánchez, the incredibly brave blogger in Cuba. She was recently beaten mercilessly by the usual goons. She survived and she is still making a glorious nuisance of herself — actually believing that she ought to be free.
Sánchez posed some questions for President Obama. And the president, or someone speaking for him, answered her. You can see those answers at Sánchez’s blog, here
. They are pretty bland — pretty noncommittal, hardly Reaganesque, or GWB-esque — but acceptable, you may agree. Obama’s best sentence is his final one: “I look forward to visit[ing] a Cuba in which all citizens enjoy the same rights and opportunities as other citizens in the hemisphere.'"
I thought that BO's last line might be more ominous than our Jay may have apprehended. Is the One advocating more liberty for Cubans -- or less for the other citizens of the hemisphere? The BO administration hasn't exactly distinguished itself with its devotion to individual liberty.
Also in Jay's latest, I read this:
"As I write, there is talk of a prisoner exchange in the Middle East: 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for the Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit. That would be a more balanced deal than some we have seen in the past: when the Israelis gave up a mass of live prisoners — terrorists, mostly — for a few corpses. To see a little roundup of this history, go here
I thought about this. After all, I am the new, improved Christian Crab of TownHall.com, not the old atheist Hermit Crab of the now-defunct MyOnlinePublication. Thus I'm not allowed to think "I would make that trade if I were the Israelis. That is, I would as soon as I had infected all of the 'Palistinian' criminals being returned with a deadly disease, or inoculated them with a slow-acting poison. Give the Pallys a taste of their own bargaining sincerity"
Have a happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I'll be back soon -- thanks for visiting! ( A little Norlingerian geniality, for a change.)