It wasn't until the last week that I was struck by the appropriateness of Thomas Friedman's last name. TF, of course, is one of American leftism's brightest lights, despite the absurdity of his ideas and his complete inability to use the English language clearly. Actually, if you can understand the mangled prose and obtuse opinions of Friedman, your brain must be fried, man.
Listening to our left's abusive comments re the Mosque de Triumphe controversy, I'm glad the Aztecs aren't still around. We would have to listen to idiots like Keith Olbermann and BO telling us that we have to respect their freedom of worship, and never mind those screams that keep coming from their temples during their "religious services".
We social conservatives have been told that "same-sex" marriage must be recognized in all states if it is recognized in any, because of the "full faith and credit" clause of the Constitution
, which requires that all states must recognize all"legislative acts, public records, and judicial decisions of the other states within the United States". Funny, they never seem to apply that to the concealed carry pistol permit that New York State issued to me (on order of a judge, i.e. a "judicial decision"). By their logic, doesn't my NYS permit entitle me to carry concealed in all other states in the country? Somehow I doubt they'd agree, but it would be fun listening to them try to explain the difference, especialloy since the 2nd Amendment is in the Constitution, but the word "marriage" appears nowhere in that much-abused document.
Years ago, before he wandered off into the fever swamps of anti-Semitism, columnist Charley Reese pointed out that the meaning of the words in the Constitution do not change over time. Otherwise, there would be no point in having a written constitution at all. He was right then, and it's still true today, the treacherous nonsense of the "living Constitution" crowd nonwithstanding.
The proponents of Obamacare often tell us that the plan will "bend the cost curve", and they're right, in a way. It will bend the cost curve -- right around our necks, nice and tight.
The next time voters decide to salve the national conscience by electing a half-black, half-white candidate President, I hope they'll make sure that he isn't another half-mad Marxist half-wit like the one they elected in 2008. Megalomania and psychosis are mental disorders, after all, and if BO understands any part of his job other than how to attain it, I see no evidence of it.