29 September 2009

Coffee Cup Browsing (Political Edition)

Health Care: "Ordinary Americans are rightly suspicious of this exercise in collective ego gratification, which has gripped Obama and many of his congressional allies."

While our Political Betters are ramming socialized medicine down our throats, in Canada private health-care options are growing.

A Youtube vid of one Canadian woman's trip through the horrors of socialized medicine.

In the war against the taxpayer funded corruption that is ACORN, Breitbart is a 21st century Hannibal the Great (a video explaining the strategy behind the ACORN sting via an analogy to Hannibal's victory over the Romans at Cannae)

What G.W.B. got right and wrong in Iraq serves as a lesson for B.O. in Afghanistan.

Germany shedding its socialist tendencies? My conservative German friends say, "Not so fast." European conservatives would be Happy Campers in the left-wing of the Democrat Party. It's all about the relative nature of the political spectrum.

Lewis Carroll Day at the State Dept. Spokesman calls Gitmo detainees "refugees."

The Brights of Hollywood line up to defend a child rapist. . .of course, had Polanski been a Catholic priest. . .

Spain's experiment with "green jobs" has been a disaster for their economy. The executive summary starts on page seven.

Wow! Even Newsweek lefties are getting sick of B.O.'s televised ubiquity: "The president's problem isn't that he is too visible; it's the lack of content in what he says when he keeps showing up on the tube. Obama can seem a mite too impressed with his own aura, as if his presence on the stage is the Answer."

Liz Cheney is rattling Dem cages and revving up the GOP base. I've seen her in debates and she is unrelenting. However, her support for waterboarding is disturbing.

1 comment:

  1. Father Philip:

    I recently started following your blog and enjoy and appreciate your commments, both political and religious. I have to differ with you on waterboarding, though. I've been waterboarded, at the Air Force survival, evasion, resistance and escape school for aircrews. I took this course as a new USAF pilot in 1980. We were waterboarded, and worse. We had no temperature regulations as they do at Gitmo. We were soaked with ice water and made to crouch in a small cage, on a cement floor, with an air temp of less than 60, for hours. It was rough, it was harsh, but it was not torture. Torture is having to choose between jumping or frying, as many were forced to do on 9-11 at the WTC. Torture is cutting off body parts, or running electrical current via body parts. Waterboarding is so harsh that it must be controlled carefully and monitored closely. But it's not torture, and neither is sleep deprivation or loud music. I've been through those and come out sane and physically unharmed, though it was one of the most difficult trials of my life.

    Thanks, and keep up the great work.
    Gwen Linde