|Red Julia: Imminent ouster|
Hmmm. We could do with that guy over here.
|Red Julia: Imminent ouster|
|Freddie stretched further|
|Encouraging a banker|
|Obama takes charge at FEMA|
|Shooting down jobs|
Americans are rattled and want action. They don’t know or care what Congress’s schedule is. They just see the president not doing anything. Cruising white Midwestern hamlets in his black bus, Obama tried to justify not calling lawmakers back to D.C. by saying they’d just continue to bicker. But what does he think they’ll do in September? The truth is, he doesn’t want them back in the capital any more than they want to be back. It would have screwed up his vacation and upset Michelle, who already feels trapped in the Washington bubble.The LC does not begrudge the Obamas downtime when appropriate. But it would never even occur to a small-business owner to take a vacation if the business were in crisis. But the President of the world's only superpower sees no problem with it. Dangerously arrogant and aloof doesn't even begin to describe him.
This is total BS. I am a conservative, I read the NYT online most days and I sift the rest of the liberal media for gems about Dems . I never watch Fox News and, while I do have my "little blog," I make up my mind about you, Mr President, based on your unfulfilled promises and your negligible record of achievement (other than debt creation.)"It used to be that everybody was sitting there watching Walter Cronkite, now everybody is on their own little blog or on their own separate news forum. If you're a Democrat you're reading the New York Times, if you're a Republican, you're watching Fox News. . . people don't listen to each other much."
Big Government means small citizens: it corrodes the integrity of a people, catastrophically. Within living memory, the city in flames on our TV screens every night governed a fifth of the Earth's surface and a quarter of its population. When you're imperialists on that scale, there are bound to be a few mishaps along the way. But nothing the British Empire did to its subject peoples has been as total and catastrophic as what a post-great Britain did to its own. Read the whole column
It no longer feels as if we live in a civilised country. The cause of the riots is the looters; opportunistic, greedy, arrogant and amoral young criminals who believe that they have the right to steal, burn and destroy other people’s property. There were no extenuating circumstances, no excuses. The context was two-fold: first, decades of failed social, educational, family and microeconomic policies, which means that a large chunk of the UK has become alienated from mainstream society, culturally impoverished, bereft of role models, permanently workless and trapped and dependent on welfare or the shadow economy.Read more
He was a half hour late. His head turned from side to side as if he were attending a tennis match. He practically never looked in the camera, as if he were averting our gaze. And those were the strong parts of President Obama’s disastrous speech.It was a bit like a slow-motion car crash. After a while, one stopped listening to the blather and simply watched the stock ticker go down and down. And down some more....