Yesterday morning, two American soldiers and one American citizen working as a teacher were killed in separate shootings in Afghanistan, supposedly in retaliation for the burning of a few copies of the Quran. That brings the total of Americans killed over the incident to six. I have to ask: Why are we still there?
Liberals from the ivory towers of the corporate media to the sewers of the left-wing blogosphere have raised the hue and cry about firearms in the wake of the killing of three students, allegedly at the hand of the severely disturbed T.J. Lane in Chardon, Ohio.
While politicians deflect, defend and blame and consumers grouse about Big Oil, large profits and offshore drilling, almost no one is discussing what’s really happening to the price of gasoline at the pump. Gas prices are reflecting inflation.
I recently faced an attack from a liberal acquaintance. This fellow objected strongly to my remarking on the hypocrisy that tagged along on first lady Michelle Obama’s vacation to the spectacularly wealthy ski resort of Aspen, Colo.
Higher education in the United States has become nearly synonymous with liberalism. Many conservative parents likely cringe when they imagine the mind-bending lectures that their young, knowledge-hungry, first-year college students will be subjected to upon arrival at university. Luckily, there is an antithesis to the trend.
Any working stiff can tell you: The prices at the grocery store, the gas station, the pharmacist and even the sport shop where he buys bulk ammunition have risen dramatically, outstripping inflationary increases. There’s no sign that the pricing trend will slow down.
Efforts to force President Barack Obama to prove his eligibility to be President are moving in several States. A complaint in Georgia has moved to the appellate level, and a new complaint was recently filed in Pennsylvania. Cases are also reportedly developing in Mississippi, Alabama and other States.
Last summer, a 66-year-old Chicago-area insurance broker named Denny McCann met his tragic end when he was run down by a motorist named Saul Chavez. At the time of the accident, Chavez — who dragged McCann’s body a few hundred feet while trying to flee the scene — had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .29.
Imagine a world in which the decisions you make for you children are irrelevant. It’s a world in which the state, rather than the parents, determines what your child must eat for lunch. Parents in Hoke County, N.C., are experiencing it firsthand.
I will grant that Whitney Houston’s apparently self-induced death is a cautionary tale, but let’s not overstate the case. The cautionary tale told by Houston’s death centers on the fact that Americans care far too much about precisely the wrong people.