Whirling Disease

It will take three more years to pick the bones clean.  It will take eleven months just to subdue the beast.  Declaring victory is obscenely premature, to say nothing of any smug triumphalism.  But there are signs of hope that the liberal Leviathan conceived in 2006 and hatched in 2008 is floundering vulnerably under theContinue reading “Whirling Disease”

When the Nobel Committee Got it Right

From Edmund Phelps (Nobel Economics Laureate, 2006): Both the unreasoning rejection of capitalism by some and the baseless triumphalism of others are ridiculous. They are not grounded in a full look at the upsides and the downsides of the system over the past 200 years… …most observers now acknowledge that capitalism, even in the midstContinue reading “When the Nobel Committee Got it Right”

Repudiating Glory?

When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voice, saying in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have become like men and have come down to us.”  And they began calling Barnabas, Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.  The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city,Continue reading “Repudiating Glory?”

Channelling FDR

Amity Schlaes wrote it before Obama won the Donkey Party nomination, and therefore she wrote it before his “Immaculation” (Rush’s facile term) this past January.  So it is uncanny – creepy – but illuminating to see how much The Anointed One and FDR have in common in their world views, their experimental tactics in policy,Continue reading “Channelling FDR”

I’m Sure It’s Just a Coincidence

To qb’s Amarillo reader(s): Is it just me, or is there a striking resemblance between the way President Obama operates and the way certain local megachurch “pastors” have been operating over the last 4-5 years? And between the sycophantic SEIU thugs and the loyal board members who call one or more of these “pastors” theirContinue reading “I’m Sure It’s Just a Coincidence”

Krauthammer on Iran

Is it possible that a successful revolution in Iran – a longshot – might, in the long run, give democracy a stronger foothold in the Middle East?  What if there was a regime change?  Might that help to stabilize Iraq further?  Charles Krauthammer certainly thinks so, and that it is a crime that the ObamaContinue reading “Krauthammer on Iran”

Football Camp 2009a

A couple of qb’s favorite shots thus far:                           But boy, howdy, is it ever hot down here.  Forecast for today:  clear and 102F.  Tomorrow:  104. —– BTW, my brother-in-law took me to Houston’s (2408 W Anderson Ln, Austin, 78757) for a light supper,Continue reading “Football Camp 2009a”