Jo-Joe Politico writes about the acid rain scare of many years ago. He thinks a nostalgic walk down World Catastrophe Avenue might help us form the proper approach to cap and trade. And why haven’t the hole in the ozone layer and overpopulation ended civilization yet? Also from J-J P this quote, “QUESTION: "Wouldn't that drive private insurance out of business?" MR. OBAMA: "Why would it drive private insurance out of business? If -- if private -- if private insurers say that the marketplace provides the best quality health care; if they tell us that they're offering a good deal, then why is it that the government, which they say can't run anything, suddenly is going to drive them out of business? That's not logical." Are you intelligent enough to understand what he tried to slip by you in that statement?” Joe gives the answer. He also has an enjoyable post about some of our troops in Iraq. Included are a bunch of photos whose captions convey something of the mind set of a returning vet.
Pat from And So It Goes In Shreveport got to see Clapton live recently. I’m jealous but it makes sense that her boyfriend would take Pat rather than me. She has John Boehner’s radio address from Saturday. Boehner, who snuck in a reference to Ohio, is giving the Republican’s rebuttal to The Light of Chicago. Then there is a frightening post that deals with the breakdown of the American moral fabric. There is a YouTube clip that is a profane rap song performed by the godson of a member of the legislature. Thankfully Pat balances the insanity with a funny song from Hoagy Carmichael at the end. I feel that much of the moral decay that disgusts us has grown by lefties working so hard for so long to weaken and devalue the institutions we have always used to conserve and pass on values. There has been endless attacks on the family structure, on religion and churches and synagogues and endless attacks on so many other nurturing institutions such as the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts. Lefties rend and destroy (when they’re not taxing people near to death).
Obama’s adoption of the Bush indefinite detention policy, against which he campaigned so loudly and with such hypocritical posturing of moral superiority, has caused Pundit and Pundette to write about Obama’s inveterate lying and give some good links to more. Pundette gives a quote from V. D. Hanson that I can’t pass by without sharing: “Sometimes the past is simply airbrushed away. Barack Obama has a disturbing habit of contradicting his past declarations as if spoken words did not mean much at all.” Then Steve Goodman gives us ‘Red, Red Robin.’ He starts out a bit intense but ends up light, joyful and happy. Then P & P have a post that expresses anger at the passage of the cap and trade bill in the House. And this is joined with some reflections on degenerate trends in pop culture. As I said above, the institutions that preserve and transmit morality in our culture have been attacked, weakened and debased. Congress is a great example. Congress has degenerated into a collection of whores scrambling to see who can sell out the most. Cap and trade has been designed to make a lot of money for some members of congress and for those who bribe them. I wonder who kids see as role models these days. There aren’t any famous people who would be considered notable for the good they do. Ink and air time seem to be reserved for money makers and whatever ‘personalities’ the press thinks are cool or strange enough to draw some viewers. Obama is treated like he’s some kind of moral paragon but I don’t know of one case in which he actually did something because it is the right thing to do. He has done very well for himself, his family and those who have given him money or helped him politically. But those are all either morally neutral or immoral acts.