I used to deliver this paper as a kid. I am proud of this article. Just prior to looking up the times, which I haven't done in a long, long time, as I live in a different city, I heard a report on the radio in which the chief of police or an equivalent sheriff claimed that he is "horrified at the possibility" of drivers using marijuana. The report only said that police had determined that both drivers were positive for marijuana and one incoherently wasted on alcohol. I smelled a problem. The report failed to mention who caused the crash. It made it sound as though blame was shared and marijuana a factor.
I am appalled that a law enforcement official would abuse his office by misinforming the public regarding culpability in a fatal crash. My heart and sympathies go out to Mrs. Woodworth's family and friends. Her tragic death shouldn't be used for political purposes.
Hate to say "I told you so," but the NYTimes did exactly what I suspected they might in today's edition (Sunday). Front page. Amazing how predictable liberal zombies are.
Let the Malvoization begin. The left will dilligently paint a portrait of an innocent young man duped by a lone fanatic into committing murder, as if Islam had nothing to do with it.
"but like the collective farms and the idiotic ramblings of Michurin and Lysenko, it’s better because it more closely fits the Socialist vision of how things ought to work."
Genius. Never have I seen a better use of "ought."
Michelle, I love you...but in a totally platonic way even though you have a high temperature.
HI Fred. Would you like to borrow my glasses?
It's called sarcasm. You may have heard of it. What you have pointed out isn't a contradiction. It is, in fact, perfectly consistent. The author is arguing that the modern state is on civil rights life support.
Crisis shall melt our resolve and we shall be uniformly spread across the globe and eaten like a buttered cracker.
These two have the same father?! If it weren't sad, it would be hilarious.
We have a spoiled rotten child for a president. No wonder the college kids love him.
The reference to Roosevelt is interesting. Alice Roosevelt was Teddy's first daughter. Her mother died in child-birth and the loss crushed TR. He subsequently abandoned his daughter to relatives and went west to seek his fortune as a rancher. His venture was an abysmal failure. He lost a good portion of his wealth, which he inherited from his father, who was a NY businessman. Alice's dalliances were news fodder during and after his presidency, but this might be considered the result of her father's shameful neglect. Like her mother, Alice was a stunning beauty and, though she (and her husband, a republican congressman) steadfastly defended TR during the 1912 "Bull Moose" debacle, Alice's actions belied a persistent frustration with her father's lack of paternal concern. More pointedly, as Roosevelt was the father of American Progressivism (he ran under the progressive banner in 1912), his comment not only reflected his lack of fatherly concern but his exaggerated sense of his own political and historical significance. Like all progressives, TR and and Obama believe that they are smarter than the market, that they are singly capable of substituting their own predilections for those of millions of independent economic actors. In this sense, the reference is sublime.