If at First You Don’t Secede…

Charles C.W. Cooke comes out against secession: But there is little to be gained from taking our ball home and railing at reality. Dereliction is the preserve of adolescents who, upon failing to get their way, pretend that they are going to move to Canada, or Europe, or anywhere else that they consider would be preferable to remaining in the More …

If You’re Not Depressed Enough Already, This Will Fix That

From Zero Hedge, Why President Obama Was Re-elected: There is a rational explanation for the President’s reelection which doesn’t invoke a deep or complex meaning. The only way to explain the outcome is in the simplest and direct prose: the moochers prevailed.  Obama’s winning tactic was to do what any respectable man does when he wishes to have something; he More …

Christian Responses to the Election

Along with every other sub-cultural group, Christians are putting up lots of advice to their fellows on how we should behave and not behave in the wake of the latest boot-in-the-face American election (I’m still recovering. Can you tell?) First, from Rick Phillips at Reformation21: Five Christian Responses to the 2012 Election: For many conservative Christians, the electoral defeat of More …

Are We All Protestants Now?

Joel Miller on Catholic’s response to the admonition of bishops to vote against candidates who support abortion and Obamacare: Regardless of the directive, a majority of Catholics punched the Obama/Biden ticket on November 6, acting as if the episcopal counsel counted for squat. This strikes me as an interesting development, demonstrating a significant breakdown in church authority. Apparently, we’re all More …

So, Here We Are. Where To Now?

So, I woke up this morning and I was still here. The Lord hasn’t called me home, so I guess that means He expects me to stay in the fight. If you’re like me–still alive and on the earth–then I think it’s important to have a plan for living in the world that the election of 11/6/2012 forced us to More …

Fire and Lions

God, being God, is no fan of the average. But he is a fan of you. God wants you to be great. He wants you to be great for His glory. But the bad news is, God never carries you to greatness on a silk pillow. He drags you there through fire and lions. Because there’s no glory in coasting. More …

Your Question for the Day

After Reagan, the Republican party had one convincing win when George Bush the Elder ran with the promise of being Reagan’s third term. Since then, the Republicans have eked out two skin-of-their-teeth wins–including the skinniest skin-of-their-teeth win ever in 2000, over an administration that had just exhausted the country with scandal and embarrassment, with a candidate in George Bush the More …

Wisdom is So Yesterday

Here’s an appropriate quote, as I sit here witnessing the re-election of America’s first anti-American president: It is my joyless contention that pride and ignorance, not tolerance and discernment, inform more of my generation’s decisions and positions than we’d care to admit.

It Shouldn’t Matter That Much

Jonah Goldberg explains that “The fact that the presidential vote matters so much is a sign not of national health but of dysfunction.” The more the federal government gets involved in every aspect of our lives — for good or ill — the more people will feel that their livelihoods, lifestyles, even their actual lives are at stake in a More …

Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, Part II: The Chickening

Ok, you’re tired of it, I’m tired of it; for years we’ve been waiting for the day when we won’t have to hear any more election speeches or polls or commentary. That day is finally here… tomorrow. As for today, we’ll be getting a fire hose helping of politics. May we all gather strength to endure it from the hope that More …

Well, Sure. Why Else Would He Do All Those Things?

Perhaps sensing that a constant middle finger raised toward traditionally religious Americans might lead to some serious electoral problems, the Obama campaign has released, at the 11th hour, a video claiming a moral, religious motivation for Obama’s policies. No, really. Here it is: For those of you who couldn’t watch more than a few seconds without experiencing dizziness and nausea, More …

"A Note to Stiff-Necked People"

David Mamet composes a missive to Jews planning to vote for Obama, although I think it applies to the stiff-necked of all races and religions: Are you prepared to explain to your children not the principles upon which your vote is cast, but its probable effects upon them?   Irrespective of your endorsement of liberal sentiments, of fairness and “more equal More …

Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, Part II: 1 Day

(Via the Chicago Boyz, showing something good can come out of Chicago.)

Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, Part II: 2 Days

In a radical column, Mark Tapscott comes out in favor of a government of laws, not men: Government should be based on clearly written laws, consented to by those to be governed by them, and not on the unpredictable will of one man or even a few men. So why do we allow Washington politicians not only to get away More …

Why Obama Losing woud be Better for Race Relations than Obama Winning

The racial grievance industry has been so successful that in recent history it has had a tendency to counteract itself. There are so many legal protections against discrimination in place, that sometimes employers don’t want to hire someone from a protected class for fear that they won’t be able to fire them. Or if they do, they’ll be subjected to More …

Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, Part II: 3 Days

Charles Krauthammer on the choice: An Obama second term means that the movement toward European-style social democracy continues, in part by legislation, in part by executive decree. The American experiment — the more individualistic, energetic, innovative, risk-taking model of democratic governance — continues to recede, yielding to the supervised life of the entitlement state. If Obama loses, however, his presidency More …

Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, Part II: 5 Days

Polls, shmoles; Baseball Crank (“He’s cranky about more than just baseball!”) weighs in with a lengthy explanation of why you should be suspicious of polls predicting an Obama win: 2012, even moreso than past elections, is apt to produce another round of reflection and recrimination on all of these issues, as a great many of the individual polls we have More …

Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, Part II: 7 Days and 16 Seconds

Take 16 seconds out of your day and consider this: (Via KJL)

Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, Part II: 8 Days

Stanley Kurtz lays out what’s at stake: Obama isn’t just going for a win. He’s shooting for a “realignment.” Obama is trying to shape a new kind of electorate, creating a long-term Democratic majority that would allow him and his successors to stop catering to the center and finally govern decisively from the left.  …  Obama’s strategy, says Heileman, is More …

Sexy Uber Alles

That stupid… Wait, it’s so stupid I’m going to spell it with two “o’s”… That stoopid campaign commercial that tries to equate a vote for Obama with sex (and I’m sure the people who think this is a smart move are exactly the kind of people we should look to for sex advice) has been kicking up a bit of More …