I’ve been dillying and dallying my morning away. I’d like to blame the dog, who enticed me with her wagging tail and obvious request that I sit and cuddle with her, but that’s a cheap and easy out. I’ve just been inefficient. But I do have stuff I need to work on, and now’s the time. So, a few good posts to fill the space:
I promised that I would no longer harp on Act of Valor, but I have to admit to feeling somewhat vindicated that one of the sharpest analysts in the blogosphere, J.E. Dyer, also found cause for concern with inserting a Jewish terrorist into the movie, although she too does not make an issue of covert antisemitism. Her post is, as one would expect, ridiculously well-informed, well-reasoned, and temperate in tone. (Hat tip: Bruce Kesler)
Yesterday, my son asked me what a “hypocrite” is. I told him that it’s a person who voices standards that have nothing to do with his behavior, because he thinks he’s too good for those standards. They’re for the little people. Bruce Kesler catches Obama in the act.
Although maybe Obama’s not a hypocrite. Maybe he’s just arrogant to the point of being delusional.
There’s been a little bit of debate over at Commentary’s blog about whether the government should police the type of purchases food stamp recipients make. I say, “Hell, yes.” There are two expressions that come to mind: “He who pays the piper calls the tune,” and “You dance with them what brung ya’.” If the government pays, whether for health care or food stamps, it gets to call the shots. That’s why the government should be paying for many fewer things in this world. I want to be the one paying the piper for his tune, and I want to pick the music he plays.
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