If ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise — especially when the subject is Islam.
Today is the day that Obama (at extraordinary cost) flew all over the country to hype as Armageddon. I got out of bed this morning, looked up, and saw the sky right where it belonged. “Wow,” I said to myself. “The sky didn’t fall. I think someone lied to me.” Krauthammer thinks the same. The Dems were on to something with their “never let a crisis go to waste” policy. Where they erred was in thinking they could use that policy effectively by faking crises. That might have been a mistake for them — and I hope it was a big mistake.
“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Mia Farrow inadvertently said something very important. “Bob Woodward burned his cloak of impartiality.” What did Woodward do to start this conflagration? Acting as an actual investigative journalist, he reported that Obama lied about the sequestration. In other words, “impartiality” means “the Obama party line.” I have a friend who loves Jon Stewart. He cannot understand when I say that, aside from finding Stewart too puerile and crude to be funny, I don’t like his biased humor. “Bias? There is no bias,” says my friend. According to him, the impartial truth is that, 90% of the time (per Stewart) conservatives are stupid, mean, and wrong, while that’s only true (maybe) about 10% of the time for Democrats.
I couldn’t agree more with this article urging that schools have children read the Bible, not as a religious book, but as literature. The King James Bible is, without doubt, one of the most beautifully written books in the English language, and one that enriches our speech every day. And if a little morality rubs off along the way, well, who’s to say that’s a bad thing?
Who knew that Michelle Obama had so much in common with ancient Sparta? Following her fitness program is now a “patriotic obligation.” Considering that Sparta was a, well, spartan, warlike, slave state, I’m not sure I like this. It’s one thing if people want to be physically fit (as I do). It’s quite another thing when the state makes it a civic obligation that, ultimately, as a civic obligation, will be enforced using all the state’s power.
One of my long-time blog friends, and one of the smartest women in the conservative blogosphere has a fascinating post up at PJ Media about the transition from liberal to conservative — one that sees many of us following a Churchillian political trajectory. I think many Bookworm Room readers will recognize themselves in her post. I certainly see myself.
Also at PJ Media, David Goldman brings some of his always interesting insights to bear on the warped, and definitely pre-modern, mental life of Obama’s favorite political leader, Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan, as you may recall, is the Muslim political leader who just the other day called Zionism a “crime against humanity.”
When Whitney Houston, the pathetically drug addicted diva, died in her bath, Obama paused in his busy campaign to acknowledge her passing. To date, Obama has said nothing about Chris Kyle, a man who fought ferociously in the military that Obama heads, given his constitutional status as Commander in Chief. Keith Koffler rightly calls Obama out on this revolting silence.
I’m sure I’ll have more to say as the day rolls on, but this is a start.