A round-up of new items, articles and columns that caught our eye this past week or so.
The opening to the most awkward front door conversation evah:
“I don’t know how else to say this, but the fogged glass in your shower window isn’t as fogged as you might think it is.”
Short conversation. Seriously, what do you say after being confronted with that? "And, what do you think?"
David Harsanyi: If Washington is so great, let's all pay for it.
Many conservatives argued that lowering the tax burden would free up capital and induce job creation. "Washington would likely see increased revenues as prosperity grows," they claimed. This must be a fact, as economists I choose to believe say it is. It's unfortunate, though, that most Republicans won't go further and argue that everyone, even the rich -- even the super-filthy rich! -- deserves to be treated equally by the government.
That post-OBL snuff buzz is going to wear off pretty quickly and we'll be back to the drudgery of trying to close our spending deficits and solve the looming entitlement crisis but unfortunately, as per the President's Big Idea, that also means we're back to the predictable drudgery of statist class warfare as the solution.
Bob Seeger, Rush and Jackson Browne: one of these artists/bands is not like the other.
How is it that Rush is not in the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame and the other two are?
Because, in reality it's the Hall of Lame, that's why?
Red meat alert. But then again, maybe not.
The Cemetery of the Innocents at Clarion University in Clarion, PA is supposed to commemorate the millions of babies lost to abortion. But last week, the quaint memorial with 350 wooden crosses resembled a satanic ritual scene after it was vandalized during the campus’s Life Week, which also happened to be Holy Week.
Students for Life of America (SLA) explains the vandalism:
In a breathtaking public display of anti-Christian and anti-Life motivations, 350 crosses were pulled up and re-inserted in inverted fashion, a well-known anti-Christian symbol. Additionally, red paint was splattered on crosses and signs. Even eerier was the mock bloody footprints of an infant painted in front of the display.
Pretty bad, huh?
We're not sure, however, what is more disturbing? These sick acts of vandalism or the fact that this college allows themselves to be victimized year after year. If it's really that important to them then hire some security or post student watches. Dammit. C'mon people!
For a city that can least afford it: Hundreds show up for bogus jobs fair in Detroit.
As Pops would say, "T'ain't cool, McGee."
It's come to this:
A Hamburg judge has filed a criminal complaint against Chancellor Angela Merkel for “endorsing a crime” after she stated she was “glad” that Osama bin Laden was killed by US forces. Meanwhile a new poll reveals that a majority of Germans do not see the terrorist’s death as a reason to celebrate…Un-Christian?
Politicians, including those within her own center-right coalition, said that no death was cause for celebration, and reproved the remark as un-Christian and vengeful.
Considering it's Europe, should that not have been un-post-Christian?
Or as Jim Treacher put it: Deutschland über ball-less.
And finally, Steven Tyler and post-abortion trauma.
That is, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith fame. Or perhaps, more relevantly these days, Steven Tyler of American Idol fame.