It Is Gordon Brown's "Joe the Plumber Moment," Only Worse

Janet Daley at the Telegraph is right about this: What Gordon Brown did was to insult a quintessential Labour supporter for expressing opinions that are probably held by three quarters of the white working class core vote. That is a whole different ballgame – and its consequences are likely to be irreversible. It's one thing to insult …

Homosexuals and Paedophiles Not in League? Back in the Old Days…

...things were different, as Le Salon Beige reminds us, in this quote which appeared in a French gay magazine in 2001: In France, homosexuality comes from a pedophile culture with André Gide. In 1968, there was even a pederast revolutionary action committee. In the speech of GLH at the start of 1975, there is a …

Valedictory or Salutatory Speech Politically Incorrect? You Have Options

It's that time of year when schools of all levels put their paperwork in order, produce large numbers of high quality pieces of paper (PETA hates it when we say this, but they're called sheepskins) and hands them to those who have endured to the end.  This is otherwise referred to as graduation. It used …

Rubio and Crist: The Reality of the Retirement Age in Social Security

Now we have the spectacle of Repbulicans battling it out over Social Security, in Florida of all places: Marco Rubio appeared on a Sunday talk show this month to say something remarkable. The Republican running for Florida's Senate seat suggested we reform Social Security by raising the retirement age for younger workers. Florida is home …

Environmentalism: You Think the New Atheists Will Take On This New Religion?

Environmentalism is certainly a new religion: America's leading environmental historian, William Cronon of the University of Wisconsin, calls environmentalism a new religion because it offers "a complex series of moral imperatives for ethical action, and judges human conduct accordingly." In other words, issues such as climate change are now much more than about "science." And …

Publix in Palm Beach: It Was Tricky the Last Time, and It's Tricky Again

Palm Beach mulls the expansion of the popular Publix supermarket: At a symposium Tuesday, residents seemed generally open toward Publix Super Markets’ plan for a new and larger Palm Beach store. Many told Publix officials they want more organic foods and need to know more about the interior plans and product mix. But Publix officials …

The Second Most Subversive Book I Ever Read

I'm not sure how to react to all of these liberals (like Joe Klein at Time) who call their conservative bêtes noires traitors or seditionists.  But since they're going to call us names like that, it's time for this conservative (?) to come clean and talk about some of the subversive material that he's come …

Nancy Pelosi, Palm Beach and the Strange State of the Rich in an Obama Regime

Nancy Pelosi's "requirement" of numerous police and security personnel on a recent visit of Palm Beach is something that I found curious.  But it also got me thinking about the strange--surreal, in many ways--state of our political process. Palm Beach shouldn't be a threatening kind of place for Nancy Pelosi.  It's in a house district …

If Christians are in the Global South, Why Aren't the Leaders?

Gary L'Hommedieu asks this question--and answers it--in an Anglican context: "If over 80% of Anglicans live in the global south, why is this not reflected in communion structures?" writes Indian Ocean Primate Ian Earnest in an April 12 letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury in which he protests, among other things, the illicit transfer of …

Why I'm Not an Episcopalian, Either

Perry Robinson puts it at its simplest: Sooner or later reasonable people figure out that they can believe everything in such a view without being a member of said “church” and can sleep in on Sunday morning, giving their cash to other organizations. They can then use their own time in ways that they find …

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