Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Unengaged President

Mark Steyn has done it again. Click on the title of this post to read his latest article. MC liked the following:

To return to Cohen’s question: “Who is this guy? What are his core beliefs?” Well, he’s a guy who was wafted ever upward from the Harvard Law Review to state legislator to United States senator without ever lingering long enough to accomplish anything. “Who is this guy?” Well, when a guy becomes a credible presidential candidate by his mid-forties with no accomplishments other than a couple of memoirs, he evidently has an extraordinary talent for self-promotion, if nothing else. “What are his core beliefs?” It would seem likely that his core belief is in himself. It’s the “nothing else” that the likes of Cohen are belatedly noticing.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

On The Future Of The Tea Party Movement

Matthew Continetti has written a very well received article on the tea party movement and its future. Click on the title of this post to read it. MC both admires the tea party movement and has reservations about. We think most thoughtful observers do as well.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Good Walk Ruined

MC loathes golf. Sorry Butters and Co-defendant and Snap. Seriously, it is a seriously stupid sport and we can't help but laugh at the seriousness with which this nonsense is taken. However, an Irishman won the US Open, apparently the first European to do so in 40 years. Cue the old country jingoism! Congratulations to Graeme McDowell on his useless victory!

Click on the title of this post to hear the winner at about the ten minute mark. We're rather in favor of the Irish brogue than the BP lilt but that's just us.

Either beats the Chicago thug-speak we've been hearing too much of lately. Thanks just same.

And no, we have no idea what junior high school-like trophy McDowell is holding in the picture above. Good grief, we're only paying attention because an Irishman won the event and apparently sober!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Icarus Descending: Obama's Disastrous Speech

Given that the kool-aid drinkers at MSNBC have thoroughly trashed President Obama's Gulf oil speech from the Oval Office last night, MC has precious little to add. The phrase "Icarus descending" belongs to Nick Gillespie of Reason magazine.

Jennifer Rubin at Commentary's blog Contentions sums up our horrid current state of affairs as well as anyone. Click on the title of this post to read her.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Alien In The White House

MC doesn't think Dorothy Rabinowitz writes often enough. Yes, we're being selfish. When she does write, however, it is the very definition of must reading. Click on the title of this post to read her article in the WSJ. MC liked the following:

"A great part of America now understands that this president's sense of identification lies elsewhere, and is in profound ways unlike theirs. He is hard put to sound convincingly like the leader of the nation, because he is, at heart and by instinct, the voice mainly of his ideological class. He is the alien in the White House . . . . "