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Friday, December 20, 2013

More links

I've been lazy this week and haven't posted. But in the meantime here are three interesting links I couldn't pass up:

Chateau Heartiste put up a funny post about how Obamacare is being marketed, and goes from there to the larger issue of the kind of people who hold the reins of power in the country.

Jim Goad has written about the brouhaha over whether Santa is white or black. As entertaining as the article is, the comments that follow are even more so. Some are misguided, some are nasty, but almost all are clever. It's an enlightening firsthand look at the types the mainstream media love to revile.

Finally, Pat Buchanan published an article today about how neo-isolationism is soaring. He describes the hypocrisies of current US foreign policy. An example:

Now, President and Mrs. Obama and Vice President Biden have, on the high moral ground that Russia has outlawed LBGT propaganda, declared they will not attend the Sochi winter Olympics. Yet, are we not courting Iran? Did not Obama bow to the king of Saudi Arabia? When was the last time they had a gay pride parade in Riyadh, Tehran, Mecca or Qom?

All three articles are worth reading.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another great passage from the Buchanan article, and retort to all those clamoring for yet another war against a country that is not a direct threat to the US - Iran:

".... we had the Afghan war to overthrow the Taliban and create a new democracy in the Hindu Kush, the invasion and occupation of Iraq to strip Saddam Hussein of weapons of mass destruction he did not have, and the air war on Libya.

Others may celebrate the fruits of these wars but consider the costs:

A decade of bleeding with 8,000 U.S. dead, 40,000 wounded, $2 trillion sunk, Iraq and Libya disintegrating in tribal, civil and sectarian war, Afghanistan on the precipice, and al-Qaida no longer confined to Tora Bora but active in Pakistan, Libya, Iraq, Yemen and Syria."

- Ed