“Whether Obamacare is good, bad, or indifferent is a matter of opinion. But it is a matter of fact that members of the House of Representatives have a right to make spending decisions based on their opinion.”—Thomas Sowell
“The thug usurpers of the bureaucracy want to send a message: In today’s America, everything is the gift of the government, and exists only at the government’s pleasure, whether it’s your health insurance, your religious liberty, or the monument to your fallen comrades.”—Mark Steyn
“The hyperpower is going to war because Obama wandered off prompter and accidentally made a threat. So he has to make good on it, or America will lose its credibility. But he only wants to make good on it in a perfunctory and ineffectual way. So America will lose its credibility anyway.”—Mark Steyn
“Having leaked to the world, and thus to Syrian president Bashar Assad, a detailed briefing of the coming U.S. air attack on Syria — (1) the source (offshore warships and perhaps a bomber or two), (2) the weapon (cruise missiles), (3) the duration (two or three days), (4) the purpose (punishment, not “regime change”) — perhaps we should be publishing the exact time the bombs will fall, lest we disrupt dinner in Damascus.”—As always Charles Krauthamer has a simple and elegant way of wading through Obama’s amateur hour version of leadership.
It’s football season! Can’t wait until game day to experience the pageantry of your favorite college football team? Then take a few minutes to read my new collaborative piece on local college football traditions in Birmingham Magazine. In this article I wrote the pieces on The Magic City Classic, UAB, Samford, Miles and Birmingham-Southern.
“What I propose is a linear national park. We need a road, or network of roads, where we can drive the way we’ll be allowed to drive in heaven after we succumb to apoplexy caused by being stuck for six hours on 1-95 when a Prius full of vegans swerves in front of a livestock truck and an oil tanker, causing America’s least wanted barbecue to be hosted at the off-ramp to the Washington beltway.”—
An excerpt from P.J. O’Rourke’s Driving Like Crazy: Thirty Years of Vehicular Hell-bending, Celebrating America the Way It’s Supposed To Be — With an Oil Well in Every Backyard, a Cadillac … of the Federal Reserve Mowing Our Lawn