July 31, 2010
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I feel sorry for the urchins these days. Responsible parents can mitigate some of the cultural damage but not all. We are living in fast times, in an era of selfishness and narcissism in which lowbrow entertainment envelops children like the chilly fog of San Francisco.
American celebrities are constantly under surveillance, and every word they say is subject to scrutiny. So be careful what you wish for if you desire fame.
Every time there's a horrendous story about kidnapping or child molestation, America loses another ounce of freedom.
LOS ANGELES -- It is Academy Awards weekend in the nation's entertainment capital, and the 1 percenters are out in force. Wealth displays are running riot; robust consumption is the philosophical standard.
While watching the Grammy Awards last Sunday, it occurred to me that American culture has been defined by music ever since the end of World War II.
So now the president is a committed man of the left. No longer is he faking moderation or even trying to bring the nation "together." Nope. As he made clear in his inauguration speech, Barack Obama is dedicating himself to achieving "social justice" no matter what the cost.
With Christmas now in the rearview mirror, it is perplexing that some far-left bloggers are still bemoaning the fact that Newsweek magazine proclaimed that folks who respect the traditions of the Christmas holiday "won" the battle against secular progressives who want to diminish the birth of Jesus in the public square.
If you really want to understand the vast changes that have occurred in America over the past 50 years, all you have to do is watch James Bond.
Here's the big lesson from mega-storm Sandy: Mother Nature sneers at high tech, mocks modern convenience and couldn't care less about what kind of person you are.
O'Reilly takes a look at the political perspective of TV news anchors.
You know there's trouble on the left when the MSNBC people declare Mitt Romney the winner in the first presidential debate. I mean, there was wailing and gnashing of teeth on the uber-liberal cable network: Why, oh, why did our guy look so awkward? Even though we don't believe
It was somewhat startling to see JFK's daughter, Caroline Kennedy, invoke her father's name and describe herself as a "Catholic woman" while espousing a passionate defense of abortion rights at the Democratic convention.
Bill O'Reilly takes a page from Jeff Foxworthy and says, "You might be a bad citizen if ..."
Presidential debates are largely a sham.
After Rep. Paul Ryan was announced as Mitt Romney's running mate, it took less than 24 hours for The New York Times to define Ryan as an "extremist."
Obama borrows from legend of Robin Hood as comparison between him and 'Romney Hood.'
When the New York Post puts a fast-food chicken franchise on page one, you know some feathers have been ruffled, so to speak. And, indeed, the Chick-fil-A outfit can forget about catering any gay marriage receptions, because the company's president, Dan Cathy, recently told an Atlanta radio
I don't know why so many people are annoyed with President Obama for saying that personal success is almost always a product of our system in America, with the benevolent federal government leading the way.
The ghost of Ronald Reagan is about to haunt President Obama.
So the plan was this: Take seven urchins, ages 3 to 17, on an old-fashioned vacation without high-tech gizmos.
On Labor Day, President Obama injected some mirth into one of his speeches while attempting to explain away the annoying economy. Speaking before a crowd in Milwaukee, the president said: ‘‘Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time ... are not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog.’’
Former NAACP leader Julian Bond wants President Barack Obama to lead a ‘‘national dialogue’’ on race, but the president is not going to do that, and he’s making a smart political decision. In the wake of the Shirley Sherrod story, the race issue is back in the news, but any public discussion is fraught with danger. Trying to define and heal racial divisions in America will inevitably lead to verbal roadside bombs — anything can explode at any time.
President Barack Obama should fire White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and hire me as his top adviser. Don't laugh. I can almost guarantee higher poll numbers for the president if he brings me on board.