Friday, January 18, 2008

Stimulus Package?

Kudlow says Bush may have made the best of a bad situation, but the proper response was do nothing.

Love Johnson:

Isn't it about time for a house update? Your loyal readers are wondering.

I’m a Lumberjack and I’m OK

Mark Steyn on his native Canada's economy...

At Imprimis:

My colleague at National Review, John O’Sullivan, once observed that post-war Canadian history is summed up by the old Monty Python song that goes, “I’m a Lumberjack and I’m OK.” If you recall that song, it begins as a robust paean to the manly virtues of a rugged life in the north woods. But it ends with the lumberjack having gradually morphed into a kind of transvestite pickup who likes to wear high heels and dress in women’s clothing while hanging around in bars. Of course, John O’Sullivan isn’t saying that Canadian men are literally cross-dressers—certainly no more than 35-40 percent of us — but rather that a once manly nation has undergone a remarkable psychological makeover. If you go back to 1945, the Royal Canadian Navy had the world’s third largest surface fleet, the Royal Canadian Air Force was one of the world’s most effective air forces, and Canadian troops got the toughest beach on D-Day. But in the space of two generations, a bunch of tough hombres were transformed into a thoroughly feminized culture that prioritizes all the secondary impulses of society—welfare entitlements from cradle to grave—over all the primary ones. And in that, Canada is obviously not alone. If the O’Sullivan thesis is flawed, it’s only because the lumberjack song could stand as the post-war history of almost the entire developed world.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Hill v. Barry

David Brooks is a must-read today. Except his conclusion is wrong. This infighting will drive the WDM (White Dim Male) straight into Fred!'s open arms. Sweet!!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Founding Brothers

I've been listening to the unabridged version of Founding Brothers my last couple of trips to Athens, Coppell. Well worth the read especially for the relationships between Burr and Hamilton, Jefferson and Adams, George and everybody, and Madison and Jefferson.