Obama Again

I’ve copped a bit of flack the last few days over my repeatedly expressed concerns about Obama’s abilities. It’s not that I am sure he is incapable, it’s just that there is nothing in his life so far which suggests he is. He has a beautiful voice, he is handsome, he reads well from a …

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But Why?

Instapundit links to a post by Walter Shapiro suggesting Barack Obama wrote himself into the presidents’ job. His memoirs are an impressive piece of writing, and he has certainly done nothing else that would qualify him for the job – he’s never had a steady job (half a single term as a junior state senator …

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Israel and Gaza

Israel is not blameless in its relationships with the Palestinian people. Palestinian homes, farms and businesses have been bulldozed to make way for Israeli settlers. Genuine and appalling atrocities have been committed against some Palestinians. People have been right to express concern about these things, and to urge Israel stop further occupation and settlement of …

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Of All the Dumb Ideas

The idea of using taxpayers’ money to bail out failing companies would have to be one of the worst. Let me see if I’ve got this right. The government is going to take money from companies and people who get things right, who care for their assets, make sound management decisions, and thus provide a future …

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What Were You Thinking?

Before the US Presidential election I wrote a latter to the Editor of the New York Times as follows: Dear Editor, I note with interest your endorsement of Senator Obama for President. Senator Obama is a very attractive man. He has a lovely voice. These are bonuses in a public figure, but they are not …

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