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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving, as it were

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“The survival of Israel now depends on its pilots and missiles, not on any guarantees from the US. In today’s currency, what we guarantee is worth about as much as US treasury bills, or promises of missile defense for Eastern Europe. [...] The problem with all this pessimistic view of human nature is that our elite and anointed smirk at it. They seem to say, ‘Tsk, tsk, we are 21st century Ivy-Leaguers in the postmodern age. [...] But does anyone think human nature has changed (since the Greeks) due to improved diet, or that brain chemistry has altered with video games? Obama inherited, he did not make the rules — whether he thinks he can hope-and-change them away or not. He can read all of Paul Krugman’s essays all he wants, [...] but that does not make a soon-to-be $20-trillion debt go away. Such fantasy does not mean interest rates won’t climb to 5-6% and more, and does not mean that we soon will not be paying a $1-trillion-a-year interest to pay back what we owe. The President can Van-Jones the energy question all he wants, in soaring tones bellowing out ‘solar, wind, and millions of new green jobs!’ But that does not mean that, when the global recovery begins, oil won’t go back to $100 plus per barrel. [...] And, yes, again, [His Oneness] can give a 100 Cairo speeches, back flip even, apologize to the world for being mean to blacks, Indians, Hispanics, Europeans, Japanese, women, birds, plants, butterflies, whatever. And still an Ahmadinejad, a Chavez or a Putin will not be impressed.”
— ‘Victor Davis Hanson, November 25th, 2009’

Hopey-dopey, dude, and pass the ammunition. And pray like hell for a return to some semblance of sanity and honor.

Happy Thanksgiving, all y'all.

h/t Theo

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