Month: February 2011

Demography vs. Delusion

The title of today’s post is the subtitle to the second chapter of Mark Steyn’s America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It. The main title is “Going … Going … Gone.” What’s he talking about? It’s an extension of his first chapter where he wrote of declining birth rates in all of Europe and the increasing Islamization of European culture. In the second chapter, Steyn focuses on the apparent death-wish of certain European states. In Russia,… Read more »

Proverbs 1:1-7

The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to discern the sayings of understanding, to receive instruction in wise behavior, righteousness, justice, and equity; To give prudence to the naive, to the youth knowledge and discretion. A wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel; To understand a proverb and a figure, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of… Read more »

Wisconsin Courage

Last night, I saw video from the Wisconsin House as the Republicans passed the new law limiting collective bargaining for public sector unions. It was pretty instructive to see the Democrat lawmakers, many of whom chose not to vote, screaming and acting like spoiled children after the vote ended. It was a foretaste of what will probably occur in the Wisconsin Senate if the Democrats there ever decide to do the job for which they were elected and being paid… Read more »

Coming Out of the Marriage Closet

President Obama has finally decided to be honest. Ever since he began running for president, he invented the fiction that he was not in favor of homosexual marriage. After all, saying you approve of marriage between two men or two women was not a vote-getter in states where he had to appear as a moderate. Now he has come out of the closet, so to speak. On Wednesday, the Obama administration announced that it would no longer defend the Defense… Read more »

The Ongoing Wisconsin Debacle

I think I’m going to set a record today for the number of political cartoons in one of my posts. The Wisconsin debacle has inspired the cartoonists as much as any event since I’ve started this blog. So let’s get started. How about a take on the Tea Party’s flag from the public employees’ unions’ point of view? You have to pay attention to realize the wording is slightly different. That slight difference, though, is a world of difference in… Read more »

The Depopulation Bomb

Regular readers of this blog know that I consider Mark Steyn’s book America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It to be a serious warning about our future as a society. I’ve offered two glimpses into the book already. It’s time for a third. The first full chapter is called “The Coming of Age,” and it portrays a demographic challenge that the Western world is now facing. In short, Steyn tells us that we are aging rapidly… Read more »

Does Anyone Remember?

Today used to be George Washington’s birthday. Yes, I know it still is, but how many people are aware of it nowadays? Instead, we have Presidents Day, always celebrated on the Monday of the week and apparently dedicated to all presidents regardless of merit. Washington had merit; some of the others have had very little. I mean, do I really have this urge to celebrate the presidencies of Millard Fillmore or Chester Alan Arthur? Am I supposed to rejoice in… Read more »