Wednesday, January 15, 2014

"Only in America..."

Roger Kimball received a list from a British friend. Entitled “Only in America” it is well worth sharing. It requires no commentary.

Here are a few samples to tease your appetite:

10. Only in America … Could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.

9. Only in America … Could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black. 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans – 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!

8. Only in America … Could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.



Lastango said...

Heh. And reading Roger Kimball's site makes me want to start blogging again.

I have one quibble, though, with this point:


7. Only in America … Can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.


Our focus here ought not to be on the media. The far more dangerous, institutionalized appeasement is in Washington, especially in the Republican Party people count on to stand on guard for the nation. Let us refuse to be misdirected. Never, ever forget what happened six days after the 911 attack:

"President Bush visited a mosque and bought coffee for a cafeteria full of aides yesterday as he appealed to Americans to get back to everyday business and not turn against their Muslim neighbors.

"In his socks, as is Muslim practice, Bush padded through the ornate mosque on Washington"s Embassy Row and heard stories from his hosts about Muslim-American women afraid to leave their homes for fear of prejudiced backlash after last week"s terrorist strikes.

"'Those who feel like they can intimidate our fellow citizens to take out their anger don"t represent the best of America, they represent the worst of humankind and they should be ashamed of that kind of behavior,' Bush said, his back to the brilliantly tiled prayer alcove facing Mecca.

"He quoted from the Quran and fervently defended the Islam faith: 'Islam is peace. These terrorists don"t represent peace, they represent evil and war.'

"The Federal Bureau of Investigation has, since last Tuesday"s suicide bombings, opened 40 hate crime investigations into reported attacks on Arab-Americans, including two killings possibly motivated by anti-Arab sentiment, said FBI Director Robert Mueller.

That's just one example. I could write pages that are soaked in the wasted blood of our troops and defiled by George Bush's omnipresent fingerprints.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was Canadian snark, but I guess Canada is still a British colony. In either case, I'm sure those critics in socialist countries are just jealous of our freedom from universal health care, and so they make stuff up to feel better about themselves.

Richard J D'Souza Hypnotherapy Cardiff said...

There are many aspects of life that are over-the-top!