Peggy Noonan: Way Too Much God (Wall Street Journal)
COLUMN LINK HERE
Pnoonan (the "P" is silent) wonders whether Bush's inauguration speech was "a case of 'mission inebriation'?" I wonder if her Wall Street Journal editor pointed out that she might not want to use the word "inebriation" -- even in a metaphorical sense -- in a column about Dubya. Anyway.
After sorting through the expected allegations of alcoholism, professional speechwriter's envy, and latent democrasexuality found on the Free Republic thread devoted to her column -- as well as some pretty amusing comments about the inaugural music, these charmers stood out.
26LEMONCHARLIE: Not enough GOD!!
Why does nearly every talking head suddenly have an aversion to GOD? Oh yes!! Getting ready to get rid of the US Constitution and replace it with the European Version, which is always better than anything US!!
I mean look at the COFFEE commercials, buy this EUROPEAN COFFEE MAKER, or this EUROPEAN COFFEE!!
What I would like to know is what the H### do a bunch of TEA DRINKING EUROPEANS KNOW ABOUT COFFEE???
About as much as they Know about writing a Constitution, NOTHING!!!
My family left the LOWER END OF THE GENE POOL for a good reason, and that was to get away from the oppression of these European Powers!! What IDIOT has decide to go back into this CESSPOOL of STUPIDITY?? and OPPRESSION!!
Does she not grasp the concept that unless we try to spread democracy, however a country might define it, throughout the world, we'll never truly be secure as a country?
And, IMO, if we can even START that process, it most certainly will be the greatest achievement of our history.
"However a country might define it?" I think 26LEMONCHARLIE unwittingly revealed a very sticky sticking point. -- Grace
ECHO TALON: I don't care for her, people change... obviously she has. I have never voted for her and would never vote for her, so why should I care what she thinks?
Hmm. I must have missed that election. Pnoonan's official website biography doesn't mention any runs for public office.--Grace
PORTERVILLE: Bush doesn't spout empty rhetoric. Something big is going to happen somewhere and the world is going to change. Scares me a little.
Scares the liberal merde out of me, Porterville. And I don't even agree with your premise that Bush doesn't spout empty rhetoric -- Grace
JOHN LENIN [quoting Pnoonan's column]: "One wonders if they shouldn't ease up, calm down, breathe deep, get more securely grounded. The most moving speeches summon us to the cause of what is actually possible. Perfection in the life of man on earth is not."
Peggy fails to realize what has already been set in motion.
Well, if it's already started, I'm just sure that "perfection in the life of man on earth" will come to my neighborhood last. -- Grace
And, as always, there were a couple suspected ringers in the thread:
PALLADIN: I hated the part where W equated the cult of Islam with the Judeo-Christian traditions that have made this country what it is today.
Right on, George--DON'T PISS THEM OFF. They may have a dirty bomb inside DC.
Hmm. He insults Islam but also questions Bush's bravery. That's the kind of split that usually freezes the Free Republic ISP servers for a couple minutes. -- Grace
ANONYMOUS [accidentally deleted his moniker]: For the record, what in the heck did President Bush mean when he said, "Liberty for all does not mean independence from one another."
I find that very disturbing as it implies more globalism and wealth transfer and less liberty.
I wonder if ANONYMOUS made it out of the thread alive. -- Grace
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