Ted Cruz for Senate
Under The Marble Arch
"I slept and dreamt that life was Joy.
I woke and saw that life was Duty.
I acted, and behold, Duty was Joy."
Rabindranath Tagore

"The skepticism about human rationality that science inspires should not be taken as support for authoritarianism or paternalism… On the contrary, it should render questionable all claims to wise and disinterested leadership, including those of America’s own altruistic progressive technocrats who propose policies to “nudge” the unenlightened masses into doing the right thing. It makes more sense to think of our leaders and intellectuals as half-crazed hooting howler monkeys — just like the rest of us."
Michael Lind, Salon, August 23,2011
“Seeing what isn’t there is half the job of being on the Left. The other half is changing what isn’t there through costly, intrusive, and ill-conceived initiatives (save 10 percent for keeping Charlie Rangel out of trouble).” -Abe Greenberg, October 9, 2009
“To date, what non-Obama voters see, and fear, is a candidate content to coast to the nomination and then conduct a blandly conservative campaign. They want a more substantive choice than that. They want to have it out over the worth or danger of Barack Obama’s ideas. They want the chance to ratify Washington’s enormous long-term claims on the country’s wealth, or decisively reject them." – Daniel Henninger, WSJ, July 21, 2011
Search Me
Powered by Squarespace
Books!
  • The Line Through the Heart: Natural Law as Fact, Theory, and Sign of Contradiction
    The Line Through the Heart: Natural Law as Fact, Theory, and Sign of Contradiction
    by J. Budziszewski
  • The Spiritual Combat Revisited
    The Spiritual Combat Revisited
    by Fr Jonathan Robinson, Jonathan Robinson
« The American Form of Government | Main | Damn You, Climate Change! »
Saturday
Jan172009

The Twenty-nine Hopes

The 106 Torments, The Inn of the 6th Happiness, now The 29 Hopes, brought to you by the NYT.  You can vote for your favorite hope, including your hope for "hope."  I urge all of you to get in there an vote for your hope, but vote strategically, that is, if you find a neglected "hope" in the bottom half of the popularity-sorted list, like "border security" and you think that sounds like a better representation of your idea of protecting you than "civil liberties" in the top half, then vote for "border security" even if you are more concerned about the economy. 

There were no hopes for pardons for Ramos and Compeán, by the way.  And no hopes that the government would stop nationalizing industries.

I just clicked on the "anti-abortion" "hope" (there was no "abortion" "hope" or even a pro-choice "hope") Interesting, the two people who expressed this "hope" framed it in terms of "respecting life" and neither mentioned abortion.   In a cringe-inducing sound-bite of inarticulateness that seemed more like a parody of BO's own platitudes about hope and change, the second "anti-abortion" "Hope" was this:

I am a Christian and I believe that life is special and we do need life from the minute of conception.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

Reader Comments (5)

Interesting that Robert Plant's "29 Palms" was playing when I hit this.

Border security, national security, and pro-life (anti-abortion) were my 'hope so too's.
January 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteraelfheld
My hope is I pass my background check for gun purchases. I need something to cling to for the next 4 years.
January 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
Rachel: you are a bitterclinger.
January 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbbmoe
I passed twice in two months. There was a guy beside me at the background table at the gun show who was put on hold. He looked pretty normal to me. I just wonder how long they really keep the information in the file. It's supposed to be dumped after a few days, but, not too many years ago, they found a huge cash in a Federal file warehouse in Virginia. I wish that there really had been a "gun-show loophole." I'd feel a lot better about things. The big threat, now, is ammunition. There are numerous proposals to tax it, register it, etc.
January 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Adams
oops 'cash' should be 'cache' . So sorry.
January 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Adams

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.