Monday, January 7

In the New York Times, Patriotism On The Cheap (login required; user name: opensewer; password: iswatching). A few quotes:

We all applaud our selfless men and women in uniform, whether at ground zero or in battle, but we are not inclined to make even a fractionally commensurate sacrifice of our own. We have no interest in reducing our dependence on the oil from the country that nurtured most of the hijackers, Saudi Arabia, or revisiting an upper-brackets-skewed $1.35 trillion, 10-year tax cut to find the serious money needed to fight future hijackers and bioterrorists effectively.

In the new p.c., anyone who says anything critical about the president or his administration is branded an anti-American akin to the Marin County Taliban.

Agreed. We've been saying the same thing on Opensewer, slightly less eloquently, for quite some time.