We’ve all heard the new mantra in Washington about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, dutifully intoned by every cable news panel of former admirals and ambassadors: “There are no good options.”
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Timothy Philen is the author of Harper&Row/Lippincott's "You CAN Run Away From It!" a satirical indictment of American pop psychology. He is currently at work on a latter-day “Walden,” a tightly knit collection of essays on post-modern American culture.
Shocking! Shameful! Delusional! Despicable! Dangerous! The Ivy League elites of cable news are running out of pejoratives to disparage the Trump ascendancy.
The left-leaning news media was in full Orwellian doublespeak mode last Wednesday morning, declaring the failure of Democrat Jon Ossoff to avoid a runoff against Republican Karen Handel for Georgia’s sixth congressional district a “tea party” victory for liberals, an “earthquake” and a “wake-up” call for the GOP — which had evidently been teetering on the brink of collapse following the Democrats’ impressive congressional seat loss in Kansas just a few days earlier.
What was anticipated to be a high-minded call for Republicans to keep the flame of conservative principles from being extinguished and the Constitution from being compromised, became Ted Cruz’s “Kanye West” moment Wednesday night. And the fallout from his skulduggery became a bona fide “Seinfeld” moment Thursday morning.
ALL POINTS BULLETIN:
Away with those measly Mussolini metaphors. Let us finally and fully give Julius Trumpus his due. He hath proven the soothsayers wrong once again.
For cable news abusers like myself, the intervention of summer signals a painful season of withdrawal.
One of the classic cartoons by offbeat humorist Gary Larson showed two pioneers huddled behind a covered wagon, shotguns raised, watching an Indian’s flaming arrow ignite the wagon just inches above their heads. One turns to the other in disbelief and cries, “They’re lighting their arrows on fire! Can they DO that?”
The conservative cacophony over Pope Francis’ “revolutionary” pontificate has almost been drowned out by the gushing approval of the liberal media.
After two weeks of collective cringing as President Obama’s Syria “strategy” unraveled, even his own public relations firm -- the mainstream American news media -- was forced to offer some serious, albeit tepid, criticism.
A bit of the old ennui is upon us and I have a warm vibraty feeling all through my guttiwuts that this yonder veek whiter than the Korova Milk Bar is ripe for a surprise visit. Into the Durango-95 with our Wesson-22 we go, smecking all over our rots as we grind our capsule into his tortured litso, a real kick and good for laughs and lashing of the ultra-violent!
Weiner to Spitzer to chance?
It’s been a long six months for this conservative.
Each June, the National Father’s Day Council honors a few exemplary men whose selfless dedication, personal sacrifice and cultural impact rise above the well-intentioned efforts of the average father and serve as benchmarks against which we workaday dads can measure ourselves in the coming year.
My wife and I just completed a milestone journey from our Santa Monica Mountains home to the hallowed halls of Baylor University, deep in the heart of Texas, for our daughter’s graduation. This “Lone Star trek into darkness,” as I’m sure most leftists would characterize it, was actually a most enlightening experience.
Warren Jeffs must be banging his head against the walls of his prison cell these days.
According to some conspiracy theorists, President Obama is finally wising up about the Axis of Evil.