Letter to the Reader, January 19, 2013

There is a bit of sarcasm in an article in today’s National Review Online about John McCain and Michele Bachmann.

McCain’s Mideast Blunders: He fails to see the situation clearly.” by Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review Online, January 19, 2013.


Letter to the Reader, January 4, 2013

One of the guests on the Bill Moyers program this evening was Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, who talked about climate change.

A response to much of the Leiserowitz work is already available in

Now, alarmists are making the public believe in the extreme weather bogeyman” in Watts Up With That? October 9, 2012.

From Last Summer but Still Relevant:

Communist Mentor Obama Backers Trying to Hide” by Art Moore, WND, July 16, 2012.

Interview with Paul Kengor, Author of The Communist

Letter to the Reader, January 1, 2013

In “Why We Fight” (The Telegraph, January 1, 2013), James Delingpole seems to indicate that he is prepared to begin another year of participation in the debate about catastrophic anthropogenic global warming (cagw). Discussion about cagw will be continued from time to time here on these Memorial Website pages as well.

With the reelection of Barack Obama in November, the debate about him is likely to continue to be a vigorous one, not in the MSM, which for the most part continue to support him, but rather in the internet and in books. To the extent that Obama is a follower of Saul Alinsky methods, which discourage disclosures of beliefs and goals, one might expect surprises. So following the issues that may arise may be important.

Participation by readers in discussions here is strongly encouraged. Please see Posting Instructions for more information.

Added January 2, 2013:

This Link to Commentary by Donna Laframboise about Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate

Vignette: Board Games

Years ago our granddaughter would sometimes spend late afternoons at our house. She and Ruth would enjoy playing board games together, Clue for example. And there were games and activities that seemed to have rules that were entirely made up.


Vignette: Heath Bar Cake

On many special occasions, Ruth would bake a Heath Bar cake. This was a treat for the family.

Rarely, it was difficult to find Heath Bars at some grocery stores, but with patience, they could be found somewhere.

Also sometimes the size of the bar would be changed. If this happened, some changes would have to be made in the recipe.

Crushed nuts were ordinarily sprinked on the top of the cake. To please anyone who did not want this embellishment, Ruth would leave an area at one end of the cake plain.

Vignette: Fort Worth

Ruth attended the 2012 Texas Republican Convention at Fort Worth.

Fort Worth

Letter to the Reader, December 13, 2012

Chapter 7 of Stanley Kurtz’s book, Spreading the Wealth: How Obama Is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities, is entitled “Fooled, Ruled, and Schooled.” Here it is noted that there is an Obama goal of nationalizing the curriculum of the nation’s schools.

A Common Core of standards would be associated with a national curriculum. Complying with this would be required for obtaining Race to the Top grants.

The reaction of Jane Robbins to this in “’Incentives’ should not be used to advance national curriculumThe Hill, May 5, 2011, is mentioned in Spreading the Wealth, Chapter 7.

There is additional commentary by Kurtz in “Obama and Your Child’s MindNational Review Online, December 5, 2012.


Obama’s Next Scheme: A National Curriculum” Illinois Review, October 11, 2012.


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