Obama – Fragments Against Ruin http://tonywoodlief.com Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:11:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 On concession http://tonywoodlief.com/2013/08/07/on-concession/ Wed, 07 Aug 2013 05:09:18 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=3695 Some of you may like my latest essay on the Image “Good Letters” channel at Patheos. Others of you may hate it with a fiery burning hatred. Here’s an excerpt: It was an offering. I understand why you are afraid of men who look like me. All he asked in return was an equivalent offering. Please understand …

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The lies in truth http://tonywoodlief.com/2013/04/10/the-lies-in-truth/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2013/04/10/the-lies-in-truth/#comments Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:37:03 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=3669 Michelle Obama called herself a “single mother” last week and we’ll probably be hearing about it years from now. Some Obama opponents consider it evidence the president is an absentee father, others that he’s gay, others simply that the Obamas don’t understand the plight of single mothers. Here’s proof, thousands told themselves, of what Obama …

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An open letter to the weeping conservative http://tonywoodlief.com/2012/11/07/an-open-letter-to-the-weeping-conservative/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2012/11/07/an-open-letter-to-the-weeping-conservative/#comments Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:22:00 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=3567 Look, it’s not the end of the world, or America, or really much of anything. In fact, it could become the beginning of something. Here are eight reasons you should take heart from what you consider last night’s loss. 1. Congressional Majorities: Understand the bullet you dodged. The president’s party tends to lose seats in …

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Genuine reform? http://tonywoodlief.com/2010/01/27/genuine-reform/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2010/01/27/genuine-reform/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2010 17:10:45 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=2051 President Obama, The Washington Post tells us, will propose a major increase in education spending tonight. At first glance, one might be tempted to roll the eyes. It’s not like we haven’t been trundling along on this up-escalator long enough, after all. In the past twenty years alone we’ve doubled education spending. Yes, you read …

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Why we don’t invite crazy uncles to dinner http://tonywoodlief.com/2009/10/09/why-we-dont-invite-crazy-uncles-to-dinner/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2009/10/09/why-we-dont-invite-crazy-uncles-to-dinner/#comments Fri, 09 Oct 2009 15:44:36 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=1728 Really? I mean, really? I know the Nobel Peace Committee has a sad history of defaming itself, beginning, some would say, with its award to Henry Kissinger in 1973, and solidified, any reasonable person would agree, with the award to Yasser Arafat in 1994. The 2002 award to Carter suggested that it’s good thoughts and …

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Otherwise reasonable people http://tonywoodlief.com/2009/10/02/otherwise-reasonable-people/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2009/10/02/otherwise-reasonable-people/#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2009 16:26:21 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=1713 On a long drive through red-state country yesterday I decided to listen to talk radio. I heard Rush Limbaugh mock the First Lady, in his extended rant about her lobbying Olympic officials to place the 2016 games in Chicago, because she said sports can give children a sense of what they can accomplish, that they …

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Yeah, he is your president, jackass http://tonywoodlief.com/2009/09/30/yeah-he-is-your-president-jackass/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2009/09/30/yeah-he-is-your-president-jackass/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2009 03:21:14 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=1708 In the parking lot of a local college I saw a window sticker that I’d forgotten, a grainy picture of George W. Bush with the treasonous slogan: “Not my president.” As a southerner who believes Sherman brought with him the terrible and just judgment of God, I can’t help thinking that anyone who says this …

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The emotive impulse http://tonywoodlief.com/2009/09/16/the-emotive-impulse/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2009/09/16/the-emotive-impulse/#comments Thu, 17 Sep 2009 01:50:17 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=1672 I don’t know when or how the American experiment will end, but I am fairly certain that the dread day will find most of us texting or carrying about signs or otherwise expressing our deeply felt, ill-reasoned, poorly articulated opinions about it. This nationwide bout of narcissistic expression began, I am certain, with the first …

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Damned if you do… http://tonywoodlief.com/2009/04/17/damned-if-you-do/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2009/04/17/damned-if-you-do/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2009 22:10:55 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=1565 Let me see if I’ve got this straight. We don’t want Obama to speak at Notre Dame, because we don’t want the Church associated with his support for abortion. So we’re outraged about that. But we do want him to give a speech in front of a plaque representing Jesus, and so we’re outraged about …

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Maybe we get what we deserve http://tonywoodlief.com/2009/02/10/maybe-we-get-what-we-deserve/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2009/02/10/maybe-we-get-what-we-deserve/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2009 14:59:19 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=1440 I can’t abide people who are already salivating at the prospect of Obama’s failure, who are convinced that he is a godless Marxist with a secret plan to steal our guns, open our borders, and make us all work like slaves on wind-energy farms while turning our daughters into lesbians with kindergarten sex-education seminars. The reality is that …

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