The Congress of the Forest

One momentous day, the Forest Congress assembled to debate the burning issue of the hour: a bill had been offered declaring every acorn a tree, and, thus, all criminal penalties should accrue to anyone disturbing an acorn just as they would to anyone cutting down a tree. Continue reading

Left Pushes Back On GOP Gas Price Arguments

Eager to halt President Obama’s recent boost in the polls, Republicans have quick to blame the president and his policies for the steady rise in gas prices seen nationwide. But now those on the left have begun to sharpen their counter-attack, which is that it personal and corporate profit motive, pure and simple, which is to blame for the bigger bite consumers have been feeling at the pump. Those in the GOP have long worked to tie Obama to higher fuel prices, as far back as Sarah Palin’s “Drill, baby, drill!” slogan. More recently, the Republican National Committee transformed a fun clip of the president singing a blues classic during a White House concert into a gas-price online attack ad. … Continue reading

Franklin Graham Apologizes for Questioning President Obama’s Faith

Yesterday, Evangelist Franklin Graham apologized to President Obama for questioning his Christian faith. Graham had said in a recent MSNBC interview that he “did not know whether Obama is a Christian” and he suggested that “Islamic law considers him to be a Muslim.” Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, said he now “accepts Obama’s declarations that he is a Christian.” “I regret any comments I have ever made which may have cast any doubt on the personal faith of our president, Mr. Obama,” he said in a statement. “I apologize to him and to any I have offended for not better articulating my reason for not supporting him in this election — for his faith has nothing to do with my consideration … Continue reading