Manhattan Diaryby Cahir O'Doherty
- Bill O’Reilly slams Nelson Mandela as an unrepentant “communist”
- Forging a bond with my father during an idyllic trip to Donegal
- JFK and the Sacred Heart were the twin pillars of life in Donegal
- The War on Thanksgiving
- Honor our Irish American forefathers by maintaining the ailing US infrastructure
After New York enacted its first legal same sex weddings at the weekend, the anti-gay activist told the Christian Broadcasting Network that 'it's gonna be a bloody mess in New York.'
Gallagher's overheated rhetoric was eye-popping after a weekend that saw a self-declared right wing Christian fundamentalist murder almost 100 teenagers in defense of his own 'traditional values.'
But President Obama's numbers defy that conventional wisdom by staying solid even though the economy is in terrible shape.
Oddly enough he's doing very well with the public even though they're unhappy with the state of the economy. His approval rating is much higher than observers expect it to be based on how the country is actually doing.
All the effort it took to malign and scold and target and belittle them: all for nothing, idiot salvos against love.
And make no mistake, it is love we're talking about. That's why common sense is prevailing and marriage equality is becoming the law of the land. To the youngest generations of Americans it's a fait accompli - just ask them.
But in getting there the damage has already been done: namely, by the GOP controlled Congress who have demonstrated they can't be trusted to govern the United States in a responsible manner.
With the Republican rank and file putting the party and ideological purity before the common good and all common sense, at the moment it looks like no deal is possible.
They're going nowhere of any great consequence and most of the country already knows it. They may even know it themselves.
Why am I impatient to see the back of them? Because they're raging fundamentalists posing as populists. Because they represent the most backward bigoted echoes of the past. Because the list of Americans they don't like is already too long.
It's the conversation the GOP doesn't want us to have.
I'm talking about the massive and growing gap between the haves and the have-nots here. In the past decade the richest percentile saw its income grow by a remarkable 17 percent, while in contrast the middle class saw their real income fall.
It's unlikely that Nancy Grace will rage about him on her show. ABC and Fox probably won't give his death wall to wall coverage.
Because Jadon Higganbothan was not blond, or a girl - but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't lament what happened to him, or why.
You might want to pull up a lawn chair and bring some popcorn. This ain't beanbag and it won't end with the breathtakingly cynical stage craft over at New Of The World.
At this moment the Prime Minister of England James Cameron is embroiled in a literally horrifying scandal that stretches all the way to Wall Street.
Brooks argued in a July 4 column for The New York Times that if Republicans can get 85 percent spending cuts and 15 percent tax increases, that's a great deal. 'Democrats have agreed to a roughly 3-to-1 rate of spending cuts to revenue increases, an astonishing concession,' he wrote this week.
But the GOP's insistence that any and all tax increases are off the table in any debt ceiling deal demonstrates that: 'it has been infected by a faction that is more of a psychological protest than a practical, governing alternative,' Brooks contends.
The Irish American watchdog has had it - had it - with this wrongheaded notion that gay people are human and deserve to live with dignity and in peace.
Why? Because Bill Donohue knows - he knows - that if you grant the gays the right to marry each other that total chaos will follow. I mean, look at Canada!