The New York Times gets one right!
Of course, as you might expect they torture facts and logic to get there, but I like the conclusion. A lot. A whole lot. So, in today’s Week in Review, Peter Baker brings us this headline: Obama v. Roberts: The Struggle to Come The article focuses on TheBoyPresident™’s coming SCOTUS nomination and his divergence with John Roberts view of the Constitution. As with anything in | Read More »
Mitt Romney announces he’s not running in 2012.
So Mitt’s up in Bedford, NH and lo and behold he takes himself out of the mix for ’12. As he promotes himself as a problem-solving pragmatist, Mr. Romney can justifiably point to the landmark universal coverage law in Massachusetts that he, as governor, proposed in 2006. But as he appeals to conservative activists and Republican primary voters, he is trying to draw nuanced distinctions | Read More »
A Gold Star for California…
I don’t play second fiddle to anybody in my distaste (it is a family site you know) for all things California. But hey, credit where credit is due and they get a pat on the back from the old curmudgeon for this one… About 25 protesters crowded into San Francisco State University’s administration building Wednesday, complaining about the school’s plan to charge 11 students more | Read More »
Looks like we’re modeling the wrong health care plan.
So the left has, for as long as I can remember (oh heck, even longer), been whining that we need to model our health care system after Canada or Germany or England. The Democrats have now passed their version of National Health Service even though for months we’ve been inundated with stories about how NHS is quite literally killing the very people they are supposed | Read More »
A ray of good news for Navy Seals…
A bit of history. The Left does everything they can to undermine our military. Especially the guys who are the point of the spear. The two most recent examples of this would be the Haditha Marines and the Navy Seals charged with beating the high value target they brought out to face justice. In the case of the Haditha Marines, the thankfully late John Murtha | Read More »
Consequences??? We don’t need no stinking consequences!
So yeah, I am old enough to remember the “demonstrations” at colleges and universities in the ’60′s. And for the most part, those institutions are now staffed with the folks who led those protests. We have about fifty years of history of brain dead unemployable punks occupying campus buildings and doing random acts of violence and destruction and being regarded as heroes on those same | Read More »
The NYT sees the light on recess appointments!!
Check this out! It is disturbing that [the] President … has exhibited a grandiose vision of executive power that leaves little room for public debate, the concerns of the minority party or the supervisory powers of the courts. But it is just plain baffling to watch him take the same regal attitude toward a Congress in which his party holds solid majorities in both houses. | Read More »
Honoring Earth Hour…
2008 – Reflections Of Earth – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from Never Enough Lights on Vimeo. Other than “Heh!”, I’m pretty speechless…
Good job Gov. Palin.
From the diaries by Caleb. It’s pretty well known that I’m no particular fan of Governor Palin’s candidacy in 2012. For lots of reasons, none of which matter with respect to this diary. While I’ve long been skeptical of her as a candidate, I’ve never wavered from my position that she can do three things right now, is positioned and gifted to do all of | Read More »
Ring… Ring… Hi, is David there? [David who?]
Frum? [Nah...] Heh. Ya gotta love this. From CBS… David Frum, who wrote a widely-circulated blog post Sunday suggesting passage of the health care bill amounted to “Waterloo” for the Republican Party, has apparently been forced out of his fellowship at the conservative American Enterprise Institute. And David, let me be among the first to say you won’t be missed.
So OK, just what DOES “leadership” look like?
It looks like this (with a HT to NRO’s Campaign Spot)… Note to DC Republicans: Chris Christie is reducing expenditures in New Jersey. He’s not “cutting the budget”, he’s reducing the absolute amount of money spent by the state. And where did he start? With pensions to retired state workers. And a whack at the transit unions. This is not about 2012 and please don’t | Read More »
An example of why McCain wins the primary by 20+…
I’ll say it again, I have no use for John McCain. None. Zip. Nada. Unfortunately John Shadegg or Jeff Flake didn’t choose to run against him this year. Instead we get JD Hayworth. And he’s already peaked. JD’s problem, as I’ve noted before, is not McCain, it’s JD. The press in Arizona doesn’t usually agree on much but they certainly agree that JD is a | Read More »
Here’s a benchmark for ObamaCare…
OK so remember when the Mittster pushed RomneyCare through in Massachusetts? And he’s noted on more than one occasion that he thinks it’s a success. I think it’s a good benchmark for ObamaCare because it’s really the closest thing we’ve got to government mandated and run healthcare. So today in Massachusetts the state Treasurer, who used to be a Democrat and is now an Independent | Read More »
Here’s the reason health care reform makes sense.
Hat tip to BigJournalism… NOW I understand. OK now. Doncha miss the time just a few years ago when we had a President who was a real communicator.
And on the movie front we have “Green Zone”
with Matt Damon. It’s some kind of Iraq thriller, I haven’t seen it and knew nothing about it until I read this in the NYT. I haven’t read any reviews about it and the only real “qualitative” comment I’ve seen was this one: Whatever you’re doing tonight, cancel ur plans & go see “Green Zone” with Matt Damon! Stunning, brilliant, brave film. Just saw it. | Read More »
THIS will wad up some Lefty panties.
I’m guessing that the wad will be such that they won’t be sitting down for a while. From that journal of conservative activism on the Left Coast… As [she] tells it in her soft-spoken, Midwestern cadence, the story of her involvement in the “tea party” movement is the tale of an average citizen in action. “I am an ordinary citizen from Omaha, Neb., who just | Read More »
Racists are on the march in Kansas City.
Our friends at AP are reporting on the latest episode of continued and endemic racism in the US, this time in Kansas City. (AP) The Kansas City school board narrowly approved a plan Wednesday night to close nearly half of the district’s schools in a desperate bid to avoid a potential bankruptcy. The board voted 5-4 after parents and community leaders made final pleas to | Read More »
You can ignore Greece. Just watch the Left Coast.
So we’ve been hearing about the fiscal problems in Greece lately and how they are some kind of progenitor to what the US will look like in a couple of decades. Actually, you don’t have to look that far. And you won’t have to learn a completely foreign language. Dude. From the San Jose Mercury News… SACRAMENTO — With even well-managed counties, cities and schools | Read More »
One for the Good Guys… or not.
UPDATE: CBS is reporting that it was not Gadahn but “another important terrorist. I’ll update when we have more. __________________________________________________________________________ In my lifetime, to my knowledge, the US has handed down exactly one indictment for treason. Now I will mention in passing that we should have handed down a couple of more, like to folks who sold classified information to the Soviets and to John | Read More »
Hey, they’re gonna love us…
So we all remember how those people in every part of the world that wasn’t flyover country hated us because George Bush was our cowboy President. And Obama was gonna make the oceans stop rising and them there people who hate us were gonna love us. And there’d be peace in our time. Or some such hokey. Well, thanks to the good folks at Powerline, | Read More »