Merry Christmas! Mr. Hitchens
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interréd with their bones; So let it be with Caesar. – William Shakespeare (HT: Bardweb.net) We are admonished by the wise to speak no evil of the dead. Christopher Hitchens, however, described the beatification of Mother Theresa as “a great day for parasites” and | Read More »
Santorum, Really? Hmmm….
2012 Iowa Republican Caucus Candidate 12/19 12/13 11/15 Mitt Romney 25% 23% 19% Newt Gingrich 17% 20% 32% Ron Paul 20% 18% 10% Jon Huntsman 4% 5% 2% Rick Perry 10% 10% 6% Michele Bachmann 6% 9% 6% Rick Santorum 10% 6% 5% Other candidate 1% 2% 1% Not sure 8% 8% 6% (HT: Scott Rasmussen)
Ron Paul, Seriously?!
When recently asked if he (Rep. Paul) might mount an independent candidacy, he said: “I’m not thinking about it because, look, I’m not doing badly right now. … So we concentrate only on one thing: Keep moving up in the polls, and see how things come out in a month or two.” (HT: George Will) There is a growing fear of Ron Paul as he | Read More »
Kim Jong Done! Down Goes A Tyrant!
It’s a very bad think to speak evil of the dead. Yet in the case of Detestable North Korean Tyrant, Kim Jong IL, there is a factual limit to the non-derogatory things I can say. Just this weekend, he did the people of his long-suffering and benighted nation a serious favor. That’s it. I’m out of pleasantries for the funeral oration. Now it’s on to | Read More »
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“Progress” Vs Thinking
Last night Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin was kind enough to thank the diarists at Redstate.com for supporting his unfortunately failed efforts to rise to greater power in the GOP Senate Caucus. He wrote an excellent diary that laid out the choices us as a nation face in 2012. He describes this as Obama’s Economy vs. the Path to Prosperity. The Obama Economy could also | Read More »
How Britain Became Great Again
“We did everything, the chancellor and I, to allow the British to take part in the agreement. But there are now clearly two Europes,” Sarkozy said in an interview with the French daily Le Monde. “One wants more solidarity between its members and more regulation. The other is attached only to the logic of the single market,” he said. (HT: Canada.com) At the recent EU | Read More »
GOP Proud Go Hang Your Head In Shame
In the recent run up to the Iowa Caucus Texas Governor and GOP Candidate Rick Perry has put a socially conservative edge into his rhetoric that has caused a certain disquietude and alarm in some quarters of the gay, lesbian and transgendered community. GOP Proud is a GL&T group that purports to support the interests of these individuals who generally practice political Conservatism. Thus, it | Read More »
Obama Will Veto Payroll Tax Extension If The Keystone Pipeline Comes With It
President Barack Obama wears the crown of Aquilonia on a troubled brow. He fears for the welfare of his humble subjects. He expressed that touching concern in his speech this week in TexasKansas. He elucidates below: “Fewer and fewer of the folks who contributed to the success of our economy actually benefited from that success,” Obama said Tuesday. “Those at the very top grew wealthier | Read More »
Obama On Technology: Prometheus Had It Coming
These changes didn’t just affect blue-collar workers. If you were a bank teller or a phone operator or a travel agent, you saw many in your profession replaced by ATMs or the internet. – President Barack Obama (HT: RealClearPolitics) They obviously don’t dispense wisdom and knowledge at Harvard or Columbia like they used to. Here we have a man who prior to being elected President | Read More »
So Why Really Care That Jon Corzine Spent The Money Of Others?
The clowns and villains who run America have accomplished something really epic: they have vanquished meaning. Nobody knows what anything means anymore. Anything goes now. All bets are off. (HT: James Howard Kuntsler) Given Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s eager determination to right all wrongs in America and extend the shining light of equality from coast to coast; and to all 57 states in between, | Read More »
What Do You Do With 300K Discouraged Workers?
We have a new jobless report, and it’s the good, the bad and the ugly.
Egypt 1 – Globalism 0
Let’s stipulate upfront that the Muslim Brotherhood’s Reagan-like domination of Egypt’s Parliamentary Elections is probably an international setback to the United States, Israel and most of Southern Europe. Results thus far encompass areas that were probably most friendly to the Facebook Revolutionaries and the Western World they represented. Amongst the cosmopolitan voters over at Starbucks, the Muslim Brotherhood holds leads in 50% of the seats. | Read More »
President Eisenhower Predicted Global Warming
Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every | Read More »
There Are Profoundly Wrong Reasons To Oppose Mitt Romney For President
Mormonism’s best inheritance from Joseph Smith was his passion for education, hardly evident in the anti-intellectual and semi-literate Southern Baptist Convention. I wonder though which is more dangerous, a knowledge-hungry religious zealotry or a proudly stupid one? Either way we are condemned to remain a plutocracy and oligarchy. I can be forgiven for dreading a further strengthening of theocracy in that powerful brew. – Harold | Read More »
Retirements: An Early Reading On The 2012 House Race
I assume that polling for Congressional races one year before they occur has little predicative power in races for perennially competitive seats. Thus, the Generic Congressional Vote numbers will probably offer little perspicacity between now and next Summer. Like an investor who tracks what corporate insiders do prior to investing or divesting in a stock, I find the recent trend of retirements in the House | Read More »
What An Angry, Conservative Belgian Could Tell The GOP.
A Belgian reader wrote into Business Insider.com to describe the deteriorating economic and political conditions faced by citizens in that fair land. He lays out an eight-point manifesto that offers at least some valid ideas a determined American Conservative could run for President on as a platform. Details follow below.
MF Global: Wall Street Fraud Extends Down To The Farm.
The amount of customer money missing from the collapsed trading firm MF Global may be more than $1.2 billion — double previous estimates — the trustee dismantling the firm’s brokerage unit said on Monday. (HT: Dealbook.com) MF Global blew up like the HMS Hood and took $1.2 Bn in customer funds down to Davy Jones’ Locker along with it. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange now has | Read More »
#OWS! (Unless it’s Wall Street DEMOCRAT Jon Corzine stealing the $M600).
Jon Corzine’s MF Global is missing $600 million of customer money, and the bankruptcy trustee has no idea when it might be found or when investors might be paid back, if ever. The New York Times today says that the investigation points to the conclusion that the firm simply misappropriated (that is, stole) customer money to back up failing bets on the distressed bonds of | Read More »
Congress, Guns N’ Roses and Deficit Spending
I used ta do a little but a little wouldn’t do it So the little got more and more I just keep tryin’ ta get a little better Said the little better than before Guns N’ Roses
Chelsea Clinton and the Travails of the Undeserving 1%
In another win for the famously blind meritocracy that rules American life, rewarding the ultra-talented and pushing the less brilliant and skilled into the outer darkness, Chelsea Clinton has landed a coveted position at NBC News. This was almost as much a surprise as her admission to Stanford… – Walter Russell Mead Via Meadia I hope that the #OWSers, those mighty progressive warriors, those fine | Read More »