The Fallacy of liberal Opposition to ObamaCare
So everywhere I go I see Howard Dean and various members of the nutroots contingent out there bashing ObamunistCare. Their primary objections is that there’s no public option and that this is a big giveaway to the insurance industry. You can see this theme echoed (who would have thought?) amongst the “intelligentsia”. Let’s take a second and tear this down. First, let’s all have a | Read More »
The real reason for the GM/Chrysler bailouts
Or, “How to Earn Better Than 100% On Your Money” I really have to hand it to Obama. I underestimated his shrewdness. Back when the bailout debate was going on, just about everybody who ever even heard of a balance sheet knew that GM and Chrysler were headed for the toilet. No amount of federal money was going to keep both firms out of Chapter | Read More »
Obama’s ND Speech Pegs the BS Meter
So sayeth The One at Notre Dame today: Speech at ND: I do not suggest that the debate surrounding abortion can or should go away,” Obama said in a commencement address. “Because no matter how much we may want to fudge it — indeed, while we know that the views of most Americans on the subject are complex and even contradictory — the fact is | Read More »
GDP fall nearly matches record. Oh, what could have been.
GDP falls much harder than expected: NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The U.S. economy shrank at an annual pace of 6.1% in the first quarter — almost as much as it did in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to a government report Wednesday. The drop was much worse than expected. According to economists surveyed by Briefing.com, expectations were for a drop of 4.7% in gross | Read More »
Mr. President, We’re quite sure what the GOP is for.
Obama actually has this right, just not in the way he intends it to be: Obama’s comments to a local paper – source: Politico “I understand their efforts to brand themselves in that fashion. I just want to make sure that when it comes to solving this current economic crisis that we don’t get so caught up in short-term politics that we’re missing the big | Read More »
Brian Williams, NBC, Blago, and Name That Party!
So I’m nuking some chili before heading to the gym with the TV on. Mrs. SteveM calls and says to go without her. Mmmmmm….chili and cornbread.
Anyways, I have the tube on the channel is accidently tuned into NBC Nightly News. I never watch the prime time news on any of the major 3. Mostly because I’m either not home or busy at that point in the evening, so today was an exception.
The obligatory Blago is fired section comes on. My ears perk up, wondering if I’ll here the word “democrat” uttered at any time during the broadcast segment.
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Obama’s first 1:1 interview goes to…al-Aribiya
This guy is going to be a disaster. Obama gave his first one-on-one to al Aribiya. Check out some of his answers (hat tip to Hot Air) – most of what he says is typical Obama, the no-answer answer Obama, that is. Long on rhetoric, short of specifics. Some of his answers, though, are quite illuminating: http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2009/01/27/65087.html#004 Q: You’ve been saying essentially that we should | Read More »
Up yours, nutroots! Part I.
You’ve all read the posts. As users of the internet and interactors (grant me the license to make up a word) with various types of unhinged nutroots posters, you’ve had the pleasure of reading stuff like this: Pure, 100% nuttiness. Accept no substitutes. **We Americans have been known all over the world for our generosity, kindness, and compassion. When there have been major catastrophes such | Read More »
Why McCain Blew It And How to Fix It
Why McCain Blew It And How to Fix It Some rambling thoughts and a way forward by SteveM So it’s a Sunday afternoon and I’d just finished cleaning out this crawl space we want to use as a small shed. Yuck. The previous owners of this house had a bunch of insulation and firewood in there, along with other junk. For those of you who | Read More »