Nobody Is Better Off Without ‘Em
The National Institute for Literacy estimates that 47 percent of adults in the City of Detroit are functionally illiterate, with staggering rates recorded in some of the suburbs as well: Southfield at 24 percent, Warren at 17 percent and both Inkster and Pontiac at 34 percent illiterate. (HT: Detroit Regional Workforce Fund) I was just kidding with the provocative subtitle. The South should not rise | Read More »
There are certain oxymoronic clichés that get trotted out de tiempo a tiempo to tepid applause and politely forced laughter. Military Intelligence, honor among whores and rank among Civil Servants are an indicative subset. We can now add credibility among climate scientists to the burgeoning list. Dr. Michael Mann of Penn State University’s proud and illustrious faculty was made livid by the acerbic and satirical | Read More »
Bring Out The Gimp!
Nobody in their right mind would vote for (fill in the blank). Gray Davis, Patrick Leahy, or Claire McCaskill pretty much fit that description. All three are (or were) useless intestinal parasites on the bowels of state. But what if they ran for re-election against The Gimp? Or at least an opponent who held held delusional beliefs in something called a “legitimate rape.” This is | Read More »
Guilty As Sin And Free As A Bird – Corzine Edition
Hey, I’ve got good news and bad news this fine and wonderful morning. The good news is that there may well be a new investment opportunity for those of us eager to improve our financial means. The bad news is that it consists of a hedge fund run by none other than Jon “I simply do not know where the money is” Corzine. If this | Read More »
The Yin, The Yang, and The Yuck of VP Biden
Famous Physicist Enrico Fermi once described a paper he was grading as “so bad that it wasn’t even wrong.” Something similar perhaps describes the fascinating career of Vice President Joe Biden. He’s awful. He’s gafftastic. Picking Joe Biden for any important position would be like having Rex Grossman at QB in the Super Bowl! That would never happen. Except that Rex Grossman really did QB | Read More »
, Alvin Green
, Bob Uecker
, Dunning-Kruger Effect
, Jeffrey Fieger
, Niel Kinnock
, Peter Principal
, Rex Grossman
, Rudy Guilliani
, Wesley Mouch
Barack Obama’s Dishonest Muppet Show
Whether they work for Goldman Sachs, or the United States Government, the people who wield power in Modern America have less and less respect for you as a human being and a citizen with each passing year. Former GS boss-turned-whistleblower Greg Smith offers us the following description of how the venerable firm viewed its clientele. “It makes me ill how callously people [at Goldman Sachs] | Read More »
Barack Obama – American Reactionary
At the core of the manifold paradoxes swirling around American governance is the harsh reality that we just can’t keep running our (stuff) the way it has evolved to run. Neither candidate for president is honest enough to spell this out and indeed both act as though easy work-arounds exist for sustaining the unsustainable. – (James Howard Kunstler) Mr. Kuntsler’s description of the two candidates | Read More »
Barack Obama Proves the Political Version of Gresham’s Law
Patrick J. Buchanan predictably gets it wrong. He claims that Barack Obama’s attack ad (that he had nothing to do with) featuring some guy named Joe Soptic (whom he barely knows) diminishes both Barack Obama and the Presidency. He may be correct about the office, but I can’t imagine anything much that could diminish Barack Obama further as a human being.
Things That Threaten Our Children
Daffyd over at The Big Lizards Blog begins an excellent post on some of the problems of Modern Leftism with a timely reprint of the opening paragraph of the Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. short story Harrison Bergeron. THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody | Read More »
Romney’s Racism of Saying the Obvious
If you believe the propaganda our major networks label as news Mitt Romney personifies the Big, Bad White Devil. He denigrates the achievements of diverse foreign cultures. He picks the scabs off of centuries old grievances over racial injustice just because he gets off on making it bleed. So how does Mitt Romney work such horrible and iniquitous injustice? He egregiously tells the truth. Here | Read More »
Texas Tea On Tuesday?
So who here believes the media spin that The Tea Party is done for and kaput? Anyone? If such is the case, you can relax. Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst is going to dispatch State Solicitor General Ted Cruz in the Texas Senatorial Primary this Tuesday. The Good Old Boys have this one well in hand. Dewhurst even offers up polling that supports that contention. | Read More »
Is North Korea Throwing In The Maoist Towel?
North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong-un is amazing! He is their dear and respected leader! It seems King Kim III just saved 60 flood victims from death. The N. Korean News Agency reminds us of MSNBC’s balanced coverage of President Barack Obama in the report filed below. “Isolated incommunicado, they did not find a way out, in panic at rising water. At that time a | Read More »
Rahm Emanuel Speaks The Truth
“My wife and I were brought up to believe that the more you give, the more you have,” says Cathy. “Few people actually believe in this, but we do.” (HT: Philanthropyroundtable) Those crazy wingnuts think they built something at Chick-fil-A, Inc. They think they are being charitable when they give away money that belongs to Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama. They think they are being | Read More »
The Long-Lead Time Planning For Mandated Failure
According to President Obama, we have tried his plan in America and it has worked! Don’t say that to employees in either the defense or the coal industry. President Obama’s plans are about to go to work on both on these industries and that apparently implies that a whole lot of jobs won’t be getting created or saved. Changing scale in capital intensive industries requires | Read More »
The Accidental Point of David Frum
David Frum has descended further into deluded, smug surrealism. That occurs in anyone who thinks like Leftist, acts like a Leftist, feels like a Leftist but insists athwart reason and logic that she or he is quite the Conservative. Such is the case with Mr. Frum’s attempt to “Conservatively” agree with US Attorney General Eric Holder that America truly is a nation of cowards.