How Romney and Bain Capital Remind Me of An Old Rugby Story
I can think of one excellent side-effect of the argument over Mitt Romney‘s work at Bain Capital. It reminds me of the fun and foolish days when I could still set foot on a rugby pitch and expect to walk off in one piece. A broken, old prop’s reminiscence begins below. It was a wet, cold, drizzly Saturday. However, the day was awesome. It was | Read More »
Do Tea Party Conservatives Hate Capitalism?
Over at National Review, Jay Nordlinger is fuming and indignant. By William F. Buckley standards, his article Conservatives vs. Capitalism nearly requires a set of html rant tags. And on Jay’s behalf, I don’t necessarily believe anger is automatically bad. Nordlinger considers himself to be a Conservative. He believes strongly in free enterprise. He sees his favored candidate, Mitt Romney, being lambasted for aggressively participating | Read More »
Ron Paul, Elitist Pig
I’ll bet you’ve never personally performed open heart surgery. You haven’t? Really? In that case, I don’t want your stinkin’ opinion on how the government should best distort the health insurance markets with artificial incentives. You probably also haven’t dropped acid in the last ten years. Given that painful deficiency on your CV, I don’t want to hear any of your sanctimonious blithering about The | Read More »
Emmanuel Goldstein 2012
He’s out there. Public Enemy #1. Emmanuel Goldstein to Barack Obama’s INGSOC. And what’s worse is that he’s running for President!
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The Great Green Newt Turns Into A Chameleon
“Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts” – Richard Feynman Prior to this year’s Presidential Primaries, I had primarily ignored the continued existence of one Newt Gingrich. To the extent that my opinion matters in picking the next GOP Presidential candidate, my ignoring him worked to his benefit. When he announced his run, I learned some fulsome and scurvy truths. One aspect | Read More »
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 »
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.