Barack Obama’s Promises and the Geraghty Effect
As I may have mentioned a time or two, all statements from Barack Obama come with an expiration date. All of them. – Jim Geraghty (HT:NRO) Like the warranties sold by Radio Shack or a put option on the NYSE, Barack Obama’s solemn political promises are heartfelt. Also, like the warranties or the aforementioned put options, Barack Obama’s solemn promises have a sunset date. The | Read More »
We Can Now Afford One of the Two Americas, But Not Both
Redstate Colleague Moe Lane gives us an exquisitely humorous explanation of how Democrat Peter Welch got exactly the vote he wrote Speaker Boehner and requested in the House of Representatives. The House of Representatives voted 318-97 against adding $2.3Tr to the US debt ceiling without offsetting reductions in Federal expenditures. Rhetorical idiocy soon ensued. President Obama’s Baghdad Bob, Jay Carney, issued the following officially sanctioned | Read More »
The Political Gnosticism of “Yes We Can!”
Don’t Immanentize the Eschaton. – William F. Buckley (HT: Culturewars.com) A lot of people think Barack Obama has pretty much performed a shameful act of biotic reproduction with the poodle when it comes to his reelection bid. The logical reasoning goes as follows: A) Barack Obama has failed to solve our economic crisis. B) People are sick and tired of hearing him whine about “This | Read More »
War Is Preferable In the Middle East To The Peace Most Likely To Be Imposed
It was the former Beatle, John Lennon, who famously sung in his Christmas Carol “Happy Christmas” “War is over, if you want it.” His sentiment, I believe was genuine and decent. John Lennon was generally a good, yet misinformed person; who hated seeing people getting blown up by airstrikes on the TV News. However, his lyric contained a vital logical fallacy. He concluded correctly that | Read More »
Tornadoes And AGW?
“And you know look – yesterday, or the day before yesterday, we had the tornado in Minneapolis,” Roker said. “We have had these tornadoes and earlier this week we had a tornado in Philadelphia. And so, you know our weather, or climate change is such now that we are seeing this kind of weather not just in rural parts of our country, but in urban | Read More »
Sarah Palin Hits David Gregory’s Best Curveball Out Of the Yard
Newt Gingrich got one thing magnificently right last week. He called Barack Obama “The Food Stamp President.” Newt’s old; a bit behind the times. It should have been “The EBT-Card President.” Still, the shoe fits, and Obama should get stuck wearing it in November 2012. The American Left, with its typical intellectual brilliance, assumed that Newt Gingrich only called Barack Obama “President Food Stamp” because | Read More »
The Two Amerikas of Obamacare
I have a nagging sense, and think I have accurately observed, that many of these people have made a separate peace.…I suspect that history, including great historical novelists of the future, will look back and see that many of our elites simply decided to enjoy their lives while they waited for the next chapter of trouble. And that they consciously, or unconsciously, took grim comfort | Read More »
The Funny, Funny Lady Named Donna Brazile
Across America, Republican lawmakers have talked a big game about cutting budgets, but they also are seeking reductions to something much more fundamental: Americans’ voting rights. From coast to coast, the GOP is engaged in what appears to be a coordinated, expensive effort to block voters from the polls. -Donna Brazile, Stand-Up Comedian (HT:USA Today) What Donna Brazile has gone full-metal jackass over is the | Read More »
These Are The Ones Who Rule Us. Why The Tea Party Must Survive and Endure.
“These are the kind of people running the IMF, and we want to turn the world’s finances and the control of the money supply (over) to them?” – Representative Ron Paul describes soon-to-be-former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn(HT: Takimag.com) It is said that even the blind squirrel will occasionally get a nut. Under the right collection of screwed up and unusual conditions, The Mississippi River has | Read More »
Let the GOP Pre-Primaries Be a Darwinian Flush
Sometimes some of the most interesting and correct ideas about politics come from people who are not talking directly about politics. A recent example of this occurred when J. Kyle Bass of Hyman Securities surveyed the scene immediately after the housing bubble popped. He offered the following analysis. The only way to solve this problem is to go THROUGH IT. We know it isn’t politically | Read More »
The Green Newt Must Quickly Go Extinct
It was 10 April 2007. Senator Kerry and Former Congressman Newt Gingrich appeared to debate one another on Global Warming. Newt Gingrich left John Kerry flabbergasted. He looked even more tongue-tied than he did during the 2004 Presidential Election. The Senator came to debate a Denialist and wound up having to hug the tree harder than his GOP opponent. Gingrich made the following statement during | Read More »
The 60-Day Mark In Libya – A Serious Deadline For A Serious Anti-War Movement
The War Powers Act of 1973 reads as follows : Within sixty calendar days after a report is submitted or is required to be submitted pursuant to section 4(a)(1), whichever is earlier, the President shall terminate any use of United States Armed Forces with respect to which such report was submitted (or required to be submitted), unless the Congress (1) has declared war or has | Read More »
Modern Anti-Intellectualism And Why The “Parlor Pinks” Are Hated.
Just as I presume every culture on Earth has a euphemism for “(decency edit),” it seems as if they all have terms to describe what are known in America as “limousine liberals,” or as Tom Wolfe famously dubbed them, the purveyors of “radical chic.” – Jim Goad (HT: Takimag.com) The Guardian UK asked a question that seems to weigh on the public intellectuals in England. | Read More »
Collective Money!? When Did Anybody’s Earnings Become the People’s Dollars?
“Big Oil certainly doesn’t need the collective money of taxpayers in this country,” said Senator Robert Menendez. “This is as good a time as any in terms of pain at the pump and in revenues needed for deficit reduction.” – (HT: New York Times) It seems that The Democrats have a strategy for addressing the higher gas prices that are killing American consumers. They intend | Read More »
“We have accumulated years and years of ignorant people,” Portuguese industrialist Belmiro de Azevedo said. (HT: dalje.com) The recent economic problems faced by Portugal brought an incredibly bad statistic to light. Only 25% of Portugal’s adult workforce has completed High School. They are a nation that literally self-sabotages. Their membership in the EU prevents their societal retreat to the stone ages. If they were attached | Read More »