Saturday, August 8, 2009

Hail, Caesar!

Kathryn Jean Lopez :
"For Barack Obama, democracy appears to be a distraction. He really does seem to view himself as a Caesar."

Friday, August 7, 2009

Quote of the Millenium (via Patterico)

How Little Things Have Changed:
"“If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute.” –Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791"

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The "Rule of Empathy"...

Eric Holder Does Justice:
"Holder has been in office for six months now and — will wonders never cease? — it turns out that really, when not subjected to the glare of television cameras and Congressional scrutiny, Eric Holder is part of Team Obama’s effort to transform justice from the rule of law into the pursuit of “social justice,” i.e., an attack on the rule of law in the name of a left-wing political agenda."

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Couldn't we work out a swap for Michael Moore?

Doctors in Cuba Start Over in the U.S.:
"Yet for many Cuban doctors, who earn the equivalent of $25 a month, the lure of a life of freedom and opportunities in the United States is too strong to resist. And so these children of the revolution, educated by a Communist regime to reject capitalism and embrace socialism, have ended up in Miami, often tending to elderly Cubans who fled the island before the doctors were born."

Monday, August 3, 2009

The "teachable moment"?

Jay Nordlinger:
"Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting. Could you remind me, once more, why we have government radio, and government TV, anyway? I guess this is what Dan Rather means by “public media” (as if privately owned media weren’t public). It’s bad enough when an ordinary, commercial outlet is shoddy, misleading, or mendacious. But a taxpayer-funded outlet?

This may be mere emotion talking, but if there’s one reform I’d like to see, it is to do away altogether with government media in this liberal republic (and you know I mean liberal in an older, honorable sense)."

Read it all...

Via The Agitator:

Hugo Chavez shuts down 34 radio stations. But remember, Venezuelans get free health care and stuff, so Chavez may well be a great man.

Precisely what I have been saying...

On race, 'No, he can't!':
"While I have no desire to see Mr. Obama's birth certificate, I do want to see his college transcripts. My suspicion, one could even call it a conspiracy theory, is that Mr. Obama committed himself to a radical curriculum, aligned himself with the far-left professoriate, and sought to keep this biographical information from his political enemies, especially then-rival Hillary Rodham Clinton, for fear that they would paint the former community organizer and follower of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright as something other than an advocate of racial reconciliation."

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Speals to the narrow mindedness of Guthrie

Peace, Love and Charlie Manson:
"SPEAKING about the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, Arlo Guthrie recently asked, “How many other events from 1969 are we still talking about?” Plenty, as it turns out, and for reasons far more compelling than inexhaustible boomer nostalgia. By any measure, the last year of the ’60s was crammed with events, Woodstock among them, that have lived on as symbolic battlegrounds in the culture wars that have dominated our country’s politics since then."