Saturday, August 29, 2009

Just imagine if W had tried this...

Bill would give president emergency control of Internet:
"Autos, banks, energy, medicine, the airwaves, the census, the internet, the paycheck of anyone trying to work for an honest living...
There is nothing the Chicago thugocracy won't seize control of.

Omnipotent government is the common thread here, and instead of fearing it like the Founders, people are sprinting toward it hoping for handouts."

At least someone is keeping it real...

Mark Steyn:
"You can’t make an omelette without breaking chicks, right? I don’t know how many lives the senator changed — he certainly changed Mary Jo’s — but you’re struck less by the precise arithmetic than by the basic equation: How many changed lives justify leaving a human being struggling for breath for up to five hours pressed up against the window in a small, shrinking air pocket in Teddy’s Oldsmobile? If the senator had managed to change the lives of even more Americans, would it have been okay to leave a couple more broads down there? Hey, why not? At the Huffington Post, Melissa Lafsky mused on what Mary Jo “would have thought about arguably being a catalyst for the most successful Senate career in history . . . Who knows — maybe she’d feel it was worth it.” What true-believing liberal lass wouldn’t be honored to be dispatched by that death panel?"

Friday, August 28, 2009

And Proud of It...

P.J. O'Rourke:
"If, last Sunday, you spent a profitless hour reading the Washington Post (itself not too profitable), you noticed the loud yapping and desperate nipping at those who disagree with liberal orthodoxy. It was as if top management were a toy schnauzer accidentally mistaken for a duster and traumatized by being run back and forth through the venetian blinds. The wise and prestigious broadsheet institution was so barking mad that it sent three (Three! In these times of hardship for the print media! When reporters are being laid off right and left--well, mostly right--and stories are going uncovered from rapidly warming pole to pole! Three!) journalists to do battle with 'The Return of Right-Wing Rage.'"

Thursday, August 27, 2009

An "Idiot Alarm" so to speak...

Code Red:
"You know what Americans could really use these days? A high-quality, five-tiered, color-coded warning system to caution us about the threat level coming out of Washington. As one of those clueless, frothing-at-the-mouth, slack-jawed yokel extremists, I know I certainly could use a color scheme to help me get a handle on such a complex issue."

Quote of the Day...

'Cruel and neglectful' care of one million NHS patients exposed:
"It is quite simple really. There two kinds of health Care: one for the political elite, and one for the masses.
Isn't government grand?"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Quote of the Day...

Jay Nordlinger:
"If only people were as alarmed about Iran’s nuclear program as they are about global warming . . . Come to think of it, there’s probably not a lot of global-warming hysteria in Israel."

Damn Republicans...

Andrew C. McCarthy:
"When Al Gore clearly violated the law, Eric Holder found no controlling legal authority and shut down the case. Now, when the controlling legal authority clearly shows no violation of law, Holder has unleashed the prosecutors to go after the nation’s most crucial line of defense against terror. That is shameful."

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Thank you, Andrew...

"The strategy is clear: Intimidate people from speaking up or from attending public protests by telegraphing that anyone can be made a demon for standing up and exercising basic, constitutional rights.

To call these people hypocrites would be a grave insult to those who fail to live up to their own standards. Liberalism has never been about establishing a universal standard. Liberalism is simply intellectual cover for those wanting to gain political power and increase the size of the state.

For free-speech principles to be reinforced and free-market ideas to win the day, more people are going to have to stand up and be heard."

Liberal Facism at its most insidious...

Fouad Ajami:
"So we are to have a French health-care system without a French tradition of political protest. It is odd that American liberalism, in a veritable state of insurrection during the Bush presidency, now seeks political quiescence. These 'townhallers' who have come forth to challenge ObamaCare have been labeled 'evil-mongers' (Harry Reid), 'un-American' (Nancy Pelosi), agitators and rowdies and worse.

A political class, and a media elite, that glamorized the protest against the Iraq war, that branded the Bush presidency as a reign of usurpation, now wishes to be done with the tumult of political debate. President Barack Obama himself, the community organizer par excellence, is full of lament that the 'loudest voices' are running away with the national debate. Liberalism in righteous opposition, liberalism in power: The rules have changed."


The thrill is gone for Obama and the media:
"When the leader of the free world is complaining about a posting on the former governor of Alaska’s Facebook page, he’s got problems."

Quote of the Day...
"One caution to Mets fans: don’t ask what else can go wrong."

Monday, August 24, 2009

Yeah! How you be splainin' that?

The Health Care Cost Saving Myth:
"How’s that gonna work?"

Well worth the lengthy read just in case you are wondering how the math works.... Apparently, The One and His Congress are more interested in actually changing the laws of physics by squeezing the health care gorilla into a quart container of whole milk. By casting Congressional ballots you actually CAN make 2+2=3: a simple declaration of "This is how it is going to be from now on!" (whether you like it or not, whether it really is possible or not). It used to be called The Soviet Union... now it's just Government policy.

Not possible!!!

Politicization of the Obama Justice Department

Pretty much sums it up...

Sex, Drugs, Music, Mud:
"No social phenomenon can be completely analyzed, thoroughly critiqued, and given its full philosophical due in just one word. Except Woodstock. Altamont."