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Chicken little reads TPM?

Evidently that thud last night was the sky falling. Dana Milbank, Bob Schieffer, and Treasurer of the Regime all promise us that Republicans must give Obama a credit-limit increase or the consequence will be DEFAULT. Remember, these are the same folks who promised us that the last trillion would “create or save” how many millions […]

Random answers

Question? Here’s the answer! I don’t ordinarily post random links, but this was too funny to pass up.

Yes on D-facing

Best sign ever: Ye$ on D Even on the streets of La Jolla, some jokers managed to add a few punchlines to the Yes on D campaign-slash-swindle. Give more to the bums who got us here Government employee unions say, Vote Early, Vote Often And my personal favorite: How to Bankrupt a City Which struck […]

The point of no return

At a certain point there is just no going back. You create too many dependent classes and allow too much direct democracy and you end up with mob rule. Somehow the Land of Reagan became the Son of Brown in less than a generation. If a moderate Republican cannot pull ahead against a legacy admit […]

Dodo bird sighting?

Before I could even finish this post (which I began writing before the fateful vote), Bart Stupak proves my point: A once-thriving species—the “pro-life Democrat”—is nearing extinction. Where’s the EPA when you need them? Oh, wait, environmentalist outrage extends only to the far side of the primate divide. Perhaps the one-term left-wing hero will find […]

Truthiness, factuality, &c.

Not exactly a unique link (thanks Drudge), but worthy of comment: McLean said the call center had been inundated by uninsured consumers who were hoping that the overhaul would translate into instant, affordable coverage. That widespread misconception may have originated in part from distorted rhetoric about the legislation bubbling up from the hyper-partisan debate about […]


It’s almost comical. Of course, I am hardly the first to have noticed the doppelgänger. A man who believes in the American League but not in America. Stunning?

How to dismantle a capitalist society

As we reflect on health care? reform?, let us recall how we got here: Government creates an obstacle (wage controls);Private industry works around it (by offering first-party health “insurance”);Government responds by deeming the circumvention unfair (while subsidizing it) and sets up programs to give everyone “access” to what its own regulations inspired (Medicare, Social Security, […]

Lenten reconciliation

Unbelievable. Deadline after deadline after deadline has passed yet the Dems are still chasing their tails. Perhaps, like sinners in confession, they really, truly resolve not to fail this time? Our objective is to pass both before the Easter break. Is that going to be difficult? Yes. Is it a deadline? No. Everybody understands that […]

“The newsweeklies”

The following arrived in my mailbox yesterday. Newsweek cover: The Case for Killing Granny National Review cover: The Creeping Culture of Euthanasia Query which is the newsweekly and which is the journal of opinion? The demise of the former news oligopolist has been largely overlooked, though not by those in the know. News flash: You […]

IBHST.S01.E03: Past his time

I cannot leave this one unremarked: Obama blows name of favorite team’s home stadium. Of course, I am sure someone can explain to me why his relentless campaign for quote-unquote universal health care caused him to draw a blank. Because I am sure he spent his childhood memorizing stats and players and fields. Seriously, just […]

IBHST.S01.E02: Buffet’s protege

Evidently our omniscient president also dabbles in the stock market. In a desperate effort to obfuscate the double-digit-percentage declines since his inauguration, President Obama provided this gem of advice: [P]rofit and earning ratios are starting to get to the point where buying stocks is a potentially good deal if you’ve got a long-term perspective on […]

IBHST.S01.E01: 867-5309

In the premiere episode of a new feature, honors “Nobody Messes with Joe” Biden. Speaking about the administration’s plans to post porkulus spending on the Internet, the VP had this to say: [CBS Host] By the way, do you know the website? [NMW Joe] No, I’m embarrassed. [Looking stage right] Do you know the […]

Did I hear that right?

The bold new ideas we have to take the country into the next century are to spend more on energy, health care, and education? UPDATE: And we will find $2 trillion in farm subsidies, defense spending, and corporate tax breaks? SECOND UPDATE: And we will put the nonexistent war on terror on the balance sheet, […]

Faith-based workouts

Soon these won’t simply be for born-again meatheads. We can expect this to cost another $100 billion with the president’s assurance it will “save” four million jobs—a conveniently empirical, yet non-confirmable, proposition. Evidently the rightful place for social science is the imagination.