Entries Tagged as 'Politics'

The Shut Up Brigade

Hello! I’ve been in Maui for a week and a half. And pretty much the entire time I was there, the news was erupting with some new story about how we’re not allowed to talk about things we’re not allowed to talk about. Mark Steyn’s written a column on the subject in the UK and [...]

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Sniffle XLXIII: Bushfire Edition

Via Brett McS, I think Mr Abbott wins the politician photo op contest: The Australian – Tony Abbott puts himself in line of fire And this: Prior to the election, Mr Abbott, a keen cyclist, runner, surf lifesaver and firefighting volunteer, vowed to continue his community activities should he assume the prime ministership. Means we [...]

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We’re All Doomed, Etc, Post Shutdown Edition, Part 262

NRO – Mark Steyn: Potemkin Parliament Washington’s governing systems are in a bad way. Pull quote: “If only we could get American conservatives to be as fiscally responsible as Canadian liberals.” Read the whole thing. Then you can cheer yourself up with a big long article I tweeted last night on suicidal people jumping off [...]

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Mark Steyn’s Good Advice

National Review – American Ineffectualism Every American ally is cringing with embarrassment at the amateurishness of the last month. By Mark Steyn First, the usual depressing stuff: Charles Crawford, Britain’s former ambassador in Serbia and Poland, called last Monday “the worst day for U.S. and wider Western diplomacy since records began.” Obama set it in [...]

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Seven Sociopaths (Brett Mc_S Reporting)

Intrepid Australian Elections Correspondent Brett McS files the following report (filed previously with RC2, and do link over for further coverage): This is John Howard’s legacy in action. Twelve years of balanced budgets and paying off of the former (Labor) government’s debt to the point where the Australian Government’s books were in the black. Rudd [...]

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Posted Without Comment:

(I’m generally too depressed by the news lately to comment much on anything, but, again, for the ol’ external memory drive, and read the whole thing) Weekly Standard – Let the People Decide From the dissenting opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia in U.S. v. Windsor To be sure (as the majority points out), the legislation [...]

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Yes. Yes Exactly.

Well: Jon Stewart on the IRS A good recap of my own political philosophy comes at about 5:35.

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The Country’s In the Very Best of Hands (More True Every Day)

Remember when this went around a few years ago and we were all “WOAH HOW PRESCIENT” about it? I think Vanderleun found it first? Or maybe Tim Blair? Anyway, in pursuance of a laugh, I followed up a Twitter conversation with RC2 with this and, gosh golly, it just keeps getting better. The Country’s In [...]

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Another Corker Setting Us Squarely Where We Are!

Why can’t politicians ever say any of this crap? FFS*. NRO – Mark Steyn: Sequestageddon Government-by-fake-disaster-movie seems to be going swimmingly for Obama. For instance, someone could easily work in a non-scandalous phrasing of the following points: [M]aybe it would be easier to reinstate this critical $44 billion and cut the other $3.8 trillion, which [...]

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The Photo of the Second Inauguration

Must surely be: Beyonce and Jay Z arriving at the Inauguration today, where she sang the national anthem. I mean GOOD LORD those two are cool. Click to embiggen. There’s Obama being sworn in yesterday by Justice Roberts. I think it’s a rather nice photo of the family. I’m trying to find a decent photo [...]

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Behind, But: We’re All Screwed, Screwed, Screwed.

NRO – Mark Steyn: The Edge of the Abyss The default setting of American society is ever more liberal and statist. In the weeks ahead, Democrats and Republicans will reach a triumphant “bipartisan” deal to avert the fiscal cliff through some artful bookkeeping mechanism that postpones Taxmageddon for another year, or six months, or three, [...]

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And the View From the Next Day

Headline, The Times of London: Wall Street alarm as Obama faces gridlock Um, didn’t you endorse him?

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It’s the Most Awfulest Time Of the Year

This (the Monday before Election Day (even if it’s more like Election Month; in America, even Election Day never ends)) has to be my least favourite day of any year. The stomach acid builds as, even though one’s been blithely ignoring everything as much as possible to avoid losing one’s mind, the candidates get on [...]

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Politics, Libya, Politics, Blurgh

NRO – Mark Steyn: Who’s ‘Politicizing’ Benghazi? It was Obama who chose to blame a national humiliation on an obscure YouTube video. And he doesn’t even have to mention Vegas. RTWT.

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Not With a Bang But By Numbers

Hoooo-boy: NRO – Mark Steyn: President of the Future Unfortunately the rest of us have to live in Obama’s present. In the America over which Barack Obama has the tedious chore of actually presiding, second-quarter GDP growth was revised down from 1.7 percent to 1.3 percent — or, in layman’s terms, from “barely detectable” to [...]

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