Entries Tagged as 'Politics'

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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Email Exchanges In My Perfect World

At least they’re honest! Hillary Clinton Aide Tells Reporter To “Fuck Off” And “Have A Good Life” As the State Department’s story about what happened in Benghazi crumbles, Clinton’s personal spokesperson, Philippe Reines, loses his temper. “Have a good day. And by good day I mean Fuck Off.”

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Now, Willard and Elmer are Very Similar Names

National Post – Conrad Black: Canada’s front-row seat for the American disaster And now, in an astounding demonstration of national fecklessness, a failed president is running slightly ahead in the polls of a challenger who has a real CV, unlike recent presidents, but who is so politically oafish and plastic, he makes Elmer Fudd seem […]

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The Golden Gate Bridge: You Didn’t Build That

This is very good: Reason – Obama’s Shaggy Dog Story About the Golden Gate Bridge Matt Welch The history of who, and how, they built the Golden Gate Bridge is very good (I especially like that it took lobbying from the automotive industry, cuz boy have times changed, to get the Feds to sell them […]

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And Yes, Just To Prove That I AM Aware of the Healthcare Ruling This Week

…I will link to RC2 to explain it: Wheat & Weds – Don’t Believe Everything You Read in the Papers The last bit is the most intriguing: And from Paul Rahe, An Act of Great Cunning: Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit was among the first to recognize that Roberts might be playing an elaborate game. He […]

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We’re All Gonna Die: Industrial Implosion Edition

So, on Twitter, as I am most of the time these days (sorry, blogs/news/kitten sites), I saw that the President made a pretty bad speech (I didn’t read or see it, but even journalists thought so), and that he seemed to have brought up going to the moon together. So this is a bit of […]

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The World Is Ending; We’ve Been Here Before

A typically lugubrious VDH on the current situation everywhere on everything: PJM – The Liberal Super Nova, by Victor Davis Hanson Read the whole thing since he’s always hard to distill down and quote. One comment is that he’s always saying the End is Night, but nothing changes. But then he is a historian and […]

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FLATFACE LIKE WOAH

Washington Examiner – San Francisco to rename street after Pelosi “Middle Drive East” which connects Martin Luthjer King Jr. Drive and John F Kennedy Drive in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park will now be renamed in honor of Pelosi and her 25 years of service in Congress. :| :| :|

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Even the Touchy Feely Stuff Turns Total Cock Up

WaPo – Charles Krauthammer: Gay marriage: Empathy or right? There are two ways to defend gay marriage. Argument A is empathy: One is influenced by gay friends in committed relationships yearning for the fulfillment and acceptance that marriage conveys upon heterosexuals. That’s essentially the case President Obama made when he first announced his change of […]

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Protesting Starbucks: Racial Politics Edition

I don’t agree with this: RCP – MSNBC: Obama Held To Higher Standard On Gay Marriage Since He’s Black Two things: I would be hard pressed to rattle off an equally long list of accomplishments the president has enacted on behalf of any other minority group, including black Americans. Yet he faces endless criticism from […]

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Politics and the Publisher’s Clearing House

I haven’t seen any mail from Publisher’s Clearing House promising the millions I’ve already won in a decade at least. Maybe they all got new jobs as campaign fundraisers. Ferrealz. Wheat & Weeds – The Obama Presidency. Now With More Clooney!

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Republican Wives

1. Ann Romney: Stayed home to raise five boys. Problem: She never worked a day in her life. Therefore: Doesn’t understand the issues real women face. 2. Worked full time (with children). Problem: Had nannies didn’t she. Therefore: Doesn’t understand the issues real women face. 3. Worked full time (no children). Problem: Didn’t have to […]

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Political Octaves

This made the rounds on Twitter the other day. “What the Left can learn from the Right,” I think was the upshot. Prospect Magazine – Last hope for the left The liberal, secular world view may hold sway over western elites, but it is struggling to answer the conservative challenge. By David Goodhart The thesis: […]

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Ooge Tracks o’ LAND!

Election results from our Intrepid Queensland Election Correspondent Brett McS: Conservatives retake Queensland! Labor down to seven (7!) seats, Conservatives 75!, Greens 0 (and down on percentage), independents and still undecided, the remaining few of 89 seats total. Political commentators gob-smacked. Campbell Newman is the new Premier (no ‘lame duck’ sessions for us). Former Major […]

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Finally Some Good Ideas From the NAACP

This amused me: The Corner – Mark Steyn: Let’s Have Burkina Faso Run U.S. Elections The NAACP have asked the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva to investigate U.S. voter ID laws. The U.N. Human Rights Council includes such paragons of human rights — and free elections — as China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Libya (elected […]

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