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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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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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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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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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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A Thing About Marriage

So, lots going on in the culture wars. There seems to be two sides (as represented on my Facebook feed, anyway): “Oh hey I’m against [X] but won’t really explain why very well, if at all” and “PEDOPHILE PRIESTS SO SHUT UP”. Right. So anyway, here’s a thing that explains at least the gay marriage [...]

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Why It’s All Pointless

Mark Steyn: [A]fter almost every one of these debates we at NR and elsewhere say “ABC lost. Big time.” and “Big loser: ABC News” – or CNN or MSNBC or whoever it is. And then ten days later (or, in this case, the following morning) there they all are again acquiescing in some condescending media [...]

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Campaign Kickoff

Charles Krauthammer last night: I just heard the statement [on] that from the White House communications director. And his answer was extremely slippery. You would think that they would say, ‘OK, we’re going to spend x on the stimulus, and we will then raise the money in another part of the bill.’ But no. What [...]

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