Tweet This just in: Judge overturns much of Obama health care law as unconstitutional – AP 27 minutes ago via breakingnews.com To the extent that anything is yet known, there’s a little more here: The full text of the decision from Federal Judge Roger Vinson is not available yet, but according to reporters who’ve seen [...]
Archive for January, 2011
Tweet I was at my church this past weekend and was struck by the large number of college-graduate children that are now back living at home with their parents, out of work. The impression I have is that many of these kids still have no idea what they want to do with their lives. I [...]
Tweet If you feel like a little good news amidst the worries about fallout from Egypt, this might do the trick.
Tweet Terry Trippany has once again proven himself a stellar web master. The server went down big time and he, bless his heart, got it back and running again. Yay! Since I know how to deal with interfaces, but have no understanding whatsoever of the hardware underneath, or of the way in which it works [...]
Tweet This song is dedicated to Barack Hussein Obama, who has now announced that, contrary to all previously known facts, he warned Mubarak from the beginning that the latter had to enact democratic reforms or else:
Tweet This is the headline stuff at today’s New York Times: Real news, right? And this screen shot, taken at the same time as the above screen shot, is what the readers are sending each other: One gets a sense that these “intellectuals” (for that is how NYTs readers see themselves) lack a certain gravitas.
Tweet After reading this excellent article, it’s clear that, even if there is anthropogenic global warming, we’ll never know, because agenda-driven “scientists” have so hopelessly corrupted the available data that scientific truth is impossible. As it is, you all know that, while I’m an environmentalist (I believe we should cherish our environment as much as [...]
Tweet Democrats are the friends of big business, Conservatives are the friends of small business. Democrat government inevitably ratchets its way to corruptocracy. If you don’t agree with this, can we at least agree that Democrats favor highly regulated economies and societies and conservatives don’t? Let me explain with two examples. 1) The Wall Street [...]
Tweet The Enlightenment was born in Europe and, clearly, will die there too: Hat tip: Small Dead Animals
Tweet When I was faced with troubling decisions in my life, I used to give myself a pep talk. I’d tell myself that there were three things that could happen as a result of my decision: things could get better, they could get worse, or they could remain the same. So, I’d tell myself, there’s [...]
Tweet Go to this post at Doug Ross’s site (a post that is kind enough to mention me), and look carefully at the picture of a clutch of US servicemen. If you click on the picture, it takes you to an Ace post that doesn’t mention the picture, so I don’t know the story behind [...]
Tweet When I read news reports saying that Mohammed El-Baradei had shown up in Egypt as a potential “democratic” leader, I was confused. Surely this couldn’t be the same El-Baradei who served for so long as the head of the IAEA? I couldn’t find specifics within my own brain, and was too lazy to look [...]
Tweet Track me on this one: 1. With help from Al Gore, Hollywood, and the entire Leftist panoply, global warming fears reach hysterical levels. 2. As part of their apocalyptic battle against rising seas and dying polar bears, warmists declare ethanol is one of the answers (never mind that it turns out that it takes [...]
Tweet I was going to open this post with a snarky line about whether anybody with even marginal intelligence expected a 40-something community activist to have the necessary chops to deal with an international crisis of the type currently unfolding in Egypt. Indeed, I think I still will: Does anybody with an IQ over the [...]
Tweet The MSM never made any secret of the fact that it loathed Ronald Reagan. Back in the 1980s, as an unthinking liberal, I too loathed Reagan. The MSM’s unrelenting hostility to Reagan allowed me to feel that my views about the man were correct and that I was indeed an intellectually superior, insightful human [...]
Tweet Charles Krauthammer is under no illusions about Obama. The MSM can try to make as many silly Reagan analogies as it wants, but Obama is still a tax and spend liberal.
Tweet Assuming that this is the 1848 of the Middle East, with Tunisia having lit the spark that causes revolution throughout Muslim countries, do you believe that (a) the revolutions will result in greater freedom in the Middle East or (b) the revolutions will advance the rise of even more radical, oppressive Islam controlling countries [...]
Tweet Although the stock market seems to have steadied (apparently more because of the Republican House, than because of the Administration’s schemes), we are not living in flush times. Instead, we’ve entered a leaner, meaner time in the world today. There’s still lots of money lying around for some people, but overall, things aren’t going [...]
Tweet Do any of you have any strong opinions about REITs? I’m trying to learn about them, but am finding the volume of information available a little overwhelming.
Tweet [Because this thread is still going strong, I've moved it up to the top of the blog this morning -- Bookworm.] Zachriel raises a new and very interesting point: “A strong an prosperous America leading free nations is a good thing. Dominance of one nation by another is undemocratic and inherently unstable. If, as [...]
Tweet As we settle into the Obama Depression era, one thing that I and others have noticed is that many of the very youth that voted enthusiastically for Obama are the ones already feeling the consequence of his policies: they are unemployed. As one of my college-age kids put it, “our generation is so over [...]
Tweet I’m sorry for the blog silence. Not only am I finding headlines uninspiring (not uninteresting, just uninspiring), I really am having a fine time going through my old posts with the hope that I can assemble the best of them into an ebook. When it comes to my writing, I’m happy with a lot [...]
Tweet I didn’t watch the SOTU speech last night. Both my kids had lots of homework, and needed lots of help, and that trumped anything Obama might have said. Later . . . well, the moment was gone. I didn’t want to sit in my office late at night, staring at a long, long, long [...]
Tweet I’ve been having a hard time blogging the past couple of days. I feel as if I’ve said all that I’m capable of saying about the news already on the table, and nothing new has come along. I suspect that the lull, both in the news and in my own brain, is occasioned by [...]
Tweet Someone took the time to track the nature of the bad guys in Hollywood action flicks from the 1980s to the present. It won’t come as a surprise to any of you that she discovered that “the overall winner of the villain tally is American military/government/law enforcement.” In the 1980s, Russians appeared, but not as [...]