Tweet California used to have the finest public education system in America. It wasn’t lack of funding that killed it; it was Leftist corruption and insanity. Don’t believe me? Read these two articles. From Bruce Kesler: Important Report On The Sinkhole That Is Higher Education From Donald Douglas: California State Colleges and Universities May Screen [...]
Archive for March, 2012
Tweet Yesterday, I riffed on James Taranto’s post regarding whether the sexual revolution bell can be un-rung. I don’t think we can go back to the way things were before — time does, after all, run forward, not backwards — but I do think we are still in a position to moderate its worst excesses. [...]
Tweet Those of us conservatives who are signed up to Barack Obama’s mailing list enjoy the emails we get requesting campaign contributions. Up until today, each email has had a “hook” justifying yet another request for $3. For example, a couple of days ago, Michelle Obama said people should pony up $3 because Obama stays [...]
Naomi Wolf, by castigating Katy Perry for her “shameless” Marine music video, shows that you can be the smartest person in the room and still be stupid.
Tweet Two people sent me a link to stories about Naomi Wolf castigating singer Katy Perry for making a “shameless” piece of video “propaganda” celebrating the U.S. Marines. One sent me the link because he knows that, I went to school with Naomi. The other sent me the link because he knows that I like [...]
Tweet James Taranto says that the Left has ceased to be a revolutionary movement. Instead, it is a monolithic institution that spends its time trying to preserve the changes it has already wrought in society. The two big changes Taranto mentions are the New Deal of the 1930s and 1940s, and the sexual revolution of [...]
Tweet The Kochs received an interesting phone call from Jesse Lava, someone who affiliated with Brave New Foundation, a Progressive organization that is peculiarly obsessed with the Koch brothers. Jesse ostensibly called to ask for some information from the Kochs to include in a “documentary” that Brave New Foundation is putting together. After having made [...]
Tweet This add perfectly illustrates that, if Obama had been president in the 1950s, the Cold War would have lasted about 20 minutes. The Soviet Union would have won.
Tweet A Susan Boyle-esque surprise on Britain’s Got Talent. Simon Cowell divided his feelings between head and heart. His head’s right, but I’m glad he followed his heart: UPDATE: I should add that this video is about three years old, but it’s new to me.
Tweet After providing amusingly snarky details, Charles Hurt summarizes: So, in one week, Mr. Obama got caught whispering promises to our enemy, incited a race war, raised serious questions about his understanding of the Constitution, and then got smacked down over his proposed budget that was so wildly reckless that even Democrats in Congress could [...]
It isn’t the Supreme Court’s job to re-write a Congressional bill that’s had its unconstitutional heart cut out
Tweet In one of his more delightful articles, Jonah Goldberg tackles Justice Ginsburg’s disingenuous claim that the most “conservative” thing the Supreme Court can do is to pick its way through all 2,700 pages of the ObamaCare bill and save all the good bits. After politely decimating Ginsburg’s word choice, Goldberg has this to say: [...]
Tweet Leave it to Charles Krauthammer to explain in nice, clear language precisely why Obama’s open mic statements justify voters booting him out of office without regard to any other issues. Incidentally, Peggy Noonan has been taking heat for writing an article expressing surprise that Obama isn’t trustworthy. I am now not a Peggy Noonan [...]
Tweet Come along and read wonderful things with me: Council Submissions The Colossus of Rhodey – As the Trayvon Martin case proceeds … The Noisy Room – Leveraging Racism for Chaos – Gateway to Communism The Political Commentator – While all politicians suck this unscientific study shows that on a percentage basis Republicans suck less! [...]
Tweet More than most days, today’s Drudge Report is a microcosm of what Obama hath wrought on American soil.
Tweet One of the more perplexing yet insightful arguments made in support of Obamacare was made by none other than Nancy Pelosi. It is interesting, because it exposes such a fundamental shallowness in the Progressive-Left world view. Here is what she said: ““A healthier life, the liberty to pursue happiness, free of the constraints that [...]
Tweet Hollywood tries to write comedies this funny, but nothing is as good as the real thing — and the real thing in this case is the drunk in the back seat of a police car who belts out a word-perfect but, sadly, not pitch perfect version of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, complete with instrumental interludes. [...]
Tweet The post title, of course, is a quotation from President Obama, who couldn’t resist wading into, and personalizing, an already inflamed faux racial issue. Maybe if Obama had a son, he’d sound like Trayvon, too.
Tweet I’ve been following a free speech story out of England and have been meaning to blog about it. Since the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, I never did get around to writing that post. Fortunately, someone else did, and a whole lot better than I would have done so.
Tweet This video is a year old but, especially with the latest Koran burning “scandal,” is as pertinent now as it was when first made: Hat tip: W”B”S
Tweet In the days and weeks preceding oral argument before the Supreme Court on ObamaCare, all Democrat (politicians and pundits) and a surprising number of conservatives were convinced that the Supreme Court would sustain ObamaCare. After two and a half days of argument, the conventional wisdom has suddenly shifted. Democrats are sure they’ll lose, and [...]
Tweet This guy turned out to be a Dope, rather than offering Hope: These Drudge headlines, though, do offer hope, real hope for a resurgent constitutionalism in America: Reminder to self: Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. Beware hubris. Don’t put the horse before the cart.
Tweet Time flies. Another week, another wonderful world of winners: Council Winners *First place with 3 votes! Joshuapundit – AG Holder And The DOJ Strike A Blow To Help Voter Fraud Second place with 2 votes – Bookworm Room- The story of Malia Obama’s Mexican vacation reveals double standards and a noodle-spined media Third place [...]
Tweet I don’t drink coffee, so I cannot speak to the quality of Green Beans Coffee. I can, however, speak to to decency of this company, which has as its motto “Honor First, Coffee Second.” It turns out that this coffee company, which is headquartered in Marin County of all places (I’ll have to take [...]
Tweet The Science Channel’s Alien Encounters is a two-part pseudo-documentary that interweaves footage of real scientists and novelists talking about possible alien encounters, with faux footage of the world dealing with an actual alien encounter. Alien Encounters has gotten decent press from the usual suspects. I disagree. As a science show, it’s not impressive. The [...]
Obama’s election, like Harding’s, is one where we remember the voters as much as we remember the one for whom they voted
Tweet In 1920, for the first time, American women had the right to vote in a federal election. Warren G. Harding won that election by a landslide and, rightly or wrongly, he went down as the president whose dashing good looks and insouciance so charmed American women that they put him in the White House. [...]
Tweet Seth Mandel compares Obama’s hot mic moments (insulting Netanyahu; cutting private deals with the Russians) to George Bush’s single hot mic moment: [W]hen the microphones were off, Bush was–to no one’s surprise–just as supportive of our allies and as tough on our adversaries as he was in public. These moments might seem insignificant, but [...]