I hate cooking. That’s not hyperbole. Restaurants are a constant temptation, but I resist because, during my young lawyer days, I spent way too much of my money on restaurants. With college and old age to plan for, I can’t eat out whenever I like — which is every night. So here’s one good thing about ObamaCare: it’s looking as if it’s going to remove temptation from my life. Restaurants, which run at the thinnest possible margins, cannot afford full-time employees anymore. Further, given the low pay at restaurants anyway, coupled with the requirement that the uninsured buy insurance, it’s likely that no one will be able to afford part-time work at restaurants.
“How dumb do you think I am?” We’ve all asked that question at one time or another when someone was getting a little too freewheeling in pulling the wool over our eyes. Ralph Peters asks precisely that question of a White House that has lied consistently — and quite badly — since the Benghazi attacks on September 11. It seems as if Obama’s compulsive lying is affecting the entire executive branch. That’s no surprise, since an organization’s behavior always begins at the top.
I’m not the only one who realized that Obama statement that Israel has the right to defend herself was only a prelude to undermining her once again. Smarter minds than mine, equipped with more facts and greater analytical ability, have reached the same conclusion.
Is Jake Tapper the last true journalist in America? He’s objective, almost obsessively non-partisan, rigorous, inquisitive, and a very good writer. It sounds as if his new book, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, is a very good thing indeed.
Why does Marco Rubio’s opinion about the earth’s age matter to his political abilities? It doesn’t — or, rather, it doesn’t unless you’re the MSM trying to set him up as an ignorant fundamentalist who wants American to remake America in a 10th century model (or, in other words, like an Islamist sharia nation). Ace isn’t sure if Rubio gave the right answer to the question, but I believe Rubio gave the best answer he could. In future, though, he should have a quip ready to deflect the question. I’m not good at quips, but you all should see if you can think of any.
And speaking of quips, over at the Watcher’s Council Forum, we Watcher’s tackle an important question: Are Comedians And Comedy Less Funny Today Than They Used To Be?