I’ve spent today being very productive in a non-blogging way, but there are still a few things I’d like to share with you.
If you’re feeling in a giving mood, the National Review needs help in its fight against the lawsuit Michael Mann (yes, climate change Michael Mann) filed against National Review and Mark Steyn. It’s a laughable suit, but even laughable suits cost money. I’ve seen a lot of laughable suits drive defendants to very costly settlements, simply because the plaintiff had free counsel and the defendant didn’t.
And while you’re at the National Review, check out Victor Davis Hanson’s look at Obama’s America — it’s not pretty.
Will there ever come a time when the same press that got Obama elected starts to take umbrage at the Obama administration’s manifest disrespect for the Fourth Estate? I doubt it. True believers can always rationalize away even the worst things.
Speaking of the media, when does a newspaper stop being a purveyor of something even remotely resembling news, and start being a sordid party rag, with every utterance suspect? I can’t answer that question precisely, but I’m pretty sure that the New York Times (the self-proclaimed paper of record) has already reached the point of no return. Whether because of institutional ignorance or dishonesty, its articles are so replete with falsehoods that they don’t deserve serious consideration.
Unions have long had a reputation for violence. Today’s unions are no different. The really big question, of course, is whether our union-supporting POTUS is going to call them on it.
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Do you guys have anything to add? I can only survey a small fraction of the rich blogosphere, so I always appreciate your open thread contributions.