Whew! I’ve got at least twenty minutes before my computer is snatched away from me again for a family project. So, let me use that time to send a few links your way.
Matt Labash may well have written the best Obamacare story yet. There are enough talented conservative writers out there that he can be topped, but it’s going to be hard.
One of my uber-liberal friends posted this tweet on Facebook:
In a single moment 58 years ago today, Rosa Parks helped change this country. pic.twitter.com/C502SKfJnj
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 1, 2013
It took me about two seconds to come to the same conclusion as The Daily Caller, which is that Obama has once again inserted himself in history. He’s not Zelig, who allows the real actors to remain; he’s more Stalin, who erases and massages the past, invariably to his self-aggrandizement.
Two Drudge headlines that are a matched set: POLL: Majority of Americans Distrust One Another… and ‘Genderqueer’ rising: Colleges welcome kids who identify as neither male nor female… How in the world can you trust your fellow Americans if they can’t even pull down their underpants and figure out what sex they are?
Is it real or is it Iowahawk? Iowahawk, as you all know, is one of the most brilliant political satirists ever (and he’s now apparently devoting himself to turning Twitter into worthwhile reading). He is the verbal equivalent of Michael Ramirez’s cartoons. So when Tom Elia sent me an email that mentioned Iowahawk’s name and this quotation, I assumed it was Iowahawk’s satire:
“Obviously my most recent concern has been that my website’s not working,” Obama said. “We’re evaluating why it is exactly that I didn’t know soon enough that it wasn’t going to work the way it needed to. But my priority now has been to just make sure that it works.”
I am shocked and dismayed to tell you that those words actually issued from Obama’s lips. Please note the “my website” bit. Who died and made him king? (And yes, that’s rhetorical. I know that the answer is a functioning republican democracy died and made that little socialist pissant king.)
JKB thought you’d like to know that taxpayers are in the hole on another one of Obama’s “green business” enterprises.
Two stories that bid you “welcome to the Nanny state”: (1) A paraplegic Canadian woman was denied passage to the US for a once-in-a-lifetime handicap-friendly cruise because the border agent somehow knew that her medical record contained a hospitalization for clinical depression. Apparently there was some concern that she’d rise up from her wheelchair and do something terrible. (2) An Italian woman who had a bipolar episode while on a business trip to England found herself placed in a hospital, forcibly sedated, and subject to a c-section, after which British social workers took her baby and refused to return it.
In case you haven’t heard, and entirely coincidentally we’re sure, the IRS is auditing a man who complained about Obamacare and the insurance agent who tried to help him out. We all know it was a joke when Our Dear Leader, in 2009, promised to sic the IRS on his political enemies. (And again, it’s just as possible, and just as horrible, that the IRS has mutated into a self-propelled, all-powerful partisan bureaucracy to protect the political party that kowtows to the government worker’s union.)
I commented this summer that, when I was in St. Petersburg, I could not get over the blatant capitalist excess. My kids, having been to many major European cities, couldn’t understand why I found it so amazing to see Prada stores or Louis Vuitton billboards. But wait, as Simply Jews explains, there’s more.
And to end on a funny note, go here.