Is it Wednesday already? Open Thread

Victorian posy of pansiesI’m typing away on an iPad while reclining on a couch with a passive motion machine relentlessly (and painlessly, thank God) cycling my leg between 27 and 63 degrees. The dog walker I realized I needed to hire is coming later today and, with luck, my oldest passes her long-scheduled driver’s license test. All will be good.

I’m also alert enough now to pay attention to the world around me, and anxious to share some good posts with you. Typos will probably abound, so please forgive me in advance.

A whole lot of the best posts today, of course involve the Emperor’s unilaterally and illegal decision to delay significant parts of ObamaCare so as to help 2014 election outcomes for Democrats. As is so often the case lately, Charles C.W. Cooke hits another one out of the park.

Immediately after reading about Michelle’s $12,000 dress and her tweeted photo of her dogs festooned in jewels at a fancy table, I read about Obama’s out-of-touch moment at Monticello.

The irony of course is that Obama’s violating the Constitution for nothing. There is no way (as we always knew) that ObamaCare would ever work.

I’m at the point where I’m running out if commentary about these two. They clearly think they’re king and queen, which is an ugly, dangerous delusion — but the fact is that they’ve got a host of powerful enablers fostering their delusion and making ever thicker the walls if the bubble around them. I’m not excusing the Obamas — I think they embrace their power and mean to use it to America’ detriment and their benefit — but they’re certainly being encouraged by a lack of serious pushback (including from Congressional Republicans).

Speaking of pushback, though, I do think popular culture is beginning to tire of PC tyranny. Its too much effort to find and insert links, but the last few months have seen people doubting global warming (I.e., worst winter since the last worse winter); the Duck Dynasty guys refused to back down; the Washington Redskins refused to down and are even fighting back; and Jerry Seinfeld made a stand for true humor. I’ve said before and I’ll say again that I think we’re going to see more and more worms turning.

A good primer about the lawsuit ClimateGate’s Michael Mann brought against Mark Steyn, National Review et al, for daring to challenge his veracity after the release of documents showing him lying about, obfuscating, and hiding data.

More to follow. Quite amazingly tired now.