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Archive for February, 2009

Barack Obama’s America

28th February 2009

Tocqueville had Barack’s number.

There is nothing new under the sun.

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Ann Coulter at CPAC

28th February 2009

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The crowd loves her. “I’ve bee watching the MSNBC coverage of CPAC. Is there any other network where you know every host was at the alternative prom?”

The main reason the leftoids hate Ann Coulter is because she treats them with the obvious and undisguised contempt with which they treat everybody not on the left.

They can dish it out but they can’t take it. I find that immensely entertaining.

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Designer baby row over clinic that offers eye, skin and hair colour

28th February 2009

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A Los Angeles clinic is offering the ultimate in designer babies. Want a son with brown eyes, black hair and a dark complexion? Or a pale-skinned, blonde, green-eyed daughter?

Want a smart kid? Have a hundred and kill all but the smartest. Not a problem.

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Police in Scotland ordered to give special priority to crimes where the victims are Muslim

28th February 2009

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Songs in the key of life that opened Barack Obama’s heart

28th February 2009

Read it. Cue the violins.

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Leonardo da Vinci self portrait discovered hidden in manuscript

28th February 2009

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16th-Century Mapmaker’s Intriguing Knowledge

28th February 2009

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How was it that a German priest writing in Latin and living in a French city far from the coast became the first person to tell the world that a vast ocean lay to the west of the American continents?

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Fighting for truth, justice, and the European way.

28th February 2009

Mark Steyn decides that there’s something Comical about the bailout.

If you find it hard to keep track of these all these evolutions, the President in his address to Congress finally spilled the beans and unveiled our new hero in his final form: the Incredible Bulk, Statezilla, Governmentuan, a colossus bestriding the land like a, er, colossus. What superpowers does he have? All of them! He can save the economy, he can reform health care, he can prevent foreclosures, he can federalize daycare, he can cap the salary of his archenemies the sinister Fat Cats who “pad their pay checks and buy fancy drapes.” No longer will the citizenry cower in fear of fancy drapes: Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain! With one solar panel on the roof of his underground headquarters, Governmentuan can transform the American energy sector and power his amazing Governmentmobile, the new environmentally friendly supercar that soon we’ll all be driving because we’ll be given government car loans to buy the government cars! He’ll have hundreds of thousands of boy sidekicks, none of whom will ever be allowed to drop out of high school because (in the words of his famous catchphrase) “that’s no longer an option!” “Gee, thanks, Governmentuan!” says Diplomaboy the Boy Wonder, as he goes off to college to study Gender As A Social Construct until he’s 34.

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Lavish party for Zimbabwe leader Mugabe as people suffer

28th February 2009

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Boy, those Zimbabweans are sure lucky they’re no longer under the boot of that oppressive white regime.

Thank God for the U.N. and the international community, or who knows what sort of hell they’d be living in now.

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Hearts of oak for ever

28th February 2009

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Stronardron Douglas fir in Argyll, which has been revealed as Britain’s tallest tree.

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The Exclusionary Rule’s Hidden Costs

28th February 2009

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If law enforcement officials break the law, fine, punish them. But don’t “punish” them by letting criminals off the hook; that “cure” is worse than the disease.

When people see criminals escape without punishment on technicalities, they lose respect for the law, and either give up and cease to resist crime, or take their own steps to prevent and punish it. Neither is characteristic of a civilized society.

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Democrats Could Face an Internal Civil War as Gentry and Populist Factions Square Off

28th February 2009

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That would be entertaining; I’d pay to watch it.

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Brammo Enertia electric motorcycle to be sold at Best Buy

28th February 2009

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Looks like a motorcycle designed by somebody who drives a Prius.

No, that’s not a compliment.

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Are Violent Video Games Adequately Preparing Children for the Apocalypse?

28th February 2009

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Well, it is the Onion, after all, but still…. It’s a legitimate question. How well do you think Caroline Kennedy would cope with the Apocalypse? Or Chelsea Clinton? Or the Bush girls? (And what is it with Presidents only having daughters, anyway? There’s a sign right there.)

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A New Kennedy Legacy? Vicki Kennedy Wouldn’t Be First Pol’s Spouse to Inherit a Seat

28th February 2009

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Note the examples cited. Although Hess (being a loyal “progressive” from the Brookings Institution) cites two Republicans, this is a practice more characteristic of the Democrat party, and illustrates its essential nature as an alliance of the upper class and the underclass against the middle class.

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Anti-War Activists Disappointed With Obama’s Iraq Withdrawal Plan

28th February 2009

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And I seriously doubt that they’ll learn anything from this experience. Learning from experience isn’t something that “progressives” do very well.

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Here Comes the VAT

27th February 2009

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How can we have a European-style state without European-style taxation?

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Tibetan monk shot by Chinese police after setting himself on fire

27th February 2009

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That’s an … unusual reaction.

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Military to use new gel that stops bullets

27th February 2009

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Parrots teach man to speak again

27th February 2009

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And Don’t Even Ask About the Pepperoni-Powered Prius

27th February 2009

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The Tea Parties Have Begun

27th February 2009

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Patrick Rothfuss

27th February 2009

… limns why I’m not a professional writer.

Better him than me. But I am looking forward to Wise Man’s Fear.

And if you haven’t yet read The Name of the Wind, the angels will weep for you. Run, don’t walk, to your bookstore and buy it. Or get it from Amazon. But get it. You’ll be glad you did. I guarantee it.

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K Street is adapting perfectly well to a Democratic-controlled government.

27th February 2009

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It is my sad duty to inform anybody who voted for any Democrat on the basis that the Democratic Party would end the influence of lobbyists in government: you did not just fall for a lie. You fell for a stupid lie. Democrats like government, intrinsically; and while you can have a legitimate policy debate over whether that’s a sensible notion or not what’s not at debate is that when government gets bigger, so does its budget. The money in that budget has to go somewhere, and many people are going to have a personal opinion about where.

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Obama Will Move to Rescind ‘Conscience’ Rule on Abortion, Birth Control

27th February 2009

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Not really news, but a useful reminder.

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Wounded Warriors at Home on the Range

27th February 2009

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Life on Obama’s auto bailout task force

27th February 2009

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One third of Britons cannot identify trees

27th February 2009

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I know that’s certainly one of my highest priorities….

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Immoral behaviour leaves ‘bad taste in the mouth’

27th February 2009

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Just in case you were wondering. I know I was.

Actually, seeing guys with little fringe beads wearing ugly earrings leaves a bad taste in my mouth, but I suppose that’s just me.

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High-powered, jet-mounted laser one step closer to flying the terrifying skies

27th February 2009

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it’s a moral imperative.

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The first bendable, touch-screen display flexes will be used by the military.

27th February 2009

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Whistling orangutan

27th February 2009

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Just in case you were wondering. i know I was.

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Todmorden: Britain’s first self-sufficient town

26th February 2009

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Cranes to be reintroduced to UK

26th February 2009

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Caning pupils ‘can be effective behaviour control’

26th February 2009

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No shit.

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When Obama Speaks, the Market Tanks

26th February 2009

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The best thing President Barack Obama can do for the economy is keep quiet.

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Farmer builds model of Biblical temple

26th February 2009

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Hey, everybody needs a hobby.

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The Obama Baseline

26th February 2009

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In 1990, President Bush 41 had negotiated hard caps on appropriations spending that lasted through 1995. The “baseline” Congress used in 1992 assumed these caps held because a breach would trigger across-the-board cuts. In the first year of his presidency, Clinton wanted to look like he was cutting one dollar in spending for every dollar of taxes he was increasing, even though he wasn’t willing to take the heat for real cuts. The solution? He redefined the baseline to assume the caps were no longer operative, announced his support for keeping what was already the law of the land, and claimed a sizeable spending “cut” as his own.

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Which Side of the War Would You Like to Be On?

26th February 2009

Mark Steyn says “I told you so.”

In some ways, this is merely a domestic extension of what was called the “flypaper” strategy. Luring jihadist Brits overseas and killing them in Afghanistan is certainly a swifter response to the problem than having them sitting at “home” plotting to blow up Glasgow Airport while the government makes ever more desperate efforts to appease them. But no doubt some obliging judge will soon rule that it’s in breach of the European Human Rights Act for British troops in Afghanistan to shoot at British passport holders.

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Noonan v. Staples: “The most dangerous libel decision in decades”

26th February 2009

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Not good news.

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Injured good Samaritan ticketed for jaywalking

26th February 2009

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No good need goes unpunished.

Moral: Stay away from Denver.

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British taxpayers ‘not protected from serious or local crime’

26th February 2009

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Taxpayers in the UK pay more for policing than any other leading country but are still failed in being protected from either serious or local crime, a think tank has warned.

  1. Thank God you don’t live in Britain.
  2. Without eternal vigilance, it could happen here. In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s happening already in D.C., Detroit, and L.A.

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Take everything they earn, and it still won’t be enough.

26th February 2009

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Even the most basic inspection of the IRS income tax statistics shows that raising taxes on the salaries, dividends and capital gains of those making more than $250,000 can’t possibly raise enough revenue to fund Mr. Obama’s new spending ambitions.

“Soak the rich” is fine until the rich dissolve — and then where will you get your money?

A tax policy that confiscated 100% of the taxable income of everyone in America earning over $500,000 in 2006 would only have given Congress an extra $1.3 trillion in revenue. That’s less than half the 2006 federal budget of $2.7 trillion and looks tiny compared to the more than $4 trillion Congress will spend in fiscal 2010. Even taking every taxable “dime” of everyone earning more than $75,000 in 2006 would have barely yielded enough to cover that $4 trillion.

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Obama’s School Choice

26th February 2009

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The omnibus spending bill now moving through the House includes language designed to kill the Opportunity Scholarship Program offering vouchers for poor students to opt out of rotten public schools. The legislation says no federal funds can be used on the program beyond 2010 unless Congress and the D.C. City Council reauthorize it. Given that Democrats control both bodies — and that their union backers hate school choice — this amounts to a death sentence.

Not every black kid can go to Sidwell Friends.

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Holy Matrimony: Indian Politician Converts, Takes Second Wife, Vanishes

26th February 2009

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DIY Paintball Turret unleashes wireless havoc at 34 rounds per second

26th February 2009

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We have the technology.

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‘Oldest English words’ identified

26th February 2009

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Officer Calls Obama ‘Usurper’ President

25th February 2009

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I never understand how kooks like this get commissioned.

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Gleason: Pa. GOP may not back Specter

25th February 2009

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Well, that would be interesting.

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U.K.: Thousands of Muslim men using welfare system to support multiple wives

25th February 2009

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Not really news, but a useful reminder.

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