Today’s must read piece is The New Britannia by Mark Steyn. This is the logical dead end of the Nanny State. When William Beveridge laid out his blueprint for the British welfare regime in 1942, his goal was the “abolition of want” to be accomplished by “co-operation between the State and the individual.” In attempting [...]
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CNBC’s Rick Santelli, an early voice for the teaparty, cut loose another great rant today on the state of the US “leadership”:
(Hat tip: @EWErickson at redstate.com) Watch excerpts from Obama’s speech on the Gabby Gifford shooting (the “civility” speech) interspersed with comments from Democrats in the last week.
Judge Judy reveals a young, college student for the moocher he really is. “That’s what we’re creating…him.” We’re experiencing an embedding problem with this video. Use this link.
(Hat tip: Weasel Zippers) It needed to be said. I’m not so sure she’s correct about this Administration not having a “plan”, however. Cloward-Piven, for example.
Check out Jonah Goldberg’s observations on Obama’s Towering Inferno, aka the debt ceiling “debate”. Imagine you’re in a burning office building. Obama’s plan for getting out alive: “Okay, you guys break up into different groups and come up with a series of proposals about how we get out of the building. I will then negotiate [...]
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This wonderful Michael Ramirez cartoon fits nicely with this small excerpt from Francisco’s Money Speech in Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”: “Do you wish to know whether that day is coming? Watch money. Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion – when [...]
There are lots of children in Wisconsin schools, but they’re not sitting in desks. They are called “teachers” when they’re doing their job and not abusing sick leave to throw a temper tantrum at the capitol (I say “teachers” in quotes because I refuse to dishonor real teachers.) These union thugs have proven, as if [...]
Don’t miss Charles Krauthammer’s article in today’s National Review, Constitutionalism: Americans are in the midst of a great national debate over the power, scope, and reach of the government established by that document. The debate was sparked by the current administration’s bold push for government expansion — a massive fiscal stimulus, Obamacare, financial regulation, and [...]
Stanley Kurtz, author of Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, exposes the new organization, No Labels, founded by David Frum and William Galston. Here’s an excerpt from Kurtz’s article in National Review Online, David Frum, Speech Policeman: All Galston and Frum have done is to make explicit — and reinforce — [...]
“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” At the dramatic conclusion of Tora! Tora! Tora!, a reflective Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto delivers this summation of the successful attack on Pearl Harbor. As it turns out, it’s likely not an actual quotation of Yamamoto’s. [...]
It’s now clear that this whole Obamacare charade comes down to getting the House to approve the Senate’s bill. It’s all in the House now. Do not underestimate the tactics that the Chicago thugs in the Obama administration will employ to get the votes. If you thought Mary Landrieu’s “Louisiana Purchase” or Ben Nelson’s “Cornhusker [...]
Andy Stern — the head thug at the SEIU — has been appointed to Obama’s Deficit Reduction Panel. So, what does Andy Stern have to say about the role of the Obama administration in “changing” America? Check out this video. Some nice quotes: “and clearly government has a major opportunity to distribute wealth.” “So all [...]
Transformation by Andy McCarthy. Andy McCarthy is a damn smart man who explains a secret truth. So few understand it, least of all the Republicans. * * * UPDATE: Well, it appears that Andy’s post is getting the attention it deserves after all. Writing at the Corner, Jonah Goldberg (a hero of this blog, by [...]
Mark Steyn has a post from this weekend that is a must-read. In When Responsibility Doesn’t Pay, Steyn compares the crisis in Greece (and the EU in general) with California. Will the US wake up and paddle to shore before we plunge over the falls, or will we paddle even harder to catch up with [...]
The Heritage Foundation’s Rea Hederman and Brian Riedl break down the numbers on “stimulus” spending and jobs. Stimulus Success: At Only $533,000 per Job: The Associated Press is touting an estimate posted on the federal governmentâ€™s Recovery.org website that $16 billion in stimulus contract spending has created or saved 30,000 jobs. So using the White [...]
Paul at powerline has a great piece on the hypocrisy and stupidity of NY Times columnist Tom Friedman’s latest column. “Why Tom Friedman should have followed his alleged instincts” starts with an excerpt from Pete Wehner: I’ve written before about the importance of civility in public discourse and the need for what has been called [...]
John Stewart on the ACORN Pimp-Gate. Finally, someone — a fake journalist — is calling the MSM on it’s complete incompetence in being scooped by a 20 and a 25-year old on a $3000 budget. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c