Archive for March, 2010

A Sleeping Giant

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

“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. […]

Slaughtering the Constitution

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

If you’re closely following Nancy Pelosi’s attempts to plunge us into a Constitutional Crisis, here are some great links: An Unconstitutional Solution Andy McCarthy Wall Street Journal Michelle Malkin Tony Blankley Frankenstein Rx Shannen Coffin Rich Lowry UPDATE: John Hood — “I Will Not Comply”

Is Obama Selling Judgeships for Healthcare Votes?

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

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 […]

Here’s your “change”: a centrally-planned economy

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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 […]

The most important link that nobody is discussing

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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 […]

By all means, let’s copy the NHS.

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Coming soon to an American hospital near you — Misery, Thy Name Is Bureaucracy: Stafford Hospital in Staffordshire, England is an example. A retired government risk assessor had been asked by a patients’ group to examine the feasibility of installing bedside telephones for the patients. Once you get past the fact that there exists a […]

Why Even Bother?

Monday, March 1st, 2010

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 […]