Monthly Archives: February 2010

The Kingston Freeman editors want Americans to bend over for Obamacare

Most Americans want nothing to do with Obamacare, at least not in anything resembling the form it has taken so far. Polls vary. But when you add up the “no thanks, start overs” with the just “no thanks,” the total … Continue reading

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No one left to stick it to

Mark Steyn: What’s happening in the developed world today isn’t so very hard to understand: The 20th-century Bismarckian welfare state has run out of people to stick it to. In America, the feckless, insatiable boobs in Washington, Sacramento, Albany, and … Continue reading

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Really?

Taranto (first item) quoting John Podhoretz: My sense of this summit is that President Obama is exactly as he always is — extremely intelligent, I’ve never seen any evidence of that, at all. Extremely intelligent? Extremely modest intelligence, would be … Continue reading

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The American economy hinges on granny’s dentures

How do you separate the true imbeciles from the mere fools in Congress? You let them do it themselves.

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A book review that summarizes the present catastrophe

David Forsmark reviews Thomas Sowell’s Intellectuals and Society at Frontpage: George Orwell famously said some things are so foolish that only an intellectual could believe them, for no ordinary man could be such a fool. Thomas Sowell has made a … Continue reading

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All my favorites

Including the Reprehensible Schumer, Field Marshall Rodham, Harry Reid, Biden, Obama himself. I believe they are talking about the Republicans, who then controlled the Senate, wanting to circumvent the filibuster for judicial nominations.

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Scientist Al Gore assures that a lot of snow is big sign of global warming

Anthony Watts has the details. Read the comments, too. Gore actually writes, “Fact: The world is warming at a quickening pace.” He apparently missed the memo from his comrade Phil Jones (head of the CRU at East Anglia and central … Continue reading

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Political fear

Taranto (first item): Even weirder, Cook implies that this is not just his view but that of “some of the brightest Democrats” outside the administration. Isn’t it odd for partisan operatives to put out the word that their party is … Continue reading

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Notice

This: Mr. Zazi, who was born in Afghanistan and was raised in Pakistan and later in Flushing, Queens, where he attended high school, was working as an airport shuttle driver in Denver when he was arrested in September 2009. The … Continue reading

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Little Susie

I rarely even think about George Will anymore, but this is a pretty good speech.

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I’ve always disliked the quip “get a life”

But Gail Collins really should try to do just that. In order to shoehorn her stupid comments into something resembling reality, she tries this: Pawlenty’s defenders will undoubtedly say that he did not want his listeners to literally grab a … Continue reading

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The interview with Mays

I’ve seen Willie get a bit surly in interviews, but here he is very comfortable. The “Jackie” he refers to is Jackie Robinson, of course.

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History passes

Alexander Haig was 85. With Haig, what you saw was what you got, but what you didn’t see was also what you got. I liked him. When Reagan made him Secretary of State out of the box it put the … Continue reading

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Willie Mays, last night

Explaining to Charlie Rose why he was a great hitter. “My eyes,” he said. “I could see the stitches on the ball.” He could see the stitches and the rotation of the ball and make an instant decision on which … Continue reading

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New advances in public theft and coercion

John Stossel reports on the naked political scamming of a union in Michigan and the small business people they’ve used force on:

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“The Tragic Truth of War”

Victor Davis Hanson on how wars are really won: A central theme in most of the memoirs of high-ranking officers of the Third Reich is the attrition of their best warriors. In other words, among all the multifarious reasons why … Continue reading

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