Monthly Archives: November 2009

Deathcare

Billy Beck grabbed a note from Hayek to explain who these people are: “Just as the democratic statesman who sets out to plan economic life will soon be confronted with the alternative of either assuming dictatorial powers or abandoning his … Continue reading

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“Modern liberalism has strong totalitarian tendencies.”

You don’t say: Modern liberalism has strong totalitarian tendencies. Institutions and associations, it implies, exist only with the permission of the state, and, to exist lawfully, they must abide the dictates or norms of the state. Modern liberalism is remote … Continue reading

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Beware the squirrel man in power

Michelle Malkin. See the Bauer photo, and read the article. That squirrel man is also the husband of Mao enthusiast Anita Dunn. More: here: No one should forget that it was Bauer, as the general counsel for the Obama presidential … Continue reading

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Don’t be distracted by the fact that Holder is a breathtaking idiot

Listening to him during his testimony today, that’s the thing that stands out. But that’s not what is important. He could come off as reflective and thoughtful, even brilliant. It’s not the point. It’s the decision to bring war criminals … Continue reading

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A ‘leading indicator,’ you say?

Well, if that is a leading indicator, then where exactly is it leading to? It’s leading to going out and getting yourself a new population, one that’s going to be much more appreciative of what you will offer it.

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Is giving KSM a trial in civilian court the ‘wild false move’?

Could be: Nixon lost it all on a wild false move. I’m thinking that we see a wild false move here, pretty soon, from Obama. I think it will be spectacular. Such things usually are. It is, by any measure, … Continue reading

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Eric Holder in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, right now

He’s offering a rationalization for his decision to give civilian trials to war criminals. He presents with the ineffectual banality of someone oblivious to the consequences of turning his abstract conceits into policy. But I think that beneath that flat … Continue reading

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Note to Seth Leibsohn

You are missing the most important point. It’s intentional. Until you realize that this is what Obama wants, it will never make sense to you. If Obama wanting it this way doesn’t make sense to you, then I recommend a … Continue reading

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Keith Olbermann?

Watched some of that last night. What is that thing? I think that there’s a crowd out there who get their “news” from a combination of Olbermann, John Stewart, and MoveOn.org emails. Stewart is a second-rate (third-rate?) political comedian, MoveOn … Continue reading

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Too late now, chumps

Byron York has a story in the Washington Examiner with the headline: “Republicans who endorsed Holder have second thoughts.” Yeah, that was pretty revolting, watching those chumps urge the Senate to confirm a debased Clinton bag man as Attorney General … Continue reading

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“So it’s like we’re living in the late Roman Republic…”

Victor Davis Hanson, thinking out loud. It’s a strangely relaxing read. A historian and classicist finds the chiseling filth of the present.

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The only conclusion: Obama and Holder are leveling an assault on the United States

Now, Andrew McCarthy puts it in blunt language: Pres. Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, experienced litigators, fully realize that in civilian court, the Qaeda quintet can and will demand discovery of mountains of government intelligence. They will demand … Continue reading

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The Obama attack on America in stark terms

John Yoo in the Wall Street Journal: Trying KSM in civilian court will be an intelligence bonanza for al Qaeda and the hostile nations that will view the U.S. intelligence methods and sources that such a trial will reveal. The … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, back at the barricades on the health care front

Soja runs some smelling salts under the noses of the gullible. In Massachusetts, “universal” care has the average waiting time to see a family-medicine doctor in the city of Boston up to 63 days. It reminds me of the Polish … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin’s memoir

I’m not interested. But it’s all over the place if you are. Two things about Palin: 1. When I hear her speaking in coherent sentences rather than rambling pseudo-speak, that’s when my interest in her as a political figure will … Continue reading

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Astute on “diversity”

Mark Steyn notes this about the Ft. Hood terrorist: “Diversity” is one of those words designed to absolve you of the need to think. Likewise, a belief in “multiculturalism” doesn’t require you to know anything at all about other cultures, … Continue reading

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