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August 3, 2009


Just got off the phone with Dan Riehl, with whom I’m co-blogging a project about anti-Palin blogger “Gryphen,” a/k/a Jesse Griffin, Anchorage kindergarten teacher.

Given the serious nature of this story, Dan has decided to seek legal advice before publishing, a decision in which I concur. Readers are requested to visit Riehl World View or back here, where updates will be posted as soon as possible.

July 31, 2009

Amen to that!

“The American people have already decided that they generally like Obama the person, and barring a smoking gun, that isn’t going to change in the near future, and certainly not by peddling stories based on pure speculation. Focusing on Obama the person rather than on his policies doesn’t help stop the march toward socialism, if anything, it accelerates it.”
Philip Klein, The American Spectator

July 30, 2009

If Maxine Waters is on the list . . .

. . . then how come it’s called “50 Most Beautiful” ? Today, hundreds of staffers on the Hill will be looking at this list and screaming, “RECOUNT!”

UPDATE: Don Surber is shocked. And because he’s from West Virginia, Don has extremely low standards.

Q. What do you call a beautiful woman in West Virginia?
A. A tourist.

July 30, 2009

Headline of the Day

Does this health plan
make me look fat?

July 29, 2009

For my wife’s boss, and, well, everyone

by Smitty

If a hurricane doesn’t leave you dead
It will make you strong
Don’t try to explain it just nod your head
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

This is a fundamental difference between the Nietzschean fury of a Katrina and a bureaucratic plaster cast from your Progressive: the former is acute and the latter chronic.
Weathering the former indeed strengthens. The latter, like the Federal government, might offer some acute help with a problem. Left in place longer than necessary, that bureaucracy breeds weakness. Nothing less that catastrophic economic failure can hope to free an atrophied limb trapped in a bureaucratic cast. Look a the cast of millions stuck in California for an example.
This is not a pure Libertarian ‘government==evil’ riff. When you have a Katrina, the availability of resources is a cracking Good Thing. This is merely making a point that one of the addressing acute problems through chronic means triggers a requirement for Somebody to remove the chronic means, before they breed additional problems.
OK, that never happens: like the 111th Congress, we legislate in haste, and repent at leisure. This wisdom propelled the Framers to ratify the 10th Amendment. “We the People” are just now awakening to the perils.
Anyone else join me in a ‘Buffet for POTUS’? Sure, he’d legalize marijuana. However, I’m prepared to avoid inhaling, if the rest of his policies compensate.

July 29, 2009

Quote of the Day

“The America that has done more than any other to spread freedom and prosperity is not going to go quietly into the night.”

July 28, 2009

‘Riots in the Public Mind’

by Smitty

Newsbusters has a piece “Bill Moyers Indicts Limbaugh, Other Radio Hosts for ‘Inciting Riots in the Public Mind'”
They neglected to offer any visual as to what that riot might look like.
As a Helpy Helperperson sort of blog, we’ll throw that in for them:

Admittedly, had this been an actual riot in the public mind, it would have been cheaper and had a more obvious focal point for the rage.

July 28, 2009

Paul Curtman: Rock On

by Smitty

Gateway Pundit has a must-see roundup of Senator Claire “What are these ‘constituent’ thingies?” McCaskill’s tiny little health care pow-wow.
This wonderful clip focuses on the Article 1, Section 8 question of just how the [cough] the Congress That Shall Live in Infamy purports to be about its fell task:

There’s plenty more room to drive buses through the Federalist gaps in Progressive thinking.
Keep feeding your Congresscritters the love, people.

July 28, 2009

Voinovich Sounds a Most Progressive Squish

by Smitty

Right Wing News highlights some of the decay afoot in conservativism:

Too many conservative senators like Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) are to blame for the GOP’s downfall, one of their retiring Republican colleagues complained Monday.

“We got too many Jim DeMints and Tom Coburns,” Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) told the Columbus Dispatch. “It’s the southerners.”

This is why I’m fond of saying the two-party system in this country amounts to a sad farce. The only way you can decry the abundance of DeMints and Coburns is if you’re given to thinking of the country as a single state with 50 counties.

Goodbye, Senator Voinovich. May you be replaced by someone less keen on playing along while Buckeyes are being sifted like wheat.

I’m fairly sure DeMint and Coburn felt thoroughly complimented by Voinovich’s petulance.

July 27, 2009

Shhhh! Don’t tell Donald Douglas

This could be his next Google bomb:

Fired Fort Myers Beach town manager Scott Janke said Thursday his phone has been ringing off the hook.
Janke was fired from his $106,000 a year job Wednesday night after town council members learned that his wife Anabela Mota Janke is also porn starlett Jazella Moore. All five town council members have stressed the firing was not because of what she does for a living but because of the distraction and disruption they expect it would cause. . . .

Distraction and disruption“? Well, Jazella Moore is no Erin Andrews nude but . . .