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Monday, July 13. 2009
"Former Vice President Al Gore declared that the Congressional climate bill will help bring about “global governance.”" Good Lord! Is he taking his medications? Says Tiger:
Steyn notes that some believe that fears of Eurabia are greatly exaggerated.
NY to London in 1 hr 54 minutes.
The new new European anti-Americanism. Powerline
James Schlesinger on why we need nuke weapons
The Massachusetts health care mess.
Liberal Fascism Department: The O's Science Czar considered putting sterilants in the drinking water.
Has the potato blight hit your garden yet? Global cooling causes it. Meanwhile, global warming wreaks havoc on ferris wheels. But maybe that's a good thing: The Prince of Wales says we should stop having a fun easy life like his.
Housing prices, going nowhere. I agree. Not a bad thing, either.
Who is responsible for this Age of Foolishness that grips America?
Ugly data on single motherhood. Pajamas
When they laugh at Sarah Palin, we feel them laughing at us.
What the hell is this? Surber
What about Rubio? Dr. Clouthier. Seems like Rubio is a potential star, and Crist the safe bet.
The geniuses in government think you aren't fit to figure out how to spend your own money.
Jules begins The Nanny State Goes to War:
The Big Crisis (h/t, Insty):
Photo on top is something I want but do not really need: A Kobuta with loader and bushhog
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"Dems admit governnment caused housing crisis."
No, they didn't. Simple logic should have told you that. There is no way a Dem-dominated House committee would let a report like that get out into the wild. The report in question was actually written by the Republican minority on the committee in question, and originally published on their website. Its bias is obvious; its usefulness as a source is nil.
The dems have been claiming for the last 6 yrs of Bush's term that we were in the worst economy since the Great Depression, while in actuality we were in a booming economy. Now they claim were in recovery when all stats prove otherwise. And since the weather is cooling that also proves their theory of global warming. Do they live in bizzaro land? And the compliant press just plays their obedient roll. So much for investigative journalism.
Thanks for the link! Be sure to check out -- if you haven't already -- Liz Cheney's "Obama Rewrites the Cold War" in today's WSJ. As one of Lucianne's commenters writes:
"I swear my ticket this next time is ... in any order ... Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin"
May I ask a question, please, which is relevant to today's news, since it is about the Sotomayor Supreme Court nomination? Why do all the news sources keep referring to her has "the first" Hispanic Supreme Court nominee? She won't be the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice if she is confirmed. Justice Benjamin Cardozo, of Spanish/Portuguese background, served as Supreme Court justice back in the 1930s. And very well too. Both Sotomayor, of Puerto Rican descent, and Cardozo were born in the United States and therefore are U.S. citizens. I realize it serves the White House propaganda machine to tout Sotomayor as the first Hispanic-background Supreme Court justice. But it is simply untrue, if my facts are correct, and Dr. Google isn't having a mental fugue.
Will someone clear this up for me, please?
Oh, and I forgot something. In my daily scan of townhall.com, I noted that they have a poll running about Sotomayor. More than 90% of those answering the poll do not want her confirmed. I hadn't realized that it was that high.
Speaking of the Kubota and things one may want but not need: my son and I took up Cowboy Shooting last year. We're a couple of thou into equipment and we could spend as much as we could get. But as a responsible parent, I thought I'd better pay for my daughter's school before I bought more guns and loading gear.
If she flunks out, I'll be annoyed.
Re Mr. Justice Cardozo: apparently some Portuguese consider themselves Hispanic and others don't. Portugal has had lots of trouble with Spain and this could be like calling a Scot a Briton -- he or she may be less than thrilled.
"If she flunks out, I'll be annoyed."
ha.ha. Priceless. I love it. :)
Geoff ... Take a look at Cardozo's bio. He's also Spanish as well as Portuguese. If Spaniards are not Hispanic, then who is? It takes two parents to make a baby, the last I heard. He's an interesting guy to read about, by the way.
That kubota looks rather good but I'm in the market for something vintage at the moment...I just don't know what.
Mr. Cardozo's bio is interesting. Having Spanish and Portuguese background would certainly seem to make him Hispanic.
Of course, if the Dem's hadn't torpedoed Miguel Estrada, he might be on the Supreme Court now instead of Alito, and we'd have a clearly Hispanic supreme court justice. One would hope that neither the nomination nor the rejection had anything to do with ethnicity -- but one would be an idiot to believe that.