Who knew that Vermont has had a school voucher program since 1869?
Apple Cake! Why not make one today?
Michigan is determined to commit suicide. If they want to, nothin' you can do to stop 'em. It's a free country.
Jules on Boston fog.
Surging seas? What? Where? At the NYT, here we go again. Even worse,
Bombay Mumbai is freezing. Time to burn some more rain forest jungle.
Obama as Hitler was a Dem plant to discredit the critics. Good stunt, jerks. I'm rubber and you're glue; it bounces off me and sticks on you.
Union orders to drown out opposition magically disappears from the web
Insty notes that American pols are unused to give-and-take. Brit pols seem to love it, as in Question Time. Dem terms protesters "political terrorists." What a weenie. The public seems to appreciate their challenging the pols. If the press won't, somebody has to.
The always-interesting Lefty Paglia on Pelosi
We should be having two debates. One should be about the obligation to ensure universal access to health care, which will directly benefit millions of struggling families and make this a better society. The other -- a more complicated, difficult and painful discussion -- should be about the long-term problem of out-of-control health-care costs, which would be a looming crisis even if President Obama had never uttered the word "reform."
Conflating the two has made the nation's nerves jump and its skin itch. And now, anything can happen.
Just for the heck of it, substitute the word "food," or "legal care," or "clothing," or "housing," or "ammo" or "car insurance" for the phrase "health care" in that paragraph.
The seasoned citizens are getting worried. They love their unlimited Medicare freebies. In Obamaland, Medicare will be folded into Obamacare.
From Human Events:
The notion that Americans may not want the federal government making health care decisions on their behalf appears to be truly beyond the comprehension of Democrats in Congress and the White House. So they have responded by slandering honest folks looking to have their voices heard.
The arrogance which the Democrats have displayed by name-calling and discrediting these people reveals their insolence and hypocrisy.
It appears that community organizing and grassroots are terms reserved solely for liberal activism. A number of taxpayer and patients rights groups post the location of town halls on the internet, and Democrats in charge act as though it is an abomination to democracy. Yet when then Senator Obama throws together an operation of a million liberal activists, so organic they created an iPhone app for it, that’s just good old fashioned political organizing. Right!
The less impact the government has on my life, the better. They can worry about the safety net, and leave the able-bodied alone.
But Q&O asks: What Does Parental “Education” Have To Do With Health “Insurance” Reform? Are there really experts on raising kids? If so, give me a chance first to check out their own kids.
Dorothy Rabinowitz on the O:
The president has a problem. For, despite a great election victory, Mr. Obama, it becomes ever clearer, knows little about Americans. He knows the crowds—he is at home with those. He is a stranger to the country's heart and character.
He seems unable to grasp what runs counter to its nature. That Americans don't take well, for instance, to bullying, especially of the moralizing kind, implicit in those speeches on health care for everybody. Neither do they wish to be taken where they don't know they want to go and being told it's good for them.
Who would have believed that this politician celebrated, above all, for his eloquence and capacity to connect with voters would end up as president proving so profoundly tone deaf?
Photo on loan from theo