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Our Recent Essays Behind the Front Page
Saturday, May 25. 2013
We're still waiting for the 17-year cicadas. Too wet and cold for them.
Another Reason for Daily Wine
Does high fructose corn syrup deserve such a bad rap?
Deep sea mining 'gold rush' moves closer
Mimi Sheraton’s 10 Most Memorable Meals
Judge slashes sentence for Virginia teacher who slept with student, citing diagnosis of hypersexuality
They're calling her a nympho?
Mead: The Tyranny of College
Superstorm Who? Sandy’s Hard-Hit Beach Towns Reopen for Business
It’s easy to be smug when you think you’re smart and virtuous. Exhibit A: Lois Lerner
London Beheader’s Imam: “When You Meet [Westerners], Slice their Own Necks.”
How the New York Times Shapes 'Correct' Perception of News
How Prosecutors Fought to Keep Rosen’s Warrant Secret
Friday, May 24. 2013
The London Terror Attack Was More Than 'Unforgivable' - Britain has been in denial about the Islamist threat. Time to face it down.
Were there no men on the street to defend the lad?
Woolwich attack: Watch shocking video of terrorists charging at police car in attempt to kill WPC
These people are paid more from Welfare than the murdered soldier made
Presbyterian youths riot in Sweden
Portland, Ore., rejects adding fluoride to water supply
The Secret Donors Behind the Center for American Progress and Other Think Tanks
The least business-friendly states in the US
A Growing Fear in France - As political and financial crises deepen in Western Europe, French Jewry is facing a familiar test
Thursday, May 23. 2013
If that is what brown-skinned Americans are all about, I guess I don't get out enough because I never see people talking or acting like that, regardless of skin tone.
Or, for that matter, in the hands of the IRS?
I can report, first-hand, that electronic medical records double the doc's time doing "paperwork," and thus halve their time with patients. There is only so much time in a day. As a private Psychiatrist, I have thus far been able to avoid it. Who would speak freely to me if my notes went into the cloud? I was offered a $40,000 check by the government to go to electronic records linked to the hospital and thence elsewhere, and I refused the offer even though the money would come in handy.
Obama’s Medical-Records Crony - Electronic medical records are being heavily subsidized — to one Democratic donor’s benefit.
If you have a problem with this government-subsidized trend, ask your doc whether he, she, or it - or they - puts your records on the internet. Most hospitals require it, nowadays, as it is required of hospital-employed physicians. FYI, you may not know whether your doc is a hospital employee or not because many are selling their practices to hospitals in anticipation of Obamacare. Times are changing.
Ask, just so you will know.
By the way, I am not stupid but I cannot understand this: Yet Another Obamacare Design Flaw
How far can you bend over to make it convenient to have your head cut off? English Flag Might Offend Muslims
The Irreversible Decline Of Sears Can Be Blamed On One Thing
Blue Cities Declare War on Popular Services
Some People Don’t Need to Go to School
Gallup poll on moral issues: social conservatives are going away
Oversight from Washington, All Along - IRS specialists in Washington were closely involved in the Cincinnati office's scandalous behavior.
Rush Limbaugh Does Live in Obama’s Head
How Mothers from Hell Raise Their Boys to Do Evil - Zubeidat Tsarnaeva is all too typical of a Muslim world where children drink in conspiracy theories with mama's milk.
Stockholm is burning
As Sultan says:
AND BACK IN GUN-FREE CHICAGO: Murder Capital of the United States Now Running Hotter Than 2011
Wednesday, May 22. 2013
Pic: This week's issue of Time also covers the subject in depth
So that's about as sobering as it gets, folks. Ten years really isn't a very long time.
I originally spotted this alarming article on a very cool AGW site called Real Science.
The original article is here.
New York Times: Obama Leak Investigations 'Chilling,' 'Threatening'
My photo: student detritus in dorm hallway after the kids have decamped in their parents' vehicles.
The Average Salary of a Military Helicopter Pilot
I'd pay them to do it
Sperry Topsiders: Made in Maine
Nearly 19 feet! Longest Burmese python captured in Florida
Remarkable footage of the big tornado
Wallace Stegner is a wonderful wordsmith
Homeownership, Unemployment and Economic Growth: Looking at the Trends
Obama and Elizabeth Warren Feed the College Beast
Cost of Coverage – The Real Measure of Health Reform Impact
Rand Paul Stands Up Against Government Greed
Blue State CT: State Revenue Surge A Bad Reason To Spend More
Unions break ranks on ObamaCare
Top IRS official will invoke the Fifth Amendment in congressional hearing about tea party targeting program
Time for a team huddle: Lefty bloggers/journos head to the White House
The Arab collapse - Middle East a vulture’s feast
Driscoll's Quote of the Day:
Tuesday, May 21. 2013
Taranto: "The administrative state, in thrall to a decadent cultural elite, has lost the consent of the governed."
I have tremendously good news.
It must be awful constantly being treated as a second-class citizen in a male-dominated society. We all know about the inequalities in the job market, corporate structure and politics, but it's exceptionally cruel when even something as simple as sports needs an official Act of Congress (Title IX) just so a college can have a girls softball team.
But perhaps the biggest reminder of your lowly status is that even your clothes are regulated. Wear this, don't wear that. Do you see men going through any such restrictions? Of course not. Your being told what to wear based on your gender is the moral equivalent of being told which bathroom you can use based on the color of your skin.
And the great progressive city of New York has decided to address this hideous injustice, once and for all.
No longer will you be castigated and restricted and confined merely because of your gender. No longer will you be forced to wear the shackles that the male-dominated society has placed upon you.
Because of the grand farsightedness of the great city of New York, you no longer have to wear the shackles at all.
Progressivism isn't always bad.
Cool reconstruction of von Richthofen's death
Fixed - how to sell a boat to the guys
Israel’s Other Enemy: The Blue Social Model
Climate slowdown means extreme rates of warming 'not as likely'
But they insist that someday it will be terrible...maybe.
Loneliness and social isolation are bad
That's news? But is it cause, or effect?
The danger of asking a gal for a date, on campus:
It keeps getting worser and worser
A Do-Nothing Congress Won’t Surprise These Beltway Insiders
The White House’s shifting IRS account
Andy Borowitz writes satirical columns for The New Yorker, His point of view is reliably liberal. But...
BACKGROUNDER: Palestinian Arab and Jewish Refugees
The game of chicken over Syria with dangerous consequences
Monday, May 20. 2013
Government has become a sort of malignant metasisizing tumor, growing on its own, parasitical on healthy cells, always searching for new sources of nourishment, its purpose nothing other than growing bigger and faster and more powerful—until the exhausted host collapses. We have a sunshine king and our government has become a sort of virtual Versailles palace.
Got home too late last nite to accumulate the usual stack or to peruse all the links sent to my inbox. Mechanical flight delays. Isn't air travel fun? Try amusing yourself sometime for 8 hours in the Columbus airport while remaining sober in a cigar-free zone with nothing but fat women to look at and no laptop. Like jail. Got frisked, too. The rest of my family drove home quicker than I flew home to Yankeeland.
I have always hated swimming pools, but here's another reason.
Not too bad really.
Fluoride Fight Cracks Portland's Left
It's not from The Onion
EU bureaucrats clearly have too little to do and too much time on their hands
The challenge for bureaucrats everywhere is to justify their existence and their jobs and their pensions by creating rules for others.
IRS To Pro-Life Groups: You Know You’re Gonna Have To Give Up This Whole Protest Thing, Right?
Obama admits he’s a socialist - What his ‘Bulworth’ fantasy reveals
IRS scandal a reminder of how I learned about The Chicago Way
What the Obama Scandals Reveal About Progressive Ideology
Fund: Three Signs There’s a Cover-Up - “Mistakes were made….I don’t recall” and other surefire clues.
Art Laffer: Obama scandals are phenomenal for stocks
Saturday, May 18. 2013
One of the things the Intelligent Design people like to pull out is that evolution wasn't smart enough to invent the eye. It was, however, apparently smart enough to design a three-dimensional gyroscope. Like all birds, watch how still their heads are, no matter what gyrations their bodies are going through.
Their tail feathers also perform an interesting role. Notice how it's almost like the birds are hinged on a rod running through their wings and the tail feathers act as a 'tilting' mechanism. One quick flap and they tilt up or down on the axis running through their wings. Truly a marvelous animal.
Take it away, slo-mo!
In the old days, an article on how to avoid an IRS audit would be titled, "How To Avoid An IRS Audit".
But in light of recent events, we have...
No problem! Simply follow these five easy steps and you'll be rolling in clover before the day is done!
Much like drone technology and printed guns, Glass will be used in both directions, good and bad. A number of casinos and bars have already banned them — and they're not even on the market yet. At some point, sure enough some Congressman is going to have his career ruined because someone innocently wearing Glass accidentally caught him using a hideous, derogatory word like macaca. It was on YouTube a minute later and that was that.
On the other hand, picture a fireman fighting inside a massive blaze and having his Glass direct him to the room the children are cowering in. So it'll be interesting to see what springs forth.
Individual states like the one D.C. Congress is actually in:
Which isn't to say that D.C. is the only one joining in the fun:
And back to those numerous health benefits (lumbago, gout, heart disease, athlete's foot, cancer) we keep hearing about...
Uh-yup. We've shown this over and over again on this site. Even when these same great scientific minds claim that global colding is the real menace here, they turn a blind eye and continue their hearty endeavors.
Under the heading of "Damn!", I was hoping the new Star Trek 'prequel' would be as good as the first. But it ain't worth dogshit according to this reviewer:
On the other end of the spectrum, I thought 'Django Unchained' was the best movie I'd seen in a year. I'll do a review on it sometime. There's an interesting connection to make between it and 'Blazing Saddles'. Any guesses?
On the 'NCIS' front, I watched the last five episodes of the season the other day. I sat there petrified the entire time, worrying that they'd dig up (not literally this time) good ol' Pedro Hernandez — Gibbs' nemesis from his NIS past. They did, but thankfully moved on, and I was left just as bewildered at the end as anyone.
One thing I didn't think through were the other three team members. I would have half-figured they'd picked their badges back up when Gibbs went rogue (?), but the article indicates that they held true and resigned en masse, so we should get some interesting background stories about their 4-month escapades this fall. There's a recent interview with Mark Harman here.
I have a number of articles about this great show here.
Politically, I thought the most touchingly poignant moment of the week was when renown historian James Douglas Muir Leno recalled the Obama early years and our fondness for Joe Biden at the time, and how sad it is how V.P. Biden's glory has faded over the years.
Friday, May 17. 2013
Mead writes a long post on the topic:
Well, while there have been a few instances in recent years where it could be argued that total transparency was not forthcoming, here we are on the edge of three major political scandals where transparency must be forthcoming; the IRS targeting the Tea Party and specific Republican donors, the Justice Department illegally wiretapping AP reporters, and the shame of Benghazi and claiming the violence was merely a YouTube video review gone bad, a story they perpetrated for three weeks.
But there's good news on the horizon.
Because, with the incredible public scrutiny these stories are garnering — at least, after the press, itself, was targeted — it seems fairly obvious that key players like Department of Justice head Eric Holder and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney will open up to the American public and finally tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help them God.
Here's Mr. Holder finally putting to rest some of the key questions that arose at the recent congressional hearing:
Mr. Carney also elaborated on a number of details in a stalwart effort to clean the slate:
What's that? You think they seemed a bit evasive?
You're obviously missing the point.
Compared to the past five years, this is being transparent!
3-D printed dress, with Dita
How about a 3-D printed Dita? The dress can wait.
25-Year-Old Woman's Biggest Dream - Still Being Popular High School Student
He talks like a sociopath. Gift of gab.
The EPA spent 40,000 of our tax dollars on this oil painting
Brain Rewires Itself After Damage or Injury, Life Scientists Discover
Advice endorsed by Insty: Get her drunk
US windfarms avoiding prosecution for eagle deaths
AVI discusses some of the keys to success, and where IQ fits in
The Hank Greenberg Story That '42' Forgot - Remembering Day Jackie Robinson Met the Hebrew Hammer
That is economically insane
What happens when idiots don't get their kids vaccinated
Sexual assault scandal becomes a Pentagon test
False reports outpace sex assaults in the military
The case that the 2nd Amendment has already "evolved"
This is comforting: IRS Official in Targeting Scandal Now Overseeing Obamacare Unit
Thursday, May 16. 2013
Government programs like this inhibit change, innovation, flexibility, and creativity, and hand control to government bureaucrats. When Prof. Mead discusses evolving alternatives to the old fee-for-service model of primary care, he might be forgetting that Obamacare has set it in stone just as Medicare did for the over-65.
Left alone, medical care would evolve according to markets and peoples' choices. As we have surmised before, Obamacare was designed to fail and to bring in single payer, also a blast from the past which would inhibit innovation.
For some reason, these guys never followed up on all the stories about Obama hanging out in gay bars in Chicago. Not that there's anything wrong with that...
IRS approved liberal groups while Tea Party in limbo
He does a good job explaining it
Your Next IRS Political Audit - The tax agency is getting vast new power in health care.
Breaking: Holder Justice Department Also Tapped House of Representatives Cloak Room
A degree of malevolence in the Administration
The (501(c)3) Media Matters Distributes Talking Points to Defend DOJ Spying on AP Reporters
I do not understand why any political 501(c)(3)s are legal.
Jon Stewart is angry at Obama for proving us right
Things Obama didn't know about
Race card = desperation. Matthews doesn't believe it for a minute. The reason for (at least 2 parties) is to hold eachother to account.
Wednesday, May 15. 2013
IRS faces class action lawsuit over theft of 60 million medical records
By the way, what is Rubio's name doing on this idea?
This from a piece at Politico:
For five years, this president has been making the case that a growing and activist government has good intentions and can carry these intentions out with competence. Conservatives have warned that government is dangerous, and even good intentions get bungled in the execution. In different ways, the IRS uproar, the Justice Department leak investigations, the Benghazi tragedy and the misleading attempts to explain it, and the growing problems with implementation of health care reform all bolster the conservative worldview.
Here's the latest on this impending horror:
Here, now, is the peril that you, too, will one day face.
It's not for the squeamish.
Well, it was nice while it lasted.
Stunning college degree gap: Women have earned almost 10 million more college degrees than men since 1982
Kevin Drum on why the robots will rise up and take all our jobs
Progressive Group: IRS Gave Us Conservative Groups' Confidential Docs
Spring is in the air, which means that it’s time for another insane moral panic regarding the Great Egalitarian Unmentionable...
Another Example of Editorial-Page Fiction at the New York Times
Times defends IRS
But if the shoe were on the other foot?
Obama’s aloof mien and holier-than-thou rhetoric have left him with little reservoir of good will, even among Democrats
IRS Told Pro-Life Group It Must Promote Abortion
Tuesday, May 14. 2013
Yep, it's looking more and more like Your Future Will Be Manufactured on a 3-D Printer.
As you might expect, until things get sorted out, the State Department Orders Firm to Remove 3D-Printed Guns Web Blueprints.
After all, this could be a pretty big deal if you understood How 3D-Printed Guns Violate International Arms Controls.
Because, as everyone knows, anyone who opposes any aspect of guns is a dirty, rotten, scumdog liberal.
Because, as everyone knows, what the Second Amendment is really saying is that every American has an equal right to kill any other American.
In other words, if I want to post plans on how to produce a dirty nuclear bomb in the comfort of your own kitchen, that's a First Amendment issue??
John in the comments enhanced the point:
Which is how the bloggers are viewing it, as just another gun control issue. But it's clearly not.
As long-time readers of this site know, I'm
1. Would you trust your family's health to a printed plastic gun?
— Common criminals, because the store owner they're trying to rob would just laugh in their face.
So, it's kind of a sticky wicket, isn't it? It appears to boil down to that old confrontation, principle versus practicality. If we assume this is, by far, a bigger boon to airline hijackers than common homeowners, then the right-wing bloggers are standing by the principle that all guns, no matter what the situation, are good.
My question is, is that really what conservatism is all about?
All guns, no matter what the situation, are good.
That's how it is?
Big storms are on the horizon, headed towards Washington DC.
The mainstream media, after over five years of protecting, insulating, glorifying, romanticizing Obama and his administration, is beginning to realize that, if they continue on that same path, they will be left behind. With the MSM running interference for the admin., perhaps they felt invulnerable in Washington.
I recall Michelle Obama once bragging about that. No longer. Now the election is over.
I suspect the MSM and talking heads feel torn between doing their job and protecting their political hero and Leftist ambitions in general. Probably many Dems in Washington are feeling the same way this week.
This administration is dead in the water, will need to be towed to harbor, will not recover even with MSM help. Too many problems, with maybe more to come, and the MSM has already focused on constructing a Hillary narrative as the next savior.
But how likely is it that Americans would elect two Chicago Alinskyites in a row?
Ford previews the new F-150
The national pastime may be past its time. But those who think it’s boring need to think again.
He says women are hornier than men
Only gummint could be this stupid. Last I heard, Spotted Owl is just a subspecies of Barred Owl. So they are killing the Barred Owls? I like Barred Owls.
Primary school forced to turn off wind turbine after bird deaths
Ted Dalrymple says he's enjoying retirement.
He's not really retired - he just switched careers.
Watergate Was For Amateurs: Justice Department Spied For Months On Associated Press Reporters
"Employee Wellness" programs do no good
Detroit insolvent, EM Kevyn Orr says
Mead on Detroit:
The Weekly Winston: IRS Scandal Edition
After IRS, Benghazi, should I trust government?
Not before, not after. Never.
Attorney for Tea Party group: IRS told me a year ago about ‘secret working group’
With little comment from conservative media, President Obama last week appointed James Dobbins as special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, the high-profile job long occupied by the late Richard Holbrooke.
From Benghazi to Boston: The government evades the truth about terror
The Wit and Wisdom of Herbert Romerstein
Stunning: The NYT refers to them as "babies"
Monday, May 13. 2013
A superstorm from the sun: Astronomers watching for potential catastrophe
I blame global warming
Toward Rivals, It's Craigslitigious - The company's response: lawsuits to prevent anyone from doing to it what it did to newspapers.
Stellar science schools in NYC
What Your High School Teacher Won’t Tell You
Top Urbanists Agree: Casinos Ruin Cities
Has Christianity Been Outlawed in the US Army? link fixed
Is there any state where a college men's football or basketball coach is not the highest paid state official?
Who better to make the big bucks?
The Jobs Crisis: Bigger Than You Think:
The Incestuous Love-Child of the Democrat-Media Complex
Douthat: The Taxman vs. the Tea Party
Steyn: The Benghazi Lie - A failure of character of this magnitude corrodes the integrity of the state.
Talking Points on Benghazi Talking Points Changing - Out with the old, in with the new.
Maine governor: So, can we back off on all of these wind initiatives yet?
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT): Credentialed, Not Educated - Despite his law degree, an MSNBC appearance revealed him ignorant of two elements of the Constitution.
Sunday, May 12. 2013
We now officially have a "scandal-ridden administration" in Washington. That is not a good thing for us citizens.
Saturday, May 11. 2013
Via Zero Hedge:
Educating on the Constitution seems very dangerous. Subversive. The populace can not be trusted to read it because they won't understand that it doesn't mean what it says. Something like that.
The IRS never got to auditing Maggie's Farm's accounts as far as I know. Whew. Under the radar. We're just a bird-watching site, anyway. We hide our vast advertising income in the Caymans, like everybody else, and it is delivered to the contributors to Swiss accounts, in gold bullion carried on private sailboats to the port at Zurich and thence by courier to our private bank.
Posting for Maggie's is a good, tax-free gig if you don't mind spending the income overseas. But who would mind doing that, as long as it's done quietly at the craps tables in Monte Carlo?
Latest at Drudge: IRS also targeted Jewish groups
Going after the Jews too? To get serious for a moment, political corruption of the IRS is about as bad as it gets in America. Criminal at the least. Not funny. Heads must roll for this. I will assume that smart lawyers are on top of this already because it is an outrageous abuse of power in a free country.
It is, indeed, looking much worse than Watergate.
Oh Good Grief… Jay Carney Blames Romney for Benghazi Scandal
David Gelernter: Who is on trial for Benghazi?
Unlike Watergate, an unremarkable political dirty trick with a dumb and unnecessary White House cover-up (if a handful of people had been fired it would have been a big nothing), in this case American public servants died seemingly because of State Dept and possibly White House incompetence or indifference, and both may have been complicit in an attempted cover-up a few weeks before a national election. Possibly the CIA too. People have been intimidated about speaking out, but maybe no longer.
In a week in which the IRS finally admits that they were harassing Conservative organizations prior to the elections, the administration is looking terribly corrupt. Whatever happens, I think this Chicago administration has blown itself up and lost whatever credibility it ever had. Plus, with the low-life Putin making John Kerry wait three hours to meet with him, it's looking sort of pitiful too.
Buddy suggested that I add the tar and feathers image to this post. Seems right. Even though we disagree with the administration on most policies, we take no pleasure in seeing our US govt in this position. An embarassment for all of us. Respect must be earned, and these people thought they could easily fool us low-information citizens.
Farm gal above is Theo's new girlfriend
7 Kinky Sex Tips For Curious Vanilla Girls
Are you old enuf to remember the Police Gazette?
What depression is like
Should Retirees Avoid Blue States?
I've noticed it's mostly the Liberal grey-hairs who get their spots in Florida for half the year plus one day.
Will Harvard Law School also be adopting a strict 50/50 quota for intellectual diversity? Is this sort of quota appropriate for gender?
Samuelson: Overselling ObamaCare
How could insurance make you healthy?
How the IRS Wrecked Your Pension - Don't blame the fund managers, blame the tax code.
Call me anything you want as long as you call me for dinnertime.
Dershowitz: Ted Cruz one of Harvard Law’s smartest students
Democratic strategist: Dem Party 'in decline'
IRS apologizes for targeting conservative groups
State Department Removed Terror, al-Qaida References in Benghazi Talking Points:
I think Peggy Noonan has it right: The Inconvenient Truth About Benghazi - Did the Obama administration's politically expedient story cost American lives?
How Stephen Hawking Abandoned Einstein and Turned on Israel
Thanks to a bombshell report from ABC News, GOP accusations that the White House politicized a tragedy no longer seem so unsubstantiated
Liberal lefty dude at her gym does not approve of the Jews
Religion of peace, ya know
Friday, May 10. 2013
I hate bubbles. I am 100% out of equities right now. My self-directed IRA. Market is just floating on hot air. Just my humble opinion, of course. Time will tell whether I was lucky or unlucky.
VDH: How To Lose A War - Before the United States enters Syria, it should consider the lessons of history.
Wine-tasting is bullshit
I don't know much about wine, but I know I prefer the expensive red-colored stuff
105-Year-Old Woman Says Bacon Is Key To Longevity
Duh. That's old news.
Cicada emergence map
The cicada crisis is coming. I blame global warming. They haven't emerged here, yet.
The new VW Camper Van
Never hike. Stay home and read Maggie's Farm.
Your son has a weapon!
Students Told Not To Drink Tequila, Eat Tacos on Cinco de Mayo
Is the FDA heading toward age limits on caffeine products?
Tornado activity hits 60-year low
I blame global warming
The Price Of Copper And 11 Other Recession Indicators That Are Flashing Red
Yes they do. It's vote-buying.
How wealthy is Fidel Castro? Up to $900 million
Almost a billion, but nothing to buy except Tequila, rum, cigars, tacos, and chicks.
Harrison H. Schmitt and William Happer: In Defense of Carbon Dioxide - The demonized chemical compound is a boon to plant life and has little correlation with global temperature.
What sorts of nervous nellys would worry about a little warmth anyway? Myself, I worry constantly about the coming Ice Age. Visions of an advancing glacier towering over ye olde cabin. It keeps me up at night. The science is definite on this. It's just a matter of time.
DOE Spent Over $11 Million Per Permanent Green Job
Beware the Dictators of Virtue
Liberal media spin Benghazi scandal to protect Team Obama
Of course. Their job is to protect the powerful, isn't it?
Thursday, May 9. 2013
People mostly wish to leave when they realize they will never be able to afford to live comfortably there. Too many other people want to live there.
New York’s War on Food Trucks Rolls On
Everybody loves the food trucks. Amazing variety, ethnic, cheap, and in NY nobody has time to sit for lunch.
Amusing, from Derbyshire. Weiner's a dick and everybody knows it.
Hollywood "Script Evaluators" Now Being Consulted to Punch Up Scripts into Box Office Gold
Eastern US about to be overrun by Cicadas
Birds love to eat them.
Free school breakfasts: Another Destructive Liberal Idea
Europe's Bureaucracy Warns That Resistance Is Futile
Related: CBS News Bosses Irked by Correspondent's Thorough Benghazi Reporting
Benghazi stinks – but it won't be Obama's Watergate. As Dennis Miller put it:
Whatever happened to "sticks and stones..."?
Lefty wants government bailout of homeowners
Isn't the mortgage interest deduction enough of a bailout?
Sultan on amnesty and the Food Stamp Nation
New White House amnesty campaign: “Unless you’re a Native American, you came from someplace else”
The Indians came here from somewhere else too, Mongolia or something, and totally screwed up the ecology, killed off all of the big animals and set fires to the prairies
Wednesday, May 8. 2013
Incredible: European Commission to criminalize nearly all seeds and plants not registered with government
Needed to link this a few days ago: About Cinco de Mayo, the American holiday
A thorough rebuke to the anti-gun emos
States, in fact, can “pick and choose which federal laws” state officials will enforce
Is it time to drop your health insurance?
We're having twins and I'm not happy about it, thought about aborting one twin.
NY Times John Harwood Channels Jayson Blair
Michael Barone: The Meaning Inside the Political Numbers - With black and Hispanic support clustered by district, Democrats in 2014 will have a hard time retaking the House.
There are two obvious ways to start fixing income disparity, and neither seems to interest the president.
Dem says Constitution implies right to healthcare, education
She needs to re-read the foundational document
California could become the first state to guarantee that transgender students are allowed to play school sports on teams that match their gender identity.
Weird. And what about androgynes? Where do they play?
How Obama Betrayed America - Obama's support for the Muslim Brotherhood belongs at the forefront of our political debate.
New York Times Ignores Benghazi
Si Se Puede!… One in Ten LA County Residents In the US Illegally
Tuesday, May 7. 2013
I doubt that anyone in the CIA and other agencies of government wants to go to jail for Barack Obama or Clinton.
As we have said ad nauseum, if this had happened under Bush, imagine the media uproar. However, they are attempting to run interference for Hillary ("at this point, what does it matter?") Clinton.
Were she male, would they love her so much?
If you have been raped, you dial 911. If in danger of being raped, you try to use 911 or else pull out your Derringer or your Glock if you have one. Rape and assault are felonies. Why one would phone a campus administrator is beyond me because law enforcement is not their job. They do not live in reality.
Also, I am also entirely opposed to the idea of minimum wage, especially for people under 18 or 20 years old. All it does is to deprive the youth of valuable work experience. Labor is a market, same as cars or arugula. Child labor is a good thing, much better than teen tours. Work never hurt anybody. Not working seems pretty bad for people unless they are Moms raising a young litter.
Who was Robert Ripley?
Bad Science is everywhere. It's about the money.
Preposterous Waste, Pentagon Style
Free Speech on the internet?
New York Times execs on hot seat - Shareholders question wages, Globe sale
Al Gore, richer than Romney
German Finance Minister Who Launched Euro, Calls For Euro's Breakup
Senate Dems prepare to throw Obama under the Obamacare bus
Rise of the Republican Governors - A new liberal era? Not according to these reformers.
From Jim Rogers' PARAMOUNT ADVICE TO ALL INVESTORS:
Tech guru Jaron Lanier prophesies a chilling virtual reality:
Monday, May 6. 2013
Related, Rubio and McCain are being played for fools by Shumer
In the meantime, I was groping for a fun, upbeat subject upon which to write; a topic that's almost guaranteed to provide warmth, merriment and a sense of joy and wonder in you, the Maggie's Valued Reader™.
Obviously, the search didn't take long.
There's a style of AGW propaganda that I call the 'Little Lie, Big Truth' format. This is when some tiny lie of the AGW campaign is soundly debunked, making the author look 'clinical, scientific and impartial', then, almost as a 'P.S.', it's noted that, by the way, man-made global warming is here, real, and must be dealt with now. One little lie debunked, but one grand truth revealed.
Allahpundit (aka 'God's Critic') over on Hot Air has linked to a number of these articles over the years in their 'Headlines'. Whether he's just skimming over the article and failing to spot the Big Truth paragraph at the end, or actually believes in AGW and is posting these links to appear clinical, scientific and impartial, is anybody's guess.
He's in good company, though. Matt Drudge does the same thing:
Damn good question, right?
Continue reading "AGW Update: The "Little Lie, Big Truth" edition"
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