Archive for May, 2010

Dumb liberals? No, just incapable of getting past a dumb worldview

Take a gander at the opening line from a New York Times story. Blacks and Latinos were nine times as likely as whites to be stopped by the police in New York City in 2009, but, once stopped, were no more likely to be arrested. The story proceeds to characterize the facts in the opening […]

No “global warming” in a decade-and-a-half and cooling for seven to nine years? Oh, and CO2 increases only after the atmosphere warms? Yes, in six studies covering 650,000 years of data, CO2 was found to rise only after temperatures rose. So unless we can say with a straight face that the dead terrorist on the […]

If someone had set out to devise a scheme to kill small businesses, then the Dems’ massive health care takeover would be the perfect creation. Please take care to read the next three sentences very slowly, otherwise you may miss the juicy illogic. Ready? Here goes. The new health care law provides for small businesses […]

Imagine bloggers being prohibited by law from publishing opinions or analysis on political issues during a time period close to elections. Can’t happen in America? If the Democrat proponents of the “DISCLOSE Act” prevail, then the Soviet style scenario is precisely what will come to pass. According to testimony given before the Committee on House […]

If passed by Congress, a new bill would require private health care providers to measure the “body mass index” (BMI) of 2-18 year-old patients and report the data to state governments who must report the data to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for analysis. Such a law would be problematic. The probability […]

The Harvard elitist who will ration your health care

President Obama has nominated Harvard professor Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In 2008, Berwick said, “Cynics beware, I am romantic about the National Health Service; I love it. All I need to do to rediscover the romance is to look at health care in my own country.” Imagine being […]

Barack Obama’s FCC Information Police

Originally in American Thinker, May 17, 2010. The President warns us that Americans must beware of “the craziest claims” and “arguments” in which “information becomes a distraction” that puts “pressures” on “our democracy.” What was behind Barack Obama’s recent remarks to the graduating class of Hampton University? What “information” must Americans fear? FCC Chief Diversity […]

Junk science, deceit, and destruction

Time again for me to ask a question that I’ve asked before: “How are your horse and buggy skills?” Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman have come up with an utterly dishonest and lethal piece of legislation called the “American Power Act.” The APA is the subject of an exposé by Cato Institute’s Patrick Michaels, who […]

America’s possible Greek tragedy

America’s exceptionalism and spirit of liberty may bolster us against turning into Greece, but will not prevent us from becoming very Greek indeed. Writing at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Vincent and Carmen Reinhart explain “Five Myths about the European Debt Crisis.” First, Greece’s predicament is no new phenomenon. It’s easy to […]

Exposing the folly of wind and solar power

Pop quiz. Washington apportions 50 to 100 times the amount of our tax dollars to wind and solar energy companies compared to subsidies received by coal- and gas-generated energy companies. Then Washington mandates that coal and gas energy producers (the cheap sources) produce less and less of our energy while wind and solar energy producers […]

Obama’s redistribution of wealth… to big business

In a recent Pajamas Media post, Victor Davis Hanson offered keen insight on the real effects of Obamanomics. I went to two banks the other day. The interest rates on interest checking, or short-term savings, or money market accounts (without tying money up for a half year or so) were all below 1%. In my […]

Will America Rerun History’s Deadliest Experiment?

There is a striking divide among the American people. Clear thinkers stand on one side, naïve pie-in-the-sky brainiacs on the other. A February Gallup poll found that 61 percent of liberals view socialism in a positive light while only 20 percent of conservatives are daft enough to favor the lethal ideology. The American left’s obtuseness […]

The impossibly idealistic ‘liberal’ view of government

At The Freeman Online, William Anderson tells of a university political science department made up of “liberal Democrats.” The political scientists view “good government” as… …a government that regulates every area of our lives… [and] …provides cradle-to-grave care and “protects” us from the “ravages of private enterprise.” What about the liberals’ thoughts on “the market?” […]

Behold the first paragraph of an article by one Paul Starr. Something feels wrong about the state of American politics. With millions unemployed and home foreclosures at record levels, the country is still suffering acutely from the recession’s effects, yet the Tea Party is the only movement that can put thousands of people into the […]

Controlling the internet to protect us from evil profit seekers

Ed Morrissey points out a curious facet of the House version of financial reform. The bill… …contains provisions that would put the Federal Trade Commission in position to start issuing rules on Internet transactions that would not only slow down business growth but also have no relevance at all to the financial collapse that prompted […]

310 million boiling frogs

Jonah Goldberg’s article, “What Kind of Socialist Is Barack Obama?” appears in the May issue of Commentary magazine. Goldberg captures the essence of the “progressive” approach to evolving America into a pseudo-socialist paradise. With a few exceptions, the progressive political agenda has always been to argue for piecemeal reforms, not instant transformative change—but reforms that […]

Planned Parenthood, a Social Disease

Originally in American Thinker, April 29, 2010. ____________________________________ Planned Parenthood. The sensible-sounding name distracts from what the organization helps achieve: the cheapening of society. The mission of Planned Parenthood has changed since the days of founder Margaret Sanger. Among the eugenicist’s progressive efforts, in 1939, Sanger conceived the “Negro Project” to reduce the population of […]

An Associated Press article about the effects of Arizona’s new tough illegal immigration law opens with a statement that tells you all that you need to know in order to understand how the law is being received in Arizona. Many of the cars that once stopped in the Home Depot parking lot to pick up […]

Barack Obama: Fairness Monger-in-Chief

October 14, 2008, Senator Barack Obama speaking to Joe the Plumber: “…I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” April 28, 2010, President Barack Obama speaking to an Illinois audience: “I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.” Investor’s Business Daily observes: It takes a certain […]