March 25, 2009
A good question

A reader of National Review's "The Corner" posed an excellent question for President Obama and his administration who appear to be insisting that somehow healthcare needs to be dealt with as a prerequisite for fixing what ails the economy. Jonah; I have never seen this point made:  all of Europe, which has nationalized health care […]

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March 24, 2009
Culture of corruption

Today's guilty party is Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif. -- or is it Maryland? California's Rep. Pete Stark, a senior House Democrat who helps write the nation's tax laws, has been claiming a $1.7 million Maryland home as his principal residence in recent years, although he represents the Golden State's 13th District on the east side […]

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March 23, 2009
If George W. Bush had done it...

It appears President Barack Obama's teleprompter needs to spell everything out phonetically. All terrific press for Orion, except that Obama kept pronouncing the company’s name wrong, calling it OAR-ee-on. After finishing his remarks and talking with a few people, the president returned to the microphone and said his prepared remarks led him to pronounce the […]

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March 23, 2009
The guy who killed millions

VoiceofSanDiego.org has published a softball Q&A with Art Cooley, who helped found the Environmental Defense Fund, entitled "The Guy Who Defeated DDT." Of course, the outright ban on DDT which Cooley and his friends succeeded with decades ago also resulted in the deaths of tens of millions of Africans from malaria. I especially loved this […]

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March 23, 2009
Media bias

There's an interesting bit in Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz's latest piece, a profile of "60 Minutes" reporter Steve Kroft that tells us one of two things: Kroft is either a conservative or a far-left liberal -- there is no middle ground. One reliable source -- Kroft's wife, journalist Jennet Conant -- says he […]

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March 23, 2009
If you think health care is expensive now ...

...just wait until it's free. That's the line from the incomparable P.J. O'Rourke and the death of actress Natasha Richardson apparently has some people asking if that "free" Canadian health care is worth what you pay for it. A day before Natasha Richardson's scheduled funeral, some are wondering if a medical helicopter might have been […]

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March 23, 2009
Democratic stupidity

In the rush to pass the stimulus bill, no one noticed that some Democrats had added a sop to the Teamsters Union -- a pilot program allowing 98 (98!) Mexican trucks into the U.S. as part of NAFTA was shut down. As the Wall Street Journal noted, the Mexican trucks in the program actually had […]

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March 22, 2009
Our foolish president

President Obama, fresh from solving the economic crisis facing our nation and an appearance on the Jay Leno show, had this to say about former Vice President Dick Cheney's comment that Obama's policies are making Americans less safe. Commenting on former Vice President Dick Cheney's recent assertion that the closure of Guantanamo will make America […]

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March 20, 2009
Phony AIG outrage

The House yesterday overwhelmingly passed a measure to tax bonuses at companies receiving federal aid at 90 percent. There's some debate about whether this bill, which is almost certain to become law, is constitutional -- either an invalid ex post facto law or an illegal bill of attainder. Let's set that aside for a moment […]

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March 20, 2009
Morning funnies

Well, it's still morning for me! First, here's a special video message from President Barack Obama's teleprompter.   Second, Obama's teleprompter also has its own blog. The latter falls under the "wish I'd thought of that" category.

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“Assault weapon” and “hate speech” are similar in that both don’t mean anything specific and the term exists mainly to try to limit rights.

“I don’t want to ban guns, just ill-defined assault weapons.”

“I don’t want to ban speech, just ill-defined hate speech.”

Reading through Donald McNeil's account of his ouster at the times and amused by his "God and Adolph" anecdote. I had a similar sort of experience at the SDUT.

https://donaldgmcneiljr1954.medium.com/nytimes-peru-n-word-part-one-introduction-57eb6a3e0d95

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