Sunday, December 27, 2009

Mark Steyn: Obamacare Worse than Europe's

This is a very insightful and frightening peek into the future of the post-Obamacare political/cultural/economic landscape. Our eyes need to refocus on the big picture.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Stolen from Andy McCarthy:

To All My Liberal Friends:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or explicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2010, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.

To All My Conservative Friends:

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas--From the CBO!

The Congressional Budget Office just gave us our Christmas gift. Unfortunately, it looks a lot like a horrid Christmas sweater from your Aunt Ethel (with no gift receipt). The CBO has finally decided to mention that they double-counted their medicare savings figures. After the Dems get 60 votes--what timing! Thanks, CBO! Merry Christmas to all! The real gift comes tomorrow from Harry Reid, and YOU get to pay for it!

NOTE: In case you're skimming--the chart at the linked sight is based on the faulty CBO accounting. It is not even close to reality.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Perfect Climate Storm

From Victor Davis Hanson on NRO:

A satirist could not dream up Copenhagen. Icy-cold temperatures and snow descend on both Copenhagen and Washington at the time of the conference. It is preceded by one of the great scandals in recent academic history with Climategate and the fabrication of climate-change evidence. Al Gore has to cancel his pay-for-photo meet-and-greet session and then wildly misquotes one of his alleged experts. The world's creepiest thugs like Mugabe and Chavez are given air time — and even applause for their anti-Western communist rants. Obama flies in to do an Olympic-lobbying-type quickie, and even his sudden fire-in-the-belly sermons are of no avail. More and more details leak about global warming's international advocates and their green capitalist, conflict-of-interest profit-making. Carbon-spewing private jets dot the tarmac, while gas-guzzling limos line up outside the hotels. Who in their right-mind would give up any shred of autonomy to this bunch?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The True Face of Global Warming

Just in case you don't believe Rush when he says that the environmentalists are the new home for displaced Communists, check out Hugo Chavez's reception at Copenhagen. He was only one ruthless, murderous dictator among several featured at the conference. It's the Star Wars Cantina all over again . . .

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Post-Lieberman Health Care Bill

So, the public option is out. What's still in? Mainly just the requirement that you buy private insurance. The irony astounds, as James Capretta explains. Also, it's still filled with loads of harmful and wasteful new regulation and bureaucracy. It's nowhere near a done deal . . .

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Financial "Reform" Bill and ACORN

The House just passed another legislative monstrosity which seeks to create an entirely new agency with all the bureaucratic horror that entails. Byron York explains the committee maneuvering over ACORN's possible involvement in the highest levels of this new government beast. It still has to clear the Senate before Obama can make some more "history."

Thursday, December 3, 2009

NASA Might Also Be Hiding Climate Data

Shocking. It turns out they are just as reluctant to honor FOIA requests as the British CRU. It certainly gives one pause . . .

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Food Stamp Map

This is an interesting and unfortunate story, complete with an interactive map. Something like 10 million new people have started getting food stamps in the last two years (bringing the total to about 35 million). Perhaps if only the extremely poor could get them that would be something, but it seems like most people just end up using them as disposable income. People in the United States, for the most part, are not starving--they have money for food and other basic needs. Food stamps allows them to use the money they would have spent on food to buy, well, anything. There's nothing quite as expensive as free money from the government.