Monthly Archives: April 2009

Perspective

The Los Angeles Times reports that there is a growing belief among scientists that the H1N1 flu is not particularly lethal. Or even all that threatening. In fact, the current outbreak of the H1N1 virus, which emerged in San Diego … Continue reading

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Seven

From the Sydney Morning Herald: A member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has dismissed claims that more than 150 people have died from swine flu, saying it has officially recorded only seven deaths around the world. Vivienne Allan, from … Continue reading

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And Then A Miracle Really Does Happen

When even the Associated Press realizes that Obamnomics is not going to work, I’d say that was a miracle. In fact, they almost ridicule Obama’s claims in this “fact check” piece. Via Memeorandum Tweet

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch at Reason have a link-filled post that looks at the stale, old discredited ideas that are passing for change in Omerica. I will not even try to excerpt any of this one, the link-fest is … Continue reading

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Your Tax Dollars At Work

Forget the sheer stupidity of the White House ordering a backup Air Force One to buzz Manhattan. Forget the delayed but “furious” response by Obama. Look instead at what this little fiasco cost. More than $60,000 an hour just for … Continue reading

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Hype Versus Reality

Death toll so far in the US from H1N1 “swine” flu: Zero. Death toll since January 1st of this year from plain, old, regular, non-swinish flu: more than 13,000. Since January, more than 13,000 people have died of complications from … Continue reading

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Benedict Arlen

The Democrats have a history of promoting this sort of thing. Arlen Specter, Like Jim Jeffords before him, betrayed the party members in his home state who elected him and crossed over to the Democrats. He did not do so … Continue reading

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Look For The Union Label

Mickey Kaus has some uncomfortable questions for Big Labor: OK, so the idea is to target unskilled workers who do work that can’t be outsourced, and who work for large institutions. Questions: a) Is this an admission that traditional power … Continue reading

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Sophist?

Jay Cost at Real Clear Politics: This is from the President’s remarks at the National Academy of Science: At such a difficult moment, there are those who say we cannot afford to invest in science. That support for research is … Continue reading

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And In Today’s “Best And Brightest” News

White House officials “brilliantly” authorized a low-level fly-by of Manhattan of the backup Air Force One and a couple of fighter jets. In secret. The result: just what you’d expect. Panic. An Air Force One lookalike, the backup plane for … Continue reading

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Obamanation

Get used to the reality: But now, as Obama nears the 100-day milestone of his presidency, Childs suffers from constant exhaustion. In a conservative Southern state that bolstered Obama’s candidacy by supporting him early in the Democratic primaries, she awakens … Continue reading

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Divorce – EU Style

No, not between people. Between towns. What happens when a partner never calls, won’t respond to overtures and displays complete apathy toward its tinned town? Well, nothing, actually. The European Union bureaucracy in charge of partnering towns together has no … Continue reading

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XP Lives On

Call it the zombie operating system. Microsoft has revealed that the new release candidate for Windows 7 will include an optional download to run a Windows XP virtual machine from the new operating system. Apparently, Microsoft has figured out that … Continue reading

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Anything Worth Reacting To…

…Is worth over-reacting to appears to be the new policy at the Obama administration. Of course, over-reacting is a way to divert attention to the clueless nature of the Obama administration. The administration has decreed the 20 or so relatively … Continue reading

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Post America

Mark Steyn: Since January, President Obama and his team have schmoozed, ineffectively, American enemies over allies in almost every corner of the globe. Yeah, I’d noticed. Tweet

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