Monthly Archives: July 2009

Yep, Brace For It

I figured this was the coordinated message that David “Minitruth” Axelrod would be “coordinating” with congressional Democrats going home for the recess. They’re going after the insurance companies. The message in the memo, though, won’t fit on a bumper sticker: … Continue reading

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Swimming A Few Laps In The Cesspool

I have not posted about the still unfolding political scandal in New Jersey, where 44 people, including current elected officials have been arrested (43 of those are Democrats). Stuart Rothenberg is pronouncing this scandal to be the final nail in … Continue reading

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Apropos my last post making reference to George Orwell’s 1984, Obama’s own Minister of Truthiness, David Axelrod, is holding a double-secret coordinating meeting with members of Congress (Democrats all) to discuss “messaging” to sell ObamaCare. With a House Dem bill … Continue reading

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Silencing Dissent

(T)Hugo Chavez is attempting to pass a law that would allow his government to silence dissent: The new law would punish the owners of radio stations, television channels and newspapers that have attempted to “cause panic” and “disturb social peace,” … Continue reading

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How It’s Going To Be….

Charles Krauthammer predicts what is going to happen to ObamaCare – it is not, by any means, dead. But it will not look like it does now by the time it is signed into law. To win back the vast … Continue reading

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There Must Be A Green Shoot Here Somewhere

For the record, I detest that utterly stupid media construct of “seeing green shoots of an economic recovery”. Yet the media continues its frantic search for signs of green shoots of something, anything, that might indicate some economic rebound. For … Continue reading

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The Pelosi Tax

The Wall Street Journal presents a cheery little look at some of the details of Nancy Pelosi’s health care “reform” and what it will mean to the job market as small businesses and individuals fall victim to The Pelosi Tax: To put … Continue reading

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Foreclosure Waves Spread

Some really bad news for the economy. Foreclosures are rapidly increasing in areas previously only lightly impacted by the crisis in real estate: Many cities with populations larger than one million experienced rapid increases in foreclosure during the past six months. Seattle, … Continue reading

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Folk Devils

Read this from Megan McArdle – it is longish but well worth the time. Megan: What about gastric bypass? The quoted figures for gastric bypass seem pretty impressive when doctors talk about them on television. Paul: Gastric bypass is surgically … Continue reading

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Losing It

Maxine Waters is losing it. She’s threatening Blue Dogs if they do not toe the leftist line: Seven Blue Dogs on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have effectively blocked the panel from working on the bill for more than … Continue reading

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The Life And Death Business

Megan McArdle: The other major reason that I am against national health care is the increasing license it gives elites to wrap their claws around every aspect of everyone’s life. Look at the uptick in stories on obesity in the … Continue reading

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Cry Havoc And Release The Hounds Of Clinton!

The assault on the Congressional Budget Office by the White House has begun in earnest. Tired of the dismal numbers the CBO has scored when looking at the completely fictitious claims of “savings” and the real damage the ObamaCare bills … Continue reading

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Where Do You Go When You Run Out Of World?

I haven’t a clue how to solve this one. The Hutterites fled Europe for the United States to avoid religious persecution. Then they fled the United States to Canada to avoid being drafted into the armed forces in World War … Continue reading

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And I’m Here To Help….

British bureaucrats have posted handy-dandy guidance on how to use the Twitter service. You know, with Twitter you can post timely, topical messages using up to 140 characters. The instructions run to 20 pages. To post a 140 character message. … Continue reading

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Cold Summer

Chicago has seen the coldest July in 67 years. The National Weather Service says 2009 has seen the coldest July since the official recording station was moved away from the lakefront in 1942. The average temperature this month in Chicago has … Continue reading

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