Monthly Archives: October 2009

Outright Theft

Courtesy of commenter crosspatch comes this bit of outright theft by the government of California on its taxpaying citizens. It seems the state will be simply taking an additional 10% withholding on state income taxes – even if the people … Continue reading

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Fast And Smart

Michael Steele has committed the Republican National Committee to backing Doug Hoffman in NY-23: Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele quickly endorsed Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in New York’s 23rd congressional district Saturday, after Republican Dede Scozzafava’s late decision … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Update

Yesterday, I got my aging Palm Tungsten E2 all connected up to the new HP laptop using Bluetooth. It took several tries for Windows 7 to find the right settings for the out-of-date Palm Desktop software, but once it did, … Continue reading

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Dede Scozzafava has suspended her campaign in NY-23, clearing the field for Conservative Doug Hoffman to battle the Democratic candidate in a two-way race: Dede Scozzafava, the Republican and Independence parties candidate, announced Saturday that she is suspending her campaign … Continue reading

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The Job Loss Recovery

The Financial Times points out that the Obama administrations imagined or invented claims of 350 quintillion jobs created just today are completely meaningless: Since jobs and wages dominate most people’s perception of the health of the economy, Mr Obama faces … Continue reading

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Put On Your Happy Mask

The recession, we are told, is over! So singeth the chorus line of Obama munchkins. We’re out of the woods, we’re out of the dark! So why did the FDIC close nine more banks last night? State and federal bank … Continue reading

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He’s Much Smaller In Real Life….

Michael Gerson: But the tonal candidate also had a conventionally liberal policy agenda. And as that agenda has run into resistance — on spending, health care and climate legislation — the president’s tone has utterly changed. The Obama administration has … Continue reading

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Speaking Goof To Power

Mark Steyn: Rocco Landesman, head honcho at the National Endowment for the Arts, seems closer to the reality of the situation. In his keynote address to the 2009 “Grantmakers in the Arts” conference, Landesman hailed Obama as “the most powerful … Continue reading

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Read It And Weep

Taxes in the new health care “reform”. Think these won’t impact you personally? The taxes will have a severe negative effect on jobs. Bet on it. And they kick in immediately while “benefits” from the “reform” don’t start for years. … Continue reading

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Dangerous Ground

Stuart Rothenberg: The fact that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is attacking Hoffman – and that a new Club for Growth ad being aired in the district’s three major media markets attacks Owens, contrasts him with Hoffman and ignores Scozzafava … Continue reading

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All Fall Down

Victor Davis Hanson waxes pessimistic: Obama’s mega-borrowing is predicated on a rather thin margin of safety. We can service nearly $2 trillion in additional debt this year—on top the of the existing $11 trillion—only because interest rates are so low. … Continue reading

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The Big Fraud

Mona Charen: The Wall Street Journal provided a handy chart of “Uncle Sam’s Cost Overruns.” In 1965, when Medicaid was enacted, the House Ways and Means Committee estimated that first year costs would amount to about $238 million. The actual … Continue reading

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You Knew I Would

Longtime readers know my affection for all things geek. So you knew I was one of several gazillion beta testers for Windows 7. So you knew in your hearts that I was going to go with Windows 7 sooner or … Continue reading

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A “Jobless Recovery” Is Not A Recovery At All

Julian Zelizer: But the so-called jobless recovery — a term that in fact suggests we are not seeing an actual recovery — threatens both parties politically. For Democrats, the threat is twofold. The first is that voters unhappy with economic … Continue reading

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How About We Go With Truth In Advertising?

Nancy Pelosi wants to re-brand and re-frame the “public option: A government-sponsored “public option” for health care lives, though it may be more attractive to skeptics if it goes by a different moniker, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday. In … Continue reading

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