Category Archives: Bad Ideas

Totalitarians

Now the UN wants your internet under its control: “Next week the ITU holds a negotiating conference in Dubai, and past months have brought many leaks of proposals for a new treaty. U.S. congressional resolutions and much of the commentary, … Continue reading

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Bloomberg Endorses Obama

One wonders why. One wonders why Bloomberg takes time out of what should be a non-stop, all-out effort to save the city he was elected to lead when the citizens of that city are reduced to dumpster diving to get … Continue reading

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Doctors Hate ObamaCare

Bruce Kesler has the survey results. These are some really grim numbers. Go over and read. Tweet

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Mutant Butterfly Ecdysis

They’ve shed their – er – skins to march in Pakistan – against Barack Obama’s use of drones. Code Pink goes to the drone zone. Code Pink members donned giant vagina costumes at the Republican National Convention in August, but … Continue reading

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Unicorns and Fairy Dust

Electric vehicles: Very stiff competition for this week’s coveted Power Line Green Weenie Award.  Al Gore is even warming up for another shot at another Green Chakra Weenie for his solar-powered mantle.  But one contender has risen above the rest … Continue reading

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That Sinking Feeling

What a great idea! A boat hatch below the waterline. A Port Authority patrol boat worth $500,000 has sunk after a police sergeant reportedly followed the advice of a civilian safety instructor and opened a hatch while the boat was … Continue reading

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The Abortion Festival

AKA the Democratic National Convention. What a great idea!  After all, the issue of abortion and contraception doesn’t even appear on the radar screen for voters in this cycle, as polls from Gallup and the CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac partnership attest. They really … Continue reading

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Overselling Doom

What if the doomsayers are wrong? Oh wait, they already are. That’s not to say that their doomsaying has not caused real problems – their hysteria has caused real damage. And real bad policy decisions. Really, really bad policy decisions. … Continue reading

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Mutant Butterflies!

In the first sign that the Fukushima nuclear disaster may be changing life around it, scientists say they’ve found mutant butterflies. Donald Douglas has proof.   Tweet

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Bullet, Temple, Some Assembly Required

California commits suicide by bullet train. Spending money they don’t have on something nobody will use. Brilliant. Tweet

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No. Not Everyone Can Do Political Theory

This one is going to hurt the old brain. It begins with CNN publishing the following opinion piece from a law professor improbably named Carl T. Bogus: There’s no right of revolution in a democracy “A well regulated Militia, being … Continue reading

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Hey, It’s Green To Recycle

It seems Obama borrowed heavily from failed Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm in his SOTU speech. In fact, he echoed whole trains of thought from a speech Granholm gave five years ago – before her policies drove Michigan into the ditch … Continue reading

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Negative Returns

Amity Shlaes: Private-sector jobs will be created. That’s the argument President Barack Obama will present tonight in his State of the Union address to justify his plan for any federal spending increases. The president will pay lip service to the … Continue reading

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Hey, Where Did The Stimulus Go?

Essentially nowhere. John F. Cogan and John B. Taylor explain the details in a rather long but extremely readable analysis over at Commentary. I’ll send interested readers over there to read the whole thing, since excerpting it would not do … Continue reading

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Our Chinese Friends

So, the White House could not even vet the music selected by the Chinese pianist who performed at the state dinner for the Chinese president? It would appear that they could not be bothered to do so and allowed a … Continue reading

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