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‘I feel the need, the need to freak out New Yorkers!’ — Update: Wouldn’t ‘Photoshop’ have been cheaper?
“Goose, it’s time to buzz Lady Liberty…”
Prince of Rising Tides
Sorry to interrupt all the liberal blogosphere’s unhinged GOP-bashing over conservative opposition to flu pandemic funding in the porkulus bill, but… Well. Just an inconvenient reminder: “All those little porky things that the House put in, the money for the [National] Mall or the sexually transmitted diseases or the flu pandemic, they’re all out,” Schumer […]
Well, it didn’t take long for partisan Democrats to blame the swine flu outbreak on the Republican Party. Here’s the line: Since House Republicans all opposed the trillion-dollar-porkulus, which included funding for pandemic preparations, it’s all. Our. Fault. No, really: When House Appropriations Committee chairman David Obey, the Wisconsin Democrat who has long championed investment […]
A powerful manifesto from renowned composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, who fears an exodus of talent from Britain in response to high taxes: I am 61 years old. I have lived and worked in Britain all my life. Not even in the dark days of penal Labour taxation in the Seventies did I have any intention […]
US journalist Roxana Saberi turns 32 today in an Iranian prison. After an hour-long trial, she was sentenced to eight years behind bars for “espionage.” She was initially told she was arrested for buying bootleg wine, and then because she was working as a journalist without a license. She’s now on day five of a […]
Hey, maybe we’ll finally get serious about borders now; Update: 2 swine flu cases confirmed in Kansas; 8 probable in NYC; Update: US declares public health emergency
Scroll for updates… The deadly flu strain sweeping across Mexico and into the U.S. has world health experts sounding the alarm bells. Mexico City has been shut down. Officials are advising citizens there to wear masks. There’s talk of a pandemic. California and Texas have seen several reported cases, but no deaths in the U.S. […]
…just read this stupidity-inducing analysis of Barack Obama’s “hipness.” Also works well as an emergency emetic.
Busy today! What’s on your minds?
I wrote two weeks ago about transparency killer Ron Sim, the King County WA bureaucrat nominated to the no. 2 spot at HUD by supposed transparency savior Barack Obama. Those in his backyard who know him best know the lengths Sims has gone to in order to obstruct public disclosure and stop taxpayers from finding […]
Ed Morrissey has the scoop, and also reports that the American Legion “believes that Napolitano will withdraw that report in favor of a better, more specific, and narrower report on actual threats.” Ja-No is scheduled to testify about DHS immigration enforcement policies (or rather, the lack thereof) on May 6. The Foundry’s got questions.
It’s on! Or maybe not so much: The House Energy and Commerce Committee has added Republican former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) to the roster of witnesses for its hearing on a climate bill today. He joins former Vice President Al Gore on the witness list. The Hill is reporting the meeting of these two […]
Results from the latest Rasmussen poll show a public more in tune with Dick Cheney than George Soros: Fifty-eight percent (58%) believe the Obama administration’s recent release of CIA memos about the harsh interrogation methods used on terrorism suspects endangers the national security of the United States. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found […]
“All your airwaves are belong to me”
Wherever the wind blows
Every few days I like to post something to remind us that, in spite of all the madness and stresses that may encompass our daily lives, we remain inexorably sane and grounded in comparison to some of the attention-starved, hypocritical, “phonier than the contents of bikini tops on Malibu beaches” Hollywood Left sect. Today’s poster-boy […]
It looks as if justice may once again prevail… for John Murtha. For the troops he defamed, probably not so much: A Justice Department attorney said U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., should be immune from a defamation lawsuit filed by a former Marine from western Pennsylvania. Essentially, Murtha’s attorney said the lawsuit filed in September […]
“Hand check, Larry!”
Well, DHS isn’t going to be issuing alerts about it any time soon. But it’s here: the resurgence of left-wing extremism. Data point – MoveOn.org wailing about torture and indulging in Cheney Derangement Syndrome: Data point – Hillary cackles at serious questions about the effectiveness of enhanced interrogation. Data point – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi […]
A looming Steele-workers strike?
No, they haven’t learned. And yes, it is time for UNC-Chapel Hill administrators to turn the mirror on themselves and ask how they fostered this pathetic climate of intolerance. After driving Tom Tancredo off campus, student mobsters again attempted to shut down a pro-immigration enforcement advocate, Rep. Virgil Goode. He was to speak on the […]
From the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a human-centered Earth Day public service announcement: Make sure to share the vid with your children and help immunize the next generation against enviro-nitwit-ism. Meghan Cox Gurdon surveys eco-fear-mongering in children’s literature: If you have somehow missed the fact that April 22 is Earth Day, it’s probably because you are […]