No, you can't see the numbers; the King is a Fink

The King is a Fink by Parker & HartSo, the White House is not going to give us taxpayers a timely update on the nation's money and employment situation.They're just gonna "hold that information back" until Congress goes into recess.They're just gonna keep everyone in the dark until they muscle through his unpopular Healthcare legislation - that 1,000-page, unread, undebated document - that will push our deficit into unbearable territory, give the government unprecedented control over … [Read more...]

Ok, concedo; the world is nuts

Reading the news today, I feel a little like Roberto Duran, blocking the blows and shouting, "no mas, no mas!"Let's start here:Pop’s parents, both 24, made a decision when their baby was born to keep Pop’s sex a secret. Aside from a select few...nobody knows Pop’s gender; if anyone enquires, Pop’s parents simply say they don’t disclose this information.In an interview with newspaper Svenska Dagbladet in March, the parents were quoted saying their decision was rooted in the feminist … [Read more...]

Iranians use Michael Jackson to get attention

The clever Iranians have figured out that the only way to get the attention of the press today is to do a Michael Jackson Merge, intersecting their story with his.More on the excessively pop-minded press by Francis Beckwith.If we could just get these Iranians freed up, maybe a few of them could teach us how to throw stones and stuff at this absurd rogue congress, before they completely destroy our own country with their fake climate bills that Obama has already promised will lead to … [Read more...]

10 Questions WH Press Corps left unasked

From the Dept. of Everyday He Is On TV:Yesterday's O-presser was a little interesting. The White House seems to be doing what I predicted the other day; they're suggesting that the so-so Cairo speech was the impetus for the popular uprising in Iran. Funny how that worked out. When the president finally figured out what was the right side to be on, then it was the side he'd always vociferously been on, and in fact, he caused the whole thing to happen. But the Weenee diplomacy is still … [Read more...]

Our freezing summer makes me gripe

It's freezing here; we can't swim, can't have the windows open. Every day is cold. It just convinces me more than ever that solar flares (or the lack of them) have more to do with the ever-changing climate of planet earth.And more resentful of policies, programs and restrictions put in our way, in service to the hoo-hah of Mr. Gore. And why this ticks me off, too. And this. And why not, anymore?I am most seriously unhappy today.The prescient satirical genius of Paddy ChayefskyIn … [Read more...]

Obama: the Opposite of America

I had this awful feeling, a few months into Obama's presidency, that he had no wish to lead the nation, but to rule it. One of his minions (I can't remember who, sorry) had actually used the phrase "when Obama rules" prior to his inauguration, but I'd excused it as a misspeak. Now, I am not so sure.In five years of blogging, I have never called a president by anything but his name or his title. I have booted people who have tried to call past or current presidents by foul nicknames. … [Read more...]

This government wants to run health care

Offered without comment. Just go over and watch, and imagine these bureaucrats in charge of health care.Props to Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson, of Florida, who seems quite properly appalled. … [Read more...]

Miranda Rights for Terrorists & President Opposite

Over breakfast, my husband and I were discussing President Obama's Cairo speech, wherein he lectured the West about the freedom of Muslim women to wear the hijab (Obama called it a hajib; is either correct?), but said nothing about Muslim nations giving them the freedom to not wear the covering, if they choose."He speaks here about nations not having the right to tell other nations what to do," my husband mused, "but does precisely the opposite with regards to Israel; he's always telling … [Read more...]

600,000 jobs "saved or created"

The intellectually incurious press is in full-obedience mode. If the president wants them to report - with straight faces - that Obama is going to snap his fingers and, using the same ideas he proposed before he took office, "create" 600,000 jobs, or save them, or something, well, that's what they'll do for him.Hmmm...now this doesn't add up: If Obama was making these proposals before he took office, but he's now claiming (as he does nearly every day) that the Big Bush Mess He Inherited On … [Read more...]

John Quincy Adams; by request

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Reader Mark S, who is often full of good ideas, asked me to repost this for reasons of his own. He also suggested that I, from time-to-time, pull up an older post for newer readers; not a bad idea, and I may do that once a week, or so. This was originally posted in May of 2007. Though I rather enjoyed reading it again, the comments from that original post, especially Igout's sad, regretful tone, were even more interesting.JOHN QUINCY ADAMSIn every portrait taken at every age, his … [Read more...]


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