NY-23, Free Speech & the Fog -UPDATED

Read this.The internet chapter of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a secret copyright treaty whose text Obama's administration refused to disclose due to "national security" concerns, has leaked. It's bad. ...ISPs have to cut off the Internet access of accused copyright infringers or face liability. This means that your entire family could be denied to the internet -- and hence to civic participation, health information, education, communications, and their means of earning a living -- … [Read more...]

Four Amusing Links – UPDATED

UPDATE: Okay, call it FIVE amusing links, thanks to IowahawkFirst up: Mark Steyn had me guffawing over my cornflakes this morning with this one:The Senior Advisor [Valerie Jarrett] seems to have forgotten that she is the power. Admittedly, this is a recurring lapse on the part of the administration. There was Barack Obama only the other day blaming everything on the president — no, no, silly, not him, the other fellow, the Designated Fall Guy who stepped down as head of state in January to a … [Read more...]

Pelosi's Bunker Mentality

Barack Obama seems content to let Nancy Pelosi do whatever she wants. I guess he's the campaign guy and she's the actual govern-er? Clearly, he holds neither himself nor his partner, The Pelosi, to these promises which were, after all...just words.So, a few hours ago, I read this:As Steny Hoyer talks, a Republican aide reports that: "Dems are blocking access to their press conference. There is a list, and if you're not on it, you can't get through." The aide points out: "This is a … [Read more...]

Yes, they're the Establishment, now…UPDATED

Good to hear John Fogarty's voice, in this video by Moe Lane, who writes, "Congratulations, Democrats, you're 'the man,' now." (h/t Instapundit)Related reading from Jay Ambrose:Here, after all, is the guy who was going to find the middle, moderate way on issues, who was going to be bipartisan, whose administration would be utterly transparent, who would never kowtow to special interests, who would never mislead the public and who would be utterly, wholly accountable for his actions. As … [Read more...]

Lymphoma & Heart By-Pass in America

So, much better over here; thanks for all of your good wishes. I think a combination of a super-busy weekend, some lapses with the vitamins and a bug all created a sort of perfect storm over here -was never feverish, just lots of joint pain- and for some reason today my tongue hurts, but otherwise, the ship is aright.But I had some serious news over the weekend, about some friends of ours.1) Adam, age 18, was away at school and feeling short of breath. First they thought it was a cold, … [Read more...]

How much does Contessa Brewer earn? UPDATED

Because she makes some really egregious mistakes over there at MSNBC (one of the White House Designated "Real" News Channels), so I want to know.I mean, during the summer, Brewer did some primo race-baiting as she (and others at White-House-Approved-and Met-With) MSNBC went out of their way to hide the race of a videotaped, gun-carrying tea-partier (ahem, he was African American) in order to suggest that the rally attendees were all a bunch of ignorant white racists who were probably … [Read more...]

Big Doings in Rome & London?

Now what can this be all about?I get an email from my Li'l Bro Thom (who likes show tunes, a lot, and is often peppering his emails with Broadway lyrices) "Could be, who knows? There's something due any day, I will know, right away...soon as it shows..."He was writing about this bit of a blurb from Deacon Greg, who got it from American Papist, who got it from Damian Thompson:We inform accredited journalists that tomorrow, Tuesday 20 October 2009, at 11am, in the John Paul II Hall of the … [Read more...]

Why don't you "hate" Obama?

That's a provocative headline, I know, but it is not meant to provoke. It's a real question, inspired by some of my emails from people taking me to task for insufficient appreciation of our current president, and for unseemly appreciation of our previous president, whom they and the world "hate."The question is also inspired by something I noticed while I was digging up articles on the good President Bush has done in Africa - that many people who wish to give Bush anything resembling even the … [Read more...]

School Choice in DC; a no-brainer!

Take a few minutes to watch this excellent video from PJTV, focusing on the Obama administration's ending a successful scholarship program that has allowed students to get out of the failing, miserable public schools in the District of Columbia (where more than $15,000 a year is spent, per student, with dismal results). The September 30 protest garnered little attention, but PJTV attended and asked good questions.Pay attention to the former Headmaster of Sidwell Friends School (where Chelsea … [Read more...]

Global Warming Fakery & Gore

Lots of people talking about this admission by the BBC that the earth has been cooling, not warming) for over a decade.Longtime readers know my thoughts on this hooey; I am glad to see this.There is lots of new information coming out indicating that the whole AGW boondoggle was, always, a boondoggle, ("yeah, that earth shaking data? We lost it! and those hockey sticks? Um, kinda...never mind about that!"That makes me glad, all this boondoggle-unveiling.Glad doesn't feel like much, … [Read more...]


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