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Friday, April 29, 2011

One Of The Great Political Ads

Over at Samizdata.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Related Stories

From USA Today: Obama releases long-form birth certificate

From The Sun: Search for alien life is shelved

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Civility Update

NPR's Morning Edition makes light of a death threat:

Well, government-sponsored National Public Radio — erstwhile guardians of civility — apparently found the death-threat misdirection amusing. A segment last Friday on NPR’s Morning Edition made light of the plight of Iowa businessman Dutch Koch — no relation to libertarian businessmen Charles and David Koch.

Read the whole thing.

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InstaHeadline Du Jour

HMM: WikiLeaks: The Iraq-Al Qaeda Connection Confirmed, Again.


Barack Obama's Colleg Transcript


In comments I ask some questions.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

How Obama Can Balance The Budget

Raise taxes on guns, burglar alarms, and condoms :-)

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Via the Daily Caller:

I had to Google to find out what "Jacob, Edward both have teams" means - I'm too old and too male to get Twilight references. When I saw the forest background, the first Jacob I thought of was the guy from Lost.

Decoding the "GTL with Sitch" line took a bit longer. I have never watched "Jersey Shore," never heard any slang terms peculiar to that show. For those as clueless as I am: GTL and Sitch.

The Michael Jackson peep should have been given hair. Good work on the jacket, though.

The Justin Bieber peep looks like a hobbit.

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Alert The ACLU

Governor Rick Perry wants Texans to pray for rain.


They'll Take My Phaser When They Pry It From My Cold, Dead Fingers

The Second Amendment protects stun guns.


Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day - Red In Tooth And Claw

Someone captured Google's doodle for the unofficial holiday:

Pay close attention at 00:18 - the cursor moves over the river and reveals the fish, which swims upstream only to be eaten by a bear.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Obama's America

Food stamp participation has risen from 26 million to 44 million - from 8.8% to 14.3% of the population.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

All Your Online Passwords Are Belong To Us

Here's the latest Orwellian scheme to make the news:

Imagine--one secure credential that you can use to shop online, bank, even get quick information about what to do during natural disasters or other emergencies.

Good idea? The Obama administration thinks so and announced a plan on Friday to achieve it.

It’s a little thin on details, but the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace envisions a day when people conducting online activity no longer have to rely on passwords, which can be hard to remember or can be hacked.

Instead, people will be able to get a secure credential in the form of a smart card or a USB thumb drive, which will carry their personal information and can be used to authenticate their identity online.

It didn't take Hot Air commenters long to play the Book of Revelation card. Might as well set it to music.


Taxes Are Due

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

President Obama Gives Self The Line-Item Veto

By signing a bill and choosing to ignore the part that defunds the czars.


Friday, April 15, 2011

122 Candles

It's Charlie Chaplin's birthday.

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When The State Watches You...

...dare to stare back.

See this Samizdata post for background.


Random Thought

A leftist is someone who blames vampire menaces on the insufficiently bitten.

(A comment I dropped in this Althouse thread.)


Thursday, April 14, 2011

To Quote Peter Lorre From The Maltese Falcon...

"It's a fake."

The budget-cutting agreement, that is. Not a great way to lead up to Tax Day, Mr. Boehner.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Daily Caller Interviews Michael Totten

Check it out here. Also linked at Totten's blog.

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

And most of the words this brings to mind would get me kicked out of church.


Can You Hear Me Now?

Iraqi rebels have taken control of the Libyan phone network.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fifty Candles

Yuri Gagarin's 1961 space flight was fifty years ago today.

Check out Google's graphic for today.

Update: Rand Simberg has more.


Monday, April 11, 2011

Congressman Ed Markey Accuses Republicans Of Supporting Death Panels

For the entire planet.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

From The Home Office On Arrakis

Inspired by this post...

Top Ten Things Not To Say To A Space Alien
  1. "Is that a cookbook?"
  2. "Sorry, this is a no-parking zone."
  3. "What's ET really like?"
  4. "Our reception area for alien visitors is in Nevada - a place we call Area 51."
  5. "Nanoo, nanoo."
  6. "You're being hit up with a class action lawsuit for all those UFO abductions."
  7. "And DirecTV is complaining that you've been de-scrambling its satellite broadcasts."
  8. "You don't look anything like Michael Rennie."
  9. "Any predictions on the World Series?
  10. "The United Nations sends Charlie Sheen as Earth's emissary."


Friday, April 08, 2011

Modern Art Is A Scam

So says this study.


Monday, April 04, 2011

New Blogrollage - Law Blogging Edition

Haven't done this in a long time.

Ann Althouse Quoting Wikipedia, she teaches "federal jurisdiction, civil procedure, and constitutional law at the University of Wisconsin Law School," having gained her tenure in 1989, the same year a lot of Eastern European politicians lost theirs. Recent posts explore the religious liberties of crass redneck pastors and euthanasia for dogs because they look scary.

Overlawyered "Chronicling the high cost of our legal system." Hosted by Cato scholar Walter Olson, with frequent contributions from American Enterprise Institute scholar Ted Frank, who is also founder and directs the Center for Class Action Fairness. Here's one recent gem: a suit to require stadiums to caption the songs they play for the benefit of the deaf. Commenter Jerryskids writes: "What about the rights of the blind to fully experience the cheerleaders? Will they be allowed down onto the field to feel the cheerleaders?"

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Friday, April 01, 2011

I Think It's Time For The Brits To Start Talking About Health Care Reform

Daily Mail headline: Former NHS director dies after operation is cancelled four times at her own hospital.

(Link via Rand)


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