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Archive for February, 2009

Feb 20th 2009

The Perpetual Goal Machine

Alexander Ovechkin.

No known human language is fit to describe fully the sheer beauty of this sequence or its astronomical degree of difficulty. Therefore, watching the clip is recommended.

Feb 16th 2009

The Perpetual Apology Machine

Bill Clinton. The one and only…
I think that the only thing that our administration did or didn’t do that we should have done is to try to set in motion some more formal regulation of the derivatives market.
To be fair, CNN plucks that from the interview to make it the headline. Still kind […]

Feb 16th 2009

Just Words….Just Meaningless Words

7 campaign promises broken in record time:

1. Make government open and transparent.
2. Make it “impossible” for Congressmen to slip in pork barrel projects.
3. Meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public. (Even Congressional Republicans shut out.)
4. No more secrecy.
5. Public will have 5 days to look at a bill.
6. You’ll know […]

Feb 14th 2009

Slaughtering Cattle To Make The Sun Rise

And yet more on the cult of the fierce urgency of pork, from Clayton Cramer.
Many “primitive” religions confuse cause and effect. The priest tells you to sacrifice an animal (or sometimes a human being) to make sure that the rains come, so that there will be a bountiful harvest. Would the rains come anyway? Who […]

Feb 14th 2009

Finally Someone Said It

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is to Barack H. Obama as the USA Patriot Act is to George W. Bush:

It’s October 2001, and a new President has declared a crisis that demands immediate action. The old policies of the past have failed, he announces, and it is time for far-reaching action that will […]

Feb 13th 2009

Change We Can Believe In Ignore

When will B. Hussein O. admit that the plan sucks and nobody likes it?

Feb 12th 2009

More Change We Can Believe In That Lies To Us

EAST PEORIA, ILL. — President Obama today repeated the claim we asked about yesterday at the press briefing that Jim Owens, the CEO of Caterpillar, Inc., “said that if Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off.”
Caterpillar announced 22,000 layoffs last month.
But after […]

Feb 11th 2009

Is Biden going to be checking Obama’s campaign bus tire tread in 2012?

Hugh Hewitt thinks so.

Feb 6th 2009

The Fierce Urgency of Pork

Charles Krauthammer says it best.
After Obama’s miraculous 2008 presidential campaign, it was clear that at some point the magical mystery tour would have to end. The nation would rub its eyes and begin to emerge from its reverie. The hallucinatory Obama would give way to the mere mortal. The great ethical transformations promised would be […]

Feb 5th 2009

Postpartisanship We Can Believe In ™

Well…that lasted.