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Pelosinomics….

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Fred Barnes absolutely destroys Nancy Pelosi with this column about her  new economics.

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March 31, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Dear Barry…

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Mark Corallo has a sharply penned piece aimed straight at the rotten progressive habit of rewarding the feckless for their bad behavior  and the uber-rich for their ability to fund liberal campaigns,  while punishing those who play by the rules.   Read Quin Hillyer’s intro,  then click on the link to Mark’s column.

This is about yet another round of mortgage modifications,  but it can be applied across the board.

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March 31, 2010 at 10:37 am

Flaming green cats…

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Sometimes the  headlines caused by the green Nazis are too good to ignore.

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March 30, 2010 at 10:58 pm

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Reality bites ObamaCare….

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Henry Waxman,  piggy nostrils no doubt quivering with the most intense indignation,  has demanded the appearance of the CEOs of Caterpillar,  AT&T,  Deere & Co,  and Verizon.   All these racist Republican white men have tried to embarrass His Oneness by obeying SEC regulations to report changes in their financial conditions,  and ObamaCare will cause huge ones.

If you own stock in any of these companies,  or are a customer,  call up and demand that CEOs stand up to Waxman’s bullying.  Talk to all business owners you know and urge them to send letters to their local papers,  detailing ObamaCare’s impact on them and their employees.

It isn’t as if no one tried to warn Obama what would happen,  but the smartest man in the universe and his merry band of Chicago crooks don’t know anything about legitimate business,  as  this post by The Prowler makes sickeningly clear.

As Doug Patton  says,  if you’re not angry or frightened,  you’re not paying attention.    Everyone with a Democratic Congress critter should call or write that critter ( God help you if you have more than one!)  every time anything about your health care situation is the least bit annoying.   Your goal should be to flood their offices with complaints,   all of which should contain “But you Democrats said ObamacCare would fix this!”  It would be even better if your particular critter has actually said something on point,  but a broad brush will do nicely for the purposes of this campaign.

Perhaps the new slogan should be:   If a system is all screwed up, progressives either created it or run it.

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March 30, 2010 at 1:13 am

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Colbert King collapse…

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Colbert King has made a perfect fool of himself with this rant of a column tying members of the Teas Party to George Wallace and racism.     I regard this as a sign of just how spooked progressives are by the Tea Party and its growing influence,  since the NY Times has joined in.

We the People are refusing to shut up and bend over,  and MSM can no longer control the news by simply ignoring the voices of dissent,  because alternative media does report on them.

Democrats appear psychotic in their efforts to  change the subject while His Oneness still goes out to the hustings to tell us all what a wonderful thing he has achieved for us.

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March 29, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Pompeii snack bar re-opens…

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I’m tired of explaining to the gormless fools who answer congressional phones that We the People are weary of being told we’re to stupid to understand their glorious complicated bills of deliverance and prosperity.    They especially dislike learning that I read all 3 major health reform bill,  then the one posted shortly before Pelosi rammed it through,  which I am certain their bosses did not.

When I point out that for most of the alleged incidents there are clearly aides with videotaping their bosses and the crowds during the triumphal procession,  and that curiously not a frame of their footage has appeared showing the alleged incidents,   they either claim I’m accusing their critter of lying,   or stammer some inane non-response.    I have come away with the impression that at least a couple of them suspect their boss is lying.

Anyway,   I went cruising to find some lighter fare.   How about European-looking mummies found in China?   Perhaps you’d like to schedule a visit to the  snack bar at Pompeii,  now re-opened after a nearly 2,000-year hiatus.

The White House  excluded private and Catholic school children from the ticket giveaway for the Easter Egg Roll.   Go here for a stunning new view of Mars.

And pause a moment to  remember  Marva Wright,   known as the Blues Queen of Louisiana.   I was privileged to hear her live once,  and she had this deep,  expressive voice that reached out and curled up around you like a big furry cat.   As the man sitting next to me said,  “she gets to ya at home.”

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March 29, 2010 at 7:33 am

Then and now…

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The UK’s  intelligence service had Baroness Park of Monmouth and our CIA had…Valerie Plame.

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March 28, 2010 at 9:24 am

NY Times discovery…

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The Gray Lady has suddenly discovered that  some states will be “burdened” by ObamaCare.   It never gets around to admitting that the bill is designed to make all states high-tax,  high-benefit,  so that  people and businesses leaving places like Michigan and California in droves will have nowhere more hospitable to go.

Now Democrats are shocked by the wave of announcements of hits to  corporate balance sheets,  while they are nobly enduring a wave of  attacks,   or threats of attacks,  or suggestions of attacks,  or perhaps thoughts of attacks from  their evil-racist-homophobic opponents.

Daily  more details about the bill emerge,  such as the Class Act.  It’s all about theft by government,   just as we warned.   But His Oneness always  knows best,  doesn’t he?

I wish I were  as optimistic as Gary Becker is.

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March 27, 2010 at 4:17 pm

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Climate cheaters…

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I have been waiting for  this.    And the sub-head is simply too delicious not to reproduce here:   ‘Dracula’s in charge of the blood bank’   — isn’t that wonderful?

Wolfgang Knorr of the University of Bristol’s Department of Earth Sciences has found that in the  past 160 years Earth’s absorption of carbon dioxide (CO2) has remained unchanged.    Only 45% of carbon emissions caused by man’s progression  (including industrialization)  remains in the atmosphere as opposed to the 100% that warmers claim.    Since warming  “science”  is based largely on the premise that Earth can take only so much CO2,   this study makes Swiss cheese of the warmers’ argument.

And for me the icing on the Climategate cake is that London’s century-old  Science Museum is revising the contents of its new climate science gallery to reflect the flood of scepticism which has emerged.

All of this will make it much more difficult for cap-and-trade to garner the 60 votes needed,  even with me-too squish Lindsey Graham fluttering around John Kerry’s skirts.

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March 27, 2010 at 9:42 am

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Twitterer hacked…

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Still believe your medical files will be absolutely safe in the hands of a federal government which can’t protect the  Twitter account of our twit-in-chief?

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March 27, 2010 at 3:17 am

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