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Detroit burning…

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Malik Shabazz has  threatened to burn  Detroit down if the state takes over the city.   What nobody wants to admit is that Detroit has been ruined by decades of progressive leadership,  including the local black power base.   Detroit’s leaders ruined Detroit,  not the banks or the states.   But radicals like Shabazz really would rather burn the city to the ground than see any improvement,  however modest,  which benefits the city’s citizens without further enslaving them to the power brokers.

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March 31, 2012 at 11:46 pm

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Glad tidings…

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Nasty man of the airwaves,  Keith Olbermann,  has been canned by Current TV.   Well deserved for so many reasons.

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March 31, 2012 at 10:51 am

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IRS and ObamaCare…

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The more articles I read  like this one,  the more the flat tax notion of a return on a postcard appeals to me.   His Oneness wants only another $300 million to hire another 4,000 agents to harass people about ObamaCare.

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March 30, 2012 at 11:38 pm

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Remembering Priscilla…

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You won’t read a sweeter remembrance of Priscilla Buckley  than this one.

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March 30, 2012 at 10:41 am

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Dems are so trustworthy…

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Well,  at least it’s liberals like Sen. Dianne Feinstein who  got robbed.

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March 29, 2012 at 11:26 pm

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Common cold R.I.P.?

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Has an Australian company  developed a cure  for the common cold?

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March 29, 2012 at 10:09 am

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Another grandstanding leftist…

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Rep. Bobby Rush  shows his customary  class and bombast…

No doubt Victor Davis Hanson had seen Rush’s little display when  he penned this.    Bernie Goldberg is much less philosophical  about the Trayvon Martin case.  (h/t Jack Fowler at The Corner)

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March 28, 2012 at 11:40 pm

From second day…

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The four liberal justices are doing just what I expected,  but believing that forcing an individual to engage in commerce is the same as voluntary commerce was apparently too  much for Justice Kennedy.   He twice noted that the mandate  fundamentally changes  the government/citizen relationship.   Chief Justice Roberts  used cell phones as an  example while exploring the limits of government compulsion,  while Justice Scalia  offered up broccoli.

Here’s a transcript  of the Tuesday session.   Solicitor General Donald Verrilli,  Jr.  made such a hash of it that the liberal jurists stepped in to help him,  but that didn’t protect him  from a scolding  by Scalia.   Toby Harnden notes that His Oneness used the  argument against  an individual mandate against Hillary Clinton in the 2008 campaign.

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March 28, 2012 at 3:20 pm

A dark tale…

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I’m sorry Trayvon Martin got killed.  I’m sorry his parents thought it was wise for him to wear a hoodie at night.   I wish I could say I was surprised that the New Black Panther Party ,  Al Sharpton,  and Jesse Jackson are getting camera time to demand retribution before knowing the facts.   Nor am I stunned that His Oneness has weighed in before discovering that Martin was not the absolute saint the media has portrayed.

I remain unsurprised  that a white boy set on fire  by black youths has received no media coverage,  just as black youths killed by other blacks receive no attention.  MSM never wants to discuss the fact that most blacks are victims of other blacks,  not whitey.  It would like to claim Daniel  Fishel is correct.   Hint:  any time anyone spouts off  “disparities” you should engage your BS detector.

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March 28, 2012 at 10:42 am

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From first day…

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ObamaCare  as a tax doesn’t  seem likely to fly.   Read Richard Epstein  for a better understanding of the constitutional problems.  As Jim Antle   so well puts  it,  “It is hard to rule in favor of Obamacare without ruling against the Founders’ Constitution.”

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin,  who has hereto been sanguine about ObamaCare’s chances,  has declared yesterday’s  arguments a train wreck  for the Obama Administration.   Does the New Yorker smell defeat?   What curious timing for  explaining that the  individual mandate isn’t really the fault of His Oneness.

As always,  look here for  views and explanations.

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March 27, 2012 at 11:30 pm

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