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You’re not special…

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This is the commencement  address every high school graduate should hear,  delivered by teacher David McCullough, Jr.  (the historian’s son).   Unfortunately,  judging by the laughter,  neither the teachers nor parents,  much less the students,  got the point.

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June 30, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Noctilucent clouds…

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Night-shining clouds are normally captured only by airplanes or the Space Station,  but once in a while  Mother Nature cooperates  with alert photographers.   After an unpleasant week,  we all need a touch of beauty.

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June 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

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What if…

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the Democrats held a national  convention and  nobody came?   Not to worry  —  they can always bus down hordes of union members and ACORN.

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June 29, 2012 at 11:44 pm

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SCOTUS opinion…

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The document  is here.  Here is  what some good thinkers have to say.   Jed Babbin  points out  a couple of contradictions in the court’s rather bizarre reasoning.   Quin Hillyer  adds to the  list of contortions,  and  ruminates on why  Chief Justice Roberts voted as he did.   Michael Savage thinks the  anti-seizure medication  Roberts takes affected him.

Hollywood luminary Michael Moore  exults that  we’re on the road to universal healthcare.  Aaron Goldstein  laments the death  of limited government.   Listen to Mark  Levin slash the ruling.

Of course,  His Oneness can’t resist copying VP Biden with a crude and classless tweet,  echoed with his  campaign merchandise.

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June 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Christians attacked…

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In Dearborn,  Michigan,  by Muslims.   And this isn’t the first time,  but it is the worst to date.  I expect that next year Christians will be completely banned from the area so as not to upset the sensitive little children attending the Arab International festival there.

And mainstream media will not report it.

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June 29, 2012 at 9:19 am

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Supremes screw up…

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So mandatory purchase is unconstitutional under the commerce clause and the “right and necessary” clause,  but as long as SCOTUS buys the Obama Administration’s argument that what His Oneness himself swore was not in any way,  shape or form a tax,  is actually a tax,  it’s constitutional as a tax.  But that seems to be a violation of the equal protection clause,  as a number of labor unions and other favored groups have already been exempted from ObamaCare.

The only bright spot is that the fools on the hill ruled that the Obama Administration could not take away existing Medicare/Medicaid funds of states who did not sign up  to hugely expand their programs.

I’m going to be busy looking for a website which posts a form for request of waiver.  Maybe if we bury HHS under a pile of 5 or 6 million of them,  it will have some good effect.

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June 28, 2012 at 7:46 pm

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Walking out?

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Will the Congressional Black Caucus  really walk out  during the contempt vote on Attorney General Eric Holder?   Probably,  as they view it as much better for them politically to hold a press conference rather than telling the American people that an AG refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas is fine with them because he’s black.

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June 28, 2012 at 1:25 pm