Archive for December 2012
Is there a deal? I’m with Quin Hillyer, and much more oddly, Chris Cillizza at the WaPo — a bad deal just isn’t worth it. Our Preener in Chief, as Yuval Levin so aptly titles Obama, has already promised to blame Republicans for going over the cliff, but he is going to blame them for whatever shortcomings he thinks the gullible press and public will buy, so there’s scant downside to standing up for a principle or two.
The Left is already having hysterics at the thought that anyone with income of a quarter million may escape higher taxes, but silently cheering the thought that the military, having already been cut $500 billion, will be cut even more severely. Besides, the draft of the new U.S. Army manual will pretty much render it useless as a fighting force in Muslim areas, and kill its moral standards permanently.
Whatever the deal is, it will be some version of kicking the can a short distance down the road. Perhaps most of us will be reduced to the life of a real Mrs. Bilbo Baggins. Oh, wait — local planning commissions would never allow such a thing, would they?
Andrew Malcolm introduces us to another galaxy which is very, very far away, so our travels home won’t seem so onerous. Doesn’t NASA give us the prettiest photographs?
Next time you think you have it bad, try being a blind dog in wintertime Alaska. Would you fare as well as Abby?
But she either wasn’t bold enough to ask the judge to help her get one, or she had not been able to get one, so her ex-husband killed her, just as she told the court he would. I am mystified as to why the article doesn’t even address the issue.
Yogi Love manages to poke fun at both the Mayan apocalypse hysteria and the economic view of His Oneness in a single political cartoon.