Archive for March 2014
On what was supposed to be the final day for signing up for ObamaCare, healthcare.gov was down for 7 hours, and when it finally wobbled back up, it didn’t work. Despite the happy face the Washington Post and others tried to put on this flashback to disaster, and the White House’s lies and extensions, delays and changes, the fact remains that ObamaCare has cost more people their health insurance than have gotten coverage. And the very expensive website remains uncompleted and still doesn’t work properly. Other than that, it’s working well.
…at the plane flying overhead, unaware that it was checking to make sure their territory in the Amazon hadn’t been encroached upon. It’s hard to believe that in this age there are still groups of people who have had no contact with the outside world.
One could do much worse than take life advice from Charles Murray. He offers some here, with his customary blend of wisdom and humor.
If you haven’t seen this smashing campaign ad from Iowa candidate for U.S. Senate Joni Ernst, watch here. Bennie Quigley of The Hill views Ernst as second-generation Sarah Palin, and in a sense he is correct. Mrs. Ernst is a wife, mother, a Lt. Colonel in the Army National Guard, and a confident conservative. It is no accident that she has been endorsed by Palin. The candidate has already driven FOX’s Gerarldo Rivera to hysteria with just her “Squeal” ad. I sent her some money. I hope you will as well. I look forward to seeing her demolish the Senate’s meanest men, Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid.
American University is supposed to be a “good” college. It is located n the District of Columbia. But when MRCTV’s Dan Joseph went there and asked students to name a SINGLE U.S. senator, they blanked. Very few knew that each state has two senators, with some guessing as many as thirteen. Even worse, some of the students were majoring in political science. Almost everyone could name the Academy Award winner for Best Original Song: “Let It Go” from the movie “Frozen.”
In America today, it is possible to have graduated from high school without knowing that every state has two senators, a fact I learned in grammar school. If you don’t understand why every state has the same number of senators, how can you understand how Congress is set up? You can’t, of course, which is why college students routinely belong to the no-information, high stupidity classes, voting for whoever looks cool and sounds good and seems likely to make them feel good about themselves. That is why they voted in such numbers for His Oneness, the cool, slick guy. More than a few of them now regret their choice, their eagerness to be fooled. The best thing you can do for you young kith and kin is to show them the truth and to make them think. They won’t like it. They will whine and complain and chafe like ponies with ill-fitting saddles, but eventually those who referred to you as the mean aunt will thank you. I know because this has happened to me. Those who haven’t won’t discuss politics with me because they always lose, having an abundance of emotion on their side, but few facts and a dearth of logic.
Darkness does not enlighten. Much better to leave the lights on and celebrate human achievement. The usual suspects will be celebrating Earth Hour and feeling good about themselves, but I agree with Bjorn Lomberg that it’s just a means of self-praise, and time wasted for the world
How much better if people like this 14-year old stayed awake and in the light to think creatively. Perhaps next he can design a damper system to solve the problems created by so many people acting stupidly.
Only five years ago, India had nearly half of the global polio cases, and was considered one of the most technically difficult places to eradicate the disease because of sanitation challenges and high-density populations. After going three years without an endemic case of polio, the country has now been certified polio-free by the World Health Organization. One cannot underestimate the enormous effort required for this achievement, primarily in terms of personal contacts.