March 27, 2012

March 26, 2012

The Ryan Plan vs. the President’s Budget

Via-The Corner

By Veronique de Rugy

The coming Libertarian Revolution? Part Two (a)

Via-Jer's Place

...At this late stage of the process, the perceived inevitable nominee is loosing to a former Pennsylvania "big government" conservative by 22 points in a southern red state. Far from accepting the inevitable, it seems that conservatives are giving the "establishment" the finger. All of this will probably not change the "inevitable" nomination of Romney. Hopefully it will also not dampen turn out to replace Obama, but after 2012, I suspect we will see a serious move from many in the base to either leave the Republican Party or totally take it over and destroy the current "establishment"....

RomneyCare Inspires ObamaCare, But Not America

Via-Red State

Rick Santorum

...The 2012 election should be an opportunity for Americans to elect a President committed to ObamaCare’s repeal and replacement with sound free-market competition. But that is where this 2012 election has an unusual aspect. The original architect of the Democrats’ unpopular healthcare law is himself also running for president on the GOP ticket. Mitt Romney, one of the candidates in the race for the GOP nomination, authored and championed his own version of ObamaCare less than six years ago....

Climate Modeling: New HadCRUT4 Temperature Dataset Confirms IPCC Climate Models Are Worthless


An empirical analysis of the latest CRUTEM4 dataset reveals that climate modeling, as used by the IPCC and other climate research agencies, have predictive capabilities measured as being worthless

Video: 3 Reasons to end Obamacare before it begins

Via-Hot Air


Via-You Tube

As Seen On Twitter

Mississippi State Student Shot to Death, Obama Unavailable for Comment


Posted by Jammie

A Mississippi State student was shot and killed over the weekend. Don’t be surprised if you haven’t heard about this since at least one of the victims identified is white and the three suspects are blacks, and could look like Obama if they were his sons or something.

Conservatives will love 'The Hunger Games'

Via-Washington Examiner

by Conn Carroll

...If you've been ignoring "The Hunger Games" because you think it is nothing more than trite tween escapism, you're making a mistake. It is an action-packed ode to freedom that any small-government conservative will love...

Obamacare Undermines America's Founding Principles


Star Parker

...The challenge before the Court, a challenge it has often not lived up to, is to keep perspective that applying our constitution is not about splitting hairs about the meaning of words in order to further a personal agenda. It’s about applying, in good faith, the principles that define this country and assuring that our government operates in a fashion consistent with those principles.

There is no technical substitute for common sense. And clever men can always use words to overpower men not as clever to show anything they want. Cleverness should serve principle, not vice versa...

March 24, 2012

Etch A Sketch Politics

Via-Weekly standard

Willian Kristol

But Fehrnstrom’s comment is interesting in a broader way. It captures a certain disposition to politics, a certain understanding of public affairs, that goes beyond campaigns. It expresses the view of the political class, in both parties, that governing is politics, that politics is a kind of perpetual campaign, that a campaign is mostly talk, and that talk is both cheap and changeable. The modern American political class tends to have an Etch A Sketch view of political life as a series of rhetorical resets and opportunistic restarts.

There’s some truth to this view. Politics always has something of sophistry about it. But a healthy politics in a serious country—a healthy political class and a healthy citizenry in a great country—has to realize the limits of mere talk, and especially the limits of cheap and changeable talk.

Our politics isn’t entirely healthy. Our political class in particular is more sophistic than ever—believing in the predominance of talk, the centrality of “messaging,” the power of spin, the possibility of a tricky game change. But politics isn’t simply a game. And even to the degree that it is, the political class overestimates its ability to affect the outcome by clever words and tactical maneuvers.


Via-Free Beacon


Jon S. Corzine, MF Global Holding Ltd. (MFGLQ)’s chief executive officer, gave “direct instructions” to transfer $200 million from a customer fund account to meet an overdraft in one of the brokerage’s JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) accounts in London, according to an e-mail sent by a firm executive.

Congressman blasts ICE for releasing alleged child rapist

Via-Daily Caller

By Michael Volpe

Smith was moved to act following a report from The Daily Caller on Espinoza-Ramirez, who was picked up in Chicago and ultimately charged with 42 counts of predatory sexual acts. On Sept. 2, ICE took custody of Espinoza-Ramirez, releasing him with an ankle bracelet monitor later that same day.

March 23, 2012

The coming Libertarian revolution? Part One

Via-Jer's Place

On so many issues libertarians and grass roots (the majority) of conservatives not only have common ground they are walking the same path. The only thing that stands in the way of a true partnership is in fact Ron Paul himself.


Via-American Thinker

By Monte Kuligowski

But history, when far removed from the Obama phenomenon, will not view the cowardly as intelligent or even wise.
The reason is twofold. First, there are too many oddities with Obama. And second, in context of the manifold oddities, the reasonable thing for Obama to do is end all doubt. If he had nothing to hide, wouldn't Obama want to quickly remove doubts and restore confidence?

Pity the Liberal Mugger

Via-American Spectator


Paul Ryan's budget sends his critics over the edge -- but should we worry Mitt Romney has praised it?
...In other words, according to the left, Paul Ryan and Republicans who support his plan are not only heartless, not just stupid, but going straight to hell....

March 22, 2012

Official Crusade

Via-Weekly Standard

Michelle Obama’s theology of the body.

So religious leaders and employers have no business opining on what a woman does with her body. Unless, that is, Michelle Obama gives the all-clear. Because when it comes to eating habits, physical activity, cholesterol, and weight, the White House is telling churches it’s their obligation to instruct women (and men and children) what to do with their bodies.

This is the principle behind Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move Faith and Communities” initiative, launched in November 2010 to enlist faith-based organizations in the anti-obesity crusade. At events across the country, Obama has celebrated religious organizations that have heeded her call, lauding everything from Jewish community gardens to Muslim sports tournaments.

Why Is Observing Obama as a Marxist Verboten?

Via-American Tninker

By Bill Flax

Before catapulting to prominence, the president complained that thanks to constraints instituted by our Founders, "The Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice." Obama's justice ensures not that transactions are freely entered and fairly measured, but that bureaucrats enforce results fancied per the fluttering fashions of political correctness.

Still, most Americans would deny Obama's Marxist outlook, mistaking the term's meaning as synonymous with Stalin or Mao. Marxist theory informed many of history's most murderous tyrants, but Obama's brand is the emasculated theorizing of the faculty lounge. He neither intends similar mayhem nor has such means in our constitutional republic.

Further confusion revolves around textbook definitions as production remains primarily private. We still exhibit generally free markets, although our economic liberty rapidly erodes. If socialism connotes complete public ownership of society's productive infrastructure, and capitalism represents purely private property with minimal state interference, then few examples of either exist.

The inexorable march of creative destruction


George Will

As long as America is itself, it will welcome the messy chaos that is not really disorder but, rather, what Postrel calls “an order that is unpredictable, spontaneous, and ever shifting, a pattern created by millions of uncoordinated, independent decisions.” Professional coordinators, a.k.a. bureaucracies, are dismayed. Good

The Overextended America

Via-American Spectator


..Choice of one policy over another policy. Choice over the government straitjacket. Choice is the natural consequence of a people who believe in personal liberty.

By making choices in public policy one creates competition and all the benefits that come from competition. One creates better policies, policies suited for individuals' varying needs. One creates efficiencies in distribution and in design of policies...