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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Liberals back to hating the CIA.

Here’s this week’s most obvious headline: Probe of CIA Imperils Interagency Trust. Seriously, why would anyone want to work at the CIA? They blame you when you get it wrong. Worse, they investigate you when you get it right, and question the methods you used to do so. It’s despicable. It’s also history. Those few […]

Here comes the tax man.

Justifiably terming it “unsustainable,” the Congressional Budget Office expects that debt held by the public as a share of GDP will rise from 40% in 2008 to 67.8% in 2019. The Wall Street Journal explains: Many of the current budget assumptions are laughably implausible. Both the White House and CBO predict that Congress will hold […]

Scottish punishment conversion chart

A comically sad but accurate chart converts sentences for modern day infamous killers, courtesy of Michael Rubin: Yesterday, a Scottish court released Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds. He served 3,123 days for the murder of 270 people. That comes out to an average of 11.5 days per person. For perspective, here’s […]

Obama promises terrorists their beauty rest.

Obama tossed some more red meat to his constituents (at the expense of our safety): Obama Administration to Investigate CIA Terror Interrogations. How stupid a decision is this? CIA Director Leon Panetta is threatening to quit. Panetta isn’t exactly a Dittohead Limbaugh listener. Among the investigations: The Washington Post reports a now retired CIA officer […]

(Still) Enough said.

Enough said.

Obama’s RationCare is not so caring.

Maybe they’re not quite going to be “death panels,” but there’s no denying that Obama’s “federal option” single-payer health care system will ration health care, and the older one gets, the less likely the government will be to approve one’s health care expenses. Obama has replied “so what?” because technically the private market rations health […]

The preventive medicine myth.

“Researchers who have examined the effects of preventive care generally find that the added costs of widespread use of preventive services tend to exceed the savings from averted illness.” That’s a quote from a recent letter penned by Director Doug Elmendorf of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to Congress. It’s just one more inconvenient truth […]

And they make fun of Palin?

Seriously, folks, one could dedicate an entire blog on the ridiculous statements legislators make to promote fear over (unfounded) climate change. Here’s the Detroit News’ Henry Payne remarking on Michigan Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow’s anecdotal evidence packaged as scientific method. Detroit, Mich. – Michigan just experienced its coldest July on record; global temperatures haven’t risen […]

Free Your Health Care (and decision making).

Stop. Go to Free Our Health Care Now, and sign the petition demanding among other things that the U.S. Congress “stop any increased role of the government in my health care decisions.” Far from Nancy Pelosi’s accusation that such protest is somehow “unAmerican,” and no matter that the White House asked citizens to report suspicious […]