Archive for April, 2011

Mystery of the month (“journalism” edition)

April 23, 2011

Wonderfully concise point made in response to Justin Elliott’s piece in Salon showing how irrational Andrew Sullivan et al are regarding Sarah and Trig Palin:

“The real mystery…is why hasn’t this nonsense already destroyed Andrew Sullivan’s career?”

Quote of the day

April 22, 2011

From R. S. McCain:

“And this is what liberalism has been reduced to: The politics of demonization, the argument that you should vote Democrat not because Democrats have better policies, but because Republicans are bad people. So you’re paying over $4 a gallon for gas, you’re unemployed, you’re underwater on your mortgage and there is no near-term prospect for improvement — but you can congratulate yourself on your moral superiority, because at least you never voted Republican!”

on Kloppenberg’s recount request

April 22, 2011

This is brutal, yet it needs to be looked at and considered. She knows a recount is not going to change the results. She knows she will still be shown to have lost by within a handful of 7000 votes. She knows it isn’t close. She knows it’s going to cost the state, meaning the taxpayers, several hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not a $1million (the GAB estimate) to conduct a recount that has no meaning.

She doesn’t care, because she is committed to leaving the impression, which she knows is a false impression, that her loss is invalid. Her repetition of the claim that she wants to restore confidence in the process is the opposite of the truth. This performance by a partisan Leftist, who sought a position on the Wisconsin Supreme Court for the express purpose of promoting the special interests of public employee unions, makes absolutely clear the depths to which some will go to undermine free and fair elections for the advancement of their cause.

h/t HotAir

Quote of the day

April 21, 2011

“If Sarah Palin had aborted Trig, the left would have been okay with it. If she hid Trig offstage and out of sight, all would be good. But treat the child as you would any other child, and that cannot be tolerated.

There is something about a Down syndrome child in plain view which has exposed the moral and emotional bankruptcy of the left-wing of the Democratic party. And they hate Sarah Palin because deep down, they hate themselves for being who they are.”

http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2009/07/it-always-has-been-about-trig.html

The treatment he deserves

April 9, 2011

What is the deal with Lindsey Graham? South Carolina seems as if it ought to have someone much better to represent it as a Senator. Given the current makeup of the U.S. Senate, he’d been in the upper half of my favorable rankings, but out of the population of South Carolina I doubt he’d make even that cut. Anyway, it’s always nice to see Iowahawk dismantle goofballs like that.

Quote of the day

April 9, 2011

Mark Steyn in this column:

“Another ten years of this, and large tracts of America will be Third World. Not Somalia-scale Third World, but certainly the more decrepit parts of Latin America. There will still be men with motorcades, but they’ll have heavier security and the compounds they shuttle between will be more heavily protected. For them and their cronies, the guys plugged in, the guys who still know who to call to figure out a workaround through the bureaucratic sclerosis, life will be manageable, and they’ll still be wondering why you loser schlubs are forever whining about gas prices, and electricity prices, and food prices.”

The double-edge sword of irony

April 1, 2011

One has to have compassion for the woman’s family, which makes highlighting a story like this difficult. Still, unless one also has no compassion for the tens of thousands of families who encounter the same frustration under highly regulated and limited government health care financing schemes, to ignore it is equally senseless.