Archive for March, 2010

Watcher Council Submissions March 29, 2010

Tweet   I’m working hard to pay the rent And support my government Blood from a Stone – The Hooters I was appalled when the President demanded the resignation of GM CEO, Rick Wagoner. I didn’t know anything about his performance but as Larry Kudlow put it: Remember, as bad as Wagoner’s performance has been […]

You can lead people to paper but you can’t make them read

Tweet I want to thank James Taranto for his kind mention of my tongue in cheek post suggesting that the Washington Post ought to advocate for the forced purchase of newspapers. However, I think that he’s making a mistake in his critique. Taranto writes: This case involved a prohibition against the possession of obscene material, […]

In their own words

Tweet Via Hot Air Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) defended the ObamaCare bill on WJR’s Paul W. Smith show yesterday when the host wondered why Democrats wait until 2014 to stop people from dying through lack of universal health care coverage. Dingell tells Smith that it takes a lot of hard work and preparation to create […]

The Council has Spoken 032610

Tweet Don’t know much about history Wonderful World – Sam Cooke When I announced the submissions, I emphasized the issues of the day, but this week’s winner, Bookworm Room’s Tom Hanks shows stunning ignorance when he claims Americans were engaged in racial genocide against the Japanese during WWII is less about contemporary issues (though it is […]

To save the newspaper industry, let’s pass a law requiring every family to buy a newspaper

Tweet The Washington Post, I suppose, is honest enough to acknowledge: The Supreme Court has given Congress wide but not unfettered latitude in regulating interstate commerce. It barred federal efforts to promulgate laws that ban guns near schools and those addressing violence against women, ruling that these activities have nothing to do with commerce. But […]

What would we lose?

Tweet Here are a couple of anecdotes about what our health care has been. First from a few month ago, here’s the Optimistic Conservative: My mother went in for cataract surgery on both eyes earlier this summer.  She was able to elect to have this surgery now, even though she was not blind yet in […]

Watcher Council Submissions March 24, 2010

Tweet I picked up the paper this morning And read all the daily blues The world is one big tragedy I wonder what I can do I’m not going to let it bother me tonight – The Atlanta Rhythm Section The President along with his Congressional Democratic allies pushed through health care reform on a party […]

Fourth estate or fifth column?

Tweet One aspect of the healthcare reform that I can’t get past is this: In order to secure the vote of Sen. Ben Nelson from Nebraska, provisions were added to the bill to exempt Nebraska from the effects of the healthcare reform! This compromise demonstrated that the administration and its legislative deputies don’t see the […]

Krauthammer on the Obama administration’s Middle East Myopia

Tweet Krauthammer’s column today, on the latest diplomatic crisis between Israel and the United States, is excellent. But the ending is incredible. So why this astonishing one-sidedness? Because Obama likes appeasing enemies while beating up on allies — therefore Israel shouldn’t take it personally (according to Robert Kagan)? Because Obama wants to bring down the […]

The Council has Spoken 031910

Wolf Howling and Walter Mead Russell lead this week’s winners!