Archive for March, 2009

I’m From the Government and I’m Here to Change Your Oil

I’m From the Government and I’m Here to Change Your Oil

| March 30, 2009 | 2 Replies

You may all now breathe that sigh of relief you were holding. But just in case there are still nagging doubts, let me say it as plainly as I can — if you buy a car from Chrysler or General Motors, you will be able to get your car serviced and repaired, just like always. […]

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I'm From the Government and I'm Here to Change Your Oil

I'm From the Government and I'm Here to Change Your Oil

| March 30, 2009 | 2 Replies

You may all now breathe that sigh of relief you were holding. But just in case there are still nagging doubts, let me say it as plainly as I can — if you buy a car from Chrysler or General Motors, you will be able to get your car serviced and repaired, just like always. […]

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Daniel Hannan: I Hope They Fail (UPDATE: Wolverines?)

Daniel Hannan: I Hope They Fail (UPDATE: Wolverines?)

| March 30, 2009 | 9 Replies

Oh dear, it looks like Daniel Hannan, MEP and newest conservative heartthrob, just got himself disinvited from all the cool conservative parties. Here’s the title of his latest blog post: G20 summit: here’s hoping that Gordon Brown and Barack Obama fail Not only will he find himself persona non grata at the tony gatherings of […]

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Hooray for Experts Bearing Alibis!

Hooray for Experts Bearing Alibis!

| March 30, 2009 | 2 Replies

Well, thank goodness there were some experts around and a journalist to collect their wisdom, else how would we ever know this? Experts say Obama needs to watch the gaffes The lede blames it on the darned internet and “an explosion in political commentary” (i.e. scrofulous right-wing bloggers!) both of which “magnify” his gaffes. Well, […]

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How We Fell

How We Fell

| March 29, 2009 | 3 Replies

This essay is your required reading for the week. You should read it three or four times and think harder on it than you’ve thought on anything this year. It’s important. I won’t excerpt it. It wouldn’t be fair to you or the author. When you’re done, you’ll know why, I believe. (via see-dubya on […]

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Raise Your Hand if You’re Surprised that the President Stocked His Town Hall with Ringers!

Raise Your Hand if You’re Surprised that the President Stocked His Town Hall with Ringers!

| March 29, 2009 | 2 Replies

Go on, raise them high. President Obama has promised to change the way the government does business, but in at least one respect he is taking a page from the Bush playbook, stocking his town hall Thursday with supporters whose soft — though far from planted — questions provided openings to discuss his preferred message […]

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Raise Your Hand if You're Surprised that the President Stocked His Town Hall with Ringers!

Raise Your Hand if You're Surprised that the President Stocked His Town Hall with Ringers!

| March 29, 2009 | 2 Replies

Go on, raise them high. President Obama has promised to change the way the government does business, but in at least one respect he is taking a page from the Bush playbook, stocking his town hall Thursday with supporters whose soft — though far from planted — questions provided openings to discuss his preferred message […]

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Again, the MSM Beclowns Itself

Again, the MSM Beclowns Itself

| March 29, 2009 | Reply

William Jacobson takes the Washington Post to task today for a nasty article which takes the position that treating detainees harshly is not only really, really bad but also never accomplishes anything useful. If all the Post has done was stick an op-ed masquerading as a real news article on the front page, it would […]

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What? No Blogging Today?

What? No Blogging Today?

| March 29, 2009 | 2 Replies

It turned out that a day that was supposed to be 60-ish degrees and raining in the afternoon was 70-ish and partly cloudy, which means that sitting inside and blogging took a distant third place to ridding the car of accumulated winter detritus and running a couple errands with the sunroof open. By the way, […]

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Why MEP Daniel Hannan is Being Heard in America

Why MEP Daniel Hannan is Being Heard in America

| March 28, 2009 | 12 Replies

I’ve been remiss in posting this video wherein British MEP Daniel Hannan absolutely hides British PM Gordon Brown and made himself the darling of American conservatives. My friend Andrew Ian Dodge has an excellent piece on Mr. Hannan at Pajamas Media that gives a bit more background on his political pedigree and the cold shoulder […]

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