Starting next week, Speaker of the House John Boehner will answer a few questions posed to him on YouTube. This is one I’d love to hear him answer, especially since the price of gasoline in my burg went up 22 cents today. If you like it, vote it up and spread the word.
Alternately, you can ask him a question of your own. The deadline is midnight, February 27th, so get cracking!
And now, links.
- For the life of me, I don’t understand why the Republican leadership wastes its time trying to make the case for fiscal sanity at bastions of liberal closed-mindedness like Harvard.
- From the lack of MSM coverage about the union thug attack on Tabitha Hale Friday, you’d think there were no journalists anywhere near the protest. But there were and, somehow, they forgot to mention the violence.
- Speaking of fiscal sanity, here’s a healthy dose of some from James Pethokoukis. A federal government shutdown is far from the end of the world and is probably a good thing for us all. If nothing else, it will show us what is really important and what is simple fluff.
- Old Line Elephant’s Waste of the Week this week is a 4-acre lot with an old building on it that costs Maryland at least a quarter of a million dollars a year. I know how the state runs its public lands and I’ll bet you anything that building is on the verge of collapse and that most of the money gets chewed up each year in salaries.
- Why has Toyota recalled 2.1 million vehicles? I’ll give you a hint. It’s not because they have to or because their vehicles are defective or unsafe.
- Fresh off his exceedingly polite smackdown of Andrea Mitchell, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld went on The Daily Show and schooled Jon Stewart.
- Hide your T.P. folks, Beavis and Butthead are coming back to television! I’m actually looking forward to new episodes. I liked the show when it was on the first time and I think Mike Judge is one of the sharpest writers in Hollywood. Also, I just have to see what the guys think of Lady Gaga.
- NASA may have given up on manned spaceflight, but it still manages to give us a regular supply of impressive things to see. Here’s a video of a breathtaking solar prominence, captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft.