Jimmie on March 12th, 2011

Like many of you, I’ve been watching the breathless news coverage of the potentially-catastrophic situation at Japan’s Fukijima Daiich nuclear plant. Like many of you, I watched the video of the explosion there and thought “Wow…that can’t be good”. But how “not good” is the situation there? Well, there we wade into incredibly murky waters. [...]

Continue reading about So, Are We Talking “ZOMG MELTDOWN!” or What?

Today’s lesson in How New Media Has Changed Everything comes to us via the fine, non-partisan, journalistically-pure folks over at NPR. James O’Keefe’s ambush video rangers at Project Veritas sent a couple folks, under the guise of front men for an Islamist group, to meet with NPR’s head fundraiser Ron Schiller. Their goal was to [...]

Continue reading about New Media Scores Again, Exposes the Rot Inside NPR

Maybe this seems like nitpicking, but isn’t 60 golf trips in 26 months just a tad bit excessive for a chief executive who is on-call all day, every day? I’m reasonably sure that the CEO of, say, IBM doesn’t go on golf trips more than twice a month. I’m darned sure that said CEO wouldn’t [...]

Continue reading about Watch That Tricky Par 4, Mr President…And the Economy Too, If You Can Spare the Time

I linked to Iowahawk’s brilliant takedown of Paul Krugman in this morning’s CtBT post, but I want to give it a bit more attention because it is absolutely brilliant. Krugman tried to run out the growing progressive meme that Wisconsin students get a better education because their teachers have full collective bargaining. The problem with [...]

Continue reading about If You Notice That Paul Krugman is Hesitant to Sit Down, Here’s Why

I enjoy when Stacy McCain breaks out the Brickbat of Humility on a pointy-headed know-it-all. Well, listen up, pal: “In the jargon of the field,” this is what we call the blogosphere, and we’re not impressed by your awards. Paul Krugman has a Ph.D. and a Nobel Prize, and we slap Krugman around on a [...]

Continue reading about Snottiness in the Pursuit of Journalism is No Virtue

What? It’s every bit as accurate a headline as this bit of drivel from the National Enquirer. I didn’t link to the original piece because I don’t think rumor mongers who pose as journalists deserve traffic. Ace, however, deserves millions of hits for his inspired and dead-on takedown of the NatEnq. Make no mistake here, [...]

Continue reading about BREAKING: Barack Obama Found with Live Goat Wearing Lipstick

Jimmie on January 13th, 2011

Let’s say that you are a prominent public figure. Let’s also say that for the past five days media figures and national politicians have been accusing you of complicity in a horrifying mass murder. Let’s also say that the accusations have absolutely no basis whatever, but none of those media figures (most of whom purport [...]

Continue reading about The Politico’s Anti-Palin Hackery Could Backfire

This story in Vanity Fair absolutely flabbergasted me when it popped up in my RSS feed this morning. If progressives have developed such an aversion to the United States Constitution that they will unashamedly argue that reading it in the House today will cost too much money, they have utterly surrendered the issue entirely. At [...]

Continue reading about Thanks to The Constitution, The Progressives of Vanity Fair Have Suddenly Discovered Fiscal Discipline