Sunday, May 17, 2009

"Fiscal Suicide Ahead" - and you know Krugman didn't write that

It was David Brook's op-ed of a few days ago.

Paul Krugman predicted "A Fiscal Train Wreck" back in 2003. So where are Krugman's criticisms of Obama's proposals, which will hike spending and debt (including quadrupling the worst of any deficits this decade) beyond anything under George W. Bush?

Oh, that's right, Democrats are in control now. Though Krugman had thrown his lot in with Hillary, he still won't say anything against the fundamentally identical nature of Obama's spending orgy -- except maybe, as Don Luskin points out, that Obama isn't being liberal enough.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

When liberals want to make things "fair," watch out

It goes without saying that it's unfair for the self-employed to pay taxes on their own health insurance, while businesses get tax breaks. But "unfair" is seen differently by different people. What's truly unfair ends at that comma: that anyone should be coerced into giving up his property involuntarily, for the support of others favored by the government.

Now, what is the Senate Finance Committee looking to do about this "unfairness"? Well, to finance all the new health care proposals, they need to raise hundreds of billions a year in new taxes, and one way is to taxing businesses on what they pay for health insurance. Obama again shows his complete hypocrisy. He's leaning toward this, yet he denounced McCain in last fall's debates, because McCain proposed this but offset by an individual tax credit (i.e. the government invents a convoluted way to charge you less, or take your money and return it to you, so that you feel grateful).

A child might compare this to Morgana, Ali Baba's servant, who saw a mark on their door and so similarly marked all other doors on the street. A thinking, comprehending mind would realize that this is looking at two men, one with both of his legs and another with only one, and that "making it fair" means cutting off one of the first man's legs.

Nothing could better epitomize Harrison Bergeron's world.

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Another mainstream media whitewashing

The original headline: "Obama's court pick to be shaped by his experience"

As of right now, Google searches show the headline once existed, but some news sites already sport the rewrite:

This isn't the first time I've caught the MSM rewriting their stuff.

The rewrite is because the original headline, of course, begets the question, what experience? Now, I'm not one to push "experience" as a qualification for someone to wield power over 300 million people. God knows there are some "inexperienced" people who know about true freedom, who'd do better in public office by not wielding the power that other people would. However, I'm showing liberals' hypocrisy by their own standard, because they tout Obama as some super-qualified messiah who will save us. "Community organizer" and all that, remember.

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Saturday, May 02, 2009

Go Manny, the Pambansang Kamao

The half-hour pre-fight special just started, and we can't wait. I want Pacquiao to flatten the dirty-fighting Hatton. Thank goodness it's being held in Vegas, that Pac had the sense to avoid a fight in England, where the referees have a tendency to let Hatton get away with things.

I'm predicting that Hatton will go down once before a final knockout, whether it's Hatton finding himself on the canvas or surrendering.

Unfortunately I haven't procured any San Miguel lately, but I certainly will for Pac's December fight with Floyd Mayweather, Jr.