Archive for December 2009

Quote of the Day

“Yes, sir, I can. Because why did we do– why do we want a public option? We want a public option to do basically three ten– things: create more choice for insurers, create more competition for insurance companies, and to contain costs.” –House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) when asked on CBS’ Face the Nation…

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CNN Viewership Drops by 30% in 2009

CNN falls farther into the tank, with a 30% drop in viewers for 2009. The most watched cable network is USA which has increased viewers by 15%. Here are the stats for total viewers in primetime for these cable networks (multiply the number next to each network by 1,000,000 if it’s a decimal, by 1,000…

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Busybodies Minding Your Business

When those busybody jerks who were on student council in high school grow up, get rich, and win political office (sometimes in reverse order), this is what you get. A liberal is someone who wants to reach into your shower and adjust the water temperature. —William F. Buckley

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Americans That Get It: 38%–Those That Don’t: 30%

From Rasmussen: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 30% of voters nationwide believe the $787-billion economic stimulus plan has helped the economy. However, 38% believe that the stimulus plan has hurt the economy. The underlying reason for skepticism about the stimulus plan is that 50% of voters believe increasing government spending is…

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Is He Drunk or just Nuts?

This is all over the web so it might as well be here. Can there be any doubt that great big decisions that affect our lives in vital ways are being made by people we would not entrust to run a hot dog stand? “The World’s Greatest Deliberative Body…” This is the best Montana can…

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The Unorganized Militia

Randy Barnett at The Volokh Conspiracy says: According to press reports, a passenger helped subdue the terrorist who was attempting to bring down Northwest #253. This again highlights the importance of the unorganized militia in asymetric warfare. In Saved by the Militia, I offered this analysis in the wake of the success of the general…

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Whole Foods Chairman John Mackey in the Crosshairs

Whole Foods CEO and Chairman John Mackey has been under attack for a long time by a liberal shareholder group that doesn’t like his style. His style has created an upscale food emporium that provides sensuously great eats in multiple forms from pre-packaged to prepared goodies and delights, as well as new age employment for…

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Hero On Delta Flight Didn’t Hesitate

“Suddenly, we hear a bang. It sounded like a firecracker went off,” said Jasper Schuringa, a film director who was traveling to the US to visit friends. “When [it] went off, everybody panicked … Then someone screamed, ‘Fire! Fire!’” Schuringa, sitting in seat 20J, in the right-most section of the Airbus 330, looked to his…

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Climate Change Facts-What Do We Know?

If you are ever on the jury in a murder trial in which you hear conflicting evidence you’ll be very careful in reaching your decision of whether to convict or acquit because one of your fellow citizen’s freedom, or perhaps life, will be at stake. You will want to be sure you make the correct…

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The Gun Rights War

Excerpt from The Gun Rights War by Neal Knox, posted with permission: The Belgian Corporal by Neal Knox In the summer of 1955, I was a young Texas National Guard sergeant on active duty at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. A corporal in my squad was a Belgian-American named Charles DeNaer. An old man as far as…

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