Archive for March 2011

They Tried to Kill Us, We Survived, Let’s Eat

The joyous Jewish holiday of Purim starts tonight [Saturday, 3/19]. It commemorates the beautiful young Jewish woman named Esther, one of the wives of Ahasuerus, King of Persia. At great risk to herself Esther persuaded the King to save the Jews living in Persia from a plot to murder them. The story is told in…

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Update On Japan’s Nuclear Reactors

Friday, 3/18 at 11:00 AM EST Reactors 1, 2 and 3 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are in stable condition, with workers continuing to provide seawater cooling into the reactors. Containment integrity is believed to be intact on reactors 1, 2 and 3, and containment building pressures are elevated but are within design…

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A Glowing Report On Radiation

That’s the title of Ann Coulter’s column today. It’s another priceless knockdown of liberal cant. She says: As The New York Times science section reported in 2001, an increasing number of scientists believe that at some level — much higher than the minimums set by the U.S. government — radiation is good for you. “They…

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School Vouchers Coming to Douglas County, Colorado

[vodpod id=ExternalVideo.990795&w=425&h=350&fv=videoId%3D828241023001%26playerID%3D34762914001%26playerKey%3DAQ%7E%7E%2CAAAAB_wnNRk%7E%2CWN9MweAQd_tBaI99JKgDAcW3bUx7peWv%26domain%3Dembed%26dynamicStreaming%3Dtrue]   Opponent of vouchers: People don’t want public funds used for private education. Vouchers supporter: I’m not afraid of Jesus in the classroom — I’m afraid of failure in the classroom. This voucher program allows public schools to keep 25% of the money that would have been allocated for a student whose parents…

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Glenn Loury identifies the “perversion” of public sector unions.

The perversion is that the public pays the salaries and benefits of public workers but collective bargaining by public sector unions cuts the public out of the process of setting the level of those salaries and benefits. [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.990793&w=425&h=350&fv=diavlogid%3D34829%26file%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fbloggingheads.tv%2Fdiavlogs%2Fliveplayer-playlist-ramon%2F34829%2F51%3A05%2F56%3A42%26config%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fstatic.bloggingheads.tv%2Framon%2F_live%2Ffiles%2Foffsite_config.xml%26topics%3Dfalse] Michael Ramirez illustrates the perversion, er squeeze.

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Fear The Media Meltdown — Not The Nuclear One

The liberal media and anti-nuclear power activists are desperately trying to make as big a disaster as possible out of the earthquake and tsumani which seriously damaged the nuclear power reactors at Fukushima Dalichi and Daini in Okuma. Charlie Martin brings common sense and unbiased analysis to it. Relax: this is not another Chernobyl or…

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Revenue of 19% of GDP Will Not Sustain Spending of 24% of GDP

Data collected by Kurt Hauser of Stanford University shows that Government revenue from the income tax has hovered around 19% of GDP no matter what the tax rates happen to be. Raising the rates, especially the highest marginal rate, does not increase revenue but actually reduces it. That’s because GDP shrinks when taxes on the…

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I Think I’m A Rand Paul Fan

Rand Paul puts some poignant questions to one of the busybodies at the Department of Energy on whether she is really pro-choice — on anything other than abortion, that is. She’s not. Liberal busybodies want to reach into our shower and adjust the water temperature — and then regulate every nook and cranny of our…

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From The Fat Jerk File

Michael Moore says the wealth of the richest Americans is a national resource that we all own and we should confiscate it to pay down the national debt. Mary Katharine Ham looks into how that would work.

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