Saturday, May 13, 2006

Oh, My! Department

According to the SiteMeter, an inquiring type in Hanoi recently Googled 'mortar self-propelled design' and was led directly to my much visited essay on Raggot the Ballistic Pyro-Gerbil. Another scholarly type, this one in Cambridge, England, found the same inspiring page upon Googling 'osteo donto keratic'.

I hope that both of these gentle readers were gratified by the results of their searches.

Someone at in Leawood, Kansas, must be satisfied as s/he has visited the site at least 5 times recently. This may be a front for FBI/CIA/NSA/Disney surveillance. Readers: I'll take 'em where I can get 'em.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Are Democrats born stupid or do they... at it their whole lives?

Ned Lamont, Connecticut Democratic primary opponent of Senator Joe Lieberman:
"You talk to striking workers at Sikorsky [a Stratford-based helicopter maker]--...and...they say, how come we can spend $250 million a day in Iraq and we can't afford health care for all of our citizens? I teach a course at Bridgeport High School about how to start your own business. You talk to the guidance counselors there, and [they] say, how come we're cutting back on sports and arts and [have] not enough money for preschool education, and yet we can afford $250 million a day in Iraq?"
OK, Ned, how about this for a revelation: How about BECAUSE we are spending $250,000,000 a day in Iraq?

Are Democrats who aspire to national office really so stupid that they can't understand that if you are spending $250,000,000 per day on one thing that that is $250,000,000 per day you don't have to spend on something else?

Apparently, since this nitwit in candidate's clothing thinks that if you can afford to spend a pile of money on something then you can afford to spend a pile on something else. If a couple can afford to spend $175,000 on a hosue, well of COURSE that means they can afford another $175,000 on a yacht. EVERYONE except a Republican knows that. Right?

Now, I have philosophical reasons for opposing either federal spending on education or on health care, but since the Democrats (and most Republicans) have no such problems let's address their own perspectives: we are already spending that money. Or are they also so ignorant that they think that spending beyond your means means that you can spend a lot more beyond your means?

What world do these idiots inhabit?

James Taranto has the story in Opinion Journal.