Friday, February 20, 2009

Now that is a memorable correction, HuffPo

John Gibson Did Not Compare Eric Holder To Monkey With Bright Blue Scrotum

Find the whole thing here.


Great Stalin would be jealous, but...

...Winston Smith might have another reaction:
Mayor Daley has argued that security and terrorism won’t be an issue if his Olympic dreams come true because, by 2016, there will be a surveillance camera on every street corner in Chicago.

But even before that blanket coverage begins, the “Big Brother’’ network is being put to better use....

Although the city’s vast surveillance network includes cameras installed at private businesses, universities and homes, Orozco said civil libertarians have nothing to fear.

“We do not and we will not take access to any camera inside of a building,’’ he said. When the city accesses private cameras, workers only see “what you would see if you were sitting on a park bench in front of that building,” he said.
Uh huh. Today. "When the city accesses private cameras..."?

Doesn't the idea of Mayor Daley having surveillance cameras on every corner of his city just make you warm all over?

Just keep repeating: It's for our own good. It's for the good of all. It is for the common good. It is the common will. All Hail il Du...

Fran Spielman has the story in the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ban All Guns

It's for the Children (TM)

When Iowa Republican Sen. Charles Grassley, a longtime champion of inspectors general, read the words “conduct or refrain from conducting,” alarm bells went off. The language means that the board — whose chairman will be appointed by the president — can reach deep inside a federal agency and tell an inspector general to lay off some particularly sensitive subject. Or, conversely, it can tell the inspector general to go after a tempting political target.
That is what political power is for, right? Protecting the children?

Since this was an all-Democrat law, the Dems own this one. At least until the the Republicans get back into power. Then the Dems may be in deep kim chee.

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Torn From the Flag

A new movie from Klaudia Kovacs about the 1956 Hungarian uprising. Sounds like it might be worth watching.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

This is depressing

Anne Coulter is making complete sense.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Pimps and Crack Dealers

I wish our state and federal governments were completely controlled by them, because if nothing else, pimps and crack dealers are hard nosed pragmatists.

Instead of crack dealers, we have crack heads running things. Faced with collapsing revenues, out legislators sing praises to $120 per person round trip subsidies for ferries. That, as I figure it equals $30,000 per full time commuter equivalent boat riders, because they, of course, "deserve options".

California pols just raise taxes and hope for a miracle. New York politicians figure they can balance the budget by taxing Internet porn. Federal politicians just print money.

And we suck it up. And go the way of the Soviet Union.

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Commentary from a reporter in Iraq

It boils down to "In the real world, work with what you have, not what you wish you had. Here.

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