Saturday, March 31, 2007

Pork is Pork, Unless it is a Pet

Don Surber:
Dana Milbank’s page two-er today, “Senate’s Bold Proposal for Iraq: Sugar Beets and Rural Schools — in the U.S.” in the Washington Post, broke down some of the items added to the emergency spending bill for the war on terror.

Milbank did not tell readers the Democratic Senate used this bill to ladle out its annual $20 billion in pork.

In fact, the word “pork” did not appear even once in his story.

He called it “pet projects.”

That has a much nicer sound, doesn’t it?

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Al Gore’s "Faith-Based Initiative"

Jonah Goldberg:
Global warming is what William James called a “moral equivalent of war” that gives political officials the power to do things they could never do without a crisis.

As liberal journalist James Ridgeway wrote in the early 1970s: “Ecology offered liberal-minded people what they had longed for, a safe, rational and above all peaceful way of remaking society … [and] developing a more coherent central state.”

This explains Gore’s relentless talk of “consensus,” his ugly moral bullying of “deniers” and, most of all, his insistence that because there’s no time left to argue, everyone should do what he says.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Soros is trying to make the left unelectable

At least that is how I see it...

Obama Rebuffs Soros - New York Sun
The Soros article puts Democrats in the awkward position of choosing between Mr. Soros, a major funder of their causes, and the pro- Israel lobby, whose members are also active in campaign fund-raising.
How can a man be committed to open society overseas while simultaneously destroying it here where it all started?

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Mugabe's Meltdown - How Zimbabwe is Destroying Itself from the Inside Out

Classically Liberal puts you inside the mind of Robert Mugabe, friend to dictators world-wide (Chavez, Castro, Mandela, Iran/Sistani).