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A WTF? Whip!

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No, not the President's "Win The Future," whatever the hell that means. The other one.

The West Wing, Season II. Via Instapundit. "Obama didn’t know what he didn’t know, yet his self-confidence was so stratospheric that once, in the context of thinking about Emanuel’s replacement, he remarked in all seriousness, “You know, I’d make a good chief of staff.”" The words idiot savant come to my mind whenever I seriously consider Barack Obama's intellectual capacity . . .

Dunning–Kruger effect. Also via Instapundit. "The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled people make poor decisions and reach erroneous conclusions, but their incompetence denies them the metacognitive ability to realize their mistakes." Yeah. Barack Obama. And, actually, most of the people who think themselves the rightful rulers of this (and most other) countries.

Democrat tries to boot Giffords from committee assignment. Via Hillbuzz. California Democrat Loretta Sanchez is a nasty piece of work.

Royals are on the clock. Kansas City, we're told, has the best minor league system in all of baseball. They'd better.

NASA Press Conference: We Found a Galaxy Formed Only 500 Million Years After the Big Bang.

The Battle Over the DSM-V (Or "DSM-5," Since Roman Numerals are Getting the Axe Too). Is psychiatry suffering from its own Dunning-Kruger effect? If everyone can be diagnosed with some psychiatric problem of one kind or another, is it time to perhaps look at psychiatry itself as the problem?

Two More Cruise Lines Cancel Mazatlan Calls; Reports of Increased Violence to Blame. Princess and Holland America bail on the Mexican Pacific coast port.

The President as Micromanager. Via Instapundit. "While watching the speech, I tweeted that "Obama sounds remarkably similar to the CEOs I used to listen to on earnings calls: the ones with mediocre EPS and a failing business model." This wasn't a crack at Obama, or Democrats; it was a reaction to the content. And after watching the responses, the impression lingers--indeed, maybe it's strengthened. "

Ancient body clock keeps all life on time: studies. "The studies also suggest that the 24-hour circadian clock found in human cells is the same as that found in algae, and dates back millions of years to early life on earth. . ."

A tyranny of the heavily armed? Glenn Reynolds once again attempts to acquaint the "Reality-Based Community" with reality: "It’s not like the “bitter clinger” line is anything new. The trouble is, these folks liked the idea of a dictatorship of the proletariat, so long as it wasn’t actually, you know, proletarian. ‘Cause those proles are just icky.
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"Hooded protesters. Molotov cocktails. Three dead by fire, four hospitalized. This is Piven’s idea of a proper “people’s movement.” This is the kind of violence she (Frances Fox Piven) was advocating. This is what she’d like to see happening in America, to Americans. And this is what her allies are trying to minimize, or distract attention from, by making false accusations aimed at innocent parties. Just for the record."

And, for those of you who remember the Seventies: "Whip Inflation Now!"

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