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The low, sloping foreheads of Missouri

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According to New York Times reporter David Carr, whose Midtown elitist forehead seems to be none too vertical either, since we're reduced to throwing around juvenile insults. The difference being of course that I've actually been to New York City.

Of course, he said it on something called HBO, which the rubes in Flyoverland do not have the technology (or wit) to receive, so all is well.

At least the guy has the remaining shred of decency to seem to realize what he said--after he reveals what he thinks, of course. Video after the fold . . .

Egregious comment about Bill Maher's sloping forehead added just for enhanced giggles when watching the below video. You could ski off of that thing.

What causes people to hate their government?

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) saw her net worth rise 62 percent last year.

My opinion is that anybody who made 62% in the past year is gaming the system somehow. It sure ain't making money "the old fashioned way"--by actually earning it.

Anybody who made 62% in the past year and is House Minority Leader is (again in my opinion) hopelessly and dangerously corrupt. Of course, that pretty much describes the entire Democratic Party and the large majority of the Republican Party, too.

Hence, the "tea party."

Meant as fiction, not as a manual

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Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, as snarked by Glenn Reynolds.

His snark is inspired by the Center for Freedom and Prosperity's Dan Mitchell, who observes the truth that what the Obama Administration is doing regarding Obamacare waivers was almost exactly predicted in a passage from Atlas Shrugged.

Yeah, it's a badly written novel. But it's a chillingly accurate prophesy of what is happening in the United States right now. The only problem is that There Is No John Galt.

"The boys had friends in Washington."

Not at all gemütlich, so not cross-posted to Gemütlich Blog.

On self detection of bias, and the members of Members

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In the matter of Representative Weiner . . . replace his name with "Representative Boehner." If your reaction to the story changes, then you are quite probably reacting to the story in a biased and partisan manner. If it doesn't, chances are that you're being fair and objective.

For the record, I have thought for a long time that Weiner is a dick. And not the kind restrained by underwear. Precisely because he's a shameless partisan---dick.

If Boehner had done what Weiner has done, I'd be calling for his resignation as an embarrassment to his Party.

If Democrats don't loudly call for Weiner's resignation, then they are saying that they approve of that behavior. Which crosses the line from partisan to icky, in my book.

When communists tell you to rein in government spending . . .

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. . . you should probably seriously consider reining in government spending.

James Pethokoukis, in Reuters:
So my advice to the spending hawks on Capitol Hill — of both parties — is to listen to China, stand firm and get something big in return for raising the debt limit. At minimum this would be getting at least $1 in spending cuts for every $1 increase in the debt ceiling, along with the spending caps found in the McCaskill-Corker bill. Even former Clinton economist Alice Rivlin thinks raising the debt ceiling should be linked to a long-term budget plan.
Personally, I'd hold out for $2 in real budget cuts for every $1 in debt ceiling increase, but I'm kind of a budget "hawk" anyway. Actually, my opening position would be about $4 in real budget cuts PLUS $1 reduction in the debt ceiling. That would, in my opinion, be most fiscally responsible--cut spending AND use most of the spending cuts to reduce the debt.

When Communists tell you your government is spending too much, then your government is spending too much. Period.

This is only a test

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Made a change. Checking if it works. If you see this, it did.

"Dear Congress, Your Credit Application Has Been Turned Down"

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Thank you for your interest in the American Public Trust's Gold Card credit program. Rest assured your application has been given thorough and careful consideration by the American people.

After reviewing the information provided in your application as well as your credit report, we regret to say that we are unable to extend you further credit at this time. The reasons for our decision are as follows:

(1) Inadequate income.Our records indicate that your annual income for the 2011 taxable year was $2,170,000,000,000. You have requested a credit limit of $17,000,000,000,000. These figures exceed the American Public's debt-to-income guidelines for credit issuance.

(2) Excessive spending. The receipts you provided indicate your annual expenditures for the 2011 fiscal year total $3,820,000,000,000, or $1,650,000,000,000 more than your total income for the year. The American Public prefers that its members of Congress maintain a positive or neutral rather than a negative cash flow.

And those are just the first two of the six reasons that the few remaining fiscally sober Americans must, regretfully, decline the credit application request. Go to the link for the rest of the painful humor from the Richmond Times-Dispatch's A. Barton Hinkle.

Let's be clear about this:


Via Instapundit

In contemplating Obama's new Israel policy

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I simply recall Jim Geraghty's axiom "All of Obama's statements come with an expiration date."

If the American people let him get away with it, he has sentenced the Israeli jews to a second Holocaust at the hands of the radical Arab Muslims. If we don't, Obama will "pivot" and his minions will archly pronounce that he was "misunderstood" and that "blah blah blah blah blah."

This isn't about Israel at all. It's about Obama. It's always about Obama. But Obama is never the one who suffers the consequences of his actions.