Morning Whip, Mar. 19, 2010

For discussion and meditation: Is there any aspect of your life that the Democrats do not want to control? For your own good, of course. SECTION TWO: Things That Amuse Me:
SDSU expects more fans to trek to Oklahoma [*1]
UMKC Ends Season at Memphis in WBI [*2]

Miscellany (amusing things not fitting above, or below):
Rememember to al-pac-a surfboard [*3] — The wet look is not a good one for alpacas . . .
Hollywood’s Broke Part 2: The Diagnosis [*4]

SECTION THREE: Politics: The neverending battle against blithering idiocy:
People doing potentially good things (including sightings of politicians doing something less than totally idiotic):
Brewing tensions between the Tea Party and GOP [*5] — Tension between the Republican Party ahd the Tea Partiers is a good thing.
Does Hayek Belong in High School Economics Classes? [*6] — Yes. The question is does Marx and Keynes belong in high school economics classes, when their economic theories have been proven wrong by real-world experience?
Reading tea party leaves [*7]

The cure for blithering idiocy: freedom and individual liberty (yeah, I know–ooh, ick, philosophy!):
Police Forces [*8]
Property Rights and Whale Wars [*9]

The reality of President Obama and his entire Administration as blithering idiots:
By the time I get to Phoenix (health care edition) [*10] does love to hear himself talk–that much is obvious . . .
FOX News Analysts Agree: Bret Baier Crushed Barack Obama- Left Him Stammering (Video) [*11]
Brit Hume gives his successor an attaboy on Obama interview [*12]
Gallup: Obama Ooches Further Underwater [*13]
The Obama “Narrative” Narrative: Imagine what the president could do if only he had a better bumper sticker! [*14] — What? “I want to transform America into a socialist paradise!” is too wordy, maybe?
Obama pitch: My presidency’s sunk without ObamaCare [*15] — I’ve got some news for you, champ, your Presidency is sunk either way. You will not be forgiven.
Bret Baier Catches Obama In a Lie [*16] — So, the question is, does Obama know he’s lying? Either answer is deeply troubling . . .

The reality of Washington Democrats (and Independents, and Socialists) as blithering idiots:
PPP: People disgusted with both parties favor the GOP by 20 points [*17]
No, Virginia, Obamacare won’t poll better if it passes [*18]
Frank Luntz: The Unabomber Has a Higher Approval Rating Than Members of Congress RIght Now (Video) [*19]
We Will Keep Stealing [*20]

Other blithering idiots at large making life difficult for regular folks:
Why can’t Uncle Sam learn? [*21] — Meanwhile, we’ve poured billions of dollars down yet another festering shithole called “education” to absolutely no positive effect. The Democrats’ solution? (As if you have to ask.) MORE MONEY!

Opposition Research: because blithering idiocy can be dangerous, especially when organized into idiotic groups with idiotic ideologies:
The Bigger Picture [*22] — See, they know what they’re doing. They’re blithering idiots because they think that it will do what they want it to–make people’s lives better. It won’t. It never has before, wherever it’s been tried. It’s always made people poorer and less free than they would otherwise have been. THAT’S why they’re blithering idiots.

SECTION FOUR: Case Studies in Blithering Idiocy
“Global warming” aka “Climate change” — or should that be “Climate Reform?”:
Scandal brewing in the Euro carbon credits market [*23]

Health care “reform” aka health insurance “reform” — or should that be health care “change?” Perhaps “Global healthing?:
Landmark Legal Foundation to File Suit to Stop President’s Health Plan if ‘Slaughter Rule’ is Used [*24]
These are the good old days, Part Three [*25]
Republicans Will Only Get 30 Minutes to Debate Slaughter Rule & Then They Should Walk Out [*26]
House Dems: Obamacare Will Cost “Only” $940 Billion; Sunday Vote Planned [*27]
Healthcare overhaul to cut deficit: Hoyer [*28] — Yes, it’s an often-used financial-planning strategy to reduce deficits by recklessly spending even more money. . .
CBO Health Care Numbers Are In And Democrats Are Pleased [*29] — YAY! Our spending gimmicks, rosy scenarios, and outright fabrications have lowered the bill to under A TRILLION DOLLARS!!! YIPPEE!!! LET’S PASS THAT SUCKER!
Understanding the new health reconciliation bill [*30]
The Health Care Mandate & the End of Freedom [*31]
Six Ways the Senate Health Care Bill Raises Health Care Costs, Kills Jobs, and Weakens the Economy [*32]
President Obama Proves Glenn Beck’s ‘Fundamental Transformation’ Argument [*33]
Fox Poll: Opposition to ObamaCare Hits 55%; Sixty Five Percent Say “Do Nothing” or “Start Over” [*34]
Wow!… Senator Coburn MD Warns Dems: We Will Find Your Bribe- We Will Outline Your Vote Buying- Be Prepared to Defend Selling Your Vote in the House (Video) [*35]
House Reconciliation Bill-Full Text [*36] — Read it, and weep for your lost liberty . . .
The CBO’s math and reality [*37] — “The CBO says the cost over the first 4 years would be $17 billion. The last 6 would equal $923 billion.” That’s $923 billion in six years. Project that out for another ten years and you get a really, really big number. And a really, really thin wallet. This is not about health care. This is about them controlling you.
Dems Approve Slaughter Rule– Will Ram Through Obamacare Without Voting On It [*38]
Obamacare Will Break the Bank, Not Cut the Deficit [*39]
The House Health Fix: Even Higher Job Killing Investment Taxes [*40]
Obama Supporter: Obamacare a “fiscal disaster waiting to happen” [*41]
Four Years of Nothing (But Taxes) [*42] — This is what will cause the final destruction of the Democratic Party as a political force in the United States. They will not be forgiven. Oh, did I mention the very real possibility that this abortion of a health care bill might just push the entire world into another Great Depression? Do you still think health care is a “right?”
House Minority Leader: “We’ll repeal this.” [*43] — And, paradoxically and ironically, the only hope for the survival of the Democratic Party may depend on the Republicans’ ability to somehow manage to tease the knife away from the Democrats’ own throat.
Democratic Health Care Plan Means $520 Billion Cuts in Medicare & $200 Billion in Taxes on Individuals & Small Businesses [*44]
CBO Numbers: Smoke And Mirrors [*45]
The Terms of the Deal [*46] — “When Barack Obama tries to convince you to accept a government takeover of the health-care industry, he is making a promise he won’t be around to keep.”
CBO: Obama/Pelosi? Ummm…they lie. [*47] — “The CBO says that health insurance premiums would rise by 10 to 13 percent in the individual market, in relation to current law.” I seem to recall somebody saying, over and over and over again “if you like your current plan, you can keep it.” I don’t remember him ever adding “if you can still afford it.” The Democrats will not be forgiven.

The Economy (Can the blithering idiots bring down the most productive economy the world has ever seen? Yes, They Can! Will they?):
Get ready for increased taxes [*48]

The Morning Whip is a (mostly) daily review of what’s out there that caught my attention, sometimes but not always posted before 11 am Central time in the U. S. of A., unless I just don’t feel like it that day, am out doing something more important or more fun, or I’ve been abducted, detained, arrested, or otherwise flummoxed by the agents of blithering idiotry.

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