Contributed by: filbert Thursday, May 27 2010 @ 04:14 PM CST
When you forgive outright and double down with the refusal to be vindictive, even if it means paying for Social Security, knowing that you’re buying so much air, the Lefty can be helped through depression, into acceptance[*2] of the fact that the Progressive Era has been nothing but the most expensive failure in human history.
Emphasis mine. But this is the central message that needs to be hammered home by the liberty community to the American public, in 2010 and beyond: What the “progressives” have tried for the past century has not worked. It’s time for something else. It’s time to give another try to something we know works: liberty, individual freedom and personal responsibility.
But Hillary will always have at least one party to talk to whatever happens to Kim Jong Il: China. Behind Pyongyang is Beijing. Both in 1950 and 2010, China pulled North Korea’s strings. It provided and provides Pyongyang with Great Power protection. It uses Pyongyang to advance its agenda against Japan and South Korea. Hillary’s confident declaration that North Korea is a problem which will solve itself no longer looks so certain when one looks slightly beyond the Korean peninsula. In that context it is not terribly clear Hillary is right when she declares “that time is on our side”. Once the problem is defined in terms of America’s relationship with China then the timescales become comparable to those of Cold War with the Soviet Union. Suppose it is Beijing that is displaying strategic patience and not Hillary? Beijing is not likely to gloat publicly. After all Napoleon also counseled, “never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
I suspect that it is not wise to play the game on China’s terms . . . Appears only drilling mud flowing from well, BP says [*3]
Just how clueless are California’s Democratic State Legislators? [*8] — Almost as clueless as U.S. Senators and Representatives?
What “Exclusive?” [*9]
Getting People to Read Your Book [*10] — First, write a book . . .
Spaceflight and optimism [*11]
A thug too far, part 5 [*17]
Mercantilism in England [*23] — Definition of mercantilism, from the : “Adam Smith coined the term “mercantile system” to describe the system of political economy that sought to enrich the country by restraining imports and encouraging exports.”
What Women Want [*26]
‘The First Amendment Protects Speech Even When It Is Rude and Offensive’ [*33] — It also, as a corollary, protects speech calling rude and offensive people “rude and offensive,” of course . . .
Bloggers Beware – They’re Coming After You! [*34] — Sadly for them, I’m a private citizen, saying what I want. See above re: the First Amendment. Also see the First Amendment itself. You know, the one that begins “Congress shall make no law . . .”?
The Classic Liberal Is a Good Blog [*35] — OK, McCain, I’ll link ’em:
The Classic Liberal [*36]
Obama says he, not BP, in charge of effort to stop disastrous oil leak in Gulf _ ‘It’s my job’ [*37] — Actually, Sir, since you and your “progressive” allies have so drastically expanded the Federal government’s reach and scope over the past hundred years or so, your job was to make sure that the oil spill didn’t happen in the first place. You failed. Everything else is excuse, coverup, and misdirection. You made your bed of responsibility, Sir. You get to lay in it. Would a “Tar Baby” joke here be completely, utterly inappropriate? Yeah, I guess it would.
The Coming War on Bacon [*41]
Scientists Detect Huge Carbon ‘Burp’ That Helped End Last Ice Age [*43] — Maybe Mankind is Mother Gaia’s way of forestalling another Ice Age. Hmm???
Solar Panels Can Attract Breeding Water Insects … but Scientists Propose a Simple Fix [*44] — Unintended consequences . . .
Obama: Um, I’m not sure if the MMS director was fired or resigned [*46] — Most incompetent President ever . . .
Maybe Sarah Palin (or perhaps Willow?) should consider this to deal with her overly inquisitive new neighbor . . .