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Contributed by: filbert Tuesday, July 27 2010 @ 10:11 AM CST
Congressman introduces resolution to protect citizens who videotape cops [*1]
Sherrod Story False [*2]
Argument By Graffiti [*3]
How Smart Are We? [*4]
Harry the Hypocrite [*11]
Senator Kerry When Faced With Yacht Questions: “Can I Get Out of Here, Please?” [*13] — Maybe he’d just like to be left alone to eat his waffle . . .
JournoList Sinks Lower [*29]
Heroes of Journolist: Dan Froomkin, James Surowiecki, Jeffrey Toobin, Michael Tomasky — and founder Ezra Klein [*31] — “Heroes” being a very, very, very relative term . . .
New home sales soar to … [*34]
THE DANGEROUS WORLD
Turkey Going Nuclear – A Game Changer [*38]
A burka ban would suck more than the burka [*41] — I dunno . . . a burka in the middle of a nice hot Kansas City July afternoon would suck pretty bad . . .
Wikileaks comments on their political bias [*42] — Of course, they don’t think they have a bias. Where have we heard that before?
Is WikiLeaks a Blessing or Curse for Democracy? [*43] — is democracy a blessing or a curse? Or, perhaps, both at the same time?
SCIENCE AND LIFESTYLE
The Fermi Paradox, Phase Changes and Intergalactic Colonisation: A new model shows how the spread of ET civilisations can undergo phase changes, providing a deeper insights into the Fermi Paradox [*44]
Fusion – A New Hope? [*47]
GISS Swiss Cheese [*48] — Or, cherry-picking your data. Hmm . . . cherries and swiss cheese . . . hmm . . .
Ethics Questions Raised Over I-470 Repair Contract [*52] — The Big Hole in Kansas City . . .
The Burden of the Smart Protagonist [*53]
Contributed by: filbert Tuesday, July 26 2011 @ 03:36 PM CST
If you don’t get it . . . you’re gonna get it. Good and hard.
Contributed by: filbert Wednesday, July 20 2011 @ 10:26 AM CST
Contributed by: filbert Sunday, July 17 2011 @ 08:30 PM CST
The top 1% of taxpayers pay more income taxes than the bottom 95% of taxpayers. This, to some people is not fair. To those people, the 1% should actually pay more taxes. Um . . . uh . . . yeah . . . right . . . (questions regarding the color of the sky in the world of those people begin to come to one’s lips . . .)
So, tell me again how the rich are getting richer on the backs of the poor, and not paying their fair share . . .
And tell me why you keep lying to me, everyone else you say that to, and most of all to yourself?
Contributed by: filbert Thursday, July 07 2011 @ 11:16 AM CST
TODAY’S FEATURE ARTICLE
The Essential Rules Of Liberty [*1] “PROGRESSIVES” AND OTHER ANTI-LIBERALS
NEWS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BE ABLE TO USE
California Dreamin’ of Secession [*7] — That’s secession of southern California from the rest of the disaster area which is the “Golden State”
Power To the People [*8] — the “smart grid” is coming, and you may not be completely happy with the result . . .
Quote of the week – CRU is now a candidate for publication in the Journal of Irreproducible Results [*11] — Wherein we consider the difference between “science” and “literature” . . .
DEEP, MAN, REALLY, REALLY DEEP
SWAMP PEOPLE (THE SWAMP ON THE POTOMAC RIVER, THAT IS)
Reasons to Support City Rail Plan: 1) Let’s Get Moving 2) It’s Time 3) This Is a Legitimate Plan [*15] — Actually, this comprehensively summarizes in minute detail the intricate intellectual foundations underlying most governmental programs . . .
Obama Tuesday: “Leave Political Rhetoric At The Door” . . . Obama Wednesday: “The GOP Should Not Use Debt Ceiling Fight used as a gun against the heads of the American people” [*16] — Why does any honest person think that somebody who acts like this can be negotiated with?
Want new sources of revenue? [*17] — An Instapundit modest proposal . . .
WOLF: ‘No drama’ Obama losing his cool–White House shows early signs of re-election panic [*19] — Obama’s cousin, a Kansas doctor, is not a fan . . .
Did Obama lie about White House salaries in Twitter town hall? [*20] — When exactly does Obama not lie?
Dozens of law professors: PROTECT IP Act is unconstitutional [*21] — If you’re on the Internet, you care about this issue, even if you don’t know about it, yet.
Do we really have a revenue problem? [*25] — Short answer: no.
Contributed by: filbert Wednesday, July 13 2011 @ 06:42 AM CST
Well, Mr. President, you were hired to manage the resources of the American people which were diverted into the Federal Government. Your statement says one of two things about you (and these are the only two possibilities–you don’t get a margin for error when you sit in the Oval Office, you know):
1: You do not think that sending out Veteran’s checks, Social Security checks, and disability checks are high-priority tasks of the Federal Government, and that all other activities that continue functioning after the Federal Government hits the “debt ceiling” are more important than sending out those benefit checks, or:
2: If you do in fact think that disbursing those benefit checks are important, then you have failed to manage the Federal Government to ensure that sufficient resources were available to these important programs–if necessary giving them budgetary preference to other, less important programs. This is what executives do, Mr. President. They make decisions, given limited resources. But you wouldn’t know that, would you, having never actually held an executive position before in your life. The budget you actually did submit to Congress was resoundingly rejected–it did not receive a single assenting vote even in a Senate held by your own political party. In essence, you were told to go back, do it over, and get it right this time. You have failed to do so. You have failed to faithfully discharge the duties of your office. You have violated your Oath of Office.
If 1: is true, and you should follow through on your threat to withhold Social Security, veterans, or disability checks to qualified individuals, then you have no standing in the future to suggest that you care about the recipients of those checks in any shape, manner, or form, because you have manifestly demonstrated with your actions that you have no regard for them whatsoever. They will judge your job performance on that basis in November, 2012, or
If 2: is true, then it is a frank admission that you are unable to competently execute (the verb root of “executive”) the powers of the Office of the President of the United States. Thank you for your belated clarity regarding your competency for the position you now hold.
The Oval Office is no place for on-the-job training.
On behalf of the American people, I hereby request and demand your immediate resignation.
Personally, I believe that you actually hold both positions 1 and 2. I don’t think you actually give a tinker’s damn about the people who receive government benefit checks, except so far as you think you can buy or cajole their votes by the carrot or the stick. I don’t think you are at all competent to be President of the United States. I do not think you possess the proper set of skills and temperament to be successful in that office. I do not think you have the capability to acquire those skills and temperament.
I believe the your tenure in the office up until now has demonstrated that you are a cynical, craven individual seized with power-lust who would do, and has done, anything to gain and to hold onto power.