Saturday, April 24, 2010

Question Authority: Dude, That's Sooo 2008

Life is full of irony.

James Lileks skewers the TP critics.

Remember November

Go here to see the Republican Governors Association video.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Media Myth of Right-Wing Violence

It's the current theme of Bill Clinton and the MSM: dire threats about hypothetical right-wing violence. Hmm.

Let's look at a recent catalog of left-wing violence, brought to you by Newsbusters.

Can anyone please cite a single instance of violence at a Tea Party rally?

UPDATE: Far left (apparently) strikes again: The New Orleans Beating: Real Violence, Real Evidence, No Media. Imagine if this had happened outside a Democratic Southern Leadership Conference event. Silence? I'm guessing not. Where are the calls from liberal leaders to condemn violence (by other than "racist right-wing Tea Party extremists")?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Divide

Richard Fernandez at the Belmont Club: The Tea Party has provoked a discussion about "whether the half of US households who pay Federal Income Tax so it can be transferred to the other half should have any say on how their money is spent. Because the only thing worse than the narrative that Tea Partiers are the ingrates who should be saying 'thank you' to the quality that wisely governs them is the reverse: a narrative where the Tea Partiers are the quality who dare to question the ingrates that govern and write about them. Any idea that threatens to invert the positions of the elite and the peasantry is by definition subversive. The real problem with portraying the rebels as well educated and smart is that it begs the question of what their critics are."

The crater of Eyjafjallajokull in southeast Iceland: "The Scream"

Odd radar photo of the volcano spewing ash across Europe:

"Let them eat cake!": Obama "amused" at Tea Party rallies

For a candidate who was so "connected" in 2008, this president and his party are incredibly out of touch with America today. Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell (two Democratic pollsters) say to avoid a November "bloodbath," Democrats need to make "a bold commitment to fiscal discipline and targeted fiscal stimulus of the private sector and entrepreneurship" (i.e., the Tea Party's platform). Read the whole thing.

Friday, April 16, 2010

At Last, The Truth About the Tea Partiers

The Daily Beast reports: "The New York Times poll forces the mainstream media to admit it: They’ve been building a story line about this grassroots movement based on their prejudices, not the facts."

Instapundit's Glenn Reynolds opines: "Old spin — they were dumb ignorant hillbillies. Predicted new spin: Just a bunch of overeducated fatcats!"

Reynolds was right.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Bailout Non-Hearings

Peggy Noonan shines a light on the proceedings.

Hope and change

Mitt Romney wins a straw poll at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. Hmm. "Evangelicals for Mitt."

A career "fixer", Romney looks pretty good in contrast to President Obama.

"Smart" diplomacy

Ain't. Krauthammer has the details.

KSL's tribute to TGM: "An Easter Walk with Truman G. Madsen"

A half-hour special shown after the Sunday afternoon session of LDS General Conference, and shown (in 4 parts) here. Miss my dad. It will be a year on 28 May 2010.

"The Eternal Christ," a 4-DVD series, is my dad's final testimony of the Savior, in the Holy Land.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Missing Reagan

Found today on Political Mavens: this letter to Ronald Reagan, the content of which I endorse in full.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Hope and change

Big government: the knowledge problem

Glenn Reynolds spotlights the good news and bad news about our lawmakers not knowing what they are doing.

Friday, April 02, 2010

The credit card president

In the worst recession since the Great Depression (we were told), the president has led an expansion of the federal government driving deficits into the trillions. How are we going to pay for this? As Charles Krauthammer explains, it's all part of the plan: the tax man cometh.

Smart diplomacy: with friends like us...

Charles Krauthammer asks, "How can you explain Obama's treatment of foreign allies?" It's hard.