Pelosi Erases Gingrich’s Long-Standing Fairness Rules
(FROM: Human Events) This news actually came out on Monday, but I haven’t felt extremely compelled to spend too much time on it. After all, does it really come as a surprise to anybody? When has Nancy Pelosi, or when have any of those Democrats who consistently put party before country for that matter, ever been interested in actual fairness? They haven’t. They’re not interested fairness; they’re interested in volume, they’re interested in shouting down dissent rather than finding the testicular fortitude to engage in actual debate. That’s why Pelosi is shutting down avenues which allow the minority party to debate. That’s why you see liberals, and never conservatives, protesting different things en masse. That’s why Al Gore refuses to debate EU President Vaclav Klaus on Global Warming. That’s why I bite my tongue as often as I can when in unfamiliar company. That’s why Pelosi and her flunkies will inevitably go after talk radio by reinstating the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” — every attempt by those on the political left to compete with conservatives in that medium has failed. Volume, not fairness. That being said, I actually feel sorry for Barack Obama; here’s a guy who campaigned on sunshine, transparency and bi-partisanship, and he’s not even being given the opportunity to back down on those promises himself — Pelosi is doing it for him.
Jonah Goldberg: Who Are the Real Nazis?
(FROM: National Review) Just read it. If this conflict needs anything from overseas, it’s the right perspective. Goldberg provides just that. Beyond saying that, I’ve pretty much spelled out my thoughts on the matter over the past few days.
- Ted Nugent: Israel’s Path to Peace (Human Events)
- Florida Protester Calls for Jews to ‘Go Back to the Oven’ at Anti-Israel Demonstration (Fox News)
Limbaugh: ‘Segregationist’ Sen. Reid Barred Burris
(FROM: Newsmax) I think it’s unfortunate that it took only a matter of seconds before the proverbial “race card” was brandished in the controversy surrounding corrupt Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s appointment of Roland Burris to Barack Obama’s vacated seat in the U.S. Senate, but considering Burris’ skin color and this nation’s unhealthy obsession with race, it was inevitable. Even more unfortunate is that, by initially stonewalling a man who appears to be well-qualified for the seat–so long as he is clear of any “fiscal relationship” with Blagojevich–one of our two major political parties has shown nothing but rampant ignorance, if not outright contempt, toward our Constitution. Still, because they’re Democrats, that really doesn’t surprise me. What amazes me, however, is that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was pretty well shown to be a racist, yet we haven’t heard much from the press about why. As Limbaugh points out, if it had been a Republican who said the things Reid said (and Patrick Fitzgerald likely has on tape) and showed the prejudice he’s shown, you can guarantee that he’d be run out of town and given the Trett Lott treatment.
The Winter Gas War
(FROM: The Wall Street Journal) When Vladimir Putin’s Russia–I say that for a reason–baited Georgian forces to attack South Ossetia on the eve of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, they did so for a reason. Unfortunately, much of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics rely upon The Bear for their energy needs, and Putin’s orchestrated incursion into Georgia, I feel, may very well have been done to remind them that the pipelines are his, that any heat in those cold winters comes at the discretion of the former–and soon-to-be–Russian president. This article doesn’t really go that far, but certainly offers not only a good perspective on the geopolitics of energy in that reason, but also emphasizes between the lines just how important an issue American energy independence is and should be.
Francis and Flynt Hustle Congress for Porn Bailout
(FROM: E! Online) Of course, this is a publicity stunt, and judging from the inevitable media coverage, it’ll work. Still, as two men who exploit people who screw each other, why not ask for a bailout from Congress, who has been steadily screwing all of us Americans for months–if not years–now.
Hyundai, the Free Market Studmuffin
(FROM: Chicago Tribune) Like the American automakers, who lose money like it’s their job, South Korean automaker Hyundai had a difficult end of 2008 in terms of new car sales as well. Still, instead of crying foul and asking for a handout, they did exactly what a good steward of the free market should do when current operations go stagnant — get creative and adapt. If you’ve been watching any college football, you’ve no doubt heard Jeff Bridges’ voice telling you about the program in television commercials. Lose your income in the year following your new car purchase, and bring it back. Sure, there are inevitably loads of restrictions, and sure, Hyundai may actually see some of their new cars driven back to the dealerships by an unshaven and downtrodden owner, but even those cars can be re-sold and they’ll undoubtedly see more traffic on their showroom floors because of attempts made to adapt to an uncertain economy. Bravo.
Ex. Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush Won’t Run for Senate in 2010
(FROM: Townhall) It’s a shame, but such a decision was equally inevitable. I like Jeb Bush. He looks to be more conservative than his father or brother, and certainly better on illegal immigration than the latter. People will say that “everybody says ‘no’” and that they expect him to go back on his word next year, but I doubt it. If Jeb wants to make a serious run at national office–and I hope he does–he needs to wait a little while, as the half-life of that dark shadow cast upon him by his brother is yet to be determined.