Whence the Dither?
(FROM: The Wall Street Journal) Sooooooo . . . Barney Frank wants to prosecute those responsible for the financial meltdown. Interesting. I’d provide some sort of pithy comment, but nothing I could muster would come close to the perfectly executed final line of the Barney Frank portion of James Taranto’s commentary:
In other news, O.J. Simpson has gone undercover in a Nevada prison in search of the real killer.
A Heated Exchange: Al Gore Confronts his Critic(s)
(FROM: The Wall Street Journal) Maybe it’s the idea that the planet has been declining in temperature for the past decade. Maybe it’s because every time Al Gore or his rarely-showered league of disciples plan a get-together or summit or protest, temperatures bottom out. Or maybe it’s because the Discovery Channel’s “Global Warming: On Hold?” article was so filled with crap (the piece admits that scientists cannot determine whether [completely natural] changes in the earth’s climate are naturally occurring or caused by man, yet Gore and his crew insist that the science is settled). Regardless of the reason, people are beginning to see through Al Gore’s charade; whether or not they understand that the charade is a front for global socialism, they still know that something is awry. The next step is getting the electorate to realize the true cost of the worldwide “green” movement — note, for example, the amount of global warming-related nonsense in British PM Gordon Brown’s global New Deal.
- Scientists Meet to Dispute Global Warming Theory (OneNewsNow)
Clinton’s Russian Leaves Much to Be Desired
(FROM: Fox News) You cannot turn on a cable news station today without seeing or hearing about this. The worst part, the part which make me feel so bad for our Secretary of State, is how she actually took a moment to say that the Russian translation had been carefully chosen. Whoops. Something tells me that this would not have occurred under Condoleeza Rice’s watch. No, it’s not fun to watch the United States look bad in the eyes of the rest of the world, but between this and the way our president treated the British, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit at least a little schadenfreude considering how much the Democrats maligned the Bush administration’s tact with regard to foreign relations.
Steve Forbes: Obama Repeats Bush’s Worst Market Mistakes
(FROM: The Wall Street Journal) How many times do we have to hear Obama blame the policies of the Bush administration for our current mess? Now, I’m not saying that the spendthrift Congress didn’t contribute, but it drives me nuts to see the current administration engaging in the very same mistakes and bad behavior while simultaneously decrying the prior malfeasance. The solution to our financial crisis lies in moving away from the reckless spending, the rewarding of underperformance seen in BOTH administrations. Unfortunately, we’re not going to see it from the Obama White House, and unless the GOP gets the right person to the forefront and truly adheres to conservative principles, we won’t see it from the next White House either.
‘Star Wars’ Director George Lucas Fully Supports Obama’s Economic Approach
(FROM: CNS News) Okay, I get it. If you have so much money that the cost of the expensive policies and plans inherent to the liberal agenda doesn’t matter, maybe you’d be indifferent to–or, like Lucas, even support–such agendas. I get it. On a personal level, I really wouldn’t care too much if I had $2 billion or $1.2 billion, at least as long as I still remembered how we barely eeked by for so long. Still, as disappointing as it is to see George Lucas backing Obama, it’s not surprising. America’s Right contributor Robert Wallace said that ever since he saw that Lucas changed his first Star Wars film to make Greedo fire the first shot before Han Solo killed him, he’s known everything he needs to know about Lucas’ politics. I can’t say I ever saw anything too political in the changed cantina scene, but it sure makes sense.
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