Last night, 60 Minutes ran a fascinating piece about a man who spent 11 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit, the woman who (incorrectly, it later turned out) identified him as her attacker, and the unreliability of eyewitness testimony. Here’s Part I: Watch CBS Videos Online And, Part II: Watch CBS Videos [...]Continue reading Guilty Until Proven Innocent
Archive for March, 2009
I was about to crash for the night until I ran into this one at Hot Air: “Fullerton Tea Party gets 15,000 protestors.” Sort of like Alabama when Republican Governor Riley tried to shove my state’s largest tax increase proposal up our collective wallets, most of the protesters in California were protesting their Republican Governor. [...]Continue reading Irony of the Day
It’s midnight in Alabamastan and I’m crashing. Here’s some stuff I wanted to write about over the weekend. Jason Pye brings our attention to the best and worst places to live in the country. If you like fiscal freedom, by all means don’t move to New York. If you like having fun, Maryland is even [...]Continue reading Weekend Link Roundup (Closing Down the Open Tabs Version)
Well, something like this, anyway :-) (language NSFW) The New F***ing Citibank – watch more funny videosContinue reading The Fate Of Banking In 2009 And Beyond
From RepublicansForObama.org, here’s one reason people were supposed to vote for Obama: National Debt The federal debt matters. We cannot saddle future taxpayers with having to service the debt we create with our irresponsible fiscal policies. Cutting the deficit will additionally decrease interest rates and increase private investment. Suckers!!!!!!!!! — (not that McCain would have [...]Continue reading Joke of the Day
You know we’ve got economic worries when the price of potato chips exceeds the price of blue chips.Continue reading Thought of the Day
Writing that “Calling Barack Obama’s plan socialistic lacks any class,” Albor Ruiz argues that “fear mongering over a ‘class war’ and an Obama conspiracy to turn the U.S. into a ‘socialist’ country is reaching a fever pitch.” He then cites “Tax Hike Mike” Huckabee as an example: Huckabee, no doubt, takes the cake. “Lenin and [...]Continue reading Is Obama a Socialist?
According to Rasmussen Reports, “seventy-five percent (75%) of Americans believe the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of an average citizen to own a gun, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 14% say gun ownership is not a constitutional right. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure.” Of interest are these findings: Although [...]Continue reading Rasmussen: 75% of Americans Believe Second Amendment Guarantees Individual Right to Firearms
“Going Galt” is not some meager protest movement covered by media to declare your intention to marginally reduce your labor output so as to fall under a different marginal tax rate, it is a full blown strike against the State for the sole purpose of fascilitating it’s collapse(it is a call for separatism; in this [...]Continue reading Quote Of The Day: Going Galt Edition
Nos vigilo custodes. Indeed we do. I’ve been struggling with how to review this movie since I walked out of the theater last night. A few weeks ago someone asked me to explain “Watchmen” to them, and my response was “there is no way I can possibly give you an adequate explanation without telling you [...]Continue reading Quis custodiet ipso custodes
Here’s a copy of the RFP the Republican National Committee just released for a redesign of their website. It’s obvious to this political web developer that GOP leadership still has absolutely no clue about this newfangled thang called the Internets. Dale Franks writes: Surely this is all some sort of elaborate joke. Perhaps on Monday [...]Continue reading The RNC’s New RFP to Fix Their “Series of Tubes”
In Europe yesterday Hillary Clinton made this rather interesting comment: BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an audience Friday “never waste a good crisis,” and highlighted the opportunity of rebuilding economies in a greener, less energy-intensive way. Highlighting Europe’s unease the day after Russia warned that gas flows via Ukraine might be [...]Continue reading “Never Waste A Good Crisis” – The Obama Administration’s Motto
First of all, I’d like to welcome all of the new Michelle Malkin and Instapundit readers to the site. Now that you are here, I’d like to ask five quick questions (in all seriousness) of you. Where was the Republican outrage about the burdensome spending created with the No Child Left Behind Act? Why weren’t [...]Continue reading Where Was the Republican Outrage Before Obama Was Elected?
There’s a new craze hitting the conservative tubes on the Internets these days: “Going Galt!” While it’s difficult to identify an exact date of reference or to provide any unique person with credit for the general meme, Michelle Malkin and Helen Smith certainly deserve honorable mention for recently popularizing the phrase. This movement seems to [...]Continue reading Will Atlas Shrug? A Compilation of Blogosphere Commentary about “Going Galt”
In my report following the live chat @ The Agitator with Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo last week, I made mention of some very modest reforms he was pushing in Maryland. The bill would require all police departments with SWAT teams to provide monthly reports to the state’s Attorney General, local officials and the general [...]Continue reading The Hubris of the National Tactical Officers Association
John Allison, Chairman of the Board of BB&T on Bill Bennet’s radio show yesterday: “Very little focus I think has been put on the fact that this whole problem has really been caused by government policy. Mistakes made by the Federal Reserve which by the way owns the financial system. You can’t have a problem [...]Continue reading Quote Of The Day
Oh, the unintended consequences keep coming in: Larry Neill has $118,000 worth of small motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles sitting on his lot in Missouri’s capital city. He’ll be fined if he sells any of them. Neill, who owns Larry’s Motor Sports in Jefferson City, cannot sell or repair the bikes because of a new federal [...]Continue reading Stimulate Economy By Rethinking Kid Toy Law
All of a sudden, Republicans are “going Galt.” To some degree, this is a good thing and about damned time. My friend Robert Stacy McCain (who went Galt some time ago and never looked back) describes the phenomon like this: Michelle Malkin has begun hammering the “Going Galt” theme, and it’s the subject of a [...]Continue reading Going John Galt?
Sad stories abound in the world of health care, because health care has a few peculiar features. First, when you get it wrong, people die. Heck, sometimes if you get it right, people die. Second, it’s terribly expensive. This is actually a good thing, in a way. The cost of advanced western health care is [...]Continue reading Health Care Rationing Isn’t Fun, But It’s Unavoidable