Archive for June, 2010

No Double Standard Here…Move Along

When Rep. Kanjorski (D-PA) made his recent comments about how a program he was supporting wasn’t for “minorities” or “defectives”, my reaction was “queue the silence”.  Sure enough, there’s been a whole lot of nothing made of it.
So, I’m just going to make a simple observation.  Isn’t it amazing how you can say some remarkably [...]

Anti-Intellectual?

You know conservatives are landing punches when the left starts trotting out the “conservatives are anti-intellectual” argument.  The ever-predictable EJ Dionne pulled this one off the shelf today.
It’s not that we’re against the systematic study of ideas.  We’re all for it.  But for too many intellectuals “systematic study” involves “systematically ignoring” anyone to the right [...]

Lefties: Economic Illiterates

Mrs. Newbie Shooter once told me a story about a crusty old teacher who said she new the leftists had won when economics was pulled from the curriculum in New York.  I bring this up because the Wall Street Journal had a great piece today quantifying just how poorly lefties understand economics.
The summary is this: [...]

Selig Got It Right

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has refused to overturn the shockingly bad call that robbed Armando Galarrago of a perfect game.  As much as I hate to say it, Selig got it right.  Not for any of the reasons I’ve heard on sports radio, like human error is part of the game.
Nope.  It was the right [...]

We Need Big Government?

Donna Brazile has a thoroughly inane piece over at CNN where she says the BP oil spill fiasco proves we need big government.
Of course, she never actually says what authority or resource the government lacked that would either have prevented the mile-deep blown well or allowed it to react better.  Is it her contention that [...]