Posts Tagged ‘leftwing worldview’

Federal Spending

In this joyous season of fights over cutting federal spending, I merely note the following.

U.S. Population: 307,000,000
Federal Spending: $3.55 trillion
Federal Spending per person: $11,564
Federal Spending for a family of four: $46,254
U.S. Median Household Income: $49,777

So, before factoring in state income taxes, local income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, excise taxes, etc., the federal government is [...]

Joe Biden on Egypt

The media have long ignored the epic wrongness of Joe Biden, probably because they agree with him and he sounds authoritative.  His latest blunder was saying that Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak wasn’t a dictator.
It was reported matter-of-factly here and there without fanfare.  But ask yourself this: what if Sarah Palin said that?  We’d be hearing [...]

The Epistemic Closure Yawn

Jonathan Chait, referencing a Washington Post article, is accusing conservatives of epistemic closure in their treatment of Obama’s comments on American Exceptionalism.  Please.
First of all, the description of of American Exceptionalism as “the idea that the United States is inherently superior to the world’s other nations” is wrong.  It would better be described as “the [...]

Lincoln’s Cooper Union Address

I just read Lincoln’s Cooper Union Address for the first time.  Despite having studied history, I had never actually read it.  I think I have a good idea why it was omitted from the curriculum: it’s totally inconvenient to the left’s world view.  Lincoln lays out an ingenious case for why the Founders are not, [...]

No More Happy Meals

It’s amazing to me that Progressives Regressives still pass themselves off has being pro-freedom.  As far as I can tell their ideology is about control and little else at this point.  Case in point: San Francisco just banned the Happy Meal.
Can you really claim to be interested in liberty while banning Happy Meals?  Maybe they’ll [...]

Lies and Collusion

Not surprisingly, the health care legislation in congress has many things tucked into it that are of questionable relevance to health care reform.  Among the gems are “billions of dollars for walking paths, streetlights, jungle gyms, and even farmers’ markets….”
What’s particularly interesting is a comment defending these items by Ted Kennedy’s spokesman.  He said:
If improving [...]

Debating Antis

There has been a fair amount of discussion in the blogosphere about debating anti-gunners lately. Newbie Shooter has chimed in with some suggestions to make it a little more fair for the antis (a noble gesture). No doubt they will ignore him since their position isn’t based on rational analysis but emotion and power.
I actually [...]