Friday, August 07, 2009

New rules for radicals

David Harsanyi has a good article up at the Denver Post entitled, "Presenting New Rules for Radicals:"

In today's world, the "radicals" are the ones who protest the takeover of a huge swath of the economy by government bureaucrats who have proven they can't even run a program that gives free money away to car buyers properly. It is radicals who want to preserve the pillars of a system that over 80 percent of Americans still believe works — though certainly not perfectly.

In this new world, radicals are the ones who protest adding trillions to our debt and who have the temerity to ask if legislators have read the bills they sign. You've seen them. Those radicals who are ranting and raving about silly things like the Constitution.

Yes, I've seen them. And not just at tea parties but everywhere I look. These new radicals tend to carry a copy of Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto under their arm rather than Rules for Radicals. I now see these people in a number of public places and all over the internet and I must say, it warms my heart and makes me remember what this country is about.

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Many of you have been emailing this story about four women who physically abused a man who cheated on them:

That's one tube of glue this guy never thought he'd see.

A married man who planned to rendezvous with one of his handful of lovers at an eastern Wisconsin motel instead got his penis glued to his stomach, according to court documents.

Four women, including his wife, showed up to bind and blindfold the man, plus place the adhesive on his package, all in a bizarre plot to punish him for a lover's quadrangle gone bad, says the Calumet County docs.

Now it's the women who face punishment, perhaps six years in prison, and at least one said Monday the story has gotten twisted and she's embarrassed.

She should be more than embarrassed, she and her partners in crime should be humiliated and put in jail for assault. When you see commercials about men who cheat, they are being punched, had their cars destroyed and other abuses that are just taken in a matter-of-fact manner as if it's no big deal because a woman is dispersing "justice." Female on male assault and destruction of men's property is a big deal. I hope these women get the book thrown at them but with a 200 dollar bail set, probably nothing will happen. What do you think?


Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Barbara Oakley at Psychology Today: Why most journalists are Democrats.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Angry voter syndrome


In many ways, Obama embodies the American Dream. He speaks of how his mother and grandmother sacrificed to provide him with opportunities they never had.

With unemployment far higher than most economists expected when he took office, Obama will need to convince Americans that the dream is still attainable.

Two groups hit hard by unemployment — unionized labor and college students — were also among Obama's strongest supporters in his presidential campaign.

Jason Harper, 22, can't find a job in his chosen field, advertising, despite a Princeton degree and more experience than most people his age. "I thought that it would be a bit easier than it is to find a job," he said. He's now looking for advertising jobs in Germany.

While younger people still support Obama, the longer they go without jobs commensurate with their expensive educations, the less happy they will be.

A big test for Obama comes next year, when most members of Congress face mid-term elections. High unemployment breeds angry voters, and a normal response is to toss out the incumbent.

One can only hope...I remember talking to a guy who was working as a freelancer with a cable company who said he was voting for Obama because he would "make a lot of money like he did under Clinton." I wonder what he thinks now or if he even has a job.

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Is beachgoing becoming obsolete?

I'm at a conference at the beach in Florida. I just read at Ann Althouse's blog that people aren't going to the beach as much this year. But this place seems fairly busy so I'm not seeing much evidence of that.