Saturday, October 20, 2007

Seeing what you want to see

When I looked at Memorandum I saw the "New Item Finder" entry for Sheriff's deputies arrest 'New Times' owners and "New" was on one line and "Times" on the other, and I clicked in it thinking it was about the arrest of the owner of the New York Times. Unfortunately it was not.

While we are on the subject of the NYT however, have you taken the The New York Times’ Employee Entrance Exam


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Hat tip Hot Air


Friday, October 19, 2007


Poll: Bullshit Is Most Important Issue For 2008 Voters
Hat tip HooahWife


Thursday, October 18, 2007

Children's Health Care First Act

Tom Coburn has proposed Amendment 3358, which prioritizes health care for children over pork: This amendment, “The Children's Health Care First Act,” simply states that none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used for any congressionally directed spending item, or earmark, until the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services certifies that all children under the age of 18 years of age in the United States are insured by a private or public health care."

Urge everyone you know to support this amendment.


Rush Limbaugh eBay Auction

Rush Limbaugh is offering in an eBay Auction Harry Reid's original anti- Rush Limbaugh smear letter

Wow. Over $2 million. Rush's offer to match it is still good. I wonder if Harry Reid and the others will do as Rush suggested and match it. He certainly tried to get some of the credit for the money this letter raised. Actually I don't wonder that much. I suspect I know the answer.


Monday, October 15, 2007

Democrats profile another SCHIP family reported For the record, the Bo and Dara Wilkerson say they make $34,000 in combined income from restaurant jobs in St. Petersburg, Fla. They rent their house and the couple owns one car, which Bo calls "a junker." Malkin and other bloggers have revealed over the past week that the Frost family owned two properties, as well as a couple cars, and had a $45,000 income. The accusation against Democrats, and by extension the Frost family, is that they are too middle class to be granted any subsidized health insurance for their children.
I don't think anyone would say they are too well off to deserve insurance for their children. That was the purpose of SCHIP when the Republicans passed it the first time after Welfare Reform.. Most of us are not even saying the Frosts don't deserve it; we are just saying it should not be expanded up to incomes of 60,000 to 80,000 and to "children" up to 25 years old. But it is up for reauthorization, and the Dems tried to expand it too much, and once the veto of that expansion fails, if they do not compromise and let the small increase Bush wants go into effect, then the Democrats will be taking SCHIP away fro the Frosts and the Wilkersons and everyone else.
The Wilkersons said they are fully aware of the possibility that their finances and personal lives may be investigated by opponents of the SCHIP bill. "We rent a house, we have one car that is a junker. Let them dig away," Bo Wilkerson said. "I have $67 in my checking account. Does that answer your question?"


Sunday, October 14, 2007

Hillary Clinton vows to check growing presidential power

Boston Globe reported Although Bush has issued hundreds of signing statements, declarations that accompany his signature on bills approved by Congress, Clinton said she would use the statements only to clarify bills that might be confusing or contradictory.
In other words the same reason Bush wrote them.
She also said she did not subscribe to the "unitary executive" theory that argues the Constitution prevents Congress from passing laws limiting the president's power over executive branch operations.
If she is eected president let us see how eager she then will be to have Congress pass laws restricting her power.
Adherents to the theory say any president who refuses to obey such laws is not really breaking the law.... Clinton recently floated the idea of issuing a $5,000 bond to each baby born in the United States to help pay for college and a first home, but it immediately inspired Republican ridicule and she quickly said she would not implement the proposal. She defended that decision yesterday, saying she is focusing on proposals with more political support and she is not formally proposing anything she can't fund without increasing the deficit: "I have a million ideas. The country can't afford them all."
We can't afford any of them.