Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I am so ready to get back to the issues at hand: stopping Obama, repealing ObamaCare, discussing the need to start phasing out Social Security, Medicare, public education, and the post office, abolishing Freddie and Fannie, ending the Fed, the FDA, and the FCC, and destroying Islamic Totalitarianism.
The past week has been awful. Lots of meaningless chatter; lots of chatter that further showed us who our friends are, and who are our enemies. I really don't want to devote any more time to the circus that is the aftermath of the Arizona tragedy, but this piece by Dr. Michael Hurd is so good, I have to recommend:
The Hypocrisy Underlying Obama's Speech
For most people, a tragedy is a time to reflect. For a politician, especially one who has been given uncritical positive regard for all of his short career -- including his unearned rise to the Presidency of the United States -- Barack Obama has used a tragedy as an opportunity to exploit.
The gulf between this man's words and his actions is staggering -- even for a politician. Even more staggering is how he gets away with it, and how even many of his supposed foes have praised him for his speech at the memorial for victims in the Arizona shooting.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Krugman's toxic rhetoric
Ms Giffords failed to tender a satisfactory reply to "What is government if words have no meaning?", was judged a fake, and...and Mr Loughner shot her in the head.
At this point, there is simply no sound reason to believe this deranged young man was fired up by "toxic" or "eliminationist" conservative rhetoric from Michele Bachmann or whomever. Why are we even having this conversation? It's nuts. It's offensive. Is there any, you know, evidence that political rhetoric is now more vitriolic or incendiary than usual? Maybe there is, but I know of none. A feeling in Mr Krugman's gut doesn't cut it. Doesn't it seem at least as likely that a 22-year-old would be inspired to an act of high-profile atrocity by violent video games or films? As far as I know there's no evidence of that, either.
Monday, January 10, 2011
The Arizona Tragedy and the Politics of Blood Libel
By Glenn Reynolds
Those who purport to care about the tenor of political discourse don't help civil debate when they seize on any pretext to call their political opponents accomplices to murder.
The Charlatans' Response to the Tucson Tragedy
by George Will
It would be merciful if, when tragedies such as Tucson's occur, there were a moratorium on sociology. But respites from half-baked explanations, often serving political opportunism, are impossible because of a timeless human craving and a characteristic of many modern minds.
The progressive “climate of hate:” An illustrated primer, 2000-2010
Michelle Malkin has put toether an incredible collection of images, video, and links here. But without at ounce of a hyperbole, I can say this is just the tip of the iceberg. Not only are there countless more images and links she could add from the past ten years, but the Lefts hatred, violence, and nihilism goes back another forty-plus years.