Face it: the politicians in Washington are beyond reach, Iran’s mad mullahs are expanding its influence in our hemisphere, the EU is about to collapse, the federal government has taken over 2/3ds of the economy, and more people are receiving benefits from the government every day – which benefits the incumbent. Might as well be realistic and make a roundup of how the wind is blowing today.
Betsy posts on Obama, the Magic-Money Man
Witness his supposed compromise on the HHS regulations on insurance companies having to supply free contraceptive and sterilization care to all women even if their employers are religious institutions with religious objections to such policies. The Obama administration is pretending that the employers won’t have to pay for these policies, just the insurance companies. This is mendacious sophistry. Someone has to pay for those policies. Insurance companies don’t offer policies for free. That someone will be have to be the religious institution. Somehow, they’ll end up paying for Obama’s free contraceptive mandate.
Victor Davis Hanson looks at Europe in the Rearview Mirror, and, compared to me, looks like a Pollyanna.
Richard Fernandez looks at Money for Nothing
Yet whatever the Constitution said, the operation of the actual power meant that the effective answer is probably that government cannot really really force you to do things, but actually they can.
Energy Conversion Devices Files for Chapter 11 and Doug Ross has Your Handy Dandy EnergyGate Cheat Sheet from last year.
Priorities, priorities: Obama Ups Subsidy For Chevy Volt to $10,000 While Cancelling $8000 DC Voucher Program, because subsidizing unions that make a car nobody wants and which go up in flames is more important than doing something that would help the poor leave the economic plantation.
Wind energy my ass. (h/t Instapundit)
Zombie apocalypse? No, the voting dead! 1.8 MILLION dead people still registered to vote in the U.S., study says Why do Democrats want to protect voter fraud? Because it serves their purposes.
Germans are weird (h/t Gerard), but
as problematic as their immigrants are, they have fewer of them and they are not constantly importing more.
You might argue that the biggest clown show in the world is in America. Where SWPL yuppies in a never ending battle against “the wrong sort of White people” have imported a mass of vote-mercenaries who will assuredly kill their hipster paradises of Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, and Ann Arbor, dead, dead, dead! Not too many working guys from Michoacan or their descendants are big into irony, feminism, gay rights, or saving the planet. Mostly, they throw trash out the window (as Victor Davis Hanson attests) and stage pit-bull and cockfights. People from Michoacan don’t ironically drink Pabst Blue Ribbon and get designated drivers, they drive drunk without a license and run over lots of kids, elderly, and each other. The folks from Juarez don’t earnestly send money to Greenpeace to save the Gay Whales, they mostly hang headless bodies from bridges, or roll grenades into discos, or become the victims of the same.
It’s bad enough when pathetic old women try to make themselves look “hot”; it’s disgraceful when young women try to look like ho’s. Melissa comments on CPAC: The Jersey Shore-ification Of Our Young People. Erick knows that It really is time to embrace again the concept of growing the hell up.
Pack your kids a lunch for school, have the idiot administrators throw it out.
Trying to find some release with free sex? How about untreatable clap?
Drown your sorrows in wine? Maybe, but don’t expect it to lower your blood pressure.
Ready for some retail therapy? Good luck trying to find something not made in China.
Buying some lipstick to cheer yourself up? How about the lead?
So, until next time, suck it up, and carry on.