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Entries from March 30th, 2010

Shooting the Sleeping Dog

March 30th, 2010 by Jim May · 17 Comments · Uncategorized

There’s a huge, full-court press on right now to paint the Tea Party movement as being just the usual “right-wing extremism“.  Even Obama is doing his bit to feed this meme.  It’s sufficiently pervasive that even my non-political friends are noticing it — and some of its participants are hyperventilating so fast that they are […]

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It’ll Work. Trust Us. We Care.

March 27th, 2010 by Mike N · 4 Comments · Socialized Medicine, Uncategorized

Talk radio host and Detroit News columnist Frank Beckmann had an oped on Wed. 3/24 “Dem’s health care claims lack real proof” which testifies to the kind of education they received. While Mr. Beckmann makes his point well, my point is that they don’t need proof, at least not empirical proof.

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Obama’s America

March 24th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

The reality of what it means to live in an America fundamentally transformed by leftist fools has not even begun to sink in, and we get this from Rep. Dingell: Let me remind you this [Americans allegedly dying because of lack of universal health care] has been going on for years. We are bringing it […]

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Repeal and Replace?

March 23rd, 2010 by Myrhaf · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

Sen. Mitch McConnell says, ‘Repeal and replace’ is likely to be the slogan for the fall elections. What do they mean by replace? Free market reforms? Getting government out of medicine? Or do they mean some compromise plan that redistributes wealth to give the uninsured health care insurance?

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Leave the Gun. Take the Cannoli.

March 23rd, 2010 by Myrhaf · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

At the signing ceremony the ever amusing Joe Biden said to the Godfather, “This is a big f***kin’ deal.” Did you expect more dignity from the Democrats at what is, by their own statements, an historic event? Instead of Cicero they sound like Al Capone in Cicero, Illinois. But why shouldn’t they talk like gangsters? […]

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Thank You, Sir. May I Have Another?

March 22nd, 2010 by Myrhaf · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

Health care reform was such a success that Daily Kos is already looking forward to the next big reform. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will be speaking this afternoon about financial reform at the American Enterprise Institute, not exactly a place brimful of folks who give smiles to reforms that involve the government unless it’s reducing […]

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OK Tea Party: Put up — or Shut Up

March 21st, 2010 by Jim May · 36 Comments · Uncategorized

All right then.  Now that the socialized medicine bill has passed, we will now find out once and for all whether Billy Beck is right — that America is dead. I do not yet agree with Billy.  America is not dead yet. However, the knife is at last on its jugular.  Americans must now face […]

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Darkness Descends

March 21st, 2010 by Myrhaf · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

History was made tonight. In the past year the American people said they did not want socialized medicine. Tonight the Democrats said “Tough. You’re getting socialized medicine whether you like it or not because we know what’s good for you better than you know.” Socialized medicine is here to stay. The Republicans will not repeal […]

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There Ain’t No Rules Here

March 21st, 2010 by Myrhaf · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Rep. Alcee Hastings speaks: There ain’t no rules here, we’re trying to accomplish something….All this talk about rules…. When the deal goes down… we make ’em up as we go along. Drew M. reacts: “A government of laws and not of men”-Stuff John Adams actually wrote. … 234 years is a good run by any […]

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We Deem Thee… LAW!

March 13th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

The Democrats are intent on passing their health care reform even if it kills them. There is currently some question as to whether or not Nancy Pelosi has the votes to pass the Senate bill in the House. But the Dems have figured out a postmodern solution to this problem: pass the bill without a […]

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Why Do They Hate Her So?

March 12th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

Gus Van Horn considers the question of why liberals hate Sarah Palin so much. I’ve noticed in my personal relations with liberals, especially women, that they do have an intense negative emotional reaction to Palin. The Alaskan Governor really bugs them. Gus takes a guess at the reason: My first stab would be that they […]

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Epistemological Primitivism V: Cargo Cult

March 10th, 2010 by Jim May · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

At PajamasMedia, Amit Ghate shows off a fairly straightforward application of principled thinking as he tackles the common, yet artificial distinction between “force” and “violence”, first noted by Ayn Rand during the ’60’s. The comments, as usual, are full of the usual pragmatism that shows up when an Objectivist op/ed shows up at PJM.  They […]

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