Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Cruising the Web

A bipartisan group of senators has written a letter to Harry Reid calling for the end of the subsidies of ethanol. May this be the beginning of the end.

With all the usual caveats about early results of medical research, this story of how gene therapy preventing memory problems in mice with Alzheimer's disease gives us some hope.

The Republicans are considering term limits for their leadership positions. The article speaks of concerns that there are constitutional problems with having term limits for the Speaker of the House because the Speaker is in the line of succession behind the Vice President. I don't understand that problem with having term limits for the Speaker since the Speaker's position in succession is determined by statute, not the Constitution. The Constitution says that the House can choose their own officers and Speaker so why couldn't they institute term limits as part of that choice? Perhaps some constitutional scholar could explain this.

Narcissistic personality disorder is now no longer a mental disorder according to the newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Jim Geraghty relates a creepy anecdote about President Obama embarrassing an overweight staffer by pressing him to eat a salad at lunch. How would you like your boss presuming to order your lunch for you and then embarrassing you in front of other co-workers?

One of my favorite conservative writers, Jennifer Rubin, has left her perch at Commentary to write a blog, Right Turn, at the Washington Post. That's a real loss for Commentary and a very smart hire for the Post.

If you haven't read this report on the Stuxnet worm, then do so. It's totally fascinating. But J.E. Dyer offers some perspective on why we shouldn't be relaxing other efforts to block Iran's development of a nuclear weapon.

2 comments:

lorraine_lanning said...

Narcissistic personality disorder is now no longer a mental disorder according to the newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Jim Geraghty relates a creepy anecdote about President Obama embarrassing an overweight staffer by pressing him to eat a salad at lunch. How would you like your boss presuming to order your lunch for you and then embarrassing you in front of other co-workers?

Did they change it just for Obama? Because he is definitely the classic definition of narcissism.

Bachbone said...

We all have probably worked with, or at least known, dieters who make lunch completely miserable for someone eating a cheeseburger, or even someone eating a salad with thousand island dressing on it, by ranting the whole time about how bad they are for their health. Like the Left, they know better and have to save us dummies.

Michigan's Democrat governor went wild pushing ethanol as a green salvation, and processing plants were springing up all over the state when farmers thought they'd make a killing with government subsidies. It soon became clear to motorists that ethanol was no panacea for auto mileage or the wallet. The governor is now pushing solar and wind power, and batteries for GM's Volt, for her green salvation. Luckily for her, she's term limited, a Republican will take over in January, and she has ties to the Obama Administration. Look for her in Washington, D.C. next year. Lucky us!