Monday, January 03, 2011

Cruising the Web

Kyle Smith has a lot of fun debunking that silly, yet supposedly scientific study that liberals have been touting to demonstrate that liberals are more courageous than conservatives. Why don't we just agree to halt all this political phrenology trying to demonstrate some sort of correlation between political ideology and other characteristics?

More bad PR for the NYC Sanitation Department. Several witnesses say they saw a group of Sanitation supervisors buying six-packs of beer and sitting in their car drinking with the engine idling all night and then called in that they couldn't do anything about the blizzard because they'd run out of gas.

Michelle Malkin recommends a solution to such problems with the NYC Sanitation workers - privatize trash collection and snow clearance. The city could save money and have better service.

Everyone is pointing fingers to explain why, despite having close to a super majority in Congress and a Democratic president from Hawaii, the execrable Akaka bill didn't get passed. The rest of us can just be happy that it sank of its own weight.

It will be interesting to see what an influx of Iraqi War veterans into the House of Representatives will do for policy.

Oh, those inconvenient facts - for all the President's claims about having to spend "every waking hour" on the economic crisis and so he was prevented from traveling more outside of the D.C. bubble, it turns out that he has spent more than half his days in office traveling.
As of January 2, Obama has been president for 712 days. According to figures compiled by CBS News reporter Mark Knoller, who serves as a sort of unofficial White House record-keeper, Obama has spent 339 of those days -- nearly 48 percent -- outside Washington.
And for a guy worried that he hasn't spoken enough and connected enough to the American people, he has made 883 speeches in those 712 days.

Hey, dude, where's my district? Dennis Kucinich is worried that, with Ohio losing two congressional districts and the redistricting process in the control of Republicans, he'll lose his districts. He's asking for suggestions of where he should run next. Vermont perhaps?