Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Cruising the Web

The line on what is too offensive for a TV network seems quite stretched out as ABC plans for a pilot with the name "Good Christian Bitches." Insert mandatory comment about what would happen if one substituted "Muslim" for "Christian" in that title.

Democratic senator Joe Manchin sounds
like a Republican as he excoriates the President's failure to lead. He's not thrilled with the Republican budget cuts either. He is doing his best to keep up the independent posture that he showed in the election as he aired an ad that showed him literally shooting "cap and trade."

Harry Reid is the gift that keeps on giving. Now he's upset that the GOP are mean-spiritedly cutting both NPR, NEH, and NEA. His argument in favor of the National Endowment of the Humanities is that they sponsor Nevada's annual cowboy poetry festival. We're facing astounding government debt and he's not willing to cut funding to a cowboy poetry festival. I think the difference between the parties is clear. As Mary Katharine Ham tweets, "John Boehner's America is a land in which cowboys would be forced into back-alley poetry recitations."

Mark Steyn waxes poetic on Harry Reid's cowboy poetry.

Jim Geraghty actually goes to NEA's grant lists and finds that most years the NEA has given $50,000 or less to put on that Cowboy Poetry Festival. But Harry Reid finds that to be drastic and mean-spirited a cut to make. With that sort of attitude we'll never, ever be able to cut anything.

Timothy Carney contrasts Barack Obama's ire
that Dick Cheney would reveal the names of his energy policy task force with the Obama administration's determination to keep private the information about whom they met with in planning and lobbying for the health care law.

John Stossel exposes the fantasy of Obama's plans on green jobs.

How we can put into place
a no-fly zone over Libya and the differences between our experiences in the Balkans and Iraq.

Subway has surpassed McDonald's in number of outlets globally. Who'd have suspected that?

Ruth Marcus better watch out. First she was criticizing Obama's "Where's Waldo" presidency and now she's endorsing having Congressional hearings on radicalization in the American Muslim Community.

The difference between the Democrats and Republicans
on cutting the budget: "The Republican plan would reduce the projected deficit for the current year of $1.65 trillion by about 3.7 percent. The Democratic plan would reduce the deficit by about one half of one percent."

Ramesh Ponnuru makes the case
for Tim Pawlenty.

Thomas Sowell identifies the biggest myth
about unions: "The biggest myth about labor unions is that unions are for workers. Unions are for unions, just as corporations are for corporations and politicians are for politicians."