Friday, March 25, 2011

Cruising the Web

Sally Pipes looks at how Romneycare is working out in Massachusetts so that we can catch a glimpse of what is going to be our future with Obamacare.

Typically, Peggy Noonan thinks that the answer to Obama's flimsy leadership on Libya is to give a good speech. More than a speech is needed, of course, but as she lays out the questions that he should address in such a speech, it is clear how little any of us know about what the President intends or anticipates from this limited kinetic action.

But the White House wants to make it clear that there will not be any Oval Office address on Libya.

Carl M. Cannon revisits the efforts to ratify the 26th Amendment which is 40 years old this year.

The WSJ is starting a pattern for publishing controversial pieces by mothers reflecting on motherhood in the 21st century. First there was the furious debate over the tiger-mom approach to child-rearing. Now it is Jennifer Moses's piece asking why mothers today let their daughters dress like hookers.

How convenient that GE didn't have to pay any taxes last year. No wonder GE's chief, Jeffrey Immelt, loves President Obama and the way GE has been able to lobby for such tax breaks.

John Dickerson wants people to stop making jokes about Barack Obama playing golf. Yes, because those sorts of jokes are nowhere as funny as jokes about George W. Bush cutting brush on his ranch or listening to children read My Pet Goat.

John Hinderaker analyzes how a smear emerging from the Council of American Progress finds its way into the pages of the Washington Post.

Here's a way to save a few pennies from federal spending - don't produce deceptive ads starring Andy Griffith in order to tout Obamacare.

Rich Lowry says
that it's time to take a stand: leave our light bulbs alone.

Ed Whelan put the Left's ethics smears against conservative Supreme Court justices in perspective for how they're not complaining when Ruth Bader Ginsburg does the same thing that they excoriate Antonin Scalia or Clarence Thomas for. Check out his posts one, two, and three.

Jonah Goldberg links to this fascinating presentation on the state of global wealth and health. The actual data will surprise and encourage you.


mark said...

W was reading My Pet Goat while our country was under attack. If our country is attacked and Obama decides to finish out a round, I won't only mock him, I'll expect his resignation.

Thanks for the reminder of (yet another) Bush's gross incompetence.

tfhr said...


I share your view of keeping Obama on the golf course as much as possible but in those few minutes when Bush was first alerted about the plane hitting the tower, what did you want him to do? Rush past his Secret Service as they made arrangements to move him? Order every single aircraft aloft to be shot down? Launch a nuclear attack against whom?

mark, as the Obama administration founders over one problem after another, you've become more strident in your delusions about Bush as if it is the last slim hope you have to validate the poor choice you made in 2008. Pretty sad.

mark said...

Why go to such an inapproriate extreme? Nothing in between reading "My Pet Goat" and launching a nuclear attack? How 'bout if Bush had just excused himself from the classroom to deal with a crisis? Your bizarre alternative "option" gives you away for the pathetic idiot that you are.

I agree that Obama seems to "founder" at times, and I am wary about the lack of an endgame in Libya. But so far, it seems to be working. Obviously way too early to put on a jumpsuit and declare "Mission Accomplished", but that we might save thousands of civilian lives and get rid of a dictator sounds like a decent outcome.

tfhr said...


Let's Hope® that Ghaddafi is ousted and that a Change® in Libyan government is completed with the least possible amount of human suffering, but before Obama can trot out his Kinetic Military Action Accomplished sign, he might have to show some leadership or at least develop a coherent strategy or even a consistent policy.

You led with your goat attack on Bush - a bizarre and pointless thing to do if your true interest is seeing a vile dictator removed from North Africa, so don't hyperventilate when I call you on it or question your claim of "gross incompetence" on the part of President Bush when President Obama has maintained the Patriot Act, kept Guantanamo operating, extended the Bush tax cuts, etc. Why is it so hard for you to discuss anything here without resorting to your Michael Moore approved talking points?