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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cruising the Web

In ridiculing an AP description of Dick Cheney as "among the most powerful and controversial of vice presidents," Jay Cost reminds us of some of the really controversial vice presidents we've had in our nation's history.

Jeffrey Anderson does the math to show how Ryan's budget saves a billion dollars a day compared to President Obama's budget. And that is even without including Ryan's reforms of Medicare which don't kick in until after the budget's 10-year window.

Why do gay leftists bash Israel which is friendly to gays but support Palestinians who treat gays with intolerance and violence? Of course, the same could be said of how each society treats women, yet that doesn't seem to be a deterrent to leftists who prefer to reserve their animus for Israel.

Daniel Henninger has some good advice
to RepublicansL "don't let the perfect become the enemy of the good" in considering the candidates for the GOP nomination. And let's slow down a bit instead of feeling that we have to be decided on the nominee 18 months before the election.

Stephen Colbert finds out that it is a lot harder to set up a PAC to criticize the Supreme Court than he thought. Oh, those pesky campaign finance laws.

George Will examines the dire state of California's budget and Jerry Brown's efforts to raise taxes to meet the shortfall. Things are so bad that the governor's proposal would lop five weeks off of the school year. Yet even with these problems, Brown is granting state unions more benefits necessitating more money than the state can fund.


LarryD said...

The Socalist Food Chain, by Dr. Sanity
"Other behaviors of the unrepentantly socialist dictators suggest that, while there are many victim groups, some groups are far more important than others. As the example above shows, the culture or religion's status as "victimized" allows (nay, it demands)the suppression of the various uppity victim classes within it (e.g., Women or Gays) who try to rise above their rightful place in the utopia.

"From the perspective of the socialist utopian, what matters more than Women's rights or Gay Rights are the rights of a designated culture. The dogma of multiculturalism trumps the dogma of women's superiority. This is probably because for the socialist utopian, might makes right and the needs of the many always outweigh the needs of the few--and the few better remember that fact, or else. In the socialist utopia, there is no room for individuality or personal preference; or tolerance for differences. You always must subsume yourself to the collective; and the bigger the collective, the more victimization can be exploited."

And if you do not attack the herd's designated targets, your position in the herd will be forfeit, and that is the worst fate of all. Socialists are really very tribal, parochial, and conformist.

pumping-irony said...

Yeah, the "Food Chain" explanation makes sense. At the root of it, there is a distinct lack of ability or desire to see people as individuals rather than as a members of some group defined by their external attributes (race, sex, religion, etc.) Socialism is all about judging books by their covers and pretending to read them.