Friday, May 20, 2011

Cruising the Web

What goes around comes around in the Senate as the GOP filibuster an appalling judicial nomination.

Hmmm. Did Mitch Daniels once endorse an individual mandate?

Veteran journalists are not pleased with today's White House press corps.

Peggy Noonan points out that three of the big stories this week were really no surprise. We knew that Newt Gingrich was a blowhard who was going nowhere in 2012. And apparently everyone knew that Dominique Strauss-Kahn was a "champagne socialist" with a history of sexual misconduct. And she points out something remarkable in this story that others have also pointed to. "Only in America (and not always in America) would they have taken the testimony of the immigrant woman from Africa and dragged the powerful man out of his first-class seat in the jet at JFK." The reaction in France was quite different regarding the role of "the chambermaid." And, finally, was anyone truly shocked by the news about Arnold Schwarzenegger's behavior?

The results are in: right-to-work laws help to stimulate economic growth.

Timothy Carney notes
the media's clear double standard on the revolving door.
Michael Munger calls out the rhetorical incoherence of North Carolina's governor, Bev Perdue who actually uttered this sentence. "We are North Carolina, and we have chosen to become that because of our generational legacy of education." Munger, the former Libertarian Party for governor proposes selling the North Carolina DPI building. He then takes on the idiotic mural on the state DPI building in Raleigh which has this idiotic quote on it. "You are a child. You are suitable to be awed." This quote comes from a poem by NC Poet Laureate Fred Chappell. At our school, which is just blocks from this building, I periodically take kids on field trips to the state legislature and we walk by this building. Each time we giggle at the silliness of that quote sandblasted up there on the education building. One of Munger's readers has a hilarious reaction to the inane statement.