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Friday, July 29, 2011

Cruising the Web

For now those who want to have their babies circumcised in San Francisco may rest easy. A judge has struck the proposed ballot initiative banning most circumcisions from appearing on the November ballot. The proposed ban didn't even have religious exceptions for Jews and Muslims who are following religious dictates in having their sons circumcised. Funny how liberals are all about choice except for those choices they disapprove of.

One Michigan clinic was offering free marijuana for those patients who registered to vote. Hmmm. I wonder what sort of voter they were interested in seeing turn out at the polls.

James Delingpole has the latest on Polarbeargate. Will all those school curricula based on claims that the polar bears were drowning due to global warming be retracted? Yeah, right.

And comfort yourself with this cheery thought: "You think the debt crisis is bad now? Wait until Obamacare takes its toll."

Here are some startling statistics as to what happened when Prop 209 in California banned racial preferences:
At UC Berkeley, the system's flagship, Asian-American enrollment grew to 43% in 2008 from 37.3% in 1995. At the University of California San Diego, it grew to 50% from 36% in 1995. Asian-Americans now make up a majority in seven of the nine UC campuses.
No wonder Charles C. Johnson refers to efforts to reimpose racial preferences as the "new Chinese Exclusion Act."

Ira Stoll has five facts about the debt that you might not have heard before. Here is number four:
When it was Chrysler secured bondholders objecting to getting defaulted on by the president’s auto task force, Mr. Obama denounced them as “a small group of speculators” who were “hoping that everybody else would make sacrifices and they would have to make none.” Where was Mr. Obama’s newfound respect for bondholders back during the Chrysler deal? Or, conversely, if Chrysler bondholders should have had to bear some sacrifice then, why shouldn’t Treasury bondholders now?

The Onion suggests what our Solons in Washington really need. "Emergency Team Of 8th-Grade Civics Teachers Dispatched To Washington"

Ed Driscoll finds some irony in the White House claims that the Boehner plan would ruin Christmas.

Awww. Peggy Noonan thinks that no one loves Obama anymore. I guess the word didn't get out to Esquire Magazine which this month published this gag-inducing paean of praise to The One: "How Can We Not Love Obama?"
Before the fall brings us down, before the election season begins in earnest with all its nastiness and vulgarity, before the next batch of stupid scandals and gaffes, before Sarah Palin tries to convert her movie into reality and Joe Biden resumes his imitation of an embarrassing uncle and Newt and Callista Gingrich creep us all out, can we just enjoy Obama for a moment? Before the policy choices have to be weighed and the hard decisions have to be made, can we just take a month or two to contemplate him the way we might contemplate a painting by Vermeer or a guitar lick by the early-seventies Rolling Stones or a Peyton Manning pass or any other astounding, ecstatic human achievement? Because twenty years from now, we're going to look back on this time as a glorious idyll in American politics, with a confident, intelligent, fascinating president riding the surge of his prodigious talents from triumph to triumph. Whatever happens this fall or next, the summer of 2011 is the summer of Obama.
This isn't a parody. This guy really means it and Esquire must have liked it because they published it. So, Peggy, you and your friends might not love him anymore, but there are still those out there who don't vomit when thinking that Obama is as sublime as a Vermeer painting.

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