Friday, April 20, 2012

Cruising the Web

Politico reports that Paul Ryan has built up a national organization to defend his economic plan. Good. He's learning from mistakes from last year. His plan will be the focus of strong attacks by the Democrats, especially since Mitt Romney has endorsed it. He needs to be on offense.

Maybe we need to keep some of these extremely blue states around just so that other states will know what not to do. Steven Malanga looks at Illinois as a case study of bad policy decisions.

Remember when candidate Obama had the idea to increase taxes on oil company profits and the giving that money to families in $1,000 rebate checks?

Gee, can none of the above win the French election?

Victor Davis Hanson sees a pattern in imploding presidencies.

Thanks to science we now know that drugged-up rats prefer listening to Miles Davis.

Now Senator Jim Webb is criticizing Obamacare. It would have been nice if he'd acted on those criticisms instead of voting for the thing.

In 2008 candidate Obama called the $4 trillion debt as unpatriotic. And now, just a bit over three years into his presidency, he's added over $5 trillion to the national debt. Is that also unpatriotic?

The Democrats aren't so concerned about civility and politeness to women when it comes to protecting one of their own.

There's a lot of fishy stuff in Obama's 2008 FEC reports.

Obama keeps losing votes, even from his own party, on the Keystone XL pipeline.

What we should learn from the battle of the dog stories.

Oh gosh. Whenever I hear a story of some malarkey that the EU is perpetuating on its poor citizens, I think that they have finally gone too far. But this might be the worst - they are attempting to rename World War II as "the European Civil War." It seems they forgot all the other theaters of the war.