Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cruising the Web

Enter the caption contest for this photo of the day. Very funny.

Your annual reminder of how old you're getting is available now from Beloit College indicating what today's class of incoming freshmen have never experienced. My husband bemoans this observation: "Robert De Niro is thought of as Greg Focker’s long-suffering father-in-law, not as Vito Corleone or Jimmy Conway."

Conn Carroll examines how it's possible for the GOP to still take the Senate if they run the board, and if Scott Brown can keep his seat while Romney wins the presidential election. It's tough, but it can be done. It would be a lot easier if Todd akin would stop being such an arrogant and selfish fool. So the only question remaining for Democrats is whether they run ads tying Akin to the rest of the GOP, especially the Romney-Ryan ticket or whether they run ads with all the denouncements of Akin by Republicans and say he's too extreme for even his own party. Knowing the Democrats, they could do the latter within Missouri and the former in the rest of the country. Of course the media will help out doing their level best to constantly ask questions attempting to link Akin to Romney and Ryan.

Here is a list of the top four stories that the media is downplaying in order to help Obama. Why stop at just four stories?

Jim Geraghty looks at the law in Missouri for a write-in bids. The two people Akin defeated in the primary are not allowed to be write-in candidate. What if Rush Limbaugh's brother, David Limbaugh ran? I think Democrats' heads would explode at the idea of a Senator Limbaugh.

Jay Cost looks at the Democratic coalition that elected Barack Obama and how that explains his difficulties matching Mitt Romney in fundraising this year. He's losing donors on both his left and his right. According to Jane Mayer of the New Yorker, the liberal billionaires need to step up because liberal billionaires are more virtuous than conservative billionaires or something like that. Who can follow her logic?

ABC's Jake Tapper thinks that the media is failing the country and acknowledges that "the media helped tip the scales" in 2008.

Now that it is clear that the Politico story about the FBI looking into skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee was full of errors, attention is focusing on who might have leaked the story to Politico.

Obama's EPA suffers another loss in federal court for his regulatory overreach.

If party platforms don't matter any more, why do we have them?

Mickey Kaus reads Peter Orszag's criticism of Medicare plan and concludes that all Orszag has left to bring health care costs down are "death paels all the way down."

Niall Ferguson takes on his liberal critics of his essay in Newsweek saying that it's time for Obama to go.

The DNC is refusing to compensate a Connecticut town for overtime costs when President Obama came to fundraise at Harvey Weinstein's estate. Glenn Reynolds comments: "Campaigning as he’s governed — on your dime!"

The poor haven't even begun to realize how Obamacare is going to make their healthcare more difficult.

So why is the Social Security Administration buying 174 thousand rounds of hollow point bullets to be distributed in cities across the United States?

The Obama administration is blocking any development of national lands for oil, natural gas, or coal, they are happily willing to experiment using the land for wind and solar energy.

Stephen Hayes writes how the Democrats might be paying the penalty for ignoring Wisconsin and assuming it was safely in the Democrats' camp.

James Pethokoukis looks at the "new normal" excuse that the Democrats have adopted.