Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cruising the Web

With all our horror at what happened in Newtown, let's not forget all the children killed in Chicago.

Here's an idea from Matthew Yglesias that I wholeheartedly agree with. Why should we still have the oldest guy of the Senate majority party in line for succession to the presidency? Remember when Strom Thurmond was in line for the presidential succession?

Having once wanted to pass a bylaw that dogs should be required to respond to commands in both English and French, a Montreal city councilor now wants to ban verbal commands in any language to dogs in public parks. It's nice that they have no problems at all to worry about in Montreal that city councilmen can take on such weighty issues. He's barking up a totally useless tree.

And one more lobbyist joins the Obama administration. This time it's a former lobbyist for drug companies and hospitals going to HHS.

What was it with Chuck Hagel that he was the only senator refused to sign onto an ad denouncing anti-Semitism?

Thomas Sowell explains how Obama wants to take us "forward" to repeat past failed economic experiments.

There is something particularly vile in Obama using the massacre of Kindergartners in Newtown as a talking point to advance his political agenda.

Eventually, Robert Bork won the battle over originalism.

Obama announced his taskforce, led by Joe Biden, to come up with proposals on gun control and said, "This is not some Washington commission" meant to pass the buck and make proposals that would never be adopted. As the President said, “This is not something where folks are going to be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read and then pushed aside.” I guess Obama would know well about such Washington commissions.

John Edwards is still making news - not the nice kind.