Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cruising the Web

Oh, my. Just another coincidence from the supposedly non-partisan IRS.

And yet another story about how Obamacare is leading employers to cut the hours that workers are employed in order to avoid Obamacare's mandates. And now local governments are facing severe problems due to the costs of Obamacare. And yes, just as predicted, Obamacare will raise insurance premiums.

Yet another PC brouhaha when someone notes that women might want to spend more time with their children and not spend as much time on their career.

And yet another administration official accused of lying to Congress.

And yet more evidence of how Democrats are using money for Obamacare in order to funnel more money to Democratic interest groups and to increase the number of Democratic voters. So health care will be more expensive for everyone due to Obamacare; it will be more cumbersome, but hey, it will help Democratic interest groups. What's not to like about that?

And yes, political appointees in the administration did go above and beyond in order to give information and help to Hollywood filmmakers to make "Zero Dark Thirty."

Mayor Bloomberg continues his bullying to force people to behave the way he thinks they should behave.

Does Obama really believe that the hatreds in Northern Ireland are due to children going to sectarian schools? Does he know anything about the history of the Troubles in Ireland?

Jonah Goldberg describes how Edward Snowden is a fool for the hazy belief that we are all "citizens of the world," not of any individual country.

Senators Tester and Murphy are introducing a proposed amendment to basically negate freedom of speech and the press.

Gosh, the enforcement of regulations to protect endangered species are wacky. These examples that Mary Katharine Ham provides are reminiscent of the stupidity that ensues when schools have zero tolerance enforcement of rules to outlaw guns in school so that they end up disciplining a child for eating his pop tart in the shape of a gun. This is what happens when regulations are written without any provision for simple common sense.

How dumb is Chuck Hagel? When asked a question about a university professor of Indian descent, Hagel jokingly asks him if he's a member of the Taliban. Geesh! Add this to the file of imagining what would have happened if a member of a Republican administration had done that.

Paul Ryan is following in Jack Kemp's footsteps in his outreach to the poor.

Look for this to be a crucial case for the Court's next term as it hears a case on the administration's disparate impact theory.