Saturday, April 25, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Kind of the reverse of a student paper

Via the Volokh Report, here's a humorous story about a legal brief that was in danger of going over the 14,000-word limit imposed by the Court.  So to keep the word count down, theycrammedabunchofwordstogetherlikethis.  That'sthinkingoutsidethebox.

BTW it snowed yesterday

The Federalist: "Seven big failed environmental predictions."

How US uranium got to Iran and the Clintons got rich

A great bullet-point review from Ricochet.  Also, I like this story:

Clinton flunky: "Bill never met with Kazakh officials in his home!"
NY Times reporter: "We have photographic evidence."
Clinton flunky: "OK, then, he did."

Transparency!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Things the Clintons want you to believe

The partial list:
  • Large payments to the Clinton Foundation - including a $500,000 payoff for a Bill Clinton speech - was simply coincidental with a uranium deal with Kazakhstan.
  • It's also coincidental that Bill's speaking fee spiked after Hillary became Secretary of State.
  • Six out of eight winners for the State Department award also contributed to the Clinton Foundation - coincidence.
  • The Clinton Foundation reported it received zero dollars from foreign contributions, despite an agreement with the Obama administration to report such contributions, but this was due to shoddy bookkeeping and not a conscious attempt to hide foreign influence.
  • Hillary had a private email server because she didn't want to carry two devices and she erased her server because it just had a lot of yoga workout records.
  • The right-wing media is biased against the Clintons.

And, no, they don't think you're stupid.  Heavens to Betsy.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hillary whines

Gosh darn those mean Republicans, they're so focused on her instead of the issues!
It’s bad enough that she’s been bumbling around, robotically reciting the blandest possible talking points because she has no accomplishments to run on. (Unless you consider taking a bribe to be an accomplishment.) Now she’s actually whining because those mean Republicans are saying stuff about her that she can’t deny, because it’s true.
Stop the personal attacks and focus on the issues!
Hillary's content-free website, meanwhile, came in for its own share of derision, with the harshest coming from fellow liberals. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow complained that her four-point platform was so vague "it could have been anybody's." Others noted that there isn't even an issues page on her campaign website.
Those issues are a distraction from the real issue: electing Hillary.  Because uterus.

Know your rights

Hit and Run: "Supreme Court Says Police Violated 4th Amendment When Use of Drug-Sniffing Dog Prolonged Routine Traffic Stop."

Relevant:

Greece raids the piggy banks

Desperate times in Greece: the couch cushions will be next.  Bloomberg: "Greek Mayors to Protest Government Decision to Seize Their Cash."  Those are just "idle cash reserves" says the government, so it's totes OK.

Goin' nuke-ular

Jeff Jacoby in the Boston Globe: "Danger of Iran deal is not because Tehran lies, but because it doesn’t."  Yeah, they're pretty up-front on what they want to do.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Welcome to Skynet, may I take your order?

Hit and Run: "Will Minimum Wage Protesters Order Fries From Their Burger-Flipping Robot Replacements? - Pricing yourself out of the market is not so smart."

ICYMI Olive Garden is following the lead of Chili's to phase out servers.

This campaign has more shoes dropping than Imelda Marcos' closet in an earthquake

Hey, that's a pretty good title.  Here's the New York Times: "New Book, ‘Clinton Cash,’ Questions Foreign Donations to Foundation."
But “Clinton Cash” is potentially more unsettling, both because of its focused reporting and because major news organizations including The Times, The Washington Post and Fox News have exclusive agreements with the author  to pursue the story lines found in the book.
Pure coincidence, the Clinton camp will say:
For instance, one South American donor made a lot of money when Hillary Clinton pursued the free-trade policy with Colombia that her fellow Democrats had spent years blocking during the preceding Bush administration. Chozick notes that Clinton Cash will focus more on money that went directly into their pockets, though, through the speaking tours of Bill Clinton. Eleven of the 13 $550K-plus speeches given by the former President took place during Hillary’s tenure as SecState, Schweizer will document in the book.
Need we question why Hillary wiped clean her email server?  We know what was on there.

Extra - Rand Paul called it.

More - Twitchy: "Now you can panic, Dems."

Saturday, April 18, 2015

That NYT loon

Russ Smith has a acidly humorous takedown of Paul Krugman that ends with this funny comment:
Krugman concludes on a phony note: “One thing is for sure: American voters will be getting a real choice. May the best party win.” That’s simply insulting, as anyone who’s read the far-left Democrat realizes that Krugman considers 99 percent of Republicans as meth-addled hillbillies.
We like NASCAR too.  Bristol tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"These kids can't read"

There's a lot of outrage over the sentences handed down by a judge over the Atlanta cheating scandal, up to seven years for doctoring standardized tests.  If you read a little deeper into the story, however, you can see that the judge was motivated to drop the hammer not because of the crime alone but because the lack of contrition by the convicted.

On top of that, the judge seemed to have concluded that a kind of child abuse had taken place.  These kids are in academic crisis and these teachers filled them with false self-esteem.

Chief Justice in the Court

Not his court: "Chief Justice Roberts reports for jury duty in a Maryland court."
“Sir, good morning. How are you?” [Judge] Rubin asked No 49.  [Roberts]

“Very good, thank you,” No. 49 said.

“I’ve discussed this with counsel. Obviously we know what you do for a living, sir.”
Heh.

Redistribution machine

Doug Ross: "Tax Day is Almost Done, Here's How the Federal Government is Committing Fiscal Suicide."

War on women's intelligence

Here's another chick who really didn't like Hill's rollout:
Hillary Clinton’s announcement followed by her dark-windowed SUV journey into deepest darkest America was the most inept, phony, shallow, slickily-slick and meaningless launch of a presidential candidacy I have ever seen. We have come to quite a pass when the Clintons can’t even do the show business of politics well. The whole extravaganza has the look of profound incompetence and disorganization—no one could have been thinking this through—or profound cynicism, or both. It has yielded only one good thing, and that is a memorable line, as Mrs. Clinton glided by reporters: “We do have a plan. We have a plan for my plan.” That is how the Washington Post quoted her, on ideas on campaign finance reform.
What difference do the details make at this point?  She has no "Y" chromosome, America!