davidl on February 23rd, 2009

Bertha Lewis, ACORN: Housing is a right. See the video: Read the transcript, via Steve Gilbert, Sweetness & Light. No Ms Lewis, housing is not a right.  Housing is a commodity, to wit a product of human endeavor.  You can not give a commodity, say housing, to one person, unless your first take it from […]

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Eric Florack on February 23rd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere; Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble It’s the Corner Store edition. Just a few quick items. In, and out. Obama to be upstatged: As you likely already know, Barack Obama will adress Congress for the first time as Presidient, Tuesday night.  The Republicans already […]

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Eric Florack on February 23rd, 2009

Christopher Buckley writes today: It’s tricky, trying to channel your father’s ghost. Hamlet tried it. I think I won’t. But I miss WFB’s takes on—everything that’s going on. Often, I’d find myself flailing aimlessly or circularly about some issue, trying to sort it out in my own head. Then I’d ring him and he’d nail it […]

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davidl on February 23rd, 2009

ABC 2 News, Baltimore, MD: Some community activists could face criminal charges after breaking into a home in Southeast Baltimore. […) After snapping a lock with bolt cutters, ACORN member Louis Beverly told supporters “this is our house now  ACORN is wrong.  The house on Ellwood Avenue belongs to William Lane.  The story could use […]

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davidl on February 23rd, 2009

Alan Reynolds, New York Post, writes of the Foreclosure Five states: When President Obama discusses his $275 billion mortgage bailout, he talks as if it was a national problem, caused by a national decline in home prices. “We must stem the spread of foreclosures and falling home values for all Americans,” he says. But there […]

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davidl on February 23rd, 2009

Michelle is calling it a Tea Party.   William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection, offers another analogy: This movement can succeed if it does not stop at protest and includes changes in economic behavior. Obama’s redistributive plans require higher taxation, but higher tax plans (to be announced this week by Obama) are based on the fallacy that […]

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