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Breakfast Scramble (Wednesday)

DavidL's Breakfast Scramble
Lurch Left, John Kerry lurchs to the left, from Pete Kasperowicz, Hil [1]l:

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) warned incoming Republicans Tuesday morning against cutting back the size of government so much that it cannot contribute to U.S. productivity.

“Do they want a government too limited to have invented the Internet, now a vital part of our commerce and communications?” he asked at one point.

Lurch does his best to defend big bloated government, and the best he can do is to cite a forty-five years old invention.   Better luck next time.

Not that there is anything wr0ng with Mark Halperin, video:

Hat tip and more: Mary Katherine Ham, Daily Caller [2].

During a discussion on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Tuesday, the panel conceded that conservatives and Tea Party activists were unfairly scapegoated in the wake of Jared Lee Loughner’s shooting spree in Tucson, Ariz., which killed six and left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords fighting for her life after a gunshot wound to the head. Mark Halperin of Time just thinks conservatives shouldn’t bother defending themselves, so as to avoid further political escalation.

“Obviously, the initial reaction was so offensive to conservatives it has united everybody from Rush Limbaugh to David Brooks this morning, who wrote a very, very compelling piece that the scapegoating was an offensive act,” Joe Scarborough said during a discussion about the politicization of the tragedy.

Rush has standard talking point that liberal have owned the media for so long that they have lost, or have never developed the ability to make an intelligent rebuttal.  Halperin wanted a tragedy so that Dumbo, b/k/a Barack Obama, could connect with the people like B.J. Clinton did after Oklahoma City.   Alas, sadly for Halperin, B.J. can talk without the aid of teleprompter.

The mass murder of Christina Green and five other was just what Halperin wanted.   The media reax, just like in OK City, of  blaming the murders on the right wing was the play Halperin diagrammed    And now that the media is running Halperin’;s play, and getting shoved back down their throats, Halperin is trying to call a time out.    We  have the contemporary version of the gun fight at OK Corral and all Halperin brings is a knife.

More, Glenn Reynolds , [3]Ed Morrissey [4]

Richard Cohen on Guns.    Try this for fit.

Nail statistics are nothing less than astonishing. According to the Jesus was a Carpenter Campaign, an advocacy group, “more nails were driven with hammers in the 18-year period between 1979 and 1997 (651,697) than cheeseburgers were eaten in McDonalls since 1775 (650,858).” Even assuming that some of those naiils were rusty , the hammer is what did it. Had it not been handy, then a nails might not have been driven.

Pretty darn stupid.  Even a liberal knows that it a carpenter which drives the nail, and not the hammer.  It is the Norm Abrams whom build the houses and not the Stanley hammers.  Yet compare this to what Cohen did actually write, from the RCP [5]:

Gun statistics are nothing less than astonishing. According to the Brady Campaign, an advocacy group, “more Americans were killed with guns in the 18-year period between 1979 and 1997 (651,697) than were killed in battle in all wars since 1775 (650,858).” Even assuming that some of those deaths were suicides or accidents, the gun is what did it. Had it not been handy, then a death might have been avoided.

Just has hammers don not swing themselves, neither do guns fire themselves.  Maybe one day, Cohen can figure that out.  But I kind of doubt it.

What to do about so-called climate change, from Doug L. Hoffman, Climate Change Dispatch [6]:

Time after time, the public has been harangued by climate change “experts” predicting all form of devastation due to anthropogenic global warming. The Greenland and Antarctic glaciers will melt, as will the sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean. Temperatures will rise by 2-6°C, perhaps more in higher latitudes. Weather patterns will shift, there will be droughts and torrential monsoon rains, cyclones will increase in intensity—where will it all end? Here’s a thought, we might find the world a nicer place after a bit of global warming. In fact, given the general cooling trend seen over the Holocene (the period since the last glacial period ended around 14,000 years ago) and the Cenozoic (the time since the dinosaurs died, around 65 million years) human CO2 may be in some small way the only thing delaying another devastating ice age

Nothing.