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Breakfast Scramble (Wednesday)

DavidL's Breakfast Scramble
The Great Lady on the passing of the cows, from Phyllis Schlafly, Townhall [1]:

Another contemporary feminist, professor and author Linda Hirshman, set forth a popular definition in the Daily Beast. She wrote that “support for abortion rights and Obamacare were litmus tests for true feminism.”

That shows how out of touch the feminists are. The Republican victories in the 2010 elections, which demonstrated American opposition to Obamacare, included many new non-feminist female House members, a senator and four governors. Nearly all newly elected Republicans are anti-abortion.

Dazed Dumbo can’t remember raising taxes. from Wall Street Journa [2]l:

Bill O’Reilly’s Fox interview with President Obama on Sunday was fascinating, and not merely because Mr. Obama made clear he’s an ardent fan of these pages. What really caught our attention was the President’s claim that “I didn’t raise taxes once. I lowered taxes over the last two years.”

[…]

As for tax increases on individuals, perhaps he forgot the health-care bill’s new 0.9 percentage point increase in the Medicare payroll tax for families making over $250,000 and singles over $200,000. That tax increase takes effect in 2013, as will the application of what will be a 3.8% Medicare surtax (up from 2.9% today) to “unearned income” for the first time. This is a tax hike on investment and interest income, which will reduce the incentive to save and invest.

More rebuttal, from Polifact [3]:

The idea that Obama did not raise taxes is just plain wrong. He signed legislation raising taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products soon after taking office; that money goes to pay for children’s health insurance programs. The law went into effect in 2009. He also signed the health care law, which includes taxes on indoor tanning that went into effect last year. (Regular PolitiFact readers will remember our fact-check of reality TV star Snooki and her complaint about the new tax last year.)

Evidently, Dumbo has been so stoned out, that he can’t remember any of  his tax increases.

Dumbo cancels post presidency travel plans. Evidently Barack Obama has no play to travel overseas after January 20, 2012h, from David Frum, Frum Forum [4]:

CNN International is reporting that George Bush canceled a trip to Switzerland after – and possibly because – a so-called human rights group filed with a Swiss court a request for the ex-president’s arrest.

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It’s hard to know how much of this story is true, and how much is fundraising bluster. But if even a small portion of the news is true, President Obama has a duty to speak up and to warn foreign governments that further indulgence of this kind of nonsense by their court systems will be viewed as an unfriendly act by the United States. It is one more reminder of why the concept of an International Criminal Court is such an invitation to mischief

From Alana Goodman, Commentary [5]:

Regarding that story about the Swiss arrest threat against President Bush, David Frum points out that one person has been conspicuously silent on the matter. As NGOs claim credit for thwarting Bush’s trip to Switzerland, President Obama has made no attempt to intervene on behalf of his beleaguered predecessor

Any kidnapping of an American at the behest of the International Criminal Court is an act of war.

Michael Moore is right, capitalists are fat pigs, from Nikki Finke, Deadline Hollywood [6]:

Michael Moore vs Movie Accounting: Sues Weinsteins For More 9/11 Movie Profits After Already Pocketing $19.8 Million; Yes Or No – “He Redefines The Term Greedy”?

How would  have thought?|