Somewhere the Sun is shining, from Scott Wong, Politico :
And Palin turned to an extended ship metaphor to make her point that the country needs to “shift gears and change course” from Obama’s economic policies of bigger government, over-regulation and federal mandates.
“It’s very noble of President Obama to want to stay at the helm and maybe go down with this sinking ship,” she said. “I prefer and many Americans prefer that we start plugging the hole, that we start powering up the bilge pump, and start getting rid of this unsustainable debt that is sinking our ship.
“We don’t have to go the way of the Titanic,” Palin added. “There are things that have to be put in place before the ship sinks. We don’t have to keep going down the road that we are going on today.”
And it is from Wassilla. While, Dumbo. b/k/a Barack Obama, is perfectly willing to go down with the ship You can bet it s union made ship, from Matt Patterson, Pajamas Media :
But the Obama administration has, through the NLRB, sided with the unions, in essence affirming Big Labor’s self-assumed right to blackmail and bankrupt private industry. The decision against Boeing (which the company is set to challenge in a June hearing) is indeed a dark and ominous sign: As Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore poignantly put it in the Wall Street Journal, “It’s the first time a federal agency has intervened to tell an American company where it can and cannot operate a plant within the U.S.” It’s as if a government agent blocked your way while you were fleeing a mugger and ordered you to go back and hand over your wallet.
Of course, Obama is under tremendous pressure to deliver some favors to the unions, who have spent hundreds of millions to put him and other Democrats into power. Having failed to deliver labor’s long-cherished “card check” legislation before last November’s GOP tide swept over Congress, and seeing unions withering under the assault of Republican governors like Wisconsin’s Scott Walker and New Jersey’s Chris Christie, the White House undoubtedly felt it had to give its money masters something.
So it has, and only at the expense of liberty, economic growth, and common sense. So much for land of the free.
Leadership lessons of Midway, Oliver North, RCP :
Notably, neither President Franklin Roosevelt nor Chester Nimitz, the tall admiral from Fredericksburg, Texas, took credit for the victory. They gave it instead to those who fought the battle. And unlike what would happen today, a “leak” about how our code breakers provided the decisive “edge” in the Battle of Midway — first carried in an article in the Chicago Tribune and later carried in Time magazine — did not get picked up in Tokyo. Now we have WikiLeaks — and small-minded officials who want all the credit.
As Ronald Reagan quipped, it is easy to get things accomplished if you don’t care who gets the credit. Alas poor Dumbo is all credit but no accomplishment.
Breastaurants, one to get the cows upset, from Jason Daley, Entrepreneur :
Franchises inspired by the Hooters model–such as Celtic-themed sports bar chain Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery and faux mountain sports lodge chain Twin Peaks–have expanded rapidly over the last half decade, while corporate-owned chains like Brick House Tavern + Tap and Bone Daddy’s House of Smoke are picking up steam regionally. In fact, for the next couple of years, this segment (often referred to as “breastaurants”) is poised to be one of the fastest-growing restaurant categories.
Hat tip, Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit .