York,PA in the midst of a really wild thunderstorm…–
I brought a load here from the Adirondacks, and will be on my home turf, tomorrow. I’m looking forward to this weekend; it’s been a particularly trying week… several repairs. Actually, I’ve been quite road-repair free until this week. A radiator hose, two tires, a welding job on an air tank, etc. Yikes. Glad I’m not paying that repair bill.
- KAUS DESTROYS KURTZ: Gotta love it:
Here’s my theory about Howard Kurtz: He consistently gets things wrong, but then after the facts are in he’ll always write a column telling you why everything was so obvious.
Example? Kurtz’s 2008 column looking back on the Edwards/Rielle Hunter affair (in the wake of Edwards’ televised confession). Having completely blown the story, Kurtz actually ends his post-mortem on a note of self-congratulation: “I didn’t know how right I was” (because at one point he’d wondered if Edwards’ candor was “carefully choreographed”).** … P.S.: Kurtz’s “everything was so obvious” wrap up of Weinergate should be a keeper, given his claim, days after the story broke, that the “whole thing appears to be faked. Sometimes it pays to wait for the facts”. I guess it does! …
So, why didn’t he, then? The reason is obvious: Kurtz is the mainstream press, who has an agenda to push, and anything that damages that effort… say, liberal pols involved in a sex scandal, he needs to claim isn’t happening.
- Good Column, but…. Walsh writes a great column , but misses the point… and it’s something I’ve been saying for some months now. He gets this right….
The growth in GDP declined to a measly 1.8 percent in the first quarter of 2011 as consumers hung desperately onto their wallets. Job growth has completely collapsed. Fully 60 percent of the electorate thinks the country is on the wrong track. No wonder the daily economic briefing, once on a par with the intelligence briefing, has vanished from President Obama’s schedule.
Heckuva job, guys.
And now Obama says he’s not worried about a double-dip recession. Easy for him to say: For Americans not feeding at the government trough, the first recession never ended.
We are witnessing the total failure of academic Keynesian economics, with its heavy emphasis on high taxes and exorbitant government spending. Yet Obama sails blithely on, already in full campaign mode and still blaming George W. Bush and the Republicans (admittedly no models of fiscal restraint or responsibility) for everything.
Worse, the what-me-worry president continues to insist that the ongoing hard times are just a “bump in the road” — that if we can just get the “fortunate” rich to “pay a little more” everything will be just fine.
Never mind that most of the “rich” got their own money by inventing a product or providing a service in the private sector. That they invested an enormous amount of their own capital and sweat equity before it paid off. That they did it for the most part without any help from Obama or his friends in academe.
And never mind that if you tax the rich at 100 percent of their wealth, the country will still go bankrupt.
Bump in the road to what, Mr. President? The road to perdition?
… But Walsh fails utterly to address the small matter of intent. Obama WANTS to crash our economy. I say again what I said last April: If you wanted to cripple the greatest nation on earth, (Who you’ve said publicly, you want to see take a smaller world role) how would you accomplish it, outside what the left has done? I think that when viewed through the standpoint of a strong America internationally speaking , and a strong private sector economy within America, and individual freedoms, Obama, and the left have gone precisely the wrong direction with a batting average that approach is as close to 1000 as no matter. Given that, it does not seem unreasonable to me to question whether this is a case of incompetence or malice. I conclude the latter. Reasons are many, but can be summed up this way:
One does not screw up totally every single time without a certain level of both competence, and intent. It seems more likely to me that what’s happening is that Obama and company have a completely different goal than the stated strong America, and that they know exactly what they’re doing and are purposely steering us toward the rocks. There is no other logical conclusion to draw anymore. I note McPhillips coming to that conclusion, also.
- EDUKASHUN: Just go and read this.  I can’t even describe it. Was there ever any doubt that the teachers unions are leftist dominated? It’s not about education at all, people.