Friday, December 11, 2009

Henry Waxman is a Pig. One of about 300.

Animal Farm, the Movie
Animal Farm

Is Animal Farm still required reading in school, or even discussed?  I suspect it would make a good many of today's educators feel uneasy.  George Orwell was of course a socialist; prolly what we would today call a moderate Republican however. He saw Stalin and Communism for what they were, as his allegorical novel clearly shows. It's been years since I read it (high school English assignment), and never did see a film treatment until just now. This is first rate, running 71 minutes. I not only recommend it for kids age 4-80,  I suggest they view it without unsolicited comment from parents. It's message is very clear, and will last a lifetime. Henry Waxman is a pig.

Ain't life grand

 For feds, more get 6-figure salaries
Average pay $30,000 over private sector

lose, private sector schmuck

Bat Condom Alert

The Answer Man

The answer is ...
Most of them were educated in upper-tier schools, and inculcated with the uber liberal world view that goes with it.  Men they desire most find them insufferable.

J Street Blues

Poll shows Israeli opinion
of President Obama mixed(up)

Jim Gerstein
 Ben Smith posted this story, and now Drudge is carrying it. Yesterday Michael Goldfarb posted the back-story on the Weekly Standard Blog (Two Jews, Three Opinions)  The reader needs to understand that J Street is a phoney-balony "pro-peace" and "pro-Israel,'' Jewish lobby, formed to denigrate Israel and Jews.  In a nutshell, here's J Street's  polling technique in this instance.  Looks like the New York Times-CBS model., wot?  

Gerstein, however, polled everyone, including Arabs, who comprised 16 percent of his sample (an under-sampling, actually — almost 20 percent of Israelis are Arab). More important, he did not ask the same, or even a similar, question.

Let Splay

Roll Tide

We're talking FANZ ... ...

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

 I received this e-mail ...

You know you go to real college/school when they delay classes for a football game. ha.  When I went to school at UofA by Wednesday the campus would almost shut down due to the campers all coming into town and parking in school zones.  You gotta love it.  Roll tide!

A bright light amid a sea of dim bulbs

In Passing

Healthcare reform draws nearer

Chicanery to follow is so transparent as to be insulting.

Martha Coakley: Too immoral for for the Swimmer's Seat
I dunno. Losing the symbol of evil conjured by the phrase "Senator from Massachusetts" could be as discombobulating as seeing the Soviet Union collapse. Every thriller needs evil villains to viscerally hate.  Okay.  Maybe not so many as we have currently.

}Who owns the sovereign debt of the United States?
It is not at all clear whether it is better to owe U.S. dollars or be owed them -- that question rests largely on the character of the American people and the politicians we elect over the next generation.

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical
How to Build a Pencil Crossbow
The census taker chloroforms you, and next thing you're shackled in the White House basement.  In front of you, an ordinary desk upon which sit ordinary office supplies -- and  a typed confession.  Your captors are agitated,; impatient for you to sign.  A film crew is waiting for Captain Zero to make an appearance, and announce the capture of you, the cause of everything.  Do not blow the opportunity.

Free The Navy SEALs Now
American heroes are arraigned for allegedly punching a terrorist in wartime. What happens to Tiger Woods isn't vital to our country's future. What happens to Matthew McCabe, Julio Huertas and Jonathan Keefe is.

University of Colorado places ban on Nerf guns
It was a rough week for gun rights in Colorado.

}Confirmation bias.
Megan McArdle, an AGW true believer, seems to think that most of the problems highlighted by Climategate is due to confirmation bias.

Blackwater Guards Tied to Secret Raids by the C.I.A.

John Wayne to play lead role in John Ford movie.

Youbetcha! It's the Palin cartoon caption contest winner!
Detroit Freep readers  display scathing wit and insight

A Ruh-Roh Moment

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical
Jamal realized he was in line for work, not food stamps