Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Buh-Bah Lugar

The Downfall of a career politicain and   go-along to get-along moderate Statesman
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Dick Lugar spent almost his entire Senate career trying to make the world safer from the specter of nuclear war. But as it turned out on Tuesday night, Indiana Republicans weren’t (pause for a good weep)  motivated to vote for the longtime statesman’s foreign policy bona fides, and he lost his party’s nomination to state Treasurer Richard Mourdock by about 20 points. Full Story

John Travolta Feels Safe in the Closet

He's Back!

What Say You Now My Atheist Friends?
He's Back!

Puppy Love

Today's Animal & Cultural Catharsis

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Dear Class 0f 2012

Stephens: To the Class of 2012
Attention graduates: Tone down your egos, shape up your minds.

Dear Class of 2012:

Allow me to be the first one not to congratulate you. Through exertions that—let's be honest—were probably less than heroic, most of you have spent the last few years getting inflated grades in useless subjects in order to obtain a debased degree. Now you're entering a lousy economy, courtesy of the very president whom you, as freshmen, voted for with such enthusiasm. Please spare us the self-pity about how tough it is to look for a job while living with your parents. They're the ones who spent a fortune on your education only to get you back— return-to-sender, forwarding address unknown.

No doubt some of you have overcome real hardships or taken real degrees. A couple of years ago I hired a summer intern from West Point. She came to the office directly from weeks of field exercises in which she kept a bulletproof vest on at all times, even while sleeping. She writes brilliantly and is as self-effacing as she is accomplished. Now she's in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban.

If you're like that intern, please feel free to feel sorry for yourself. Just remember she doesn't.

Unfortunately, dear graduates, chances are you're nothing like her. And since you're no longer children, at least officially, it's time someone tells you the facts of life. The other facts.

Fact One is that, in our "knowledge-based" economy, knowledge counts. Yet here you are, probably the least knowledgeable graduating class in history.

A few months ago, I interviewed a young man with an astonishingly high GPA from an Ivy League university and aspirations to write about Middle East politics. We got on the subject of the Suez Crisis of 1956. He was vaguely familiar with it. But he didn't know who was president of the United States in 1956. And he didn't know who succeeded that president.

Pop quiz, Class of '12: Do you?

Many of you have been reared on the cliché that the purpose of education isn't to stuff your head with facts but to teach you how to think. Wrong. I routinely interview college students, mostly from top schools, and I notice that their brains are like old maps, with lots of blank spaces for the uncharted terrain. It's not that they lack for motivation or IQ. It's that they can't connect the dots when they don't know where the dots are in the first place.

Now to Fact Two ...

Affirmation, wot.



The Fat Man Cometh - One Hopes

bits & pieces               

New Jersey is on the cusp of taking its biggest leap towards planting the roots of Obamacare in the Garden State. Last March, the state Legislature passed a bill that would establish the law’s bureaucratic health care exchanges and now time is running out to stop it. If Gov. Christie does not veto the New Jersey Health Exchange Act by May 10, Obamacare will become entrenched in New Jersey as state law.  [Full]   

David Axelrod is a commie douchebag


David Axelrod, the architect of "thug-nation" calls Romney backers "contract killers."


Make Over By The Real King of France & Sweden
Res Ipsa Loquitur

Daily Duh

1000 Words

Obama- This || Close

The Obamissariat
Obama's Second Term Transformation Plans
The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama's first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of "transforming America" in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress.   That is why his re-election team is virtually ignoring the plight of incumbent or prospective Democratic Party office holders.

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Res Ipsa Loquitur
Read the article. With  Obama's Second Term Transformation Plans, Steve McCann does nothing more than assemble a Lionel train track by snapping the rails together.  We, all of us, have been aware of the extraordinary powers couched in the language of legislation rammed through congress-- by a "super majority" Democrat congress.  Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and how the "Environmental Protection Agency on a near daily basis issues new regulations clearly out of their purview"   All that's left now for Obama is to connect a power supply, and put the train on the tracks—   a second term.   We are this || close| to a terror unimaginable to all but those who lived in Nazi Germany,  or survived Lenin's Russia.  Tell me if you think I'm over reacting.