Monthly Archives: May 2012


Really, I think I may be ill.

I realize we live in a society where nothing is off limits in public conversation, but, really, this is more information than I want to know about another couple’s bedtime rituals.  And if that weren’t bad enough, the columnist’s swooning is more befitting of a 12 year old girl at a Justin Bieber concert than an actual adult talking about the President of the United States. Which explains so much, if you think about it.


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Someone At The Boston Globe Didn’t Get The Memo

Oh, looky. An honest article about Elizabeth Warren’s dubious claims of Native American ancestry that appeared earlier today in the Boston Globe was magically transformed into one defending Warren and attacking Scott Brown without a word of notice to readers. Seems like standard operating procedure for the liberal media these days.

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Curiouser and curiouser

Erik at No Pasaran wonders why current photos of Brett Kimberlin are so hard to come by. I wonder why he doesn’t have a Wikipedia entry under his given name like other notorious domestic terrorists, Ted Kaczynski, Timothy McVeigh and Eric Rudolph. I wonder why the Speedway Bomber entry is devoid of all but the most basic facts.

Also, why isn’t he in prison?

Update 1: I see the Speedway Bomber Wiki entry has been fleshed out and silly me, I didn’t take a screen shot of the original, which itself appeared to have been added only yesterday.

Update 2: Oh, look. I wasn’t the only one who was curious about the Wikipedia blackout, but Patterico actually tried to find out why.

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It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Because increasing the supply always drives the price down up.

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Lilly Ledbetter, Betrayed


Who, me?

A group of Democratic female senators on Wednesday declared war on the so-called “gender pay gap,” urging their colleagues to pass the aptly named Paycheck Fairness Act when Congress returns from recess next month. However, a substantial gender pay gap exists in their own offices, a Washington Free Beacon analysis of Senate salary data reveals.

Of the five senators who participated in Wednesday’s press conference—Barbara Mikulski (D., Md.), Patty Murray (D., Wash.), Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.), Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) and Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.)—three pay their female staff members significantly less than male staffers.

Murray, who has repeatedly accused Republicans of waging a “war a women,” is one of the worst offenders. Female members of Murray’s staff made about $21,000 less per year than male staffers in 2011, a difference of 35.2 percent.

Apparently equal pay for equal work is fine, you know, for icky private businesses because everyone knows they’re evil anyway. But Democrats, by virtue of their pure motives, needn’t be bothered with the rules they force on the rest of us.

Go ahead and read the whole thing, but don’t blame me if the irony overloads your brain and your head explodes.

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Jay Carney Bitchslaps The White House Press Corps


Do you see my middle finger? That represents laziness. And my index finger represents sloth. Either that or I’m hexing you.

Jay Carney calls the White House press corps slothful and lazy. I generally loathe journalists and this makes even my blood boil. Really. I’m nearly speechless.

Note to the press corps: At this point, the Obama Administration is the boyfriend who treats you like crap in public because he knows you don’t have the gumption to leave. Try and have a little self-respect.

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Selling Obamacare

Not only are you paying for Obamacare in concrete and immediate ways with higher taxes, and skyrocketing insurance premiums (by the way, Jonathan Gruber is a lying SOB or too stupid to be associated with MIT), you’re also paying in ways for which the bill may not come due for decades, by killing medical innovation and decreasing the desirability of medicine as a profession.

But there’s one more way you’ll be paying that even the most pessimistic probably hadn’t anticipated: A $20 million PR campaign to sell the benefits of Obamacare to a recalcitrant public. The Obama Administration: Screwing the American taxpayer every day.

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Women’s Health And Safety Be Damned

An abortion training project for non-physicians has prompted Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo has issued a ruling that truly defies logic.

In his May 17 decision, Judge Evelio Grillo denied the Life Legal Defense Foundation’s petition for a writ of mandate to require release of the names of physicians, clinicians and stakeholders who participated in the pilot project conducted by the University of California San Francisco/Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health.

“[T]he court finds that the public interest in withholding the names of the Clinicians outweighs the public interest in disclosing those names,” the decision states. “First, there is a public interest in protecting persons who provide abortion services from harassment. … Second, the public has an interest in academic research, and that interest may be compromised if research participants cannot participate with the assurance that their privacy will be protected.”

The project itself is revealing. For years, abortion proponents have claimed that only by keeping abortion legal can women’s health and safety be protected, presumably because doctors could perform them without fear of prosecution. Now comes this push to allow nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants and certified nurse midwives to perform abortions with as little as two day’s training. How’s that working out? 8,000 patients later, “…the project’s own documents show that the injury rate is 80 percent more than when physicians perform abortions….”

Now Judge Grillo has ruled that the privacy concerns of the project participants outweigh the safety concerns of patients. That seems backwards to me.

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Someone found my blog today with the search string, “cute abortion pictures.” Don’t even want to know. But, oh, hey, since we’re talking about abortion, I still think it’s wrong.

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So Much More Than A Uterus

The Democrats continue to yammer on about the so-called Republican War on Women. In the meantime GOP women in the House of Representatives are leading the way on issues women care about, like jobs and the economy…because they understand that women aren’t defined solely by their vaginas any more than they’re helpless wards of the Nanny State.

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