URLs du Jour


  • Jonah Goldberg, always pretty quick with a depressing fascistic historical parallel, compares the Smith College student who claims Obama as her "Personal Jesus" (which may or may not be parodic) with actual "Progressive" behavior from the previous century.

  • Mickey Kaus notices the financial bailout was attached to a completely sane proposal:
    … the entire package was attached to legislation requiring insurers to treat mental health conditions more like general health problems, a long-sought goal of many lawmakers who demanded such parity.
    As Mickey says, the message seems to be: "We helped bankrupt the banks. Now we're doing the same thing for health care!"

    By piling yet another mandate on private insurers, this will inevitably cause premiums to increase, making health care less "affordable". It very much fits the "Cloward-Piven Strategy" we blogged about Monday: bring the system to collapse and chaos, in order to eventually bring about the "progressive" goal of socialized medicine.

  • Enough depressing news for one day! I'm not a big gamer, but this YouTube game demo is pretty awesome. (Via Tech Liberation Front.)

  • Excerpts from the latest episode of CSI: Rochester NH:
    Wednesday, Sept. 17

    8:43 a.m. — A man is on the playground at Maple Street School, talking to himself and carrying a suitcase. He could be a ventriloquist perfecting his act. Police arrive in minutes but find no sign of him, although he is wearing a red and white Dr. Seuss hat.

    12:34 p.m. — A bearded man in a red shirt comes into the YMCA, asks for help, announces that they won't understand, and leaves.

    2:11 p.m. — A bearded man in a red shirt come into William Allen School to ask questions about guidance counselors and the National Guard. He has gone when police arrive.

    4:41 p.m. — Police check on two unoccupied vehicles at Haven Hill Park on Route 11. One man is looking for a cat that was lost five miles away, but, as he observes, cats can walk pretty far. Another gentleman is looking for turtles and a third has entered the wood "to take a leak." Michael S. Dickie, 51, of 109 Woodland Green is charged with drug possession.

    Thursday, Sept. 18

    11:29 a.m. — Police check out Haven Hill Park, but find no cats or turtles.

    5:53 p.m. — On Church Street there is a cat with a bag on its head running around, and described as "a sad sight." Police respond and let the cat out of the bag.

    Friday, Sept. 19

    2:27 a.m. — On Meaderboro near Four Rod, two small horses are reidentified as donkeys. Farmington PD are soon on the tail of the asses and help to head them back down to Vickery Farms.

    Saturday, Sept. 20

    11:08 a.m. — Police check on a vehicle on Blackwater Road, to see if magazine subscriptions are being sold from it, illegally, but discover it is a Shaheen campaign worker.

    Sunday, Sept. 21

    12:34 a.m. — Above the sounds of a disturbance on Norway Plains Road comes the cry, "Give me the weed."

    12:13 p.m. — At Chestnut Hill Road MHP, a man "never seen before" sits in a blue lawn chair sucking on a beer. Nearby, a parked van bears the inscription, "Praise him." Whether this refers to Sam Adams or a higher power is unknown.

    1:16 p.m. — No turtles or cats observed at Haven Hill Park.

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