URLs du Jour


  • Rocco Landesman, current chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, gushed about the literary skills of President Obama:
    This is the first president that actually writes his own books since Teddy Roosevelt and arguably the first to write them really well since Lincoln. If you accept the premise, and I do, that the United States is the most powerful country in the world, then Barack Obama is the most powerful writer since Julius Caesar.
    At Commentary, John Steele Gordon tears apart the first sentence. Among other things, Gordon points out: "Lincoln never wrote a book."
    What is it about Barack Obama that causes such cringe-inducing butt-kissing?
    My guess is that an aptitude for sycophancy is must-have job requirement in this Administration.

  • Don Boudreaux recalls that the Obama Administration assured us, without much giggling, that no way no how would they allow political interference in the business decisions made by the bailed out General Motors. Then points, with suitable sarcasm, to this WSJ story of political interference in the business decisions of bailed out General Motors. His conclusion:
    The wonder is not that politicians are meddling. The wonder is that America is populated with a sufficient number of persons so gullible as to encourage Mr. Obama to issue his 'no politics' assurance with a straight face.

  • Dartblogger Joseph Asch gets stopped on I-93: "Sir, the Limit is 65; Keep It Under 80."

  • A neat visualization of how small small stuff is. Some genius should do the same thing for big things. Maybe someone has. Anyone seen one?