Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen

… nobody knows but Jesus:

  • Last week, Pun Salad flayed Michael Moore for his idiotic attempt to link all the news on the New York Times front page to evil "capitalism". One of the stories was the alleged use of private contractors on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Over at Big Journalism, best-selling novelist Brad Thor has not one, but two, posts debunking that NYT story. Not only did the story fail to support Moore's thesis, there's plenty of reason to treat it with extreme skepticism on mere factual grounds.

    You mean the New York Times lets ideology drive its news coverage? Shocking, I know, but…

  • I let Kimberly Strassel comment on the ObamaCare legislative process this morning. How about we bring in Mark Steyn for his prediction of the likely long-term result?
    Longer wait times, fewer doctors, more bureaucracy, massive IRS expansion, explosive debt, the end of the Pax Americana, and global Armageddon. Must try to look on the bright side …
    "Other than that, though, it's fine!"

  • Let's see, think happy thoughts, think happy thoughts… OK, how about this cautionary tale of how your out-of-office e-mail auto-reply might wind up on a road sign?

Ms. Strassel Says It Well

… in today's Wall Street Journal:

Never before has the average American been treated to such a live-action view of the sordid politics necessary to push a deeply flawed bill to completion. It was dirty deals, open threats, broken promises and disregard for democracy that pulled ObamaCare to this point, and yesterday the same machinations pushed it across the finish line.
Fortunately I didn't watch it live, instead opting for DVD episodes of Hawaii Five-O and The Bob Newhart Show. In the former, McGarrett actually said "Book 'im, Chin" instead of the more common "Book 'im, Danno.' I'm glad I didn't miss that.