… you got to do the thing with soul:
There's P. J. O'Rourke content
at the Weekly Standard, where he explores the vital question:
why is President Obama so annoying?
The secret to the Obama annoyance is snotty lecturing. His tone of voice sends us back to the worst place in college. We sit once more packed into the vast, dreary confines of a freshman survey course—“Rocks for Jocks,” “Nuts and Sluts,” “Darkness at Noon.” At the lectern is a twerp of a grad student—the prototypical A student—insecure, overbearing, full of himself and contempt for his students.Bonus P. J. from his recent appearance on Stossel:
Thad McCotter (R-MI) came to the Manchester NH Tea Party event
on April 15, and I was impressed by his low-key
optimistic keynote speech. (You can see it at GraniteGrok.)
So I was sad to see that he's sponsoring some new dumb Internet legislation
Michigan Representative Thaddeus McCotter (R) has introduced a bill to create a take-down regime for personal information akin to the widely abused DMCA process. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act established a system where copyright holders could as a practical matter force content off the Internet simply by requesting it.Say it ain't so, Thad!
McCotter's proposal would similarly regulate every Internet site that has a comment section. He thinks it's going to protect privacy, but he's sorely mistaken. Its passage would undermine privacy and limit free speech.