They Talk About Me Like a Dog

… talkin' about the clothes I wear, but they don't realize they're the ones who's square.

  • I really wish he'd sung the whole song. (Language Log notes there are alternate sources. Is Bobby Brown a more likely source than Jimi Hendrix? More respectable?)

  • For everyone waiting for this campaign promise to come true:
    The Obama plan will lower health care costs by $2,500 for a typical family by investing in health information technology, prevention and care coordination.
    … don't hold your breath:
    Health insurers say they plan to raise premiums for some Americans as a direct result of the health overhaul in coming weeks, complicating Democrats' efforts to trumpet their signature achievement before the midterm elections.
    Gee, I don't see why they're faring so poorly in the polls.

  • The Indispensable Geraghty writes on the field of candidates offered by the New Hampshire GOP for Judd Gregg's US Senate seat. Primary's less than a week away, and Ovide's still my guy. (Since his campaign was the only one who answered my question about the Ryan Roadmap.)

  • Jay Tea notes the rhetorical whiplash exhibited by your modern-day progressive on matters of religious groups engaging in First Amendment-protected activities that many find offensive. Ground Zero Mosque? Green Light! Mass Koran burning? Red Light! Just don't get behind them in traffic.

    Roger Pilon at Cato has further insightful observations.

  • Arnold Kling has some good quotes, and I especially liked this one from Ed Pinto:
    Here's my proposal to bring Congress's penchant for imprudent lending to a quick end: All congressional pension assets should be invested in funds backed solely by the high- risk loans mandated by federal housing legislation. I have a feeling that things would change fast.
    Skin in the game, baby.

  • How good could a movie titled Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith be?