But I Shot a Man in Abbottabad

… just to watch him die:

  • Let me be the last to blog about the happy news of Osama bin Laden's demise at the hands of Navy Seals. For all the crap I hurl at President Obama, I'm gratified that he didn't send a team of cops to attempt an arrest with Miranda rights read, etc.

    So: good job, Mr. President. You made the right call. You stuck with it. Thanks from me and my family.

    And we now return to our regularly scheduled libertard screeching…

  • There's P.J. O'Rourke content at the Weekly Standard. He has a worthy revenue-raising suggestion: a tax on political power.
    Wipe that smirk off your face, Mister President. "We cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society." Is there some Sidwell Friends night school class liberal politicians take to perfect an expression of smug disdain? When Teddy Roosevelt was demagogue-in-chief he at least had the nerve to come right out and call the successful people he despised "malefactors of great wealth." He didn't simper and moue at his audience. Go ahead and say it, President Obama: Let's steal from the rich and give to the poor. Never mind that we're doing a pretty good job of it already. The top 5 percent of the nation's earners are being soaked for almost 60 percent of America's tax revenue.

  • In other news, the Onion has the goods on the latest iteration of President Obama's fiscal efforts:

    WASHINGTON--Saying the nation must face the "grave realities" of its mounting debt, President Barack Obama unveiled a deficit-reduction plan Wednesday that included far-reaching spending cuts, pulling off a daring robbery of the heavily fortified Fort Knox bullion depository, and repealing Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy.

    And the scary thing is: it kind of sounds like something he might want to try.

  • I'm a longtime subscriber to the dead-trees National Review not least because of prose zingers like this:
    John Steinbeck at his best—Of Mice and Men—was a force. At his worst—The Grapes of Wrath—he was the liberals' Ayn Rand, minus the fun parts.
    That's the introduction to a pointer to recent work by Bill Steigerwald, who demonstrated that much of Steinbeck's Travels with Charley was manufactured balderdash. Wisely or unwisely, Reason puts its print content on the web eventually, so you can read a short version of Steigerwald's' debunking of the myth yourself.

  • Back at the Weekly Standard, Michael Warren went behind the lines to report on the earnest collegians attending "Power Shift 2011", a gathering of young environmental activists. Sample:
    There was plenty of discussion about "white privilege" and the "oppressor-oppressed dichotomy," but it wasn't exactly clear what any of this had to do with the environment. Luckily, Langer Smith had the answer. "One day, I just started writing down how white privilege causes climate change," she said. "Everything from silence to white supremacy to the ignorance of about a whole, like, side of not just your community, but you know, like, the world."
  • At the Washington Post, Gregory Paul and Phil Zuckerman have a plaintive query: Why do Americans still dislike atheists?

    Let's ask the Google:

    [atheists are...]

    Well, that helps explain the problem. A previous Pun Salad observation on atheists here.

Last Modified 2012-09-26 6:03 AM EDT