… you were green in the eyes and still shining like you do all the time:
Well, it's been a busy couple weeks. But if you missed any of this stuff, you shouldn't have:
We're number one, baby!
New Hampshire is, by our count, the freest state in the country.And there's plenty of room for improvement. But Ann Althouse points out that NH ranks "dead last" in a survey of the educational attainments of state legislators. She wonders if there's a relationship. A commenter points out the obvious: "I consider it likely that the more education a person receives, the more she thinks she's smart enough to run other people's lives. It's for their own good, you know."
Geraghty noticed another broken Obama promise, the one where
"we" were going to get all the money back from bailing out Chrysler and
Bernstein resurrects then-Senator Obama's 2005 comments on
the historical Supreme Court case Lochner v. New York; in
227 words, Obama made 9 "dubious or inaccurate" claims.
To be fair, Obama was merely echoing "progressive" common wisdom; it's not as if the former constitutional law prof had actually bothered to check things out himself.
At CEI's Open Market blog, Adam
Michel checks out Governor Lynch's comments on vetoing
HB 474, which would make New Hampshire a right-to-work state. The
Gov claims he's never been asked by businessfolk about
the issue; Adam notes that there's a real good reason for that.
Rabinowitz offers suggestions to GOP candidates, including
the helpful "talk about matters like Medicare and Social Security
without terrorizing the electorate."
How you do that and stay honest, I don't know.
C. McCarthy, for example, is extremely honest,
and is pretty sick and tired of
politicians of both major parties promising to "save" Medicare from
the other side. The right thing to do: figure out a good way to end it.
In a follow-up column, Andrew notes that he's not in the business of figuring out "a winning electoral strategy for Republicans". Instead, he's just satisfied with being obviously correct.
Hayward has advice to pols on how to talk about "climate change"
when you're out there on the lonely campaign trail. Unlike
other matters (like entitlements, see above) it's not hard
to be reasonable on the issue.
J. Mitchell looked at the unemployment rate, comparing it
with what the Obama Administration
stimulus advocates claimed it would be back in 2009.
No surprise: our would-be emperors have no clothes. They made things
worse than if they'd done nothing. Voters would be stupid
to trust them again.
And yet, they might. Go figure.
A trusty source, Joel
Miller, discusses Sarah Palin's take on Paul Revere. A fair and
measured piece, with a nod toward those "who revel in the cheap shot and
the takedown." I'm not sure, but he may have been reading Pun Salad.
Back when I was much younger and (even more) pretentious, I found myself
kind of liking poetry. For example, T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land.
And now… there's an app for that. (Make sure you watch the video app tour; it's a jaw-dropping demonstration of how you can, y'know, learn stuff on the iPad instead of playing Angry Birds for another couple hours.)
These days my poetic preferences lean toward off-color
I read a hyperlink from a Twitter sageAnd I think that's probably the best thing I read about that other thing.
Who said: "A vast and trunkless dick of stone
Stands in an archive. Near it on the page,…
"I just want to say two words to you, just two words. Are you listening?