Will be working on a post about the Tea Party in Winona last week and about the Republican Congressional District 1 endorsement convention this past Saturday to put up this week.
In the meantime, a few items that caught my eye the last two weeks:
A follow up on the couple beaten in New Orleans last week by leftwing protesters. The Palin pin part of it has been debunked, but it is very clear this was a politically motivated attack. The mainstream media shows that they are well beyond simple bias by ignoring this one. If conservative protesters had done this to a pair of Democrats it would be the overkill story for weeks.
Dr. Helen aka the Instawife has an interesting piece up about how psychologists are moving to social activism in their therapy. This is damning stuff and worth checking out. The desire to control other’s lives is getting to be the hallmark of the left.
Speaking of controlling people, the FDA is going to start regulating salt in prepared foods. This serves two goals: controlling the population even in the most miniscule way and to inflate the number of government employees (they’ll need to hire more to administrate this, of course). Idiocy. Look for more of this under the guise of lowering the government’s cost of providing healthcare.
There is no way ObamaCare can be funded, it is simply impossible. But the Democrats will keep trying and one way they want to raise taxes is by adding a VAT (Value Added Tax). That hasn’t worked out so well for the Europeans and is yet another way to retard the growth of an economy. In our case, it would kill it dead. Best quote:
In 2008, the average resident of West Virginia, one of the poorest American states, had an income $2,000 a year higher than the average resident of the European Union, according to economist Mark Perry of the University of Michigan, Flint.
Oh yeah, we really need to emulate those Europeans.
Denial of reality seems to be a big part of leftwing big government. Over in California they are doing their best to be like Europe and ignore the financial catastrophe they are in. Entertainment comes first but the piper will have to be paid eventually.
Meanwhile, that unpronounceable volcano in Iceland is still hampering flying and a bigger eruption is possible. But just how unsafe was it to fly? Turns out that the grounding was based exclusively on computer models and nary a single weather balloon was sent up to get real data. The religion of computer models has already given us the fraud of man made global warming and now this is going on. Once again reality is being ignored in favor of theory. I’m afraid science is dead.
The relationship between Israel and the United States is on life support as well. The hostility of Obama and his cronies toward the Israelis has been palpable of late and has generated a great deal of concern. I’ve been warning people he is slowly building a case for armed conflict with Israel and been greeted with dismissal. Better look again, as this refusal by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to rule out shooting down Israeli planes crossing Iraqi airspace to hit Iran. The ghost of Jeremiah Wright is alive and well in the Obama administration.