Friday, February 25, 2011

Birds Of A Feather

Group hug (Poor at The Daily Caller courtesy of Hot Air):
"However, as Benton noted, at the time of the Thomas’s infamous remarks, there were very few willing to defend her other than O’Donnell and the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter.

“ '[Rosie] O’Donnell sent Thomas, now age 90, flowers in sympathy for the highly upsetting incident and, along with President Jimmy Carter, was one of only a handful of her longtime colleagues and friends to reach out to her,' Benton wrote."

Caesar? I Think Not

The Hammer waxes eloquent about the nation's debt crisis, and lauds Repubs for facing the danger while Dems run and hide.

So far, so good.

But I've got some rhetorical nits to pick.

Is Scott Walker "progressive?"  Well, small 'p,' maybe. But big 'P' Progressiv[ism] is too huge a problem to play with the word, in my opinion.

And "crossing the Rubicon?"

Excuse me, CK, but this ain't Caesarism. We're ringing the freedom bell, we are.

Krauthammer (the nuts and bolts part):

"The unions quickly understood that the more than 85 percent of Wisconsin not part of this privileged special-interest group would not take kindly to 'public servants' resisting adjustments that still leave them paying less for benefits than private-sector workers. They immediately capitulated and claimed they were only protesting the other part of the bill, the part about collective-bargaining rights.

"Indeed. Walker understands that a one-time giveback means little. The state's financial straits - a $3.6 billion budget shortfall over the next two years - did not come out of nowhere. They came largely from a half-century-long power imbalance between the unions and the politicians with whom they collectively bargain.

"In the private sector, the capitalist knows that when he negotiates with the union, if he gives away the store, he loses his shirt. In the public sector, the politicians who approve any deal have none of their own money at stake. On the contrary, the more favorably they dispose of union demands, the more likely they are to be the beneficiary of union largess in the next election. It's the perfect cozy setup.

"To redress these perverse incentives that benefit both negotiating parties at the expense of the taxpayer, Walker's bill would restrict future government-union negotiations to wages only. Excluded from negotiations would be benefits, the more easily hidden sweeteners that come due long after the politicians who negotiated them are gone. The bill would also require that unions be recertified every year and that dues be voluntary."

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bad Jew?

My friends, this is how plenty of Jews view their conservative coreligionists (Goodman at Contentions).  Is this woman Jewish?  I can't be 100%, but I'm guessing she is.  This particular accusation, with this vehemence, suggests so. And why is the gentleman a "bad Jew?"  Is it because he does not adhere to the 613 Mitzvot? Is it because he does not, oh, I Torah? Is it because he has not visited Israel, or supported Israel or his fellow Jews with time or money or voice?

No, no, no!!  It's because he isn't a Progressivist!!

And you thought Progressivism wasn't a religion.  Silly rabbit!

Caught on tape:

The Union Label

That ol' Dem/union magic, right here in the Bay State.  You undoubtedly heard that, at a pro-union protest in Boston on February 22, well known idiot Michael Capuano (D, MA-8) incited people to violence in a bid for Mr. Civility.  But it was worse than that, in a there-they-go-again union sort of way.

Neanderthals were people. But what shall we call these union thugs?

"A supporter of Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker in Boston wrote me last night to recount the violence that took place at the Tuesday union rally where Democrat Rep. Michael Capuano told his minions to 'get a little bloody.' The tipster is remaining anonymous for now while police investigate the targeting of an elderly, flag-waving counter-protester.
"As the witness told me, 'It was worse than you and what the media portrayed it as…as usual!!' "