Can someone explain to me why an NCAA basketball team with an 11-7 record and an RPI of 80 is ranked 22nd in the USA Today poll? Is there something magical about Notre Dame? Is this the Brent Mussberger affect (he’s the man that said Charlie Weis was going to ‘school’ everyone in college football)? Is this just basketball ignorance at ESPN?
Archive for ◊ January, 2009 ◊
I think David Limbaugh sums it up best:
For those on the right who still cling to the fantasy that Obama is a bipartisan centrist, I refer you to his recent statement that FDR did not do enough by way of government spending to end the Depression, his decidedly pro-abortion executive order and pronouncement celebrating Roe v. Wade, his Web-documented commitment to the radical homosexual agenda, his announced closure of Gitmo and termination of enhanced interrogation techniques, his planned discontinuation of missile defense systems, his actions on carbon emissions and fuel efficiency in deference to the global warming hoax, his shameless apologies for America to the Muslim world, his arrogant carving out of exemptions for his own staff and appointees from ethical rules he is now otherwise imposing, his groundwork to shut down political criticism, and his government-expansion-on-steroids, non-stimulus pork bill.
I couldn’t have said it better myself… O’bama is looking more and more like the reincarnation of the Jimmy Carter presidency everyday.
This one comes courtesy of my buddy, John Bennett. It shows the Midget Marxist, Robert Reich, explaining his plans for income redistribution.
3 min 32 sec
Good stuff from StrangeCosmos:
“I like work; It fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” – Jerome K. Jerome
“The right to be heard does not include the right to be taken seriously.” – Hubert H. Humphrey
“Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.” – Don Marquis
“Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
“To lead the people, walk behind them.” – Lao-Tzu
A great analysis by Fouad Ajami:
The irony now is obvious: George W. Bush as a force for emancipation in Muslim lands, and Barack Hussein Obama as a messenger of the old, settled ways.
And another analysis by Hillel Frisch:
Relations among the Muslim states of the Middle East have never been worse, not since the days when Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser sent his agents to assassinate political figures in Jordan and conduct a war in Yemen against the Saudi-backed royalists. A razor-sharp cold war separates the moderate Arab Sunni states, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and most of the Gulf states, from an Iranian-led axis that includes Syria, Hizbullah, Hamas and, less importantly, Qatar.
And the UK Telegraph puts some ‘seasoning’ behind the innane reality of that freak in Iran:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad demanded on Wednesday that US President Barack Obama apologise for the “crimes” committed by the United States against Iran over the past 60 years.
Obama clearly thinks that he can succeed in finding a solution to the Arab-Israel problem, where 10 presidents before him have failed over six decades.
I was against the bailout of the auto industry — and as you would expect — I am also against this nearly $1 trillion “stimulus”. Most of us think this so-called economic stimulus is going to be a big rebate check sent to all of us American citizens. In reality, it is one of the largest pork budgets in US history (You can read a detailed analysis by Jim Manzi in National Review).
Did you realize that the bulk of the planned expenditures do not occur in 2009 (so much for the urgency)? Did you know that the plan includes “important” expenditures such as contraceptives (yes, really) and the replacement of the lawn near the capitol? Did you know that less than 3% of that budget is dedicated to tax relief for small businesses? Did you know that the planned expenditure includes $50 million in funding for the National Endowment of the Arts (nothing like bad artwork to stimulate the economy)?
The liberal Jew from Illinois — Mr. Emanuel — already revealed the O’bama strategy when he said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
This urgency for economic salvation is a Trojan horse for the Government to take greater control of our lives. It will not help rescue our economy. In fact, it will probably make it worse… Oppose this taxation with all your energy.
Billy Bob saw his friend Bubba walking up the road, carrying a bag over his shoulder.
Billy Bob asked, “Bubba, what you got in thet bag?”
Bubba said, “I gots me some chickens in this here bag!”
Billy Bob said, “Bubba, if I guess how many chickens you got in thet there bag, can I have half of them?”
Bubba said, “Billy Bob, if you guess how many chickens I got in this here bag, you can have them both!”
Billy Bob thinks for a minute and says, “Seven!”
(I think I know these guys…)