What’s up with this?
And don’t any of you, by the way, any of you guys vote Republican,” Biden said. “I’m not supposed to say, this isn’t political. …don’t come to me if you do! You’re on your own, Jack!”
Gee, whodathunk electing a chicago-machine politician would result in chicago-machine politics in Washington? (For the terminally stupid/leftist tools, yes, Biden isn’t from Chicago. His boss is.) And notice he admits he’s not supposed to say that but says it anyway. Most people have a switch that keeps you from saying what you’re not supposed to say, since Biden has never seen any repercussions from not having that switch, he can ignore it. Dick.
Next up, Obama’s top ten attacks on democracy.
You need to include his hostility to democracy around the world and how he always, always, always sides with the dictator or budding dictator in each and every country where he’s had a chance to take a side. Honduras was the most despicably orchestrated, but Iran, where he called on both sides to tone it down (stop bleeding all over the fucking place you stupid protestors!) was pretty bad. And watching what he’s doing with Egypt (meeting with Islamic terrorists in the from of the Muslim Brotherhood) is about scary.
Next a little clarity on Kagan.
Sadly, even though Kagan undoubtedly has a major conflict of interest in ruling on this case, due to the almsot unchecked power of the Supreme Court and utter lack of oversight, there’s not much we can do about it.
Wherein Veeshir disputes the WSJ on jobs.
The Department of Labor reported last week that a smaller share of 16-19 year-olds are working than at anytime since records began to be kept in 1948. …
They say it’s because of lots of things and I agree they’re bad, but I disagree that minimum wage is the primary cause. Almost as a throwaway line, they say something about parents not requiring their kids to have a job.
Now maybe it’s just because I’m a coastal guy (until the end of the month! yay!), but I know lots of people with kids who have a car and all the accoutrements that a teen is required to own, and those kids don’t have jobs. Hell, in at least one case the kid has a car and the parents are raking in lots of their money from the state in the form of children’s healthcare, foodstamps and tax “rebates” and such. So we’re paying for their kids to not have to work.
I don’t know one teenager who’s working and when I ask them about it, they don’t care. Their parents are worried that work will cut into “activities”. There comes a time when you need to make them adults. Nobody’s doing that anymore. Well, nobody but the military.
Next up: Steyn, Mark Steyn.
And last but most infuriatingly not least, CAFE Standards part Deux, or, How I learned to kill people in the name of my religion and still get smug self-satisfaction.
Reducing the size of cars, which is what cafe standards do, causes more people to die as they cruise around in lawn-chair-sized cars. Trees, hills and rocks think it’s funny when a Smart Car hit them.
It also has the primary effect of taking away my horse-power. In the 70s it destroyed the big block, there was a fucking Corvette that had 180 HP. Chrysler went from making the baddest mofos around (Super Birds!!!!!!) to making the LeBaron turbo in about 4 years. GM ‘made’ a Pontiac LeMans from Korea, bu Dae Woo. That is the one car I refused to sell when I was selling used cars in the 90s. I sold Chryslers, Hyundais and even, God help me, Renaults, but I would never sell a Pontiac LeMans/Dae Woo Oil Leak.
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