My Boss is a Genius
The Pick: Make it Eagles 19, Giants 17. Just another knock-down, drag 'em out typical NFC East dustup. I think the Birds come out on top at home.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
The Pick: Make it Eagles 19, Giants 17. Just another knock-down, drag 'em out typical NFC East dustup. I think the Birds come out on top at home.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Delaware County officials have no plans to follow actions made by two other counties that have decided to issue photo identification cards to any residents through county-affiliated nursing homes or colleges.
Last week, officials in Democratic-controlled Montgomery and Allegheny counties announced they would issue photo ID cards to any residents who want them through county-affiliated nursing homes or colleges.First, since when is Allegheny county a "neighbor" to Delco?
if Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson believes no registered voters will be prevented from casting a ballot. Otherwise, the high court said it should be halted.But, of course, no registered voter will be prevented from "casting a ballot." Even without ID, according to the law, voters are allowed to cast a provisional ballot.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
... he strongly defended the U.S. Constitution's protection of the freedom of expression, "even views that we profoundly disagree with."If this is his idea of defending the 1st Amendment, he really couldn't care less about it.
Monday, September 24, 2012
It's time to retire the American Dream -- or at least give it a long vacation. We ought to drop it from our national conversation. This would be a hardship for politicians and pundits, who use "the American Dream" as a rhetorical workhorse embodying goals embraced by almost all Americans. That's the problem. The American Dream has become so expansive in its meaning that it stifles honest debate and harms some of the very people it is intended to help.At least Washington is doing well even if it's not doing good.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Sandra Fluke’s claim to fame, aside from provoking Rush Limbaugh's misogynistic ire, is that she chose to attend Georgetown Law School, knowing full well that the Catholic university's student health plan did not cover birth control, and then demanded that the policy be changed, under force of law, as a matter of "reproductive justice." Although Fluke could have picked a different school, she told The Washington Post last February, "I decided I was absolutely not willing to compromise the quality of my education in exchange for my health care."
Fluke's sense of entitlement and her casual resort to the use of force made her an ideal speaker for last week's Democratic National Convention, where she was joined by many others who believe justice requires that they receive whatever they want (including automaker bailouts and cheap student loans), even if other people have to pay for it. This mentality is so pervasive among Democrats that they seem unable to distinguish between defending rights and soliciting subsidies.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
So, on a highly symbolic date, mobs storm American diplomatic facilities and drag the corpse of a U.S. ambassador through the streets. Then the president flies to Vegas for a fundraiser.Read it all.
Democrats and their sharky Obamedia defense lawyers are in a snit. For three dreamy convention days in Charlotte, they told themselves that, for the first time in decades, it was their guy who had the upper hand when it came to national security. Now that bubble has burst, the way contrived narratives do when they crash into concrete challenges. At that point, an airy president of the world won’t do; we need to have a president of the United States, a job that has never suited, and has never been of much interest to, Barack Obama.
Defense against foreign enemies is the primary job of the president of the United States. The rationale for the office’s creation is national defense — not green venture capitalism, not rationing medical care, not improving the self-image of the “Muslim world,” not leaving no child behind, not blowing out the Treasury’s credit line. Yet, though we are entering the late innings, foreign policy and national defense have not been factors in the 2012 campaign.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
CARLISLE, Pa. -- As a volunteer for President Obama's campaign in this suburban enclave tucked into the rolling hills of Cumberland County, Elisabeth Sims asks every prospective voter she contacts whether he or she is aware of Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law.
Obama staffers have coached Sims to offer instructions for obtaining an acceptable form of ID, but the only requests for assistance she’s fielded in the past month of phone banking and door-to-door canvassing have been from elderly or disabled residents who need a ride to the polls on Election Day.
“In my phone calls, I haven’t had one person who’s said that they didn’t have ID, and I’ve made hundreds of calls,” Sims said.As I wrote here, Voter ID works without disenfranchising anyone.
Other nationalities do this all day long, but you never here (sic) about it. But as soon as Black people "get hip" to it. (sic) The rules change. In fact, to all you hater's (sic), did you know that Muslim's (sic) dont (sic) pay any interest on mortgage's (sic) , it's against there (sic) religion. So, dont (sic) hate because were (sic) using the laws to work for us. Talk to your congressman.I spent numerous hours (and columns: see here and here for examples) making sure that the criminal hijinks of Mr. Rauso (an Italian-American) were heard about. It still took federal prosecutors years to put him away.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
“How can the African defeat the white man,” Onyango would tell his son Barack Sr., “when he cannot even make his own bicycle?” In Onyango's words, "The white man alone is like an ant. He can be easily crushed. But like an ant, the white man works together. His nation, his business--these things are more important to him than himself....Black men are not like this. Even the most foolish black man thinks he knows better than the white man. That is why the black man will always lose."But not if he's running for President of the United States, is half white and presents himself as a post-racial man, able to bequeath racial absolution to whites for the sins of their ancestors.
In the lawsuit, which was filed Monday afternoon in federal court in Brooklyn, Mr. Cha’s lawyer, Daniel D. Baek, elaborated:
“He was so overwhelmed that he just wanted to go to bed to sleep, but was too angry to do so,” Mr. Baek wrote. “This incident has continued to cause him mental anguish. He is haunted by the ridiculing giggles and stares of his persecutor. He does not feel welcome at Hooters and indeed questions whether he is welcomed at any non-Korean establishments.”
The lawsuit names the chain’s parent company, Hooters of America, and the owners of the Hooters franchise in Fresh Meadows. It also includes two employees, one of whom is unidentified and the other of whom is identified only by the name she printed on the receipt, “220 Shenika.” It seeks unspecified damages for violations to Mr. Cha’s “federal, state and common law rights.”In an interview with New York Times, Mr. Cha said that he was so "distraught" after reading his receipt that he couldn't eat and had to throw the food away.
The department’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating a complaint it received in August that Harvard rejected an Asian-American candidate for the current freshman class based on race or national origin, a department spokesman said. The agency is looking into a similar August 2011 allegation against Princeton as part of a review begun in 2008 of that school’s handling of Asian-American candidates, said the spokesman, who declined to be identified, citing department policy.
The U.S. Education Department is probing complaints that Harvard University and Princeton University discriminate against Asian-Americans in undergraduate admissions.Hooters obviously takes claims of ethnic discrimination against Asians more seriously than Princeton and Harvard. But then these schools would no doubt be more sensitive in their handling of a young black student who showed Shenika's sort of ignorance toward a fellow classmate. She would be counseled, not thrown out of school.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
CLINTON: "Their campaign pollster said, 'We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers.' Now that is true. I couldn't have said it better myself — I just hope you remember that every time you see the ad."
THE FACTS: Clinton, who famously finger-wagged a denial on national television about his sexual relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky and was subsequently impeached in the House on a perjury charge, has had his own uncomfortable moments over telling the truth. "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky," Clinton told television viewers. Later, after he was forced to testify to a grand jury, Clinton said his statements were "legally accurate" but also allowed that he "misled people, including even my wife."Can you even believe this trash? Liberals are furious and they have every right and reason to be. This isn't fact-checking. It an ad hominem attack on Clinton's credibility. He lied once so take everything he says with several thousand grains of salt. I mean, I do. And if some other snarky opinion columnist wants to remind people that Clinton is a lying, cheating, snake-oil salesman, they should have at it. But this is supposed to be an objective journalistic exercise in holding politicians accountable for what they just said. And nothing Clinton said in the above quotation is inaccurate. Romney's campaign pollster did say "We're not going to let our campaign by dictated by fact checkers." And good for him.
“President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.”Who does he think he is? Bill Clinton?
Almighty God, father of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, revealed to us so powerfully in your Son, Jesus Christ, we thank you for showering your blessings upon this our beloved nation. Bless all here present, and all across this great land, who work hard for the day when a greater portion of your justice, and a more ample measure of your care for the poor and suffering, may prevail in these United States. Help us to see that a society’s greatness is found above all in the respect it shows for the weakest and neediest among us.THE FACT-CHECKER'S FACTS: There is no independent proof that God exists.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Strickland even violated the seasonal armistice in the War on Christmas: "If Mitt [Romney] was Santa Claus," he said, "he'd fire the reindeer and outsource the elves."
THE FACTS: Santa Claus has already outsourced all production to the North Pole, which is not within the U.S. And whereas Claus is portly and has a white beard, Romney is trim and clean-shaven. Thus the premise of Strickland's statement is false. In symbolic logic, a false premise implies anything. We therefore rate Strickland's statement as "true."Heh!
Last week, Republicans struggled to answer the Dada question about Mitt Romney: “Can he be human?” This week, Democrats struggle to answer the Dada question about the once-thrilling Obama: “Can he be exciting?”The question is: Can he be competent?
Just as “Doonesbury” creator Trudeau gave readers simple symbols by which to imagine and mock political figures — Dan Quayle’s feather; George W. Bush’s asterisk; George H.W. Bush’s point of light — Eastwood gave Republicans a near-perfect metaphor for their nemesis.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
The truth is that Democrats are great at the rhetoric of compassion, but their policies produce bureaucratic entanglement and economic immiseration. To hear Maureen Dowd tell it, Mitt Romney is heartless plutocrat. Yet he contributed some 16 percent of his not-inconsiderable income to charity (Obama gave 1 percent of his) and the convention was full of accounts of his personal generosity and kindness. The effort to demonize Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan must confront one insuperable obstacle. Both are kind, generous, loving men who have devoted themselves to their families and their communities.Read the whole thing.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama lampooned the just-completed Republican National Convention as better-suited to an era of black-and-white TV and " trickle-down, you're on your own" economics Saturday, and declared that Mitt Romney "did not offer a single new idea" to fix the economy.
"There was a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices, but no one actually told you what they were," Obama said in Iowa, chuckling, as he set out on a three-day tour of battleground states in the run-up to his own convention. Later, Obama said, the Republican gathering was so rooted in the past, there should have been a rabbit-ears antenna on the convention hall.We look forward to hearing President Obama's "new ideas" to fix the economy next week. New ideas, not old ones like his failed and wasteful stimulus program, propping up public employee unions, the Solyndra debacle, nixing the Keystone XL Pipeline, and his failed take over of GM with taxpayer dollars.
After a delusional proclamation — General Motors “has come roaring back” — Obama said: “Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry.” We have been warned.
Obama’s supposed rescue of “the auto industry” — note the definite article, “the” — is a pedal on the political organ he pumps energetically in Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and elsewhere. Concerning which:
He intervened to succor one of two of the U.S. auto industries. One, located in the South and elsewhere, does not have a long history of subservience to the United Auto Workers and for that reason has not needed Obama’s ministrations. He showered public money on two of three parts of the mostly Northern auto industry, the one long entangled with the UAW. He socialized the losses of GM and Chrysler. Ford was not a mendicant because it was not mismanaged.
Today, “I am GM, hear me roar” is again losing market share, and its stock, of which taxpayers own 26 percent, was trading Thursday morning at $21, below the $33 price our investor in chief paid for it and below the $53 price it would have to reach to enable taxpayers to recover the entire $49.5 billion bailout.President Obama laughs a lot at silly Republicans. He tries to get his audiences laughing too. 23 million out of work and a deficit of $16 trillion. What's not to laugh at?
Saturday, September 1, 2012
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A pair of men accused of rape and related charges for an alleged assault on a Darby woman in February were ordered released on nominal bail Friday, pending a trial in October.The story makes clear that prosecutors are waiting for lab tests to help make their case but forensic evidence has not been processed making it impossible to bring the case to trial.
Emmanuel Benson, 22, and Henry Besson III, 27, both Liberia natives, have been charged in the Feb. 28 assault that allegedly took place at an unregistered boarding house on the 700 block of Pine Street, where the two men were living with numerous other individuals.
Judge John Capuzzi cited a Pennsylvania statute known as Rule 600, which states that incarcerated defendants must be brought to trial within 180 days from the date on which the complaint is filed. Defense requests for continuance are not computed in that time frame.
Former Los Angeles Lakers Coach Phil Jackson once referred to Sacramento as a "cowtown," but Gloria Romero, a pro-labor Democrat who served as California's Senate majority leader from 2001 to 2008, takes exception to the belittling description. The capitol building in Sacramento, she says, has "the eighth most powerful economy in the world under that dome," and it operates not unlike other wealthy kleptocracies. "There's no other way to say it politely. It's owned."
Topping the list of proprietors is the California Teachers Association, which she calls the most muscular union and political player in the state. Then there are the unions for nurses, prison guards, firefighters and police. Call them California's "deep state."
Ms. Romero now heads the California chapter of Democrats for Education Reform, a large tent of liberals who are as diverse as an Occupy encampment but united by a common desire to improve accountability in public schools. The group supports Democratic school reformers running for political office and promotes legislation that toughens standards.
But before taking up her current charge, Ms. Romero served a dozen years in the legislature, where she was known for trying to clean up the capital's cronyism and corruption.
It wasn't exactly glamorous work, but it was eye-opening. "I've sat in all of those backroom meetings," she says. "That thing, if walls could talk, well think of me as a wall, and I'm talking. I've had it."