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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Man found in lingerie standing over goat is sent to mental hospital

A man caught abusing his neighbor's goat in May has been sent to a mental hospital after a mental evaluation determined he isn't competent to stand trial.

Seagull steals video camera and flies off


Obama Administration Passes DREAM ACT by Executive Memo

Hot Air:

Whatever the politics of this, we do have a Constitution. And under it, the Legislature, the Congress enacts the laws and the executive executes them. It doesn’t make them up.

“The DREAM Act was rejected by Congress,” Krauthammer continued. “It is now being enacted by the executive, despite the express will of the Congress.

Michelle Malkin's cousin Marizela Perez still missing

Since March 5.

The department of grotesque payoffs


The US Department of Agriculture no longer serves as a lifeline to millions of struggling homestead farmers. In stead, it is a vast, self-perpetuating postmodern bureaucracy with an amorphous budget of some $130 billion -- a sum far greater than the nation's net farm income this year. In fact, the more the Agriculture Department has pontificated about family farmers, the more they've vanished -- comprising now only about 1 percent of the American population.

Woman Wakes Up at Own Funeral, Dies of Heart Attack

As mourning relatives filed past her open coffin the supposedly dead woman suddenly woke up and started screaming as she realised where she was.

The Unseen Effects of the Stimulus

Reason Magazine:

Consider a robber who steals a purse containing $500, who then uses the money to buy himself a new TV. It is categorically undeniable that the theft has created a sale for the TV store. Conservatives who pretend the stimulus has not created any jobs whatsoever stand in the position of an observer trying to deny the TV has been sold.

Yet the liberal analysis lacks any recognition that the purse owner now has $500 less to spend on the laptop computer she was going to buy. The theft has generated one sale only by destroying another.

The first effect is easily seen. The second is not. But only the economically illiterate would conclude that just the first effect occurred, and that therefore the way to increase consumption is to encourage more purse-stealing.

Friday, June 24, 2011

RIP, Peter Falk

The Great Race Pie Fight

Obama’s Real Legacy


Obama has utterly embarrassed the entire liberal attack on the Bush’s administration’s efforts in Iraq and against terrorism. The venom between 2003 and 2008 was both cruel and nasty, and yet it was always presented as principled rather than partisan, not a grasp for power but the product of deeper respect for the American civic traditions. Now we see that entire era as a complete fraud — on matters of dissent, skepticism of the War Powers Act, Guantanamo, renditions, tribunals, preventive detention, wiretaps, intercepts, Iraq, and predator targeted assassination. The hysterical commentary was never based on the merits of those acts, but simply because George Bush, a political opponent, embraced them.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Rise of Uncompassionate Conservatism

Rich Lowry: "There might be no more powerful symbol of the death of compassionate conservatism in the Republican party than Bush’s successor and former running mate in Texas stomping all over it with cowboy boots emblazoned with the words “Freedom” and “Liberty.”"

Thank God.

The Real Story of America’s Founding

Frank J.: "Give me a large government telling me what I can and can't do while spending most of my money, or give me death!"

A Hitchhiker's Guide To The Greek Crisis

On This, The Day Of The Vote Of (No) Confidence | zero hedge

A default by Greece would hammer the banks that hold its debt, including the European Central Bank and big French and German lenders. It could also prompt credit markets to freeze up, as happened after Lehman's demise when banks virtually stopped lending to each other.

Links for the solstice

Whatever is dreamed on this night, will come to pass.

Justice League of America membership quiz.

Balloon Sculptures.

Beer Bottle Chandeliers.

Classic Humorous Photos from Life Magazine.

The science behind hangovers.

Wal-Mart Case Is a Blow for Big Cases and Their Lawyers

The war against girls

163 million female babies have been aborted by parents seeking sons

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Doctor Exposes Obama's Health Care Fallacy

Paul Hsieh: Americans would never have enjoyed the technology boom of the past 20 years if central planners had told Silicon Valley entrepreneurs how they must run their companies and which products they must sell. We would never tolerate bureaucrats dictating what kinds of MP3 players or tablet computers we may purchase. If we value our lives, we shouldn’t tolerate it in our health care either.

Texas Mom Sentenced For Spanking

Gonzales currently does not have custody of her three children, who will remain with their paternal grandmother until the government agrees she is ready to have them back.

Supreme Court Limits Wal-Mart Sex Bias Case

CNBC. Good news for businesses.

'Nothing But Bad Choices' Ahead for Greece: El-Erian

CNBC: Bond holders of Greek debt at some point are going to have to accept restructuring if the crisis is ever going to get resolved.

How Sweden Steered Clear of the Greece Fiasco

By staying out of the euro, the Swedes have steered clear of Greece's mess.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Must Read: The EPA assault on Texas

Hot Air: The necessary precondition for Texas’s unique economic success – a beacon in a deep recession – is energy. And the EPA is closing in for the kill.

Russia Will Continue Selling US Debt

zero hedge: Are we and Bill Gross (and certainly not Morgan Stanley) the only ones to see a problem with this?

Steyn: You can learn a lot from the deceptions a society chooses to swallow

You’re the dictator of Syria. You’ve killed more demonstrators than those losers Mubarak, Ben Ali, and Gaddafi combined, and the Americans have barely uttered a peep. Suddenly Hillary Clinton, who was hailing you as a “reformer” only 20 minutes ago, wants to give you a hard time over some lesbian blogger.

From CNN to the Guardian to Bianca Jagger to legions of Tweeters, Western liberalism fell for a ludicrous hoax. Why?