Related: When Grayson Met Sanchez.
You were warned…
Related: When Grayson Met Sanchez.
You were warned…
Looks like the Joint Congressional Committe on Taxation can’t be relied on to understand statutory language with much precision. But who are we kidding? It has members of the U.S. Congress in it.
Moe Lane finds that something smells at The Hill: “Even I know to wait a week or so on national issues to see if there’s a trend. Apparently, Brent Budowsky doesn’t.”
Journalism is hard. For best results, make it fresh.
TVbytheNumbers: CNN‘s Ratings Free Fall Continues.
Plus this: “In her first full quarter competing with Mr. King at 9 p.m. Ms. Behar wound up beating him in the ratings 21 times.”
Wowee! When Joy Behar gets more viewers than your flagship talker, you know you’re doing not something but a lot of things wrong.
CNN‘s numbers are so awful that it makes you wonder if that’s why CNN is so awful with numbers. [Actually, it's their transparent bias--ed.]
UPDATE: Related: Protecting the narrative.
Prof. Jacobson: What if Palestinians were settlers?
Pro-Palestinian reasoning falls apart so easily…
Related: R.S. McCain: Palin to the People.
UPDATE: NARRATIVE FAIL: Hate, violence, and anti-semitism from…an Obama donor and HCR supporter. Nobody tell Frank Rich!
The Corner: “Contrary to the what President Obama told crowd after crowd, the Affordable Care Act does not immediately mandate that insurers offer coverage to children with pre-existing conditions.”
Plus: “This is why the public prefers that lawmakers actually carefully read the bills they vote upon.”
And then there’s this other nugget.
Another rare moment of Congressional truth, from the man who revealed Obamacare is for “controlling the people”: Blogprof: Representative John Dingell (D) compares Obamacare to the Titanic.
Well, it is a disaster; but it will resemble the Titanic a lot more once the Tea Party movement is done with it.
Like revenge, Tea is better served cold. Cold like an iceberg.
Doug Ross: AP lets harsh headline expire after “Ace commenter notes it accurately describes DemCare debacle”.
Not the first time something like this happens…
Given that CNN is really about social media and not television news, the struggling network could use some sort of Room 101 app – something to deliver a result a la 1984 – to assist their audiences while watching their broadcasts. It’s the only way reportage like this would be believeable.
The catch is to force people to believe them without turning them away in even greater numbers. Journalism is hard. And CNN could use the help.
According to the report, those thousands of new IRS employees that the bill provides for won’t have a whole lot to do. The bill didn’t give them the power to collect or enforce anything. Talk about make-work programs.
Lucky for the GOP, not a single one of them voted for the bill. Now a vote for Obamacare was not just a vote for tyranny, but a vote for looking stupid.
Quinn Hillyer: Why Revenge Is Necessary:
Every member of Congress who is not a liberal ideologue or from a wildly leftist district who voted for Obamacare on Sunday should be haunted and hounded by and for their vote for as long as they draw breath upon this good Earth. And the same is true for every liberal ideologue who actively crafted and pushed the corrupt and unrepublican (small “r”) procedures and flagrant lies that were used to cram Obamacare up our gullets from the nether end of our common polity.
As I’ve said before, Tea is better served cold.
Plus, a catalog of Obama’s broken promises and lies in regards to health care reform.
Sounds like California, where our government is releasing state prisoners to save money, instead of saving elsewhere…
We should call such state governments “Nero” regimes. They play their citizens like violins while their cities burn, in this case literally. But they are also building up proto-Greek societies.
A video commentary by AFP’s Peter Foy:
Probably not street legal.
So Fox cancelled 24. I never got into it. I’m more of a The Unit kinda guy. I tried watching last year and Janeane Garofalo was in it, which I found repelling. And this year I tried again, but it didn’t hold my interest.
Yes. I will try to get a job on her show, assuming it posts in L.A.
Magical Hatism Hateism . It’s brutally scary, like the best of Poe; but whimsical and possessed of a sublime quality I can only describe as “transparent desperation”.
Full of high drama and fantastic plots, it’s so popular in the Sorosphere right now that it threatens to diminish the popularity of the Left’s other favorite blog-fiction genre: the uterine docu-mystery.
UPDATE: Dan Collins links with a comment on the origins of Hate-ist fiction, but first he reminisces on far finer works of literature.
Senate Parliamentarian sends Obamacare Reconciliation bill back to the House for another vote.
Will the Dems double down? I wouldn’t be surprised. At any rate, the pushback has just begun…
Michelle Malkin: Student journalist admits hate crime hoax.
Journalism is hard. A student journalist who makes up stories is not suited for journalism (but should feel right at home with mainstream media work).
Expect lots more cases of “hate libel” from anyone invested in Obamacare’s passage, especially as November approaches. Some will be pathetic straw-grasping like the “coffin incident”. Others may sound more plausible like the “spitting” one, but they will all have the same objective: painting the Democrats’ opponents as monsters so as to make Democrats look good by comparison: the lesser of two evils. “Sure we’re awful, but look over there: hate!”
Given how unpopular the Democratic Congress has become, that’s the only hand they have left to play.
Obama’s America wouldn’t be complete without it. How much you wanna bet you’re going to need one if you want to see a doctor?
Plus, evidence that Lyndsey Graham hangs out with Chuck Schumer in some sketchy-looking places.
R.S. McCain: Winning Washington, Losing America.
Oh, I’d just like to add this:
Jed Eckert: Countdown‘s ratings better with subsitute host.
Slightly better, anyway. The substitute is hardly an improvement, after all.
Dispatches from the Permanent Campaign: Organizing For America’s “Permanent Archive”. Check out the prominent, glorified display of the Obama logo.
If the Obama logo – with everything it stands for – is such a strong brand, then it’s ripe for defacing.
Maybe you can do the same on your blog or Facebook page, if it strikes your fancy (if you are a “sci-fi fan and political junkie of a certain age”, it probably will):
(H/T: Wesley M., who first posted this video months ago at In My Copious Free Time)
Spring has begun; but there is little in the air of the sense of renewal that comes with the season. Instead, we got a display of the worst of American politics. Something the likes of which I have not seen in my lifetime: House Democrats gave most Americans the finger and voted for a bill most Americans don’t want. It wasn’t to heal the sick. It wasn’t for our welfare. It wasn’t to limit abortions. It was only politics. Representative democracy be damned.
Like Springtime for Hitler – the fictional music in Mel Brooks’ brilliant The Producers – Obamacare is a sham largely conceived to steal: freedom, money, and more will be taken from us in the name of Universal Healthcare, a utopian myth if there was ever one. Another parallel: while there’s nothing funny about Obamacare, the House’s conduct tonight certainly evokes fascism.
Next stop, the U.S. Senate, where the bill must go through a vote once more. But this is far from over. Even if Obama signs the bill into law tomorrow, it’ll be only the end of the beginning.
Should the GOP move to recommit? “Nobody ever got rich betting Republicans would show spine, save the day, and do the right thing…Will they use the “Motions to Recommit” to lay the foundation for the ouster of every Democrat in office.” (H/T: Smitty)
A live webcam of an owl mom, waiting for her eggs to hatch. ETA for the chicks is 6AM PT, tomorrow.
She just finished a meal – looked like a rodent – and is currently just hanging out, watching over her eggs. Very cool.
R.S. McCain and Smitty are all over today’s Code Red anti-Obamacare rally in DC today, with constant updates and aggregation.
I can’t be at my computer for long today, so I won’t be aggregating much. Have many things to get out of the way, since I have to work tomorrow…
UPDATE: Related: Why calling your U.S. Representative’s phone repeatedly to change their mind about Obamacare is not illegal: “After researching 47 U.S.C. 223, I called Mr. Garamendi’s office again and asked to be transferred back to the Capital Police Agent…I explained to him that the statute he cited was not controlling since it only prohibits people from calling with the specific intent to harass.”
MORE: Nice Deb has photos and more links.
Plus, how do you say “We couldn’t get away with it” in Washingtonese? House Democrat says Deem and Pass would have been perfectly legal, but they won’t use it anyway.
AND ANOTHER ONE: Related: 20 Dems who are still on the fence (via Instapundit).
ONE MORE: A slideshow of pics of today’s DC rally at the AFP Blog.
R.S. McCain on the Democrats’ Deathsmobile.
Righteous (Lefteous?) anger at Alternet, over Tea Party protesters allegedly heckling a bystander suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
Lefty plant? I don’t know. But the truth will probably emerge in a matter of days.
What is certain is that a quick search of Alternet doesn’t yield one single expression of sympathy for one Ken Gladney (hint: Gladney wasn’t heckled). But then again, Ken Gladney doesn’t suffer from Parkinson’s disease. Ken Gladney is an Obamacare opponent.
Journalism is hard. Obviously, Bret can handle it.