Christmas in July: Coffee and Bacon Infused Vodka.
Because your morning cocktail shouldn’t have to be a Bloody Mary every time…
DIDN’T CAN’T BUILD THAT: Kids Hot Dog Stand Shut Down by City Officials Before It Even Opens: “The city bans food carts in that area in order to minimize competition for the eight tax-paying restaurants a couple of blocks away.”
The priority is providing money to city hall and protecting connected elites. Letting average people make money is not the priority. In fact, it’s discouraged.
The young man was trying to make money to help his disabled parents, too. Sad…
Twilight of the Rubes: Obama Supporter Interviews Her 2008 Self.
ABC’s Dark Night of the Solely Acting Out of Stupid Bias: When I learned about the Aurora, Colorado tragedy this morning, I knew immediately that some people would try to blame it on anyone on the right that could be even tenuously connected to it. That has in fact been the case among Lefties on Twitter (par for the course, if you ask me). But ABC News should know better. This is pathetic TV journalism – and defamation. Par for the course among the MSM, if you ask me.
A robust roundup on this topic at Instapundit.
UPDATE: MSNBC Politicizes Dark Knight Shooting With Long Gun Control Segment. Dog bites man. Of course, no mention during the segment of facts like the following, which are mentioned in the article at the link:
The places where there are strident gun control laws do not have an especially great track record of avoiding gun violence. In Chicago, where a 28-year ban on handgun ownership was overturned by the Supreme Court in 2010, there have been 275 gun-related murders this year alone and many more shooting injuries as of July 11. Chicago is now voluntarily loosening its present gun control laws which may allow citizens to cope with mounting violence.
Abroad, in the liberal enclaves of Scandinavia, which is often cited models for successful gun control laws, there are still high profile incidents of gun violence despite the restrictions on their ownership. In 2007, 18-year-old Pekka-Eric Auvinen killed 10 of his fellow high school students and himself in Finland. His pistol was legally acquired legally and he had no criminal record. In the tragic 2011 attack on a children’s camp in Norway, Anders Breivik used an AK-47 he had brought with him from Poland to commit his atrocity.
That exploding cigar feeling: Obama’s Remorseless Bain Attacks Having Little Effect.
Kinda like the Stimulus, if you think about it…
A Troubling Lack of Self Awareness: Dems to invoke Dark Knight’s nemesis Bane to attack Romney’s links to Bain Capital.
Bain sounds like Bane. Bane bad, so Bain bad, too. Get it?
Of course, that means that Obama is playing the role of the lone, brooding heroic crusader Batman. But unlike president Obama, Batman would never order the summary execution of anyone because Batman doesn’t kill. And that’s just for starters. Not to mention all the money the Obama campaign has accepted from Bain Capital. So this makes what kind of sense?
UPDATE: Related content from Ace.
That Exploding Cigar Feeling: Obama Campaign calls Romney a liar and potential criminal over Bain role. WaPo then proves Obama campaign is grossly mistaken.
Someone somewhere is getting desperate. What’s really pathetic is they are not even effective at the easiest part of political campaigning: the lying.
John Connor would disapprove: Laser-Fueled Drones May Never Have to Land.
Hip Hop in legal scholarship: Learning the Fourth Amendment, With a Little Help from Jay-Z.
I think anyone who went to law school around the time I did noticed the same thing…
Your Moment of Irony: NAACP Requires Two Forms of ID From Media to See Eric Holder Say Voter ID Laws Are Racist.
Hypocrisy Update: Nancy Pelosi made 1-5 million on Asian investments.
OCCUPY FAIL: NBC New York: DNA from Murder Scene Linked to Chain Used in Occupy Wall Street Protest.
Just one of many horrifying crimes this crowd perpetrated against women? Glad this ‘movement’ ended up occupying failure and not much else…
Betrayal most foul: Pentagon Contractor Caught Illegally Selling Military Technology to China.
CIVILITY UPDATE: Liberal group calls Romney too white for blacks to like.
So glad that Obama’s presidency ushered in a new post-racial era. Lord knows where we’d be without it…
Sci-fi vs. Science: What Really Happens When You Get Sucked Out of an Airlock.
Maybe he heard her refer to herself as a ‘journalist': John Sununu Laughs At Andrea Mitchell As She Attempts To Defend Obama Administration.
Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Dem. Chair Invested in Swiss Banks, Foreign Drug Companies, and the State Bank of India: “This revelation comes mere days after the Democratic chair attacked presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for holding money in Swiss bank accounts in the past.”
Yes. That’s top White House adviser and Obama right-hand woman Valerie Jarret they’re talking about there…
World’s Smallest Violin: Obama Campaign’s Bain attack still not working.
Crumbling California: Rat infestation at UCLA Law.
UCLA Law crawling with rats? We didn’t have that problem at Loyola. Rats know better than messing with Jesuits…
World’s Smallest Violin: NEA Membership Decline Heralds Loss of Power and Influence.
And a possibly brighter future for the quality of public education…
This is only the end of the beginning of this fight, though…
Today I’ve received this email from HBO Films President Len Amato: “We recently decided not to pursue the Ailes project. It had become clear to us before even receiving a script that due to our company’s CNN affiliation the film could never be seen as objective.” Interesting, because today I’ve learned that none of the dealmakers have yet been informed by HBO that the project isn’t going forward. “HBO was trying hard to keep the project under wraps,” one of the dealmakers tells me. My reporting blew that.
She adds: “HBO appears obsessed by GOP Conservatives.”
Yup, pretty much…
Tax, Penalty, Whatever (with apologies to SNL staff writers from over 3 decades ago):
*Via Ezra Klein, who also finds the distinction irrelevant, but for different reasons. The confiscation of $28 billion dollars from private hands over 10 years isn’t exactly “a pittance”, though.
Whether it’s a tax or a penalty is not the issue. The issue really is whether it’s good or bad. Why are some people so confident that all that penaltax cash will go to pay for health insurance when we can’t even spend ‘Stimulus’ as intended?
I’ve neglected blogging of late. I know. Mea culpa. I am alive and well; and so is everyone else in my life. Work’s been busy – and my wife and I did a little bit of travel this weekend. Sorry…
Dog Bites Man: HBO Now Targeting Fox News’ Roger Ailes.
With a TV movie, executive-produced by a couple of folks from MSNBC whose names you’ll find familiar. I guess HBO is indeed the pay cable non-news equivalent of MSNBC!
So today marks the day the U.S. Declaration of Independence was signed, but it also marks the day the Founders announced to the world their vision for a nation unlike any other: one where power flows from the People, not from government. That vision was realized in the provisions of the U.S. Constitution. It was a concrete accomplishment, not a mere goal.
Let’s not undo – or let others undo – what has been done.