Charles C. W. Cooke’s thoughts at National Review make a for a good read.
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…And of the four, Huntsville came in first, even though it fell from last year. Read the story here.
The story from Breitbart quotes the actor as saying in a Playboy interview that when he watches “a guy [on screen] I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him, or we would have different opinions. That s*#! fogs the mind when you should be paying attention and be swept into the illusion.”
And Hollywood wonders why some people don’t go see their movies?
Think before you speak, Ben.
This story from The Hill can’t pass without comment. It begins, “House Republicans say they’re proud of their 2013 campaign to stymie President Obama’s regulatory agenda, even as Congress comes under fire for one of its least productive years.
“The bitterly divided Congress will pass fewer laws in 2013 than any year in modern history. As a result of the gridlock, President Obama has turned to his administration’s regulatory authority in pursuit of key policy goals, including efforts to tackle gun violence and climate change.”
As you read the whole thing, keep in mind that gridlock is good, Congress has the Constitutional prerogative to pass laws or not, and President Obama doesn’t have the authority to regulate things simply because Congress doesn’t pass them.
The New York Post story begins, “They’re two of the most powerful African-American politicians in the land. And by most accounts, President Obama and Rep. Charles Rangel hate each other.”
Rangel has always been a Hillary fan, which is to say, when it comes to the Congressman and the President, race is irrelevant.
It’s as refreshing as it is amusing. The civil war in the Democratic Party continues, even among their “special interest” groups.
George Will made the case during the Fox News Sunday panel today that Obama was still learning how big government can’t work. It was, in his words amusing. Take a look:
I agree with the sentiment. Proper economic policies, of course, help all of us prosper.
While doctors are innovating, Obama is stalling. They want to help people; he wants to hoodwink folks.
Each day, his prospects seem to be looking worse, which is good for those of us counting on the latest in gene therapy.
There are numerous tributes out there today, but this is a bit of comic relief–and it brilliantly puts the failure of Obamacare in perspective:
“We reduced Japan to a pile of radioactive smoking rubble in 1,346 days. It’s now Day 1,355 and, despite promises to do likewise to the healthcare system, they’re still working on it. The FDR administration built almost a hundred working aircraft carriers faster than the Obama administration has managed to build one working website.”
…and Obama had nothing to do with it.
“If the US labor market were back at pre-Great Recession levels, this would have been a pretty decent employment report,” begins James Pethokoukis in his latest blog at The American Enterprise Institute.
Read his five bullet points here.
From The Washington Times: “When conservative organizations claimed that they were targeted by the IRS, the one-third or so of the nation who still trust this president may actually question whether the dots connect to prove it. But what if two people speak out against Obamacare, working together publicly on an Obamacare-related problem, and then receive threatening letters from the IRS — on the same day?”
Yes, says the RNC Chairman:
We talked about this on the show tonight; read the story from al.com here.
An op-ed in today’s Investor’s Business Daily catalogs Obama’s propensity for capitalizing on anything–most recently the death of Nelson Mandela–as a means of highlighting himself.
The piece ends with the observation that Obama “managed to reference Obama 14 times.”
Given his track record, 14 times seems rather modest.
I, for one, don’t want to be pessimistic about the economy. But, as Patrick Brennan demonstrates at National Review, the numbers don’t lie.
When will Morgan learn?
The question to Jay Carney came from Jim Acosta who works for CNN. And he wasn’t flattering The President:
This is an entertaining read. Thanks, Matt, for sharing it.
So opines Syahredhan Johan at The Star Online. The best part of the piece is, “The problem for Muslims in Angola is that according to Angolan laws, a religious group must have 100,000 members and must be present in 12 out of the 18 provinces. There are only about 90,000 Muslims in Angola out of a population of 18 million people, according to a report. As they failed to meet this requirement, Muslim religious groups are not recognised by Angola laws.”
Read the whole piece.