Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Pot Insinuating the Kettle is Black

Ted Cruz Runs Counter to the Senate’s Courtly Ways - the main charge against the Senator? That he has pursued Hagel's financial records going back five years instead of the required two and suggesting that if the nominee is unwilling to provide those records then it is because the nominee has something to hide. The Senator has, in particular, challenged the nominee to explain the origin of a 200,000 dollar payment into his bank account a few years ago and suggested that it may have come from Saudi Arabia or even North Korea. That is quite a charge, but it is one that is easy to rebut, just produce the records.

More to the point, wasn't it just a few months ago that some of the same people that are complaining of McCarthyism now were demanding 10 years of Romney's tax returns instead of two and suggesting that he had committed felony tax evasion? Why is asking for five years McCarthyism but demanding 10 OK?

Where has all the money gone?

The Health Benefits That Cut Your Pay - Why your paycheck hasn't gone up. The American health care system succeeds only in hiding from consumers how much they are paying for health care, and in preventing them from doing anything about it.

From the department of bobus statistics:

How the Obama Administration Inflates Deportation Statistics | NumbersUSA - For Lower Immigration Levels: Always remember boys and girls, to count is to categorize.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Left of Center Blogger discovers his inner conservative

Starting my small business: Cities make it incredibly hard to get a business license:

Nothing makes you see the virtues of small government like starting a business. Matthew Yeglasias--a very well-known liberal writer--discovers what it is like to have to get the government's permission to rent a room out of his house. These are like a tax, though since they are taken out in kind they are seldom measured. An interesting point that he makes is that the rules are especially difficult to follow if you have limited English or a 9-5, inflexible working schedule, hurting precisely the kinds of working class people that liberals presumably aim to help.

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Be a good little bunny

Unexamined Premises » A Hill To Fight On — Not a Desk to Die Under:

The message of the video posted can be summed up simply: be a good little bunny. Don't fight, don't resist. This is how our elites see us, as scared little bunnies to be herded out of the way or told to hid in a corner. Disgusting.