More thuggery from our friendly federal government:
Rarely have we heard a Cabinet official tell Americans to stay out of political debates at the risk of losing their businesses. It points out the danger in having government run industries and holding a position where politicians can actually destroy a business out of spite.
Unfortunately, it hasn’t been as rare as I’d like it lately.
…why do the perceptions of violent Islamists suddenly matter when it comes to the movement of the mosque but not to the original placement of the mosque?
Heads they win, tails we lose.
With so many Democrats running against the president’s agenda in the midterm, change will come in the next Congress, regardless of which party is in control.
Yup. If they run against this now, but don’t support repeal and reversal if they win, there will be new cudgels to beat them with in 2012, as not only Obama supporters, but liars.
Our debt is more than all the money in the world.
[Update a few minutes later]
Still no correlation between local unemployment and stimulus spending. Great to know that we put ourselves into debt for nothing.
My thoughts on the awful House NASA authorization bill are up, over at NRO.
I’m in DC, sitting at a table between Iowahawk and Bill Whittle. Next to Bill is Stephen Green and Scott Ott. Also at the table is Jim Hoft.
…even in space. A view of the disastrous House NASA authorization bill from left.
Henry Vanderbilt says it’s time to call your Congressperson again. This is fairly urgent.
[Update a while later]
I would add that other partisan spin for the Republicans is that the House bill would ensure our continued dependency on the Russians for ISS support for the indefinite future, and force us to continue to waive the requirements of the Iran/North-Korea/Syria Non-Proliferation Act (INKSNA), letting them evade their responsibilities to follow its dictates.
Folks, you can say you want to support the Senate bill if you want (per comments) but the key thing is to oppose the House bill.
I’ll be on plane and off line until late this evening, unless I buy some Internet on the plane.
[Update Thursday morning]
I made it, but this is the first time I’ve gotten on line, and I’m borrowing a computer. Maybe more later, but don’t bet on it, until I get to BlogCon tomorrow.