Five things that Obama has done to make it happen. Only five?
Almost half the voters don’t believe Obama’s promise that if you like your health insurance, you can keep it. What’s wrong with the rest of them?
[Update a while later]
Goody. ObamaCare has stopped construction on forty-five hospitals. And the problem with this gang is that it’s always hard to tell if these kinds of consequences are intended, or not.
Anne Francis has died. She’s the first television star that I recall having a pre-teen attraction to. I thought the pre-Cindy-Crawford mole was kind of hot. I also thought her ocelot was cool. A little eerie that she died so soon after fellow Forbidden Planet star Leslie Neilsen.
Here’s one for the youngsters in the audience. I haven’t heard that theme song in decades.
[Update mid morning]
Jeff Foust has a similar piece over at The Space Review, but much longer. Of course, when you’re the editor, you have more control over word count.
Because those craaaazy red states are the places where you’re likely to find fundies, and the Westboro church is just the natural extrapolation of the red-state fundie ideas, right? RED STATE! OOHGABOOGA! Think of it: horror movies often have guys who A) kidnap victims, B) saw off their heads, and C) film it all for their own enjoyment. Oh, if only there really was a group of religious extremists who did these all things – it would give a movie a certain horrible topicality you just don’t get with unkillable bogeymen. But Smith would never do a movie about Al Qaeda in, say, a city in a blue state. No one would produce it; no one would distribute it. But a movie that links the Westboro church to something inherent in the ideological distinction of a “red state” will get you backslaps from all the right-thinking people. It’s lazy. It’s super-lazy.
A couple points. First, this is just more slander of Christians while ignoring the fact that Fred Phelps and his fellow vile cretinous loony tunes are Democrats. But as with Timothy McVeigh, they never let reality get in the way of an urban myth when they see an opportunity to smear conservatives and Christians.
Second, they’re both Christophobes and Islamaphobes. They’re Christaphobes in the same sense that they (projecting) accuse others of being “Islamaphobes,” that is, they have an irrational fear of Christians (at least as far as their remaining hale and hearty goes, though perhaps their fear that Christians will help undo the state that they worship is genuine). On the other hand, while those they call “Islamaphobes” have a quite reasonable concern about a foreign totalitarian ideology making a foothold in our own culture, the leftist elites have a simple and genuine fear of actual violence from Muslims (though they rarely state it explicitly), were they to ever give them the same treatment that they fearlessly mete out to peace-loving Christians (and conservatives) every day.
An account of political self destruction.
[Update a few minutes later]
Well deserved, I should add. Maybe we can finish the job in a couple years.
Ebooks have sent the sales of “romance” novels soaring.
The political establishment in Washington continues to fail to take Mexico seriously. We are literally being invaded from the south, and the federal government is issuing rubber bullets and beanbags. And of course, this lawlessness and corruption is inevitable as long as we continue the futile War On (Some) Drugs.