What we’re talking about:
In a century, Big Government transformed an essential and minimalized service, the Federal Highway Administration, into the Department of Where the F*** Do You Think You’re Going, and the above fog machine is just the genetics of one department. I noted earlier that the GAO had “found” massive amounts of redundancy; it was a poor word. The GAO simply took the time to report on the disgust. Any rational man could look at the following, which is nothing more than a collection of current federal agencies, and understand the waste is of a scale difficult to comprehend and inspiring of our worst tendencies to rage.
It’s frightening, really.
…and evolutionary psychology. These are ugly truths for gender feminists who deny human nature.
I’ve really got to start paying more attention to this stuff, because my blood pressure has gotten ridiculously high to the point where I need to be pretty drastic about it.
…in China. I’m shocked, shocked.
I agree with Mickey. I do think, though, that campaign finance laws should be tossed on the ash heap of history. One of the few good things that Barack Obama did in 2008 (or ever, for that matter) was to make spending limits irrelevant.
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I also agree with Mickey that while he shouldn’t be indicted, he hasn’t been punished enough.
Conference is over, and I drove down to south Florida this evening from Orlando for a morning flight out of Fort Lauderdale. Likely no more posting until tomorrow afternoon Pacific time.
And if it happens, even on a large scale, look for the same media that has been in an uproar for the past couple years over imagined violence at Tea Parties to minimize it, if they are unable to continue to ignore it.
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Or of course, they won’t minimize it, but will instead maximize it and blame it on the “violent right-wing rhetoric.” Somehow.
How well paid are the warm-mongers? Looks like nice work to me, if you can get it, and all you have to do is go along with the politically correct status quo. I don’t know of anyone who’s done as well by scepticism. But then, the latter are being true to standards of science.
[Update a few minutes later]
The EPA person responsibility for regulating CO2 levels doesn’t know what the current level is. The country’s in the very best of hands.
…a no-fly zone?
Joe Pappalardo makes the case against one. I’m on record as supporting one (though of course, it was a quick blog post, and I always reserve the right to change my mind), but I was actually being more generic. While the points Joe makes are all valid, what I was really advocating was rendering Colonel Whathisname incapable of attacking civilians from the air. The scenario he lays out would do that just about as well, and at much less cost and risk.