Doug Schoen says that ObamaCare is an electoral disaster for the Democrats.
I think that this also shows that either Bill Clinton is a political fool, or that he thinks that the party needs a wake-up call like this to get rid of Obama and move away from its current leftist extremism, so he suckered them into it.
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This seems relevant to me — what happened to the neoliberals and free-market Democrats?
…in this article about which asteroids are good prospects for human visits. It should just jump right out to regular readers. I’ll reveal over the fold: Continue reading Find The False Assumption
I have some thoughts on birthright citizenship over at PJM today.
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For those who haven’t read the book, I highly recommend it.
I talked to Elon for half an hour or so last night, to make sure that I was getting the story straight on an article I’m writing for Popular Mechanics, but he didn’t really tell me anything that changed the relevant aspects of my story. It does, however, change the spin on the story that AvLeak did a few days ago, and they’ve provided a correction, based apparently on a similar conversation with him. It’s always possible to read too much into technical papers presented at professional conferences (not to mention retirement aspirations), and that seems to be what occurred here. SpaceX would like to build a heavy lifter, but they don’t see the market for it absent NASA interest, which sort of makes the point that I’ve always made — that it’s not affordable, or even necessarily the best way to do the exploration job. I am sure, though, that if NASA really needs a heavy lifter, funding SpaceX to build it is the most affordable option.
It turns out that the flight attendant who went nuts on the Jet Blue flight was gay.
I know you’re all as shocked as I am. Who ever heard of such a thing?
It reminds me of a piece that Mark Steyn wrote years ago, in which he noted that if you wanted to see the worst-dressed gay men in America, to take an airplane ride.
Oceanographic surveyors of the sea floor in the area of the Bermuda Triangle and the North Sea region between continental Europe and Great Britain have discovered significant quantities of methane hydrates and older eruption sites.
Because of the correlations and existing data, the two envisioned what would happen when gigantic methane bubbles explode from natural fissures on the seafloor.
Makes sense to me. There would be no warning, and nothing you could do. You might be able to set up a warning system for aircraft, though, perhaps with satellite monitoring. I don’t think that ships would have the ability to escape. Too slow and unmaneuverable. Better to avoid the area, or perhaps to better map the deposits, and put them on the charts like other hazards.
Thoughts on the obsolescence of Barack Obama:
It was canonical to this administration and its functionaries that they were handed a broken nation, that it was theirs to repair, that it was theirs to tax and reshape to their preferences. Yet there was, in 1980, after another landmark election, a leader who had stepped forth in a time of “malaise” at home and weakness abroad: Ronald Reagan. His program was different from Mr. Obama’s. His faith in the country was boundless. What he sought was to restore the nation’s faith in itself, in its political and economic vitality.
Big as Reagan’s mandate was, in two elections, the man was never bigger than his county. There was never narcissism or a bloated sense of personal destiny in him. He gloried in the country, and drew sustenance from its heroic deeds and its capacity for recovery. No political class rode with him to power anxious to lay its hands on the nation’s treasure, eager to supplant the forces of the market with its own economic preferences.
Obama never understood that the notion of a leftist or “progressive” Ronald Reagan was an oxymoron.
I see articles like this, and can only shake my head in dismay and amazement.
Dewey’s project is complete. The entire public school system has to be razed and rebuilt from scratch.
Iowahawk has discovered a disturbing new brew, right in the heart of Hope’n’Change Land. What next, an Obamaville outside of Sausalito?
A long story about Elon Musk.
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And here’s a video interview with him.