Scott Brown: ‘People Aren’t Stupid’ | WSJ.com

January 30, 2010

John Fund: Scott Brown: ‘People Aren’t Stupid’ – WSJ.com

Mr. Brown says it frustrates him that too many politicians still believe that people will be fooled by what they’re proposing. “People aren’t stupid, and leaders should figure out they’re better informed now than ever.”

Again, the internet is the great equalizer when it comes to empowering the little guy.


ACORN ‘gotcha’ man arrested in attempt to tamper with Mary Landrieu’s office phones | Louisiana Politics & Government – – Louisiana Politics | State Legislature News – NOLA.com

January 26, 2010

ACORN ‘gotcha’ man arrested in attempt to tamper with Mary Landrieu’s office phones | Louisiana Politics & Government – – Louisiana Politics | State Legislature News – NOLA.com

TOTALLY. NOT. COOL.

I don’t know who was advising Mr. O’Keefe but this pretty much nullifies any good intentions he had in exposing ACORN. You don’t bust people for breaking the law then consider doing it yourself.


MSM and Ellie Light | Mudville Gazette

January 26, 2010

Mudville Gazette

THIS is just one of the reasons why so many loathe the press…


Obama to Propose Three-Year Spending Freeze | Instapundit

January 25, 2010

Instapundit » Blog Archive » LIKE SWEARING OFF THE BOTTLE WHEN YOU’RE HUNG OVER? Obama to Propose Three-Year Spending Freeze

The problem with a spending freeze is it comes immediately after Scott Brown senate victory while campaigning against deficit spending. In other words, you can just about hear Obama saying, “Okay, if you don’t like my first plan how about this?”

Sort of gives you the feeling it’s all being thrown together without an actual plan…


Value of the Internet

January 23, 2010

Instapundit » Blog Archive » ELLIE LIGHT: Obama Astroturfer? “Editors all over the country found Light’s message strangely co…

10, maybe 15 years ago this sort of thing would have been pulled off. But because so many are tied into the internet, information is shared and the pieces quickly put in place.

This series of links is about someone writing a very persuasive defense of the president, supposedly from a grass-roots local point of view… except that the letter is identical except for the claim to be from someone local to Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia… you get the point.

Because of the internet this sort of thing can be exposed for what it really is – someone pretending to be a simple local individual who thinks the president is getting a raw deal. Instead it has obviously been planned from a single source trying to disguise itself as popular opinion across the nation.

Obama made promises. Healthcare without tax increases, transparent governing, distance from special interests, shutting down Gitmo,  promoting gay rights… essentially he said he’d do whatever his listeners wanted to hear.

Because of the internet these promises can be tracked and evaluated against what really has happened. Because of the internet, information can be shared that reveals charletons attempting to fool innocent people.

We’re in a new age – people can communicate with each other easily and compare notes about things that have been said by others. I guess this is a warning to all politicians… if ever the saying was true it is so now:

You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time – but not all of the people all of the time.


Mr. President: An Ugly Truth

January 21, 2010

Following the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts, Nancy Pelosi has finally caved to reality and announced she does not have House votes to pass Obama’s health care bill.

Add to that the news that the climate change Copenhagen agreement hammered out by the president is also expected to collapse.

The ugly truth is the Democrats, enabled by a press that idolized a politician the way a teenage girl pursues a rock star, have completely blown any advantage they had politically. With majorities in both houses of congress and a Democrat in the White House they appear to have willfully misread first the desire and then the anger of the American public.

Instead of healthcare, Americans want jobs. Instead of bailouts, Americans want strong industries. Instead of deficits, Americans want a balanced budget. Instead of international favor, Americans want security – especially while traveling on a jet at 40,000 feet.

Smaller government, lower taxes, less political handouts. It’s not that hard to figure out.

It’s also the complete opposite of what Pelosi, Reid and Obama have tried to do.


Why Men Don’t Write Advice Columns

January 19, 2010

From the Nashville Blotter…

Dear Walter,

I hope you can help me here. The other day, I set off for work leaving my husband in the house watching the TV as usual. I hadn’t gone more than a mile down the road when my engine conked out and the car shuddered to a halt. I walked back home to get my husband’s help. When I got home I couldn’t believe my eyes. He was in our bedroom with the neighbor lady. I am 32, my husband is 34, and we have been married for twelve years.

When I confronted him, he broke down and admitted that they had been having an affair for the past six months. I told him to stop or I would leave him. He was let go from his job six months ago and he says he has been feeling increasingly depressed and worthless. I love him very much, but ever since I gave him the ultimatum he has become increasingly distant. He won’t go to counseling and I’m afraid I can’t get through to him anymore.

Can you please help?

Sincerely,
Sheila

Dear Sheila,

A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults with the engine. Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line. If it is clear, check the vacuum pipes and hoses on the intake manifold and also check all grounding wires. If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the carburetor float chamber.

Hope this helps,
Walter