Pathetic, Gutless Poseurs

November 30, 2010

Daily Pundit » Pathetic, Gutless Poseurs

Easily the best commentary on politically correct but truly wannabee avant-garde artists… publicly funded, the bastards.


Why Wikileaks

November 30, 2010

Instapundit » Blog Archive » THOUGHTS ON THE POLITICS OF WIKILEAKS, from Pejman Yousefzadeh. “In addition to their being no big …

Been trying to figure out the whole Wikileaks thing – not the good or bad of it so much as why it’s allowed to happen. When someone is allowed to embarrass a president and powerful country, there must be a reason all the powers involved have been either limited or released.

Glenn Reynold’s comments in the above link come the closest to explaining things:

If I were more suspicious, I would say that this is someone’s effort — perhaps someone burned by leaks in the past Administration — to teach the career bureaucrats who were behind those leaks that leaking may be a bad thing, and that a world in which any statement may be leaked to the press is not a world that’s good for them.

Homeland Security & Hollywood

November 28, 2010

Homeland Security seizes domain names – The Hills Hillicon Valley

Can someone explain to me why the Department of Homeland Security is doing dirty work for the entertainment industry? Web domains are being shut down due to copyright violations.

And this is a threat to the national security because…?

TSA is for the Little People

November 23, 2010

TSA: Some govt officials to skip airport security – Yahoo! News

Christie in 2012

November 21, 2010

For those who don’t know about Chris Christie, this is just one of the reasons why he’s projected as a possible 2012 presidential candidate for the Republicans.

Don’t Touch My Junk

November 20, 2010

Charles Krauthammer – Dont touch my junk

As usual, Mr. K zeros in on the point while cutting away all the nonsense that tries to hide it.

Good quote…

In “Up in the Air,” that ironic take on the cramped freneticism of airport life, George Clooney explains why he always follows Asians in the security line:

“They pack light, travel efficiently, and they got a thing for slip-on shoes, God love ’em.”

“That’s racist!”

“I’m like my mother. I stereotype. It’s faster.”

That riff is a crowd-pleaser because everyone knows that the entire apparatus of the security line is a national homage to political correctness. Nowhere do more people meekly acquiesce to more useless inconvenience and needless indignity for less purpose. Wizened seniors strain to untie their shoes; beltless salesmen struggle comically to hold up their pants; 3-year-olds scream while being searched insanely for explosives – when everyone, everyone, knows that none of these people is a threat to anyone.

And another…

We pretend that we go through this nonsense as a small price paid to ensure the safety of air travel. Rubbish. This has nothing to do with safety – 95 percent of these inspections, searches, shoe removals and pat-downs are ridiculously unnecessary. The only reason we continue to do this is that people are too cowed to even question the absurd taboo against profiling – when the profile of the airline attacker is narrow, concrete, uniquely definable and universally known. So instead of seeking out terrorists, we seek out tubes of gel in stroller pouches.

Gotta love the K man.

SEC Laws For The Little People

November 20, 2010

Capitol Hill’s Stock Trading: What the Academic Research Concludes – Deal Journal – WSJ

Did you know Congress is exempt from stock insider trading laws?

As the Journal points out, a piece of legislation called the STOCK Act proposes to bar members of Congress from trading securities based on nonpublic information they obtain. The bill so far has languished.

“Is it really surprising that this has gotten stuck?” Bainbridge said in an interview. “Until there is a very big scandal, it’s one of those classic good government reforms that will go nowhere.”