Update of the Day: Robert S McCain.

From his “1,434 pages, $789 billion and not a red cent for me“:

UPDATE II: Conn Carroll of the Heritage Foundation says the actual pricetag of the Economic Destruction Act of 2009 will be $3.27 trillion. No matter how you calculate it, the amount going to me — and I’m the only person I really care about — is zero. And the amount going to you is exactly the same. So, that’s two of us getting zero out of this transaction, buddy.

Somewhere out there are some people who are actually going to cash in big-time, and right now they’re doing the happy dance. Look around you tomorrow, and if you see anybody looking especially happy, punch ’em in the nose. Call it “social justice.”

Should have used the Personal Stimulus Generator, Bob.

Crossposted at RedState.

Baby steps: Jon Stewart remembers that he needs to eat.

Which means that you have to make fun of the President that you have, not the one that you want:

(Via Andrew Malcolm) Don’t expect miracles, here: Stewart’s a liberal. Stewart also understands that his audience will increasingly be part of the demographic who gets bored listening to people who can’t stop yelling about that Bush guy, who isn’t even President anymore, and back on his ranch in Texas cutting brush or something: and that this is no time to be out of work. So… baby steps.

Unless Obama screws up some more. The Media is always hungry.

Crossposted to RedState.

The President always wanted to re-evaluate the census process?

Since when?

No, I’m quite serious: since when?

This is all part of this little article (Glenn Reynolds summed it up perfectly, by the way) about Sen. Gregg’s real value to this administration:

MANCHESTER – Sen. Judd Gregg yesterday declined all comment on reports that the White House will strip him of his authority over the federal Census Bureau even before he becomes Secretary of Commerce.

Gregg spokesman Laena Fallon said all comment would come from the White House.

A White House spokesman last evening said, “From the first days of the transition the census has been a priority for the president, and a process he wanted to reevaluate. There is historic precedent for the director of the census, who works for the Commerce Secretary and the president, to work closely with White House senior management — given the number of decisions that will have to be put before the president. We plan to return to that model in this administration.”

Continue reading The President always wanted to re-evaluate the census process?

The Solis/White House emergency tapes have come to light!

You’ve lost another submarine, Andrei*?

Andrew Malcolm seems determined to point out that, yeah, there are still opportunities for political humor in this country, even if Obama did get elected. His spoof of the flight 1549 tapes (utilizing Obama’s latest exercise in flubbed vetting) is a case in point. We join the narrative as Hilda Solis explains her tax situation to the White House: Continue reading The Solis/White House emergency tapes have come to light!

What we’re buying (02/05/09).

Well, I’m not buying anything right now – I have Mad Men (preferably, with a genteelly mixed drink in hand) and The Dark Knight to see for the third time, but my web guy who put this site together* is going to be picking up Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard (for the Nintendo DS) and Disgaea 2 (for the Playstation 2) Real Soon Now.  Come, I will hide nothing from you: when I’m not mucking about here I’m often playing either the free online Flash RPGs DragonFable or MechQuest – and I’ve even shelled out money to get the former upgraded.  Half of the Contributors list of RedState is addicted to Mario Kart.

I’m just saying that there’s geeks everywhere, that’s all.

Moe Lane

*A link to his is at the bottom of the page, if you like the look of this place.  Or go here.

Excellent news: David Duke LOATHES the Steele pick.

Which I only found about because of the trackback from the Hot Air story on Obama’s new torture policy to a Moderate Voice post that happened to link to this Jack & Jill piece that mentions it. Hey, did you know that there’s a David Duke wing of the Republican Party? Hey, it must be true: I just read it on the Internet and everything. How we balance that with, say, our supposed subservience to the International Zionist Conspiracy… well, I’m sure that they’ll figure it out eventually.