Feb
17
2014
1

Heliocentric theory has a well-known conservative Republican bias.

Of course I’m going to mock the Left for this. Karma, baby, karma: if I have to listen to cr*p about how Republicans don’t believe in evolution*, then I will happy to respond about how Democrats don’t believe that the Earth revolves around the sun.  Until maybe we can all shaddap about these surveys for a change?

heliocentric

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Feb
11
2014
13

#Obamacare reminder: what goes around, comes around. Like, in 2017.

Put another way: while this is obnoxious

By now ObamaCare’s proliferating delays, exemptions and administrative retrofits are too numerous to count, most of them of dubious legality. The text of the Affordable Care Act specifically says when the mandate must take effect—”after December 31, 2013″—and does not give the White House the authority to change the terms.

Changing an unambiguous statutory mandate requires the approval of Congress, but then this President has often decided the law is whatever he says it is.

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Jun
26
2013
6

QotD, Hollywood Can’t Figure Out How Obamacare Works, Either edition.

This being a family website, I am alas constrained from giving my full opinion on this sudden realization by Hollywood that they’re about to get messed up by Obamacare; but rest assured, said opinion is incredibly foul-mouthed of me, and includes references to marsupials.

Determining the exact nature of the new laws has been difficult, given that many ACA [Affordable Care Act] terms have yet to be worked out. Hollywood productions, for instance, might find it irksome simply trying to categorize employees as full- or part-time, seasonal or variable, and it’s important that they get the classifications right lest they face hefty fines. “ACA is thousands of pages, and it wasn’t written with this industry in mind,” says Belcher.

Ain’t that a shame.  But, hey, look on the bright side: at least Hollywood elected Barack Obama, right?  Brilliant move there, guys.  Brilliant.

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Oct
22
2012
24

Do you know what the best part of this Crazy Dan Rather Ohio conpiracy theory is?

It’s the part in bold:

“Keep in mind: The whole upper tier of Ohio state government is in the hands of the GOP now,” Rather explained in a Facebook post this morning.

Dan Rather, brought low by social media, is now forced to rely on social media to find anybody who will be willing to even listen to him.

Karma. It’s what’s for dinner.

Jun
05
2012
5

#rsrh QotD, Mayor Bloomberg Deserves* A Higher Dry Cleaning Bill edition.

Glenn Reynolds, on that fool Mayor Mike Bloomberg – and every fool that supports Bloomberg’s crazy crusade to regulate what people eat, drink, smoke, and generally do.

Let me be clear. These people are not well-meaning do-gooders who have just gone a bit too far. They don’t actually “mean well” at all. They don’t mean well, they mean to be in control. They are power-fetishists, drunk on the joys of bossing the little people around. They are not good people. They are evil. They should be ashamed of themselves, but shame — like taxes — is for the little people.

Damn straight.

Moe Lane

*Note the verb.  I am not saying that Mayor Bloomberg needs a higher dry cleaning bill; merely that Bloomberg having to keep bringing in his suits because people keep glitter-bombing buckets of cherry cola on him might be a somewhat apropos karmic backlash.  Far be it from me to incite acts of civil disobedience, though…

Jul
01
2011
2

First North Carolina redistricting map!

And it firmly embraces the old folk saying: What goes around, comes around.

This is the first of three new maps (all of which will be coming out of the newly Republican-controlled state legislature):

To give you an idea of the shift (which is already forecasting DOOM for at least three North Carolina Democrats), here’s the old map:

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Jun
28
2011
1

#rsrh QotD, Ed Morrissey Read My Mind edition.

Ed, upon news that House Democrats are discovering nobody cares about their input* (which is fully in keeping with House Democrats’ own behavior from 2007 to 2010):

“…what goes around, comes around.”

Ain’t that the truth.  They say that revenge is a dish that is best served cold.  I’ve long taken the position that revenge is a dish that is best served… served; the actual temperature can be to taste.

Moe Lane

*Even though they kept Nancy Pelosi as their leader!  Imagine that!

May
26
2011
3

#rsrh “No recess for you!”

You know, there’s a part of me that deplores that we have to do things like this.

President Obama will not be able to make recess appointments over the week-long break to commemorate Memorial Day, after Republicans forced Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to keep the chamber open for pro forma sessions every three days.

However, there’s a much larger part of me that is prone to murmur Payback’s a bitch. And What goes around, comes around.  Guess that the Democrats shouldn’t have opened that particular Pandora’s Box, back in 2007…

Via AoSHQ.

Moe Lane

PS: Regarding President Obama making recess appointments anyway: yeah, sure, completely destroy that precedent.  The next Republican President will thank you for it.  Then again, nobody ever claimed that the Democratic party is big on long-term thinking…

May
18
2011
--

#rsrh DSK / HIV.

Well, now.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have more to worry about than a possible prison sentence.

The IMF chief’s alleged sex-assault victim lives in a Bronx apartment rented exclusively for adults with HIV or AIDS, The Post has learned.

It is, in fact, a shame – for the woman, of course.  But if DSK actually did commit rape (read the article for why I’m calling it that now) then I am forced to note that my sympathy is muted.  Particularly since even though it’s unlikely that he’ll catch the disease himself (or so I’m told) AND even if he gets off of the charges somehow the man’s ‘love’ life just took a nosedive anyway.

Apr
19
2011
1

#rsrh So. Somebody defaced that photo…

…of a crucifix dunked in a jar of urine.  Now, as I understand the ground rules, here… while regretting of course that someone was pushed to commit such a deed, the true imperative here is to try to understand why somebody’s religious beliefs might drive them to respond to an outrage in this fashion?  We’re supposed to be opening a dialogue, right?  Isn’t the real crime here our lack of empathy and inclusiveness?

Hey, Ace and Instapundit have the right of it: if you reward bad behavior, you get more of it.  And if you teach people that throwing a punch will get them what they want, other people will start making fists.  I’m frankly surprised that it took this long – but then, Christianity is a religion of peace…

Moe Lane

Feb
21
2011
3

WI Senate to fast-track Voter ID bill?

Hey, maybe we’ve got this all wrong. Maybe all those Democratic state senators should stay in hiding for a couple of days longer; it’ll let the adults get some business done.

…Republicans plan to move ahead with regular Senate business. In addition to tomorrow’s calendar, that could mean public hearings on other legislation, and possibly a floor vote on a voter ID bill that Democrats don’t like.

Background on the Voter ID bill here: essentially, it’s the usual commonsense notion that people who vote should have to go through the same kind of hoops to establish identity that we expect from people who, say, buy beer. The Democrats hate the very idea, of course – it’s not that they personally indulge in election fraud, but it’s a weakness of some of their dearest companions – so they’ve been fighting it tooth and nail in Wisconsin for years. (more…)

Jan
15
2011
5

Mission accomplished, Markos Moulitsas.

The Left gets its violent responder to hate speech, after all: the only problem is, from their point of view he’s aimed the wrong way.

I started following the saga of J. Eric Fuller a couple of days ago: the short version is that he was one of the victims of the Tucson attack of last week that killed six people and nearly killed Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.  Despite the fact that the consensus is, from the President on down, that harsh political rhetoric had nothing to do with the attack (the shooter is generally conceded to have been motivated by violent paranoid schizophrenia, not political beliefs), Mr. Fuller has made a name for himself by declaring that the right wing is responsible for the attacks, to the point where he is calling for Sarah Palin’s arrest for treason.  And I was going to let all of that go: the guy did get shot*, he was a hardcore Democrat beforehand – and, honestly, Fuller didn’t sound all that much different than this fool (more here) or this fool or the fools found here (and see here for much, much more).  Free speech is free speech, even when the guy’s cynically milking the fetishes of the Left, am I right?

Except that Mr. Fuller wasn’t being cynical.  He really, truly believes what he’s been told by the netroots; which is why he’s under arrest tonight for making actual, public death threats against Trent Humphries, who was not involved with the Tucson attacks in any way, shape or form but who is the president of the Pima County Tea Party.  Mr. Humphries has, in fact, been getting death threats all week; this was just the first time it was done in a fashion that the media couldn’t ignore.

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