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?


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#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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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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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.

#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…

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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#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!

#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…

#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.

#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