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Monday, September 29, 2014

Eric Holder Runs from a Ticking Time Bomb | New York Observer

One thing is for certain. Mr. Holder didn’t just wake up today and decide he wanted to go fishing. There are truths underlying this resignation that will be shocking when they surface. Mr. Holder will no longer have the shield of the Attorney General and the Department of Justice to protect him from congressional, grand jury, or other subpoenas. The next question is: Which criminal lawyer will he hire to defend him and how soon?

The hiding places are filling up faster than you can say “you’re running out of time.”

via observer.com

via http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/

September 29, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Now illegal in California

September 29, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Althouse: Jerry Brown signs a law requiring colleges and universities that get state money to impose a "yes means yes" standard on student sex.

I suspect that what's really going on is an effort to change the culture of drinking and sex. It will go the way of drinking and driving and become something that decent people don't do... not beyond a light drink anyway. The feminist angle is the wedge.

via althouse.blogspot.com

You can't drink and have sex? They really are Puritans. It also reminds me of a great country western classic, posted above.

September 29, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

JIM ANTLE: Is Ted Cruz For Real? | The Daily Caller

But if the point is self-promotion rather than statesmanship, who cares? To make an omelet, you have to break a few eggs.

Questions that were once being raised behind closed doors are now being asked in public. Ted Cruz still has time to dispel them. If he doesn’t, it will be a major disappointment.

via dailycaller.com

A fair question. I don't know the answer.

September 29, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

The odds of Republicans winning the Senate are growing - The Washington Post

All three major election forecasting models saw an uptick in the likelihood of Republicans winning the six seats they need to retake the Senate majority over the past week, movement largely due to the party's strengthened chances in Alaska, Colorado and Iowa.

via www.washingtonpost.com

Grow, odds, grow. I don't think there's any point in pretending to be non-partisan any longer.

September 29, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Study Links Anxiety Drugs to Alzheimer's Disease - NYTimes.com

Now French and Canadian researchers are reporting — in a study designed with particular care — that benzodiazepine use is linked to higher rates of subsequent Alzheimer’s disease, and that the association strengthens with greater exposure to the drugs.

via newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com

Yeah, I don't doubt it. Ativan, etc. produces in me a zoned out state ideal for international travel, especially if accompanied by a double scotch or 2. This is not recommended, however. But how you're supposed to endure 18 hours on planes and airports, I don't know. The z drugs make me psychotic after two or three nights of them, so I only take them if absolutely necessary, which is rarely. If I had a lot of stress in my life, I'd probably be dead by now.

September 28, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Living cheaply in NYC

Here. I have a cousin in law who is 70 something and has always done this. Could he be 80 something now?  Anyway, at the heart of his portfolio is the rent controlled apartment.  That allows him to switch apartments with people in Paris or wherever.  He is expert at threatening lawsuits.  The pipes blew out overhead in his apartment and before he was dry he was calling a plaintiff's attorney.  He lives on disability from the Korean War -- he was not in the fight; it's a long, sad story.  He know waiters at the local eateries with whom he has sub-legal arrangements. You have to use your wits, I guess.

September 28, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Google Cuts Ties With ALEC Over Climate Change 'Lying' - Businessweek

Saying that people on the wrong side of the climate change debate were “making the world a much worse place,” Schmidt told Rehm he’d concluded “we should not be aligned with such people—they’re just, they’re just literally lying.” In a statement, ALEC Chief Executive Officer Lisa Nelson said: “It is unfortunate to learn Google has ended its membership … as a result of public pressure from left-leaning individuals and organizations who intentionally confuse free-market policy perspectives for climate change denial.”

via www.businessweek.com

Just to be clear, what are we supposed to believe now with respect to climate change? A couple of my colleagues still earnestly thought it was global warming, and I'm pretty sure that's not it.

September 28, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inside Twin Peaks, America's Fastest-Growing Restaurant Chain - Businessweek

Twin Peaks is the most successful example of a new generation of restaurants, what people in the industry euphemistically refer to as “the attentive service sector” or, as they’re more casually known, “breastaurants.” Twin Peaks Chief Executive Officer Randy DeWitt doesn’t care much for the word, not that he’s complaining. Last year, Twin Peaks was the fastest-growing chain in the U.S., with $165 million in sales.

via www.businessweek.com

September 28, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Obama: U.S. underestimated rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria - CBS News

President Obama acknowledged that the U.S. underestimated the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also called ISIL) and overestimated the ability of the Iraqi military to fend off the militant group in an interview that will air Sunday on 60 Minutes.

via www.cbsnews.com

Really?

September 28, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Khorosan Group Does Not Exist | National Review Online

As these columns have long contended, Obama has not quelled our enemies; he has miniaturized them. The jihad and the sharia supremacism that fuels it form the glue that unites the parts into a whole — a worldwide, ideologically connected movement rooted in Islamic scripture that can project power on the scale of a nation-state and that seeks to conquer the West. The president does not want us to see the threat this way.

via www.nationalreview.com

Sigh.

September 28, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Love Ya Ruth, But It’s Time to Go - Erwin Chemerinsky - POLITICO Magazine

In deciding when to retire, Ginsburg, who is the eldest among the nine justices, should maximize the chance that her successor will be someone with her values and views. In March of this year, I wrote an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times urging her to resign at the end of the term. My argument was that only by allowing President Obama to replace her in the summer of 2014 would there be a sufficient likelihood that someone of similar ideology would take the place of the 81-year-old justice.

via www.politico.com

September 27, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (1)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Puppy rapist gets 5 years in prison

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A man convicted of fondling and raping his 8-month-old pit bull puppy

will spend five years in a state prison, according to the Florida State Attorney's Office.

via www.freep.com

It's a war against puppies.

September 26, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Rubes’ Revenge | The Weekly Standard

It seems that the Democrats have been developing a third model of representation of late: Call it the “sneak it past the rubes” theory. Under this approach, you pre-sent yourself to your constituents as an independent voice, not in hock to the national Democratic party, so as to get elected. Then the national party allows you generally to vote with your constituents, on the understanding that when the chips are down you will vote with the liberal leadership. Then you hope that the “rubes” back home can be sufficiently distracted by the “war on women” or some other phony issue that they’ll return you to office. And if they choose not to, there will be a consolation prize: a cushy, well-connected job as a lobbyist (Blanche Lincoln) or law firm adviser (Byron Dorgan) or association CEO (Ben Nelson) or strategic adviser in PR (Kent Conrad) in Washington, where you are more at home anyway, or even a job out of town as an ambassador (Max Baucus).

All of which brings us to the state of Kansas.

via www.weeklystandard.com

September 26, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Eric Holder's reign ends with a whimper: Column

The resignation of Eric Holder as attorney general is an unavoidably symbolic moment for an administration that itself appears to be stumbling through the final years of a troubled second term. Holder truly personifies an administration of unrivaled ambitions colliding with inescapable realities.

via www.usatoday.com

September 26, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Frat brothers rape 300% more. One in 5 women is sexually assaulted on campus. Should we ban frats? | Jessica Valenti | Comment is free | theguardian.com

It’s time to talk about banning fraternities.

via www.theguardian.com

September 25, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (2)

Senate Races: What September Polling Trends Tell Us | RealClearPolitics

We still don’t have definitive answers to any of these questions.  As I like to say when I give speeches, if I went into a coma and woke up in mid-November, and you told me that the GOP had only picked up two or three seats, I’d be quite surprised, but not completely shocked.  I would have a pretty good idea what had happened.  Likewise, if you told me the GOP had picked up 11 seats, I would be quite surprised, but not completely shocked.  There remains a wide range of possibilities, and many of these races are very close.

via www.realclearpolitics.com

I won't call it a coma; I think I'll just take a long nap.

September 25, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

‘We Only Whisper It’ | National Review Online

Speaking about such modest restrictions on abortion as have been enacted over the past several years, Justice Ginsburg lamented that “the impact of all these restrictions is on poor women.” Then she added: “It makes no sense as a national policy to promote birth only among poor people.”

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This is not her first time weighing in on the question of what by any intellectually honest standard must be described as eugenics. In an earlier interview, she described the Roe v. Wade decision as being intended to control population growth, “particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.” She was correct in her assessment of Roe; the co-counsel in that case, Ron Weddington, would later advise President Bill Clinton: “You can start immediately to eliminate the barely educated, unhealthy, and poor segment of our country,” by making abortifacients cheap and universally available. “It’s what we all know is true, but we only whisper it.”

via www.nationalreview.com

September 25, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (1)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

San Diego's truly waterfront properties come at a premium | UTSanDiego.com

Zillow says the median value of a San Diego waterfront home is $1,924,500. That’s nearly 3.5 times the $564,900 median for all other single-family homes. The gap in San Diego is the second-largest in California behind Long Beach, and seventh-highest in the country.

via www.utsandiego.com

September 24, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Increased terror alert, San Diego ranks 4th on watch list - San Diego, California Talk Radio Station - AM 760 KFMB

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have issued a terror warning to law enforcement.

The high alert comes after the U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria. According to a new report, San Diego ranks fourth on a terror watch list and that could mean tighter security at Lindbergh Field.

via www.760kfmb.com

September 24, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

A Swedish Eco-Resort That's Rugged and Refreshing - WSJ

Kolarbyn features 12 wood-and-mud huts that blend right in with the forest—in fact, wild mushrooms and blueberries grow on their turf roofs. There's no electricity on the property—at night, guests have to use flashlights to find their way—nor is there running water. Guests fetch their own from a spring 500 feet away.

via online.wsj.com

I bet it's not cheap.

September 24, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Climate Science Is Not Settled - WSJ

The idea that "Climate science is settled" runs through today's popular and policy discussions. Unfortunately, that claim is misguided. It has not only distorted our public and policy debates on issues related to energy, greenhouse-gas emissions and the environment. But it also has inhibited the scientific and policy discussions that we need to have about our climate future.

via online.wsj.com

September 24, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Divine Right of Barack Obama | National Review Online

Asked earlier today how long he expected the bombing of Syria to last, Lieutenant General William C. Mayville Jr. advised reporters to think “in terms of years.” “Last night’s strikes,” Mayville confirmed, “were only the beginning.” A mile or so away, on the White House lawn, Barack Obama struck a similarly defiant note. “We’re going to do what is necessary to take the fight to this terrorist group,” the president explained, before assuring those present that the United States was but one part of a global alliance that stood “shoulder to shoulder . . . on behalf of our common security.” “The strength of this coalition,” Obama added, “makes clear to the world that this is not just America’s fight alone.” This much, at least, was true. Among the nations that have signed on to the attacks are Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates — all vital accomplices in the winning of hearts and minds. And yet, for all the cosmopolitanism, one crucial ally was conspicuously missing from the roster of the willing: the Congress of the United States.

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September 24, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Yale Endowment Earns a 20% Return - NYTimes.com

Yale University, with perhaps the most closely watched of all educational endowments, reported Wednesday that its fund had earned a 20.2 percent return for the fiscal year, bringing its value to $23.9 billion.

via www.nytimes.com

A hedge fund with a university attached.

September 24, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Baby role-play: A potentially abusive fetish flourishing on Instagram - The Washington Post

In comments, the fantasy comes to life. Users have conversations pretending to be the parent or the baby. The babies “say” things like “Mes wove fwowers!” while other users might ask what the babies favorite color is or if it wants to be held. Users talk about feeding and disciplining the child as though it were their own. They use hashtags like #openrp, #babyrp and #kidrp so other enthusiasts can play along. Some users have entire fake families. Others create Instagram accounts where they invite followers to “adopt” babies, posting stolen photos along with made up profiles.

It’s called baby role-playing. Fast Company called it “The Creepiest New Corner of Instagram.” 

via www.washingtonpost.com

?!

September 24, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Unclassified: The CIA’s comic guide to national security jargon — with monster illustrations - The Washington Post

The CIA has been hiding something from us: It once had a sense of humor — not to mention Maurice Sendak-esque artistic skills, all before the unfunny news of the agency’s role in the Iran-Contra scandal broke in 1986.

via www.washingtonpost.com

September 24, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

CDC: Ebola could infect 1.4 million in Liberia and Sierra Leone by end of January - The Washington Post

The virus could potentially infect 1.4 million people in Liberia and Sierra Leone by the end of January, according to a statistical forecast by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Tuesday. That number came just hours after a report in the New England Journal of Medicine warned that the epidemic might never be fully controlled and that the virus could become endemic, crippling civic life in the affected countries and presenting an ongoing threat of spreading elsewhere.

via www.washingtonpost.com

Ho-Lee Shit. 1.4 Million? I hope this is just a statistical projection as a cry for help and appropriations.

September 24, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

TaxProf Blog: College Rankings by Billionaire Alumni

Of the top 20 most popular schools for billionaires – in terms of the number of billionaires who have obtained their bachelor’s degree at these institutions – 16 were in the United States.

via taxprof.typepad.com

I guess Wharton has a lot of hedge fund billionaires? USC and Cornell are interesting. Note Berkeley's high standing -- tech industries. Moscow State has lots of kleptocratic natural resource types.

September 24, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

When Humans Lose Control of Government - The Atlantic

The Veterans Affairs scandal of falsified waiting lists is the latest of a never-ending stream of government ineptitude. Every season brings a new headline of failures: the botched roll-out of Obamacare involved 55 uncoordinated IT vendors; a White House report in February found that barely 3 percent of the $800 billion stimulus plan went to rebuild transportation infrastructure; and a March Washington Post report describes how federal pensions are processed by hand in a deep cave in Pennsylvania.

The reflexive reaction is to demand detailed laws and rules to make sure things don’t go wrong again. But shackling public choices with ironclad rules, ironically, is a main cause of the problems. Dictating correctness in advance supplants the one factor that is indispensable to all successful endeavors—human responsibility. “Nothing that’s good works by itself,” as Thomas Edison put it. “You’ve got to make the damn thing work.”

via www.theatlantic.com

September 23, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Progressives Enthroned | National Review Online

The Roosevelts got what they wanted. With the partial exception of Ronald Reagan, no chief executive since has dared to suggest that the economy might simply run itself. As the years have passed, the demand for progressive reform and federal oversight has only increased, especially when financial markets have turned. Citizens now expect, even demand, economic rescue from any chief executive. To demur and call for a reduced presidency would be to invite ridicule or worse.

via www.nationalreview.com

September 23, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Eileen Coughlin Smith 1921-2014

Last week on early Tuesday morning, my Mom died.  She was a truly remarkable lady.  LWJ and I and two of our children trekked to Boise, Idaho for the funeral.  None of my mother's children felt up to eulogizing her.  In my case, it was not that the grief was so bad, though it was, as my mother's mother used to say, plenty. It was more that I felt dumbstuck and made very tired by the event, unable even to think about it clearly. Fortunately, my cousin Jim stepped up the task and composed this lovely eulogy. In the last line of the eulogy, he put his hand on his heart.

September 23, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (5)

TaxProf Blog: SUNY-Buffalo Law School Dean Resigns Amidst Perjury Allegations in Lawsuit by Former Professor

A Kenyan law professor based in US has been accused of committing perjury in an American court, his co-accused now wants the cases separated.

Makau Mutua, a human and civil rights activist, has been accused of lying in court. He is sued for allegedly irregularly laying off Jeffrey Malkan, a lecturer at Buffalo Law School where Mutua is a Dean. [Malkan was the former director of the law school’s Legal Research and Writing program.]

via taxprof.typepad.com

Nothing to do with email I note.

September 23, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Meet Kim Jong Un's New Nuclear Warriors

You probably missed the obituary. But on July 7, when North Korean media announced the death of the 88-year-old senior North Korean official Jon Pyong Ho, it highlighted an important but largely ignored development in Pyongyang's effort to build weapons of mass destruction (WMD). While most observers focus on Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests, they ignore the shift happening in North Korea's WMD community: a newer generation is replacing the North Korean scientists who played a key role in developing Pyongyang's WMDs. This new generation will play a central role in determining whether North Korea will become a (small) nuclear power. 

via www.foreignpolicy.com

September 22, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Call of Duty: Star Video Game Director Takes Unusual Think Tank Job

Though he's never served in the military, Anthony is not a novice when it comes to understanding the way wars are fought, and where warfare might be heading. While developing Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Anthony consulted with soldiers and military experts ranging from a member of the elite SEAL Team 6 to Oliver North, the Iran Contra architect turned Fox News military analyst, to Peter W. Singer, a leading expert on 21st century warfare now at the New America Foundation.

via blog.foreignpolicy.com

Weird but makes sense.

September 22, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Arab War on Terror

What was the new meaning and direction of the Arab world? At the time, no one could be sure. Now, however, it's become clear. The imperative -- the felt imperative, that is -- to fight terrorism has relegated the demands for personal dignity and political rights to the quaint preoccupation of youthful malcontents.

via www.foreignpolicy.com

September 22, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Scientists discover 'dimmer switch' for mood disorders - PsyPost

“Our study suggests that one of the ways in which serotonin alleviates depression is by rebalancing the brain’s processing of negative life events vis-à-vis the balance of glutamate and GABA in the habenula,” Shabel said. “We may now have a precise neurochemical explanation for why antidepressants make some people more resilient to negative experiences.”

via www.psypost.org

September 22, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (1)

Allah and Woman at Yale | The Weekly Standard

She began by thanking Yale in contrast with Brandeis University. The latter had, only a few months earlier, first offered and then rescinded an honorary degree and an invitation to appear at their commencement ceremony. Yale will probably get more credit than it deserves for the comparison: It was not the university but William F. Buckley, Jr. Program, a conservative undergraduate group, that invited her to speak on campus. Perhaps Yale will follow through and do the decent thing and award her a degree this spring term. That would mean something. It would turn Yale into a bastion of freedom overnight, at a time when American universities are threatening to become an elaborate, extremely expensive practical joke.

via www.weeklystandard.com

September 22, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Case for Delayed Adulthood - NYTimes.com

Prolonged adolescence, in the right circumstances, is actually a good thing, for it fosters novelty-seeking and the acquisition of new skills.

via www.nytimes.com

How about into one's 50s?

September 21, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Next (Nasty) Economic Surprise? | RealClearPolitics

Gordon, a respected Northwestern University scholar, contends that mainstream economic growth predictions are wildly optimistic. His own calculations are more restrained. By 2024, he reckons, the economy's annual output (gross domestic product) will be nearly $2 trillion lower -- almost 10 percent -- than projected by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Government debt will be 87 percent of GDP in 2024 instead of the CBO's estimate of 78 percent. Disappointing output will also pressure the Federal Reserve to move earlier against inflation by tightening credit, he says.

via www.realclearpolitics.com

September 21, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (1)

Medieval Weapon Finds Modern Appeal - NYTimes.com

Axel Pettersson, 29, raised his sword above his head and waited. When his opponent drew near, the two exchanged a rapid set of blows. At last, Pettersson landed a vicious cut across the torso of his opponent’s body armor, winning the open steel longsword competition and adding another championship to his collection.

via www.nytimes.com

September 21, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Super-rich make last stand against California drought - Telegraph

"We cut back. We don't water anything any more," he said. "The polo field is brown. We are still able to play but it doesn't play as good."

via www.telegraph.co.uk

September 19, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Scotland Rejects Independence in Vote - WSJ

"The people of Scotland have spoken. It is a clear result," British Prime Minister David Cameron said. "They have kept our country of four nations together. Like millions of other people, I am delighted."

via online.wsj.com

I told you so and I am relieved.

September 19, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Mole Inside Assad's Embassy Aided Syrian Rebels - WSJ

"I need to ask you something," the regime opponent, Mohammed Alaa Ghanem, said as they trundled through Washington in a rusty Audi 2000. "There are these activists, and they need passports."

via online.wsj.com

September 18, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Man gets 14 years for hatchet attack in El Cajon robbery | San Diego 6 | Local News

El Cajon police said Kelley attempted to buy merchandise from Hamlin Jewelers at 2234 Fletcher Parkway just before 3:30 p.m. Jan. 22, but the credit card he used was denied, and he became enraged.

via www.sandiego6.com

Yeah, I hate it when that happens.

September 18, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

BBC News - Europeans drawn from three ancient 'tribes'

Blue-eyed, swarthy hunters mingled with brown-eyed, pale skinned farmers as the latter swept into Europe from the Near East.

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September 18, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

BBC News - Murder 'comes naturally' to chimpanzees

These parameters link the violence to natural selection: killing competitors improves a male chimp's access to resources like food and territory - and crucially, it will happen more frequently when there is greater competition from neighbouring groups, and when the males can patrol in large numbers, with less risk to their own survival.

via www.bbc.com

September 18, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz - Edward-Isaac Dovere - POLITICO.com

The perception of critics is that Wasserman Schultz spends more energy tending to her own political ambitions than helping Democrats win. This includes using meetings with DNC donors to solicit contributions for her own PAC and campaign committee, traveling to uncompetitive districts to court House colleagues for her potential leadership bid and having DNC-paid staff focus on her personal political agenda.

via www.politico.com

Hohoho.

September 18, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Residents Near Marysville Golf Course Upset Over Topless Outing - NBC4: Columbus, Ohio News, Weather, and Sports (WCMH-TV)

"All you could see was her thong but nothing else on top, and I wasn't sure what was going on and why she was hanging off the golf cart the way she was and two men were driving, and then my son noticed, but I still wasn't quite sure what was going on, but you could see her top and everything I mean there was nothing on" said Wenger.

via www.nbc4i.com

Eeeee Chihuahua!

September 18, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Blog | The Weekly Standard

First, the good news. Initial unemployment claims, which were expected to come in at 305,000, came in at 280,000 good deal less than that. More people working might mean that, in time, wages will rise and families that have never seen their financial situations improve since the Great Recession, will begin to recover.

Then, the bad news.  Housing starts, which were expected to decline modestly (by 5.2 percent, to be precise, and one wonders at the certainty behind that figure right of the decimal point) tanked at -14.4 percent

Housing is essential, of course, to the overall economy.  And construction jobs are critical, especially for men.  

The overall picture remains one of uncertainty.  At best.

via www.weeklystandard.com

Eeeee Chihuahua

September 18, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

WSJ: Obama will require military to get his personal approval for U.S. strikes in Syria « Hot Air

A man who’s a better speechwriter than his speechwriters, a better political director than his political directors, and who knows more about policy than his policy advisors must surely also be a better general than his generals, no?

via hotair.com

O is not really going to be thumbs up or down on the bombing targets. Some idiot in the WH just thinks it sounds good to say that, and it probably does to low information voters.

September 18, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (1)