Sunday, 18 April 2010

Meta

April Blogmeet is Today, Doo-dah!


What:

This Month’s Indy Blog Meet
When:
Sunday, April 18 (that’s today!), 3:00 p.m.
Where:
the awesome Canal Bistro, 6349 Guilford (on the canal in Broad Ripple, of course)
Who:
welcoming Bloggers, lurkers, innocent bystanders, guilty bystanders, &c., &c.
Why:
Food, drink, intelligent conversation, not-so-intelligent conversation, turtle elevation, who knows what else!
So?
So be there!

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Friday, 16 April 2010

Linkage

Views From the Porch

Up, Up, and Away  Dept

“antenna porch”










UPDATE (100420):



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Thursday, 15 April 2010

Clipfile

Clipfile - April 15, 2010

“...The thing about these Tea Parties that the media is completely missing out on: You can get college students to riot over anything, but when you've got Ma and Pa Kettle so pissed off that they manage to squeeze in some amateur sign-carrying and protest-chanting between a hard day at work and picking up the kids from soccer practice, you have wakened a sleeping giant, my friend.” - Tam

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Wednesday, 14 April 2010

In Passing

Hey Republicans, here’s how it’s done


newjerseynewsroom.com

Gov. Chris Christie is taking $65 million, the entire allocation, from the state’s global warming fund, and $5.9 million, from the toxic waste site cleanup program, to help close the over $10 billion deficit in his $29.3 billion 2010-11 state budget, the state environmental protection commissioner said Monday.
Zero-funding a politically-correct “solution” to an imaginary problem, so you can spend the money on real ones.  Works for me.

Via:  Ace

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Linkage

Stuff Jefferson *really* said


Gary Varvel has a list.

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In Passing

“Do Repubs fear #teaparties? I should hope so.”


Tweet quoted by Sissy Willis (via Glenn Reynolds).

Related (via Veeshir):

For many a year now, officeholders of both major parties have worked hard to earn the distrust of ordinary Americans. It appears that they finally have succeeded...

The Democrats fear them because they see through the left’s empty promise of utopia in exchange for freedom. The Republicans fear them because they're pushy and because they’'re loyal to their principles rather than to a party.

They make everyone uncomfortable. That’s healthy.

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LATER (100414 17:25): Meanwhile, Indiana Republicans appear poised to pick as their candidate to replace Evan Bayh a beltway insider who has spent more of the last 12 years lobbying in Washington than showing his face in Indiana, and who would likely turn out to be another Dick Lugar if elected.  That’s not good enough.

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

The Press

Some days you get beat...

Star fell in Indiana Dept
...and other days, you don’t care:



« The Wall Street Journal

Monday, April 12, 2010


























The
Indianapolis Star

Tuesday,
April 13, 2010


(Yes, it’s a reprint of the Journal story...)

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Monday, 12 April 2010

Linkage

The government helps the housing sector


Got a house built before 1978?
Contemplating some remodeling?

Guess what. Come April 22nd, you’re screwed:

...Pre-1978 homes being renovated will be turned into the equivalent of hazmat sites...  Fines for contractors who violate the rules could run up to $37,500 per day.  Tons of paperwork will be required of the contractor to document every step of the process.
Or you could just go down to the Home Depot and hire a few illegals...

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Friday, 09 April 2010

Dear Diary...

The redbuds are buddin’




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The Press

Oh look, more spin!

Quelle surprise!  Dept
Naw, no bias here:
Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak, the congressman who led anti-abortion rights Democrats in the House during health care negotiations, will retire this year, CBS News has learned...
Now correct me if I’m wrong, but as I recall Stupak’s sticking point was not about whether anybody has a “right” to an abortion, but whether abortions should be eligible for federal funding.

Which is a long way from being “anti-abortion-rights”— unless among those “rights” you’re including the “right to make somebody else pay for it.”  Which appears to be the way the folks at 51 W. 52nd St. want things.

(Just another example of the spin that seems to be an ever-present part of the coverage purveyed by our friends in the DSM.)

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