Thursday, 10 June 2010

In Passing

And speaking of “out of patience”...


What the hell is the National Rifle Association doing endorsing John McCain over J.D. Hayworth?

Via:  The Other One.

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In Passing

January preview?


BritBlogger Devil’s Kitchen is less than enthusiastic about the new government’s performance so far:

I mean, NuLabour apparently introduced something like 4,300 new criminal offences, and the only things that the Coalition seem to have announced are higher taxes, probable higher taxes, and more crack-downs on personal freedom.

So, would anyone like to tell me what illiberal laws—apart from ID cards (which didn’t really exist anyway)—Our New Coalition Overlords are going to scrap?  Because I’m slightly in the dark.
While most of his commenters are willing to give the Coalition some time, several express sentiments strikingly similar to many in this Mitch-Daniels-“Truce” thread at the American Spectator Blog.

The natives aren’t just restless, they’re out for blood and out of patience.

Elsewhere:

LATER, RELATED:

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Monday, 07 June 2010

The Press

Gotta lower those expectations!

Propaganda? What propaganda?  Dept

The DSM.prepares us for Obamacare:
More medical care won’t necessarily make you healthier - it may make you sicker.  It’s an idea that technology-loving Americans find hard to believe.
Oh, those eeeevil technology-loving Americans!  If they could just shut up and be more docile and less demanding, maybe like Europeans...
Anywhere from one-fifth to nearly one third of the tests and treatments we get are estimated
by whom?
to be unnecessary...

It can start during birth as some
note the weasel word
of the nation’s increasing number of C-sections are triggered by controversial
to whom?
fetal monitors that signal a baby is in trouble when everything’s actually fine.
Unsupported assertion.
It extends to often futile
who says?
intensive care at the end of life...
Death panels, here we come!
Americans get the most medical radiation in the world...  Too many scans increase the risk of cancer...
Fear-monger much?  I guess those scandalously long waits for x-rays in the U.K. aren’t really bad: After all, they’re preventing cancer!
One-third of men older than 75 get routine PSA tests despite guidelines that say most
another weasel word
are too old to benefit.
My dad just celebrated his 96th birthday.  Wonder if he was “too old” at 75?

And that’s just the first page...

So why this story, with this spin, at this time?

Seems obvious to me.

And it’s also no surprise that Gannett’s Indianapolis Catbox Liner put it on the front page above the fold.

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Wednesday, 02 June 2010

Clipfile

Clipfile - June 2, 2010

“Of all the handicaps that a culture can labor under, no disadvantage is quite so heavy as an addiction to lies. The sheer inability of the intellectual and cultural leaders, the priests of political correctness, to see past their own conceits is a terrible burden to endure.” - Richard Fernandez

HT:  OOT

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Tuesday, 01 June 2010

Meta

Service resuming shortly...

Excuses, excuses... Dept
The silence around here can be best attributed to a semi-expected project deathmarch followed by a planned trip out of town.  More substantial posts will follow, as I get the laundry done and clean the stack of stuff off my desk.

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