Thursday, 6 October 2011

Steve Jobs

Kevin Williamson: The Jobs Agenda:
I don’t know what Steve Jobs’s politics were, I don’t much care, and in any case they are beside the point. The late Mr. Jobs stood for something considerably better than politics. He stood for the model of the world that works. . . . That old Motorola cinderblock would cost about $10,000 in 2011 dollars, and you couldn’t play Angry Birds on it or watch Fox News or trade a stock. Once you figure out why your cell phone gets better and cheaper every year but your public schools get more expensive and less effective, you can apply that model to answer a great many questions about public policy. Not all of them, but a great many. . . . I was down at the Occupy Wall Street protest today, and never has the divide between the iPhone world and the politics world been so clear: I saw a bunch of people very well-served by their computers and telephones (very often Apple products) but undeniably shortchanged by our government-run cartel education system. And the tragedy for them — and for us — is that they will spend their energy trying to expand the sphere of the ineffective, hidebound, rent-seeking, unproductive political world, giving the Barney Franks and Tom DeLays an even stronger whip hand over the Steve Jobses and Henry Fords. And they — and we — will be poorer for it.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Breitbart Strikes Again: Photos show Obama marched with New Black Panther Party in 2007

Andrew Breitbart at Big Government has posted exclusive photos of Obama campaigning with the New Black Panthers back in 2007:
New photographs obtained exclusively by reveal that Barack Obama appeared and marched with members of the New Black Panther Party as he campaigned for president in Selma, Alabama in March 2007.

The photographs, captured from a Flickr photo-sharing account before it was scrubbed, are the latest evidence of the mainstream media’s failure to examine Obama’s extremist ties and radical roots.

In addition, the new images raise questions about the possible motives of the Obama administration in its infamous decision to drop the prosecution of the Panthers for voter intimidation.

The images, presented below, also renew doubts about the transparency of the White House’s guest logs–in particular, whether Panther National Chief Malik Zulu Shabazz is the same “Malik Shabazz” listed among the Obama administration’s early visitors.
Here are three of the photos:

Read the entire post, which also has interesting info about Department of Justice whistleblower J. Christian Adams' new book, Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department (Regnery).

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Misreading Sarah, Again

God bless her, she does know how to get things going. Tonight Sarah Palin guested on Greta Van Susteren to opine on the Republican primary campaign and other matters.

Post interview, Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit seemed to think that Palin was dissing Cain. I didn't hear it that way, so I went back and reviewed the interview, the relevant portion of which Hoft has at his site. To be fair to Jim Hoft, I don't believe his editing was in any way intended to distort the exchange or to change the meaning of Palin's words. But I do believe he honestly misread them.

First, remember Greta’s question to Palin: “How does a politician connect with the people and get it across so that it doesn’t sound like “blah blah blah”? I believe Mr. Hoft misconstrued Palin's response as a shot at Cain.

Palin’s answer begins at :25 in Hoft's post, when she describes Greta’s hypothetical politician as having “a foundation of having come from the real people”, and then goes on to describe how Cain fits that bill. I took her “flavor of the week” comment as a knock on the MSM for their manipulative approach to reporting the Republican primary campaign, similar to Mark Levin’s challenge to their ranking of Romney and Perry as the only top tier candidates when neither one has even won a straw poll. Whereas Bachmann and now Cain have. In other words, don’t listen to the MSM.

Then Palin does nothing BUT extoll Herman Cain’s virtues as an experienced, honest and forthright conservative candidate who is “comfortable in his own skin”, and that that is why he is connecting with Americans.

I don’t see a problem here at all.

Calling Herman Cain "Herb"?


Sunday, 25 September 2011

Solyndra Executives Cop The Fifth

Testifying before Congress, they take the Fifth. Wow. All this does is make it look worse for Obama; after all, why would his Solyndra pals clam up if they had done nothing wrong?

I know: innocent until proven guilty. Alright then: let's get to investigating this so we can clear these guys ASAP.

Adam Carolla On Paying Your Fair Share