August 30, 2014
President Bush spoke of the need for Mexican regulatory reform on a two-day visit to business-friendly Nuevo León, saying those who reject minimal taxation and a further rollback of environmental and safety regulations will ultimately be proven wrong.
“We want to be a factor of cohesion, not division, with full respect for the sovereignty of Mexico,” President Bush said Monday. “This, at the end, is about — and only about — a matter of fairness for those who contribute so much to the development of the Mexican economy.”
‘The Feds are creating a database to track “hate speech” on Twitter. What could go wrong, comrades?’
August 29, 2014
The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.
The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.
August 28, 2014
Kevin Williamson at National Review Online makes an interesting point: Liberals decry what they call “trickle-down economics”, but if they support things like President Obama’s 2009 Stimulus Bill, they’re embracing the same kind of economic theory they claim to think ridiculous.
Perversely, those advancing trickle-down ideas are mostly the same ideologues who denounce “trickle-down.” But they do not call it trickle-down — they call it “stimulus.”
August 27, 2014
This is interesting. From Jim Geraghty at NRO: “Early-state GOP voters are particularly wary about expanding Medicaid.”
“Flip-flopping to embrace Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion has real consequences,” said Tarren Bragdon, CEO of the Foundation for Government Accountability. “GOP voters in critical early-primary states have low opinions of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion and are very clear in their opposition to a governor who supports it. Republican governors like Mike Pence, John Kasich, and Terry Branstad [of Iowa] may have doomed their presidential campaigns before they even begin.”
August 25, 2014
From one of the hundreds of e-mails I’m reviewing for work:
“Meanwhile, I think we are more familiar with Nitrogen Evaporator now;-)”
There must be a great story behind that, but the world may never know that story.
August 22, 2014
Via Liberty Island, Right-wing Riot has an interesting idea: Take real Doonesbury strips (the comics written and drawn by liberal great Gary Trudeau for the last half century or so) and replace a fraction of the words with satirical conservative content. (The replacements are clearly indicated in red text.)