NRO’s Kevin Williamson remarks,

Driving along Interstate 10 in Houston last week, I saw a wonderful inversion of the familiar urban scene of a sad homeless fellow standing in an underpass with a “Will Work for Food” sign: Houston’s version is guy standing in an underpass holding a placard reading: “General Labor Wanted,” handing out fliers to passers-by looking for work.

You can read the rest of the piece here:

“With Its Bathroom Ordinance, Houston Takes Leave of Its Municipal Senses”

It’s actually a great piece, but it’s not really a piece about that.

Repeal Obamacare shirtOne of the central arguments for Obamacare was that it was outrageous that more than 40 million Americans supposedly did not have health insurance (not necessarily that they didn’t have health care, but that they didn’t have health insurance).  For example, President Obama said on June 15th, 2009,

We are not a nation that accepts nearly 46 million uninsured men, women and children. . . . We need to get this done.

The Democrats pushed Obamacare through, and it made employers afraid to hire,* reduced many of those who had jobs to part-time hours,** and significantly increased health-care spending (as even the Obama administration eventually admitted).  A survey indicated that a majority of doctors supported repealing or defunding the law (not to mention a majority of the country).  Even NPR admitted that Obamacare would cause a doctor shortage or make it worse.

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“Every time Obama does something, the economy cries!”

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A House committee voted on Wednesday to recommend that Attorney General Eric Holder be held in contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with a House investigation of Operation Fast and Furious for more than a year.  (The full House is expected to vote on it next week.)

In response, as PJ Media point out, the White House criticized House Republicans for supposedly not doing their job

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Via Grand Rants I find an “infographic” from Ace of Spades (full-size version here) entitled “The Obama Presidency: By the Numbers”.

It presents some promises and other things President Obama and others in his administration said a few years ago, juxtaposed with various numbers (e.g., the unemployment rate) showing how things have turned out so far.  It’s very succinct and easy to read.   Read the rest of this entry »