Friday, March 11, 2011

Well, at least we haven't drawn a bullseye on him

(Via the Drudge Report)

The Big O says "we are slowly tightening the noose" around Moammar Gadhafi.

Shooting metaphors bad, hanging metaphors good. OK, got it now.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Welcome to the New Bad Old Days

South Carolina is considering a bill that would allow police to slap $150 tickets on motorists caught driving less than 10 mph over the limit --10 times the current minimum -- but let them skip reporting the tickets to shield low-speed offenders from higher insurance premiums.

According to the bipartisan legislation, windfall revenues would be split between the state and the towns or cities that issue tickets.


Oh yeah, no room for corruption, quotas and so on here. Although I should give them props for making the revenue enhancement opportunity more transparent to the victims ticketees.

The Democrat co-conspirator co-sponsor of the Bill, one Todd Rutherford, says that people will like it because they can avoid having their insurance go up just because of the speeding tickets.

And I"m sure they will--until they get tired of paying the speeding tickets.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Explain to me again

(Via the Drudge Report)

Just how the deficit is Bush's fault? Because I'm just not gettin' it....

As well she should

(Via the Drudge Report)

Michelle Bachmann is not backing off:

The House Tea Party Caucus founder said, "I don't take back my statement on gangster government," a phrase she used at a tea party gathering in April. "I think that there have been actions that have been taken by this government that I think are corrupt."

I think she's underselling the level of corruption in the Federal government. Until we admit to ourselves the decades of corruption (remember Eisenhower's "military-industrial complex"?) in our government and dedicate ourselves to rooting it out, not only at the Federal but also at the state and local levels, we're going to see things get worse, not better.

Don't stand for window-dressing reforms. Settle for nothing less than a true fix.