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October 05, 2013 12:55PM
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pretty high order of
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The Bruzzer's Links
This month, “Science Guy” Bill Nye engaged in two relatively well-publicized debates: one with Ken Ham on evolution and creationism, and one on Meet the Press with Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), on climate change. For participating in these debates, Nye has received some criticis/… Read full post »
Phil Robertson’s “indefinite” (9 days and 0 episodes) suspension by A&E over retrograde views expressed during a GQ interview stirred up an epic political donnybrook that has been inescapable for the past few weeks.
The Robertson fracas was elevated to headline/lead st… Read full post »
Conservatives this week redoubled their efforts to convince the country that 2+2=5 and that Obamneycare isn’t a fundamentally conservative policy approach to health reform that originated with conservative think tanks and conservative policy makers.
The effort makes such hash of logic and e… Read full post »
It cannot be said often enough. Raising the debt limit is not a favor or concession to Barack Obama. It is not something that he wants and Republicans do not. Countless Republicans are on record saying that raising the debt limit is necessary. Therefore it is not something… Read full post »
On Thursday, day three of the government shutdown and T-minus two weeks until the congressionally imposed limit on the government’s borrowing ability begins to cause the country to be unable to pay all of its bills, it began to leak that House Speaker John Boehner would not allow… Read full post »
There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas; it’s probably in Tennessee — that says, ‘Fool me once, shame on… shame on you…. If you fool me you can't get fooled again.’
It’… Read full post »
Mark Steyn, whose mission seems to be to bring the style and excitement, not to mention the logic, honesty, and insight, of the professional wrestling interview segment to the field of political commentary, did not cotton to President Obama’s use, during his Friday speech, of the phrase,… Read full post »
J. Bryan Lowder, part-time adjudicator of culture for Slate, stirred the pot pretty good this week with his pronouncement that vegetarians get over themselves and henceforth accept and happily consume chicken stock in any dish in which it is served to them.
In making his case, Lowder commits a… Read full post »
Within hours of the Navy Yard shooting incident, Charles C. W. Cooke dutifully took to National Review to explain why the umpteenth gun massacre was no reason to go doing anything like passing gun-restricting laws. You know, just in case anyone gets any ideas.
It’s the usual song… Read full post »
Just five months ago, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) was rightly raked over the virtual coals for speaking in opposition to a minimum wage increase with a story about paying your dues and being grateful for the opportunity. She told Chuck Todd that she “appreciated that opportunity” at her… Read full post »
Left or right, Democrat or Republican, you are no doubt familiar with Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus’s expression of concern that Obamacare implementation may become a “train wreck.” Yet, for as much air time as has been given to broadcasting the quote, depressingly li… Read full post »
People are struggling to know what to make of developments in Egypt. Mohamed Morsi’s ouster as president after a little over a year highlights some of the thornier problems of democracy: Can democratic elections produce undemocratic results? Can undemocratic political acts and processes like mi… Read full post »
We just had to take this occasion to drop you a quick note of thanks for everything you’ve done for us. We know that it seems like fewer and fewer of us take the time to remember your contribution at this time of year, but we just want… Read full post »
National Organization for Marriage communications director Thomas Peters objects to today’s SCOTUS rulings in the California Prop 8 case and the DOMA case. He offers one major gripe apiece.
As to Prop 8, he decries it as a “terrible precedent” that the court has found that citizens… Read full post »
TWA flight 800 from New York JFK to Paris Charles de Gaulle crashed shortly after takeoff on July 17, 1996, killing all 230 passengers and crew. I was a passenger on TWA flight 800 from New York to Paris on July 15, 1996.
The weather was somewhat… Read full post »
Faux economist Robert Samuelson writes today on the â€œfog of Obamacare,â€ complaining that the health reform law â€œhas so many moving parts that itâ€™s hard to know how its implementation is proceeding.â€
Yup, it has a lot of moving parts. Much likeâ€¦ the status quo ante! Persons wishing to comp… Read full post »
Evaluating punters is extremely difficult. Punting statistics available on Espn.com (which are surprisingly far more extensive than those availableÂ at Pro Football Reference.com) are: Punts, Total Yards, Long, Gross Average, Net Average, Blocks, Number of Punts inside the 20, Touchbacks, Fair Catc… Read full post »
Boy, if I didnâ€™t know better, I would swear George Will wasnâ€™t the erudite observer of current events he passes himself off as, but just some asshole making shit up.
We were recently treated to another George Will Whopper in the case of Spirit Airlines, Inc. v. United States Department of… Read full post »
Ruh roh. It looks as though Michael Tanner has gone off the reservation. Writing at National Review, he admits that President Obamaâ€™s budget proposal is a significant step to the right. This contradicts the right-wing narrative that Obama has been partisan, uncompromising, and politically radical.… Read full post »
George Will has gotten a little traction in characterizing liberals with a recent quip in a column on sequestration. He wrote, â€œThe sequester has forced liberals to clarify their conviction that whatever the governmentâ€™s size is at any moment, it is the bare minimum necessary to forestall intol… Read full post »
Andrew McCarthy and some of his colleagues at National Review think they smell blood in the water, or at least, they are hoping that you will smell blood in the water. Flights of fancy aside, counting has seemed to indicate that Chuck Hagelâ€™s confirmation as Secretary of Defense is highly… Read full post »
Does George Will know what heâ€™s saying? In his Friday column, he pays Rahm Emanuel the compliment of being smarter than he sounds (while invoking the old quip about Wagnerâ€™s music being better than it sounds, only two days after Akhil Amar had more artfully done the same). George Will… Read full post »
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves Â Matthew 7:15
The markets opened up sharply today. This is not a coincidence.
As was the case in all previous budget negotiations, President Obama is taking heat from both left and right. Most donâ€™t think that it was the best he could do. I think there are really just two main reasons that… Read full post »
Both mention his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, of course. And both assume a rueful tone one might expect in an obituary, suggesting that B… Read full post »