Sunday, March 22, 2009

Larwyn's Link Kerplosion: Faux Outrage & the Bonus Coverup

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Obama on 60 Minutes: Ace
Obama violating law on TARP oversight?: Morrissey
Five signs of a flailing presidency: Barnes

The AP... openly doubting Obama: AP
Democrat anger at Obama overkill: Times (UK)
It's not the bonuses... it's the Democrat cover-up: AJ Strata

White House: Average electric bill will rise $1800 a year: Patriot Room
Ezra Klein smears Ann Althouse: LegalIns
Nationalized Socialism is Obama's Goal: Dog

Barack Obama is a terrible bore: Newser
Happy New Year Mullahs: Obama's Message of Weakness: Kristol
Don Boudreaux Says ‘Have Faith’ with a Basis (with a Faith-Based Add-on): BizzyBlog

Dear President Obama: I guess we can add "transparency" to your mountain of lies: DPO
Keeping up with Barney & Chris: S, C & A
If Somebody Knocks on Your Door Today…: Doug Powers

Fair Play: A Tour of CT Working Familes Party: Temple
The Left's Army of Mandatory "Volunteer Corps" Bill Passes in the House: Weasel Zippers
Can Kristallnacht be far behind?: GM's Place

"Dodd must go and the Senate must impeach him if he will not resign": Tennessean
Virginian Pilot Sells Financial Crack Heroin to Readers: MoneyRunner
Mob mentality: ACORN’s “Working Family Party” bus tour of AIG exec homes: Flopping Aces

Outrage Kabuki & the limits of telepromptered cool: Steyn

The investor class invests in jurisdictions where the rules are clear and stable. Right now, Washington is telling the planet: In our America, there are no rules. Got a legally binding contract? We’ll tear it up. Refuse to surrender the dough? We’ll pass a law targeted at you, yes, you, Mr. Beau Nuss of 27 Plutocrat Gardens, Fatcatville. If you want a banana republic on steroids, this is great news. So cheer on thuggish grandstanding by incompetent legislators-for-life like Barney Frank if you wish. But, in any battle between the political class and the business class, you’re only fooling yourself if you think it’s in your interest for the latter to lose.

The first two months of the Age of the Hopeychange have been an eye-opener. I expected it to be ideologically distasteful to me, but I didn’t expect it to be so inept. Not because I had any expectations of President Obama’s executive skills. But I assumed he’d have folks around him who could take care of details like governing, while he pranced around as the smiley-face hopeychange frontman. But the bench is still empty save for a handful of mediocrities. And the disconnect between the smoothly scripted mush and what’s actually happening makes the telepromptered cool look even more ridiculous.

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