A collection of blog posts and articles that grabbed our attention this past week.
If the absurdity of Keynesian economics is carried out to its logical conclusion, then what we really need to get the economy moving again is a new and improved war!
W.C. Varones has the details, here.
Temple of Mut has some very kind words for BwD and opines that The American People Passed Angry a Few Exits Ago.
Ran into 3 young ladies who were out visiting San Diego from Pittsburgh. Had to ask what they felt about the whole Ben Roethlisberger/Steelers situation. One of them resigned: "He's like a step child. Don't gotta love him. Just have to take care of him". OK, then.
Where's the oil? Why the Gulf oil spill is not as bad as the Valdez oil spill:
1. Deepwater oil is unusually light and degradable unlike the the black tar from the Valdez.
2. The Gulf of Mexico is much warmer than the Gulf of Alaska which has better allowed bacteria to break down the oil.
3. The flow of the Mississippi has pushed the oil away from the Gulf coast.
4. Mother Nature is incredibly resilient. There's a reason why the great outdoors are outside: Mother Nature is a bitch.
We suggest for his next official act, the President offer up himself to the cleansing waters of the Red Neck Riviera as it may have indeed saved his Presidency.
Pat Sajak for Game Show Czar, anybody?
My primary duty, if I understand correctly, will be to level the playing field when it comes to television game shows. Each show will be required to file forms with my office (gosh, I like the sound of that) indicating they’ve complied with our yet-to-be-fully-determined ground rules. We will monitor the audition process with an eye toward determining that special efforts have been made to recruit members of all groups, particularly those who have been traditionally underrepresented in the genre. (See, I’m already talking like a Czar!)
One helpful commenter added the suggestion of splitting the winnings among all contestants. Out: Equality of opportunity. In: Equality of outcome.
Michael Medved agrees with us: "Take our Country back" is a lame, tin-eared and truly undemocratic slogan.
via FaceBook: Some 60 years ago or so, North Koreans were warned about direct attacks on U.S. Marines "... for they will mob you with violence." Not to go Jay Nordlinger on everybody but that was about the coolest thing we read all week.
We're outta here for possibly the remainder of the day but you never know. Consider that a warning.