Tuesday, February 23, 2016
We have become accustomed to the government executing people in our name.
Guns & Roses: Economist James K. Galbraith has responded to the CEA's hatchet job – and more importantly Paul Krugman's uncritical acceptance of their questionable conclusions – of Professor Friedman's analyses of Senator Sanders' economic program, finding that “under conventional assumptions, the projected impact of Senator Sanders' proposals stems from their scale and ambition. When you dare to do big things, big results should be expected.” It seems that Clinton supporter Friedman is a tad more rigorous than Clinton supporter Krugman, which is probably more revealing than the analyses themselves. It all goes to show how panic has spread throughout the DNC's networks.
Dissembling: Tim Cook says Apple's refusal to unlock iPhone for FBI is a
'civil liberties' issue.
Pre-existing Conditions: For Big Pharma, Big Healthcare and the healthcare insurance scammers, the best off all possible worlds would be another Clinton White House, this one facing a Republican Congress. She does not have much of a want list and would be unable to enact what little nips and tucks she thinks passable. So they would all keep getting richer and contributing to her re-election campaign.
Quoted: “I'll be so proud when my daughter is president and runs a corrupt oligarchy
Find The Exit Nearest You: If you live in Michigan, leave now. Don't pack, just go. The state is home to two of the deadliest cities in the nation: Detroit, easily the easiest city in the nation ; and Flint, which leads the nation with the highest level of governmental depraved indifference to the death and maiming of its children. In Michigan, especially if you are black, you get to chose between the bullet or the constant drip, drip, drip of avoidable poisons.
Reminder: Sanders, not Clinton, is the nation's best chance to stop Trump. Let's keep our priorities straight.
Parable: When it comes to Britain's vote on leaving the European Union, the EU seems to have put its one egg in its one basket because they've only got the one egg and the one basket. Without Great Britain there is no European Union.
Plausibility: “In 2012, the American people decided that Barack Obama should appoint justices to the Supreme Court to fill any vacancies that occurred between January of 2013 and January of 2017. Period. ” Seventeen Supreme Court justices have been confirmed during election years.
Data Point: The latest Quinnipiac Poll (Feb 18) showed that among likely voters, 71% of the men and 64% of women find Clinton “not honest and trustworthy.”
Imaginary Friends: Why do we – and our representatives in the major political parties – pretend that the Supreme Court is supposed to be politically impartial, but insist that our side gets to pick the justices? Why don't we have impartial Presidents? Will the mythic wisdom of the Constitution us?
A Parting Shot:
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 7:51 AM