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Archive for January, 2010

Thank you, White House Flickr Site (Part V)

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Written by Whattapundit

January 31st, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Jon Hamm as Scott Brown on SNL

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The funniest thing I’ve seen on SNL in a while–

No way! A “Lost Boys” reference, too–

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Thank you, White House Flickr Site (Part IV)

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A new photo from Obama’s State of the Union, via Ann Althouse and Instapundit:

And the obligatory Photoshopped version (based on an idea from Althouse):

See also:
Thank You, White House Flickr Site (Part III)
More gold from the White House Flickr feed…
Obama White House– you are making this too easy.

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Written by Whattapundit

January 31st, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Michael Moore: The first radical, ever.

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Revolting revolutionary.

The Guardian (U.K.) interviewed Pizza the Hutt. The Hutt was in rare, self-aggrandizing form:

My films don’t have instant impact because they’re dense with ideas that people have not thought about.

I already suspected that Michael Moore never reads, possesses no historical curiosity and indulges in sheer intellectual sloth, but now he seems determined to prove it. These are ideas that “people have not thought about”? Nonspecific collectivism? Vague platitudes about equality and democracy?

Here, again Michael Moore giddily imagines he is leading some kind of radical vanguard:

“Wow, they’re afraid of this movie [Sicko], they believe it can actually create a revolution.” The idea that cinema can be dangerous is a great idea.

I think Joseph Goebbels might take exception to the Hutt’s belief that he is a trailblazer in producing political films that promote “dangerous” ideas.

As I have written here before, Michael Moore’s radicalism is just a sloppier and more Twitter-friendly iteration of a collectivist impulse that dates back to antiquity.

(One more thing. The Guardian does not allow comments on their articles and I was not able to find a way to contact the author. I simply wanted to tell them they had mistaken the name of the insurance company whose former executive appeared on Bill Moyers. It is CIGNA, not Sigma. But that took about 20 seconds of Internet sleuthing, and I couldn’t reasonably expect the storied Guardian to do such a thing.)

via NewsBusters.

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Written by Moog Rogue

January 31st, 2010 at 10:49 am

Four Lions: A Jihadist Comedy

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This is wonderful. Just watch it. H/T Ace of Spades HQ.

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Written by Moog Rogue

January 30th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

HINKLE: Talking Down to the Public Will Surely Work

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But him right. Him not explain health care good. Use too many big words. Say too many compound-complex sentences. Confuse American people. American people not want that. American people want simple explanation. Simpler the better.

Via Hot Air.

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Written by Moog Rogue

January 29th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

The future is here! And by future, I mean 1892.

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From a New York Times article on Wednesday. Wednesday, June 3, 1892. (Not a joke.)

A HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR; PROMISED RATE OF TRAVEL FROM ST. LOUIS TO CHICAGO. DR. WELLINGTON ADAMS TELLS ELECTRIC CLUB MEMBERS OF A WONDERFUL ELECTRIC RAILROAD — THE SECRET OF HIS MOTORS RETAINED.

The Empire State Express, which flies from New-York to Buffalo, is soon to be entirely eclipsed by an electric express traveling at thunderbolt speed over a road as straight as an arrow’s course, if the story be not a dream which Dr. Wellington Adams unfolded last night to the members of the Electric Club…

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Common sense solutions for troubled times

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I believe I have stumbled across the answer to many of America’s problems.
 
I agree with Obama that there are two major problems facing America today:  Banking Fat Cats and their huge bonuses, and a dearth of high speed trains.
 
I propose that we kill two birds with one stone.  Ladies and gentlemen - I would like to introduce a bold, robust initiative that will provide green jobs and revolutionize our crumbling infrastructure:

They're shovel ready!

It will certainly knock those Banking Fat Cats down a peg or two when they are humbly transporting us around the country at extremely high speeds.

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Written by MikeM

January 29th, 2010 at 1:55 pm