Thursday, March 22, 2012

It's Thursday...

what's going on?

Creative Minority Report:   $4 Gas -- The Good Ol Days?

Randy's Roundtable:     Life, Liberty, and Obamacare?

Freedom Works:   Patient OPTION Act: Replace ObamaCare with Patient-Centered Care

Newsbusters:   Selling Socialism: The Media's Campaign for ObamaCare

Whiskey & Gunpowder:   What Kind of Power Should Government Have Over Your Life?

Questions & Observations:   Why the Ryan budget is doomed 

MarkAmerica:   This is 1860, and Obama Isn’t Lincoln

Bungalow Bill:   Anyone But Obama Appears to be Mitt Romney: Oh the Irony!

Political Realities:   Barack Obama is Fiscally Conservative?

CDN:  The Successful Desensitization of the American Voter

Sentry Journal:   Local Government: It’s time to get our house in order

Daley Gator:   Virginia Middle-Schoolers Assigned Opposition Research On GOP Candidates

Renew America:  The dark, intolerant, and abusive nature of the gay agenda

Nice Deb:   This Friday: “Stand Up For Religious Freedom and Stop the HHS Mandate” – Rallies in Over 130 Cities

TrogloPundit:   Oh, look, another “Dear God don’t eat that it’s incredibly bad for you” story.

Woodsterman:   Some Headlines Are Just Better Than Others

From Mark Steyn:

[...]Let's take it as read that Rick Santorum is weird. After all, he believes in the sanctity of life, the primacy of the family, the traditional socio-religious understanding of a transcendent purpose to human existence. Once upon a time, back in the mists of, ooh, the mid–20th century, all these things were, if not entirely universal, sufficiently mainstream as to be barely worthy of discussion. Now they're not. Isn't the fact that conventional morality is now "weird" itself deeply weird? The instant weirdification of ideas taken for granted for millennia is surely mega-weird — unless you think that our generation is possessed of wisdom unique to human history. In which case, why are we broke?
Look, I get the problem with a Santorum candidacy. And I get why he seems weird to Swedes and Aussies, and even Americans. If you're surfing a news bulletin en route from Glee to Modern Family, Santorum must seem off-the-charts weird, like a monochrome episode that's been implausibly colorized from a show too old even for TV Land reruns. It would be healthier to thrash these questions out in the culture, in the movies and novels and pop songs. But Hollywood has taken sides, and the Right has mostly retreated from the field. And somebody has to talk about these things somewhere or other. Our fiscal crisis is not some unfortunate bookkeeping accident that a bit of recalibration by a savvy technocrat can fix. In the United States as in Greece, it is a reflection of the character of a people. The problem isn't that Rick Santorum's weird, but that a government of record-breaking brokeness already busting through its newest debt-ceiling increase even as it announces bazillions in new spending is entirely normal.  read the whole article

Look what's going on in North Idaho this morning.  Acccck...

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