April 26, 2008

TILTPAT-BIDHAT4 (042608, Morning)

Filed under: TILTpatBIDHAT — Tom @ 9:03 am

Things I‘d Like To Post About Today; But I Don’t Have Any Time “4″:

  • Can’t make this stuff up, from Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters yesterday — “Harrison Ford Gets Chest Waxed to Promote Environmentalism.”
  • Long overdue, from Captain Ed at Hot Air yesterday — “Planned Parenthood protest in DC: Stop targeting African-Americans.”
  • Yikes — This guy, who wrote this blindly partisan, MoveOn mentality riff ripping John McCain for supposedly “tolerat(ing) attacks” that are “Swifboating” Barack Obama (uh-huh — ask the NC GOP) used to be in charge of the Federal Communications Commission. This is a (mostly) free country, Mr. Hundt. Are we ever lucky Mr. Hundt didn’t do even more damage than he did while he was at the FCC. The presidential candidate I irreverently refer to as “JS3M3″ (John Sidney the Mad Maverick McCain III) is not a dictator. When will you ask the candidate I irreverently refer to as “Mr. BOOHOO-OUCH” (Barack O-bomba Overseas Hussein “Obambi” Obama – Objectively Unfit Coddler of Haters) to stop the attacks on McCain by Howard Dean? (HT Rightwing Nuthouse)
  • At the Wall Street Journal today — “Property Tax Revolt.” Money quote: “So (Arizona’s) Democratic Governor Janet Napolitano has devised a clever way to revive the housing market: Raise property taxes.”
  • Also at the WSJ — “(British Prime Minister Gordon) Brown Takes From the Poor.” Government spending in the UK as a percentage of GDP has zoomed from 37% to 42% in 8 years. Most of it occurred on Tony Blair’s watch, but Brown was the UK’s equivalent of Treasury Secretary during that time.
  • At LGF — “Hatem El-Hady, former chairman of the Toledo-based Islamic charity Kindhearts (closed by the US government in 2006 for terrorist fundraising),” is was a “friend” of Michelle Obama’s, and has used to have a web page at the official Obama web site.
  • Sean Murphy of the Associated Press interviewed me briefly yesterday about the national trend-bucking decline in Oklahoma’s unemployment rate. I don’t mind that I’m not mentioned in his (unbylined) report (though there may be a longer version I haven’t seen yet); I’m just pleased that the possibility that the state’s enforcement-based immigration reform law might be a factor in the improvement has at least been mentioned. Economists Murphy apparently spoke to say that the “booming energy industry” is a more important factor. You can go to the bottom table here (Table 6) and decide for yourself (the energy industry is part of “Natural Resources and mining”). Whether Murphy’s report actually gets carried in the Sooner State’s major newspapers is also another matter.

1 Comment

  1. Mr. Hundt is concerned about Obama being Swiftboated? I thought “Swiftboating” involved exposed politicians who inflated their military resume. Obama is fairly safe from that tactic since he has no military record to expose as false. In fact he doesn’t have much experience of any kind to bother inflating.

    Comment by largebill — April 26, 2008 @ 11:52 pm

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