Barely scratching the surface, as usual ….
No Cash for Lots of Clunkers:
Auto makers will release their monthly sales reports Tuesday and they’re expected to show the first year-to-year increase since 2007. While the Cash for Clunkers program is getting all the credit, local car dealers are still waiting for their cash.
…. When Cash for Clunkers was first announced, dealers were supposed to be reimbursed within 10 days of a sale.
Given that many of these dealers have had to borrow money or delay payments to their own vendors to get through this, I’d say a 1-1/2% fee for late payment would be in order. Fat chance.
“HCAN instructing people how to disrupt meetings” — Gee, where’s the footage of tea partiers engaging in the same tactics? Answer: There is little if any, because that’s not how they roll. Do watch the vid at the Hot Air link.
Another argument for distance learning, courtesy of Duke University, at a post by KC Johnson that has to be read to be believed (even then, it will be difficult to believe).
Instapundit pegs the central argument — “Why would anyone pay a fortune to send their kid to a place that has demonstrated this degree of incompetence — and sheer meanness?” Sadly, there’s a long list of such places.
Five years ago, over 300 hostages, mostly children, died in Beslan, Russia, at the hands of terrorists.
The AP’s brief report (as of 9:30 a.m.; it may change later) still calls the murderers “militants.”
Even Wikipedia is more honest than that. The Wiki entry even quotes a missive from the hostage-takers’ leader referring to themselves as …. M-M-M-M …. M-M-M-M …. (yes, we can still say it here) Muslims.
Jennifer Rubin at Pajamas Media makes a great point, which is essentially that the establishment media’s deliberate under-coverage and non-coverage of this past spring’s tea party protests (or its air of condescending ridicule when such coverage did occur) blindsided Washington’s political establishment to what was going to occur at town hall meetings throughout the nation in August.
It would appear that the Obama administration and the Democratic Party has to this point feasted on the usually fawning news coming from the Associated Press, the New York Times, and network TV news, to the exclusion of what most of the rest of us would refer to as “what’s really happening.” So of course they didn’t this coming. The lapdog liberal press has often inadvertently hurt the causes they cherish in this manner; this is yet another example.
You’d think that one of these days they’d figure out that reporting the truth, and letting the chips fall where they may might be more effective. But the reason they don’t is this fundamental truth from Lady Thatcher: “The facts of life are conservative.” Consistently reporting in a fair and balanced manner would be their causes’ doom.