April 9, 2012

Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (040912)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 10:00 am

Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow later. Other topics are also fair game.


Michelle Malkin: (“Marion Barry and the Left’s hatred of Asian entrepreneurs”) — As an Asian entrepreneur who also happens to be a blogger and columnist, she should know.

This is a longstanding hostility which at bottom is rooted in jealousy and envy, as this item from about 2001 indicates: “Asian activists consistently mention that racial problems occur when Asian merchants move into predominantly black neighborhoods and flourish. The vicious year-long black boycott of a Korean store in Brooklyn in 1990, and the looting and burning of Korean stores in south-central Los Angeles during the 1992 Rodney King riots serve as shining examples of conflicts linked to economic disparities.” The “disparities” occurred because the Asian merchants were successfully pursuing the American Dream providing products and services people wanted to buy — which made them targets when civil order broke down.


At Heritage (“Gulf Coast Businesses Suffer Strain of Offshore Drilling Slowdown”) — Just watch:

What’s really going on is a “permitorium.”


Can’t miss an opportunity to post an updated version of the Obama administration’s stimulus unemployment rate promise graph:


Related item from James Pethokoukis: “The big March jobs miss — and why the real unemployment rate sure ain’t 8.2%.”


Can’t make this up: “Energy Dept. offers prize to create mobile apps that already exist”


Impeach Eric Holder Update: “White House blocking access to ‘Fast and Furious’ witness who wants to testify”


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