Ya’ Think?


Commenters on the Left are now beginning to worry that the rollout of Obamacare has been and will continue to be so inept that too many of the suckers public will become convinced it is was a scam all along or that the wonks are technical dilettantes rather than competent innovators or something else “bad.” This, they say, will allow the Right to run successfully against Progressivism as personified in Obama for a generation.

They may have a point. When I was a kid back in the ’50s, I remember Democrats who were still going on about Hoover.

Obamacare is going to be an expensive educational experience.

Let it burn.

Politifact Gets One Correct


pantsonfirePolitifact has rated Barack Obama’s recent attempt to weasel out of his “if you like your plan …” and “if you like your doctor …” promises. They must have noticed that his lips were moving. The Politifact rating is shown on the left.

Meanwhile, it’s being reported that the average age of people who are signing up for Obamacare is significantly older than the actuaries expected when insurance rates were initially calculated. If that continues, either rates will have to be drastically increased again in 2015 or the program will go bust financially.

Let it burn.

TSA Agent Goes Postal?


CBS News in LA is reporting that the LAX shooter this morning was an off-duty TSA employee.

UPDATE—And now CBS News is reporting that the government says that the shooter was not a current or former TSA employee.

UPDATE 2—Meanwhile, the LA Times reports that he was a TSA employee.

UPDATE 3—At a news conference around 3 pm ET, the Chief of the LAX Police said he was unable to confirm or deny anything about the shooter’s identity.

America Held Hostage: Obamacare Day 4


Millions of Poor Are Left Uncovered by Health Law

That’s a headline from a New York Times story with this opening paragraph:

A sweeping national effort to extend health coverage to millions of Americans will leave out two-thirds of the poor blacks and single mothers and more than half of the low-wage workers who do not have insurance, the very kinds of people that the program was intended to help, according to an analysis of census data by The New York Times.

Of course, the Times goes on to blame the problem not on the inherent defects of the law but on the actions of those evil Republicans who control the governments of the states where those poor blacks and single mothers live.

Let it burn.

Car Control


Doug Hagin writes over at Daley Gator about how the mainstream media react to certain crime stories.

Of course, MSNBS and the rest will not make this story into a campaign for stricter car sales laws. Frankly, blaming the car would be idiotic. But had this woman shot at police, it would be all about blaming the gun. I wish the media could offer some consistency.

Read the whole thing.

OTOH, I’ll bet the car involved had one of those high-capacity (greater than 10 gallon) gas tanks.