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1959 was a very good year, unless

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2011

1959 was a very, very good year.  More so than you know.  Unless you were Cuban. Very, very good years are not always what they seem. Thanks to reader Jim who took this photo in Bradenton, Florida, of a bumper

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My assessment of the situation

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2011

We are rudderless on a captainless ship.

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#downgrade Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2011

Today’s hashtag is #downgrade. There were may good tweets to choose from, but I picked this winner:

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Obama’s Address to the Nation: Draws line in sand, there must be no lines in sand other than the ones I draw

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2011

Barack Obama read a statement today, my paraphrases and quick transcription: Disputes downgrade. Quotes Warren Buffett that U.S. should have AAAA rating. Need “balanced long term approach” — needed “day I took office.” Blames “prolonged debate over debt ceiling” for

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Happy InstaBirthday

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2011

Today is the 10th anniversary of the first blog post at Instapundit. The first week of Instaposts are here. While we frequently wish bloggers happy blogoversaries, Instapundit really deserves thanks.  It’s hard to imagine where the conservative blogosphere would be without

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Happy Victory Day!

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2011

You probably have no idea what I’m talking about. Victory Day, formerly known as VJ Day, formerly known as Victory Over Japan Day, no longer is celebrated anywhere in the U.S. except in my home State of Rhode Island and Providence

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Eh

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2011

Nothing interesting to write about this morning.  At least nothing that hasn’t been beaten half to death already. Suggestions?  Thoughts?  Comments?  Anybody out there?

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Sold Out

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2011

You bought into it, so you own it. Thanks to Bruce from Where Are My Keys who sent along this photo he took recently in Denver:

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Were we better off with the debt deal?

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2011

Matt Lewis at The Daily Caller argues that taking a compromise deal allowed Republicans to avoid blame for the S&P downgrade (although David Axelrod and John Kerry are claiming otherwise) and any other negative consequences: In the few days since the debt

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Hollywood tries to rescue Obama, unexpectedly (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2011

Soon after the raid in which Obama got bin Laden took place, as Obama was in the midst of his not-spiking-the-football victory lap, I asked readers to predict when Hollywood would roll out a major motion picture about the raid

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#ObamaDownGradeExcuse

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2011

Thanks to reader and blogger Voting Female for alerting me to the new hashtag #ObamaDownGradeExcuse. Considering how much fun readers had with #BeforeBlackPresidents, there should be some good tweets and comments coming. Here’s my contribution:

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Liberal women, conservative men, and “anger management”

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2011

Yesterday I reported how the Dean of Widener Law School, Linda Ammons, had sentenced conservative law professor Lawrence Connell to a psychiatric evaluation and “anger management” therapy: Professor Connell will comply with all conditions and recommendations issued by the psychiatrist/psychologist,

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Wisconsin Dem Spokesman Threatens Reporter

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2011

Graeme Zielinski, Communications Director for the Wisconsin Democratic Party, is quite a guy.  He was a focus of a post here last month when he tweeted that people should celebrate the 45th anniversay of Medicare by “punching a Republican.”  He then

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Somewhere in Texas, a village is missing …

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2011

… the owner of this vehicle. Saw this in the parking lot of a local supermarket in Rhode Island:   Update: One LI reader took the post title as an insult, believing that I was referring to Texans and the

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