Someone who is determined to disbelieve something can manage to disregard an Everest of evidence for it. So Barack Obama will not temper his enthusiasm for increased equality with lucidity about the government’s role in exacerbating inequality.
In the movie “Animal House,” Otter, incensed by the expulsion of his fraternity, says: “I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture.” Such thinking gives us minimum-wage increases that do very little for very few. Meanwhile, there are farm bills, like the one Obama signed last month at Michigan State University.
MSU was one of the models for the land-grant colleges created under the 1862 Morrill Act, whose primary purpose was to apply learning to agriculture. Today, we apply crony capitalism to agriculture. The legislation Obama lavishly praised redistributes wealth upward by raising prices consumers pay.
Rank and file liberals will not listen to common sense. They will stand their ground, no matter how shaky. If you've ever tried to engage a liberal in a debate, you know what I mean.
***From Legal Insurrection:
***That's gotta hurt.
For running commentary on Russia and the vote in Crimea, you might want to follow chess champion turned democracy activist Garry Kasparov: @Kasparov63. Tonight, amid his usual barrage of criticism leveled at Vladimir Putin, he’s turning his fire on President Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
Discussing President Carter’s foreign policy, he compliments the former President’s “Very tough stands on human rights.” President Obama, however, he gives lower marks. In response to another tweeter, he writes that when it comes to the crisis in Ukraine, “so far, Carter looks like Churchill in comparison.”
Nobody snatches defeat from the jaws of victory like the Republicans. Let's hope they wise up.
***Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay arrested for DUI. Sheesh.
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving, authorities said Monday.
Irsay was arrested Sunday night in the northern Indianapolis suburb of Carmel on preliminary charges of driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance, Hamilton County Sheriff's Department Deputy Bryant Orem said.
Irsay, 54, is being held at the Noblesville jail under $22,500 bond, Orem said.
***It's St. Patrick's Day, right? However, the gays are all up in arms because New York won't turn its parade into a Gay Pride parade. Yeah...they don't want to intrude on anyone's lives, right? They just want to be accepted, right? WRONG.
Guinness said, in a statement posted on the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s website: “Guinness has a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all. We were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this year’s parade. As this has not come to pass, Guinness has withdrawn its participation. We will continue to work with community leaders to ensure that future parades have an inclusionary policy.”