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September 13, 2014

"Obama losing the confidence of key parts of the coalition that elected him"

Glenn Reynolds quips about this: "Hi folks. You're kinda late to the party. Try not to be so easily fooled next time."

Beautiful.

September 12, 2014

Marvin Gaye, "Trouble Man"

"There were soul singers and there were SOUL singers. But was any deeper or more enigmatic than Marvin Gaye?"

"A New Yorker Expertly Teaches The Unwritten Rules Of Living In NYC In These Illustrations"

Read before visiting NYC.

Link courtesy of Michael M.

"Thieves target Lego sets as value soars"

I had a huge, very cool collection of Legos as a kid. It probably would have been worth a small fortune now.

"American Status $ymbols Ranked"

Third from the bottom is "Barista spells name correctly."

September 11, 2014

"The Reality Behind the Latest Pro-Obamacare Spin"

I thought maybe the recent reports sounded suspiciously good.

Obamacare’s defenders are busy declaring victory again.  Ezra Klein is touting a new survey of Obamacare benchmark premiums in some regions of the country as evidence that the law is defying the predictions of critics and working to cut costs rather than increase them.

But, as Bob Laszewski notes, the truth about Obamacare implementation is far less rosy than the latest round of cheerleading would indicate.

"Stimulus bill enabled billions in waste, exploitation of employees"

One downside of that really, really wonderful stimulus

"I guess common sense isn’t on the curriculum this year."

You can say that again: "In D.C., a 13-year-old piano prodigy is treated as a truant instead of a star student". (Link via Instapundit.)

"Why you should really take a nap this afternoon, according to science"

I'm down. One reason among several:

NASA found that naps made you smarter — even in the absence of a good night's sleep.

September 10, 2014

"Will Orange Be the New Black for IRS Chief Lois Lerner?"

I'd ask you to state what the country's attention would be focused on if this were occuring under a Republican administration. But that's so easy even a two-year-old could do it.

Perhaps there is some strange computer virus that selectively trashes records inconvenient to incumbents, like the “glitch” that erased part of Nixon’s tapes. How else to explain the fact that this is the fourth announcement of an ever-expanding computer calamity connected to Lois Lerner to emerge from the IRS?

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