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Ted Kennedy Dies; Mary Jo Kopechne Could Not Be Reached for Comment

Just over forty years after coldly and deliberately deciding that his political career was more important than a young woman's life, Ted Kennedy has finally gone to his eternal "reward". (Hint: he just thought global "warming" was bad.) There is a sense in which I feel sorry for him. Teddy's ruthless and immoral father produced offspring who followed his footsteps all too well. But personal responsibility demands more than blaming dad.

In a more just world, Kennedy would have spent at least years if not decades in jail for his crimes rather than being firmly entrenched in the Senate. I'm not glad he's dead. I don't rejoice in the death of the wicked. But I am glad he will never spend another of my dollars on one of his insane follies. I am glad he will never promote the murder of another unborn and innocent child. I am glad he will never lie about another judge like Robert Bork. I am glad he won't be spewing his liberal twaddle any more. Good riddance.


It's Here!

After weeks of hard work (and years of training), making sure every detail is just right, every size, price, style, color and thread matches, I'm delighted to announce that Brenda's embroidery and monogramming business, Great Stitch, now has a fully functional...and totally beautiful...website.

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Ex Presidents Should Be Seen and Not Heard

So the biggest news of the day was former President Clinton's successful trip to North Korea to secure the release of two Americans jailed by lunatic Communist regime. And while I'm delighted that those two ladies are now and know that their families must be experiencing incredible joy and relief, I can't help but feel that we have set yet another precedent for which we will pay for years to come.

There's no question that some kind of deal was made. The North Koreans are notorious for not giving anything away for free. But what? Did we promise them food for their starving millions (and would the government care if we did)? Did we promise to look the other way while they export nuclear technology? Did we promise to lean on South Korea on their behalf?

While all of these would be bad, yes, even the food because it would support one of the most brutal governments on earth, and past food aid has largely found its way to the military and political elites, the worst question of all is this: did whatever deal we make embolden our enemies and endanger all Americans living abroad? I'm afraid the answer is: Yes, We Did.


Cash for Clunkers: An(other) Obama Attack on the Poor

The government's "cash for clunkers" program has been in the news a lot this week. The money (our money) Congress voted to hand over to auto dealers (not customers really) was supposed to last until November; it's already gone. But this program is a Trojan horse that is going to harm to poor in America for years to come.

In the fine print of the program, the dealers are required to completely destroy the cars they take in under the program. The stock of used cars and even more importantly used car parts is being depleted, all to line the pockets of the politically connected car dealers. This was justified in the name of environmentalism and combating (nonexistent) global warming. But for not much gain (estimates vary, but the best ones I've seen suggest that the program might save one quarter of one percent of our gas consumption) there is going to be a lot of pain down the road. For those of us who aren't willing or able to purchase a new car, this program offers nothing except of course the opportunity to pay for it with our tax dollars. For those of us who are soon going to be in the market for used cars, the President's program offers higher prices and fewer choices...sounds like a preview of health care "reform."


This Is Not What a Recovery Looks Like

From the increasingly indispensible Geoff over at Innocent Bystanders comes this simple chart that destroys all the "good news" being trumpeted by the Obama Administration of the GDP "only" decreasing by 1% in the second quarter. It's all fiction.

Unless you believe that the government can continue to spend hundreds of billions of dollars--borrowed dollars--without consequence, this is not a recovery. Keep your eye on the blue line. There's a reason tax revenues are falling faster than any time since 1932. And if that continues, the government must either cut back or borrow yet more trillions. Any guess which they'll choose?