Jan 9, 201308:21 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Reject the Capitol protester puppets
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“There’s the Butterfield Fallacy right there,” Taranto notes. “What she describes isn’t a paradox but an obvious causal (not casual) relationship: In countries with lots of violence, people seek armed protection.”
Another puzzlement is why people like Rosenthal who disdain the idea of “good guys” with guns don’t go all the way and call for disarming policemen. Who knows, that might even reduce the incarceration rate, making Fox Butterfield proud.
For further study, Charles Murray says, “Keep locking ’em up.”
But wait, there’s more!
The officially sanctioned anti-gun, More Guns = More Killing fallacy is just one of the treasures to be found in the typical NY Times editorial section. The hazmat team here at the Policy Research Werkes and Tanning Salon reads the Sunday Times opinion section so you don’t have to. Here is what else you did not miss in the Jan. 6, 2013, edition:
• Who else would give space to Bill Maher, funnyman for the Freedom From Religion sect? Seems the CEO of Papa John’s Pizza has spoken out against Obamacare, a sin for which Maher exacts this retribution: “Nobody eats Papa John’s because they like it. They eat it because Domino’s won’t deliver to crack houses.” Ba-dum! Be sure to tip the waitress. (Since we’re talking gratuities.)
• The lead editorial slams Barack Obama. What? Have we stumbled upon a rare instance of bipartisan ecumenism? Think again, peanut gallery. The bone sticking in the Times’ craw is that the incumbent has not pardoned enough criminals. The same sin for which the Dems are pillorying Scott Walker here in Wisconsin. So many convicted criminals, so little time. Where to start? The Times proposes Obama send get-out-of-jail-free cards to 5,000 federal prisoners serving sentences for crack cocaine.
• The socialist in charge of France (a nation in western Europe) has come a-cropper. His 75% tax rate on high achievers is less popular than old Chief Thunderthud. Times editorialists to the rescue! To revivify his popularity, France’s socialist-in-chief should levy a tax on carbon, then spend it on more stimulus and to hell with Angela Merkel and her calls for fiscal restraint. After all, what does Germany know about a vigorous economy?
• True unbelievers are treated to a two-page center spread touting “The Blessings of Atheism.”
• Then there is Maureen Dowd (enough said?). She describes Speaker Boehner as “the nicotine-stained prince of darkness in the House,” but Joe Biden is “the garrulous white knight.”
I would have called him Mr. Bluster. Talk about puppets!
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