Friday, February 26, 2010

HOT5 Daily 2/26/2010

1. "Ultimately, somebody has to pay the bill" You'd think this would be obvious.

Representative Sample: The politicians can Kabuki dance for the rest of their lives and the reality is that somebody is going to have to pay that $2.26 trillion tab. With all the talk, all the plans, all the rhetoric, all they are really discussing is how to divide up the $2.26 trillion. If you are young and healthy, you probably don’t want to spend $7,439 for health insurance each year. If you are sickly, you might think that is a fine deal. Still, the bill will have to be paid.

2. "The GOP Could Win the Hispanic Vote" But we have to actually put some effort into it.

Representative Sample: noisy advocacy of border closing and rigid enforcement of impractical and inflexible immigration regulations are popular vices of conservatives expressive of unattractive emotional impulses and representative of unsound political reasoning.

3. "Compare And Contrast: Obama's Allies-Last Sovereignty Announcements" Obama slaps Britain (and Israel) in the face again.

Representative Sample: Just out of curiosity, if Obama was trying to detonate all of the US's traditional alliances - what would he be doing differently?

4. "War Gaming Iran" One bad scenario.

Representative Sample: With diplomacy failing and precious intelligence just received about two new secret Iranian nuclear facilities, Israel launches a pre-emptive strike against Tehran’s nuclear complex. The strike is successful, wiping out six of Iran’s key sites and setting back its suspected quest for a bomb by years.

5. "Vote Ackbar!" Avoid traps.

Representative Sample: students of Ole Miss are voting on a new mascot to replace their old one, Colonel Rebel. The leader in voting, apparently, is Admiral Ackbar from Star Wars.

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