Friday, May 28, 2010

HOT5 Daily 5/28/2010

1. "President Obama's Ayatollah Explains Islam to the Muslims" Debunking administration idiocy.

Representative Sample: it is reasonable to have a U.S. policy that doesn’t define the enemy as Jihad; it is mandatory to have a U.S. policy that doesn’t define the enemy as Islam (President George W. Bush set that theme on September 12, 2001) but it is ridiculous for the United States to compete with imams and ayatollahs in defining Islam. And this is especially true when the specific claims made about Islam are so obviously nonsensical.

2. "The BP Spill: Self-Regulation, Public Property, and Political Capitalism" Some useful perspective.

Representative Sample: BP’s defenders and statist critics both have it wrong. This is not the story of a well-meaning or negligent firm operating in the free market. Negligent or not, BP is a player in a corporatist system that for generations has featured a close relationship between government and major business firms.

3. "Pocketed regulators" This goes well with item #2 above.

Representative Sample: When will we realize that a powerful government which can hand out favors like high schools hand out condoms attract the most unscrupulous players in the nation. We've created a feeding trough which attracts some big-ass, hungry hogs.

4. "Report: Government Spending Kills Jobs" Somebody inform the Democratic party.

Representative Sample: The larger government gets, the worse it gets for everyone for the simple reason that government can be swayed – it can be bribed. After a while, you get the situation we currently have – where Big Government and Big Corporation bribe each other for mutual benefit. The only people suffering in this are, well, the people. We don’t have the free market we need for growth nor do we have a government we can rely on to help us.

5. "The Coming War on Bacon" For your own good of course.

Representative Sample: Having dramatically expanded the role of the government in your doctor’s office and your bank this year, the Obama administration is turning its attention to your kitchen. Sara Burrows, a reporter for the Carolina Journal, reported on the ramifications of the Obama administration’s war on salt, announced recently as a nationwide decade long program by the FDA.

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