Monday, March 19, 2012

Winston’s Websites of the Day 3-19-12

Selflessly scouring the interwebs so you don't have to

Obama's History Lesson

By Mark Steyn via National Review On Line:

So let's see. The president sneers at the ignorance of 15th-century Spaniards, when in fact he is the one entirely ignorant of them. A man who has enjoyed a million dollars of elite education yet has never created a dime of wealth in his life sneers at a crippled farm boy with an eighth-grade schooling who establishes a successful business and introduces electrical distribution across Michigan all the way up to Sault Ste. Marie. A man who sneers at one of the pioneering women in broadcasting, a lady who brought the voices of T. S. Eliot, G. K. Chesterton, and others into the farthest-flung classrooms and would surely have rejected Obama's own dismal speech as being too obviously reliant on "Half-a-Dozen Surefire Cheap Cracks for Lazy Public Speakers." A man whose own budget officials predict the collapse of the entire U.S. economy by 2027 sneers at a solvent predecessor for being insufficiently "forward-looking."
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Catholics, contraceptives and John Locke

By Michael Gerson via The Washington Post:

It is extraordinary how far some will go to knit the random scraps and patches of events into the quilt of a narrative. So the Susan B. Komen controversy, resistance to the administration's contraceptive mandate, a stag-party joke by Foster Friess and a cruel epithet from Rush Limbaugh somehow add up to a Republican war on women, sure to provoke the political backlash of an entire gender.
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Watch Bernanke's 'Little' Inflation Capsize U.S.: Shlaes

Via Bloomberg:

Sometimes Bernanke doesn't even go that far. He simply says he doesn't see inflation. The Fed chairman recently described the prospects for price increases across the board as "subdued."
"Sudden" is more like it. The thing about inflation is that it comes out of nowhere and hits you. Monetary policy is like sailing. You're gliding along, passing the peninsula, and you come about. Nothing. Then the wind fills the sail so fast it knocks you into the sea. Right now, the U.S. is a sailboat that has just made open water, and has already come about. That wind is coming. The sailor just doesn't know it.
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The Land Devoid of Real Debate

By Greg Scaggs via The American Thinker:

This is self-strangulation.  Perhaps we should have seen it coming.  For in part, it is the inevitable result of a path our predecessors chose long ago.  In the simplest of terms, our nation and her people are the victims of a gradual abandonment of truth.
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