I’m not going to pretend I like yesterday’s deal because frankly, I don’t. Nor am I going to re-hash all the arguments as to what I think is bad about it. Patterico, Spoons, Beldar, Captain Ed, PowerLine, Ace of Spades, Michelle Malkin, Jeff Goldstein, the incurably optimistic Hugh Hewitt and too many others to count have done so already. Instead, I’m going to focus on the positive, and summarize the aspects of yesterday’s deal that could actually help Republicans (the real ones, that is, not the self-styled “mavericks” the media loves to fawn over). The good aspects of the deal are summarized below.
May 24, 2005
May 23, 2005
OK, OK, so maybe it was wrong, but you still heard it here first.
May 19, 2005
This afternoon, sometime between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. PDT, I’ll be joining Hans Brix in the Shark Tank. The Shark Tank is a radio show by Clint Taylor, a scholar and occasional contributor to NRO. If you are in the Frisco Area, tune in to KZSU 90.1. If you’re anywhere else, the show will be webcast at KZSU.org. They don’t take callers but you can email questions to the Shark (or should that be Mr. Tank?) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
is was pretty cool.
UPDATE: Don’t bother visiting, they took the baby offline.
Recently, Pennsylvania Governor and former Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell commissioned a panel to “study” gun crimes and make recommendations for new laws to address them. In theory, the purpose of the Rendell Commission was to reach its own conclusions, not necessarily to support any particular proposals. Certainly the Commission wasn’t specifically set up to endorse, say, a Gun of the Month law or push for the repeal of Pennsylvania’s preemption, both of which just happened to be high on Mayor Street’s agenda, and both of which Governor Rendell has also supported in the past. Oh no. The Commission was formed to look into the issue objectively, not to give cover to anyone’s political agenda.
When the Commission actually did that, however, both Amy Worden of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the schlock who writes headlines for that paper deemed it failure (BugMeNot). Apparently, no matter what the evidence may say, a Commission can’t “decline” to support an agenda supported by this paper; it can only “succeed” or “fail” in doing so. Isn’t that special?
Tom H. Washingtonian123 Mary Rosh Tim Lambert Economist69 John Paul Stevens John Lott.
Ass. Bill 1041, the bill to require the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to disclose on on their tickets that there really is no such city as Los Angeles of Anaheim, has passed the Assembly. See my earlier post for some of the equally absurd, but probably unintended consequences this bill may have if it ever becomes law
The Bummephouque, IL Moron Sentinel has just recycled an ancient Dog Trainer editorial, and is now predicting blood on the streets of the federal “assault” weapons ban, which expired last September, is not renewed before it expires in September. The article also suggests that President Bush is reluctant to push for the renewal of the “assault” weapons ban, as doing so could cause him to lose that precious NRA endorsement he’ll need to get re-elected this November.
Must be seen to be disbelieved. ‘Hat tip: Uncle.