Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Bush-Hatin’ Paul

Paul Krugman* is the most intellectually dishonest person I’ve ever known. That he is the darling of progressives says everything you need to know about progressives. See here for Ruth Marcus’s column.

* “Op-Ed columnist Paul Krugman has the disturbing habit of shaping, slicing and selectively citing numbers in a fashion that pleases his acolytes but leaves him open to substantive assaults” (Daniel Okrent, “13 Things I Meant to Write About but Never Did,” The New York Times, 22 May 2005).


6.21 miles
Gasping, aching, hell on earth
Fort Worth Turkey Trot


Does Hillary Clinton have more governmental experience than her rivals? She’s claiming that she does. See here for Tony Blankley’s column on the topic.

A Year Ago



Just try to sit still while listening to this.

Hall of Fame?

Tim Raines. (For an explanation of this feature, see here.)

From Today’s New York Times

To the Editor:

Re “Public Works: When ‘Big Government’ Plays Its Role,” by Adam Cohen (Editorial Observer, Nov. 13):

Recalling the glory years of the Public Works Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps reminds me how so many people today who profess to hate the government are the beneficiaries of these federal efforts.

How many of these same people who scream “socialist” at the drop of a hat have had their lives enriched by 12 years of public schooling, enjoyed the conveniences of highways and bridges, or have visited or worked in monuments and buildings built by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration?

The next time you hear some right-wingers or libertarians saying that government can’t do anything right, ask them how they got their primary education or how they got to work that morning!

Russell Scanlon
Austin, Tex., Nov. 13, 2007

Note from KBJ: The letter writer confuses “government can’t do everything right,” which is manifestly true, with “government can’t do anything right,” which is manifestly false. Only anarchists believe that government can’t do anything right. Only progressives believe that government can do everything right.

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