Archive for January, 2010
Obama White Houseâ€“ you are making this too easy. (Part I)
More gold from the White House Flickr feedâ€¦ (Part II)
Thank You, White House Flickr Site (Part III)
Thank you, White House Flickr Site (Part IV)
And the obligatory Photoshopped version (based on an idea from Althouse):
The Guardian (U.K.) interviewed Pizza the Hutt.Â The Hutt was in rare, self-aggrandizingÂ form:
My films don’t have instant impact because they’re dense with ideas that people have not thought about.
I already suspected that Michael Moore never reads, possesses no historical curiosity andÂ indulges in sheer intellectual sloth, but now he seems determined to prove it. These are ideas that “people have not thought about”? Nonspecific collectivism? Vague platitudes about equality and democracy?
Here, again Michael Moore giddily imagines he is leading some kind of radical vanguard:
“Wow, they’re afraid of this movie [Sicko], they believe it can actually create a revolution.” The idea that cinema can be dangerous is a great idea.
I think Joseph Goebbels might take exception to the Hutt’s belief that he is a trailblazer in producing political films that promote “dangerous” ideas.
As I have written here before, Michael Moore’s radicalism is just a sloppier and more Twitter-friendly iteration of a collectivist impulse that dates back to antiquity.
(One more thing. The Guardian does not allow comments on their articles and I was not able to find a way to contact the author. I simply wanted to tell them they had mistaken the name of the insurance company whose former executive appeared on Bill Moyers. It is CIGNA, not Sigma. But that took about 20 seconds of Internet sleuthing, and I couldn’t reasonably expect the storied Guardian to do such a thing.)
This is wonderful. Just watch it. H/T Ace of Spades HQ.
But him right. Him not explain health care good. Use too many big words. Say too many compound-complex sentences. Confuse American people. American people not want that. American people want simple explanation. Simpler the better.
Via Hot Air.
From a New York Times article on Wednesday. Wednesday, June 3, 1892. (Not a joke.)
A HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR; PROMISED RATE OF TRAVEL FROM ST. LOUIS TO CHICAGO. DR. WELLINGTON ADAMS TELLS ELECTRIC CLUB MEMBERS OF A WONDERFUL ELECTRIC RAILROAD — THE SECRET OF HIS MOTORS RETAINED.
The Empire State Express, which flies from New-York to Buffalo, is soon to be entirely eclipsed by an electric express traveling at thunderbolt speed over a road as straight as an arrow’s course, if the story be not a dream which Dr. Wellington Adams unfolded last night to the members of the Electric Club…
It will certainly knock those Banking Fat Cats down a peg or two when they are humbly transporting us around the country at extremely high speeds.