Saturday Links Fiesta

Posted by: Phineas on March 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm

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Time to clear out some backlogged links; I think you’ll find something worth reading under each category:

MEDIA:

If you’ve ever doubted that the MSM is full of hypocritical cowards, this should clear things right up: BBC Chief admits Christianity treated worse than other religions. And by “other religions,” I don’t think they mean Judaism… (via Howie)

ECONOMY:

I’ve said before that the Democrats’ policies (“Quantitative easing,” aka “printing money;” a devotion to radical environmental agendas) will cause inflation, for example in the cost of gasoline. But the Consumer Price Index (CPI) pegs inflation at a modest 3.1%. So, was I wrong? No, I wasn’t. Real inflation for the things you buy everyday is at more than 8% for the previous year. And it will get worse. (via Fausta)

Meanwhile, James Pethokoukis rips into Treasury Secretary Geithner’s arrogance and financial ignorance. I’m so glad Turbo-Tax Timmy is watching our money. Aren’t you?

PRESIDENT OBAMA:

The One has warned Iran not to call his bluff over his opposition to their development of nuclear weapons. Ed Lasky asks “Why shouldn’t they?” Hey, it’s worked so well in the past!

In light of the coming election, George Will has argued that Republicans should concentrate on capturing Congress, making Obama a relative lame-duck with a limited opportunity to do harm for the next four years. While I agree we need to take Congress to implement much-needed reforms, I strongly disagree that Obama would be a gelded president. So does Bryan Preston, in a must-read article. Three words: Supreme Court appointments.

As part of his class-warfare campaign to get reelected, Obama likes to excoriate oil companies for the supposedly obscene profits they rake in. And gullible people lap it up. At Power Line, John Hinderaker shows how much ExxonMobil puts back in to the American economy, making them a good corporate citizen, not evil.

OPERATION FAST & FURIOUS:

Here’s an excellent summary of what we know about “Gunwalker’ and the scandalous behavior of the administration, so far. Long, but very worthwhile. (via Moe Lane)

In what is one of the better examples of chutzpah I’ve seen in a while, Attorney General Eric Holder wants credit for stopping Fast and Furious. Really, this guy knows no shame.

CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson, one of the few MSM reporters giving Gunwalker serious coverage, reports that the gun used to kill ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in Mexico in 2010 also came from an ATF undercover operation. That is, it was ultimately supplied by our Department of Justice. That makes two US federal agents and over 300 Mexicans killed by “walked” guns.

I wonder if Eric Holder wants credit for that, too?

Oh, and as Mary Chastain points out, the gun that killed Mr. Zapata came from a second Gunwalker-style operation. Just how many of these fiascoes lie waiting to be discovered? Well…

MEXICO:

A potentially larger problem than Operation Fast and Furious is the danger of our southern neighbor becoming a failed state, or, at the least, the Mexican government losing control of large swathes of its territory on our mutual border. Some say that’s overstating the problem. But, what if the warning is coming from the governor legislators of a Mexican state bordering Texas? “Nuevo Leon on the verge of collapse.”

But, that’s okay. Obama and Napolitano say the border is more secure than ever.

I feel reassured, don’t you?

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Carlos says:

    re: Holder and chutzpah: If he had any shame, he 1) wouldn’t let anyone know he’s from Chicago, and 2) wouldn’t ever, ever mention that he knew the junior senator from IL back before 2004 when he gave such a good teleprompter reading at the jackass national convention.

  2. Brontefan says:

    The government has altered the statistics on inflation and unemployment… to enhance Obama’s record —if you can do such a thing! Holder is an outrage and proof that you do not have to be white to be racist. I especially liked Senator Bingaman’s comments about the decline in civility in Congress… because let’s see who are the biggests offenders? Maxine Waters, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, etc. Thanks to the MSM, lies, distortions, omissions, and corruption are totally acceptable as long as they come from the Democratic party.

  3. Carlos says:

    By October unemployment should be about 6.9% and inflation about 1.3% (annual). With those numbers Obama should win in a landslide.

    Oh, and the ocean levels should have lowered about 2 feet, too, and it would have been more if the Republican neanderthals in Congress hadn’t blocked his last two years of legislation.

    Those numbers, of course, will come from the government itself run by a man so desperate to win some out here in real land are looking for him to declare martial law if the election’s gonna be close.

  4. Brontefan says:

    Gads! Carlos, I thought I was the only one who felt that might happen!

  5. Carlos says:

    Been sayin’ it nigh on a year now.

    And as I said a couple of weeks ago, if it ain’t close they can’t steal it.

    Considering the two statements together, look for some national emergency that6 “happens” to crop up give or take about Nov. 4. Be real interesting to see what his team creates as a “national emergency.”