Drinking Alcohol Improves Life

Well, duh.  H/T Drudge

Moderate drinkers had better health and lifestlye than those who drank sparingly or too much, Boston University found

A study finds that those who drink in moderation - no more than 14 drinks a week and no more than three a day for women and four a day for men - have better overall scores than those who abstain completely.

The quality of life was measured using the Health Utilities index, which looks at factors including dexterity, emotion, cognition and mobility.

The interesting thing was that they also found that reducing alcohol consumption tends to decrease the quality of life.  I’ll drink to that.

Turing Turns 100, Let’s Chat About It

imageAlan Turing, a complex man who was on of the early pioneers in the field of computer science, was born 100 years ago, today. 

In 2009, Gordon Brown apologized for the treatment Turing had received in when it was discovered he was homosexual.

It is our ability to recognize mistakes that allows civilization to move forward.  It is the refusal to acknowledge mistakes, or worse, turn them into weapons for political gain, that make the march of civilization that much more difficult.

Happy Birthday, Alan.  Your parents would have been proud.  Maybe someday, we can chat about it.

You Know You’re in Trouble When Even the Press Laughs at You

Ouch! That’s gonna leave a mark

I believe when someone is running a circus, he’s known as a carny

Romney Needs to Focus on Jobs and the Economy

What Happens with $1Trillion in Stimulas

The number one problem facing the nation is not the cover-up of Fast and Furious, it is still the economy

Romney needs to remain focused on that problem, and take every opportunity to been seen with new ideas and competence to fix the issues we face. 

The worst thing for conservatives to do right now is rally around the Holder contempt process as if it is the key to throwing Obama out.  It isn’t.  Voters are.  And voters want jobs.  They could care less about another round of liberal lies. 

If lying liberals lost elections, they would have been extinct long before my time.

Microsoft Announces Surface

I want one.  I will have one.  The keyboard solves a lot of tablet issues for me.  I’ve been playing with Windows 8, so I know its ready for prime time.  Watch out Apple, this is a serious challenge.

But I still love my Kindle Fire.

Executive Hypocrisy from NixObama

h/t DrudgeSo now we have executive privilege invoked. The little break-in gun controversy has found its way to the top, and NixObama (h/t Drudge for the great montage) is now admitting there is much more to this story.

When Alberto Gonzales assumed the role as the Untied States Attorney General, he became the first Hispanic to serve in that nationally important office.  Did the left give some respect to such a milestone?  Of course not.  Politics is a blood sport, and the left plays hardball. Politics trumps race, in their book. 

Right off the bat, they dummied up a fake controversy regarding whether the firing of 8 U.S. Attorneys was “politically motivated,” ignoring the fact that Clinton had fired 93 Attorneys for the same reasons.

Gosh, what a crime. I thought it was legal for a President and the Attorney General to appoint their choice of U.S. Attorneys?  Apparently, not when your political opponents are allied with mainstream media.

People died in Fast and Furious.  How much more serious can a controversy get?

Hypocritor in Chief
Now, even with Obama on record attacking Bush for trying to “hide behind executive privilege,” be assured that Obama and his media allies will take the position that Fast and Furious is just a partisan attack with no substance.  Nothing to see here, folks, move along.

It is time for NixObama and Holder to come clean on what really happened with Fast and Furious.  Why was it approved, who knew, and who is covering it up?

It is time for full disclosure.

[Update] Issa says the contempt vote will move forward. Good.

 

[Update 2]  Issa’s committee votes along party lines to recommend that Holder be held in contempt of Congress.

[Update 3] House Leader John Boehner’s press secretary, Brendan Buck, makes a salient point regarding why this leads directly to the conclusion that the White House is more involved than they have admitted:

Everyone believed that the decisions regarding Fast and Furious were confined to the Department of Justice. The White House decision to invoke executive privilege implies that White House officials were either involved in the Fast and Furious operation or the cover-up that followed.

The administration has always insisted that wasn’t the case. Were they lying, or are they now bending the law to hide the truth?

The interesting thing is that this comment came from the office of the House Leader.  Such a strong statement clearly implies that his office is willing to put this to a full House vote, with the weight of the House Leader behind holding Holder in contempt.  This is heading for a huge showdown.

Reid Beclowns Himself

imageThe utter disdain the left has for dissenting opinions is incredible.

Watch as Harry Reid beclowns himself. Yet again.

H/T The Blaze.

Holder Continues to Show Contempt for the Fast and Furious Investigation

As shameful as the Fast and Furious program was, the cover-up has been worse.  With a showdown immanent, Holder continues to try and bluff and bluster his way out of this mess, while Issa is now scheduling the contempt process to begin.

holder.jpgFor all of those people who still cry “nothing to see here, move along,” I offer this reminder: Watergate was a botched burglary.  People have died during Fast and Furious.

Issa is not pursuing this for partisan politics.  You know how I know?  Because the defense of Holder switches back and forth between “this is just a partisan attack by Republicans,” and “this program started under Bush, it’s his fault.” 

Please.  Pick one. 

It can’t be both a partisan attack by Republicans AND Bush’s fault, can it?

Andrea Mitchell Cries Wawa

As I drove into work this morning, in between phone calls, I caught a few minutes of Rush talking about whether Andrea Mitchell would be issuing an apology over another blatant example of media bias and selective editing.  Watching the excellent side by side comparison of the videos done by the Media Research Center, I noticed something else.  Andrea Mitchell stumbles over saying Wawa. 

Watch it, it is in the first few seconds.  She starts to say “too many W..” stops, restarts and says “too many Wawa’s.”  That is the type of stumble you make with an unfamiliar name.

She is trying to make the point, first by selective editing, then by actual saying that Mitt Romney has not been in too many Wawa’s, that Romney is out of touch.

And yet, I get the impression she never even heard of Wawa’s before this story was placed in front of her to read.

[update] Video added.

This is what is know as lying by omission.  Shame on you, Andrea.

H/T The Right Scoop

Congratulations to Duane Lester at All American Blogger

Kudos to Duane Lester, who won the Breitbart Blogger Award.  Great guy, we met at RightOnline, and a great name for a blog: All American Blogger.  

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