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Daily Archives: January 14, 2013, 9:27 pm

Quote of the Day || January 15, 2013

“Mr. President, we’ve completed our review of France’s operation in Mali, and we’ve decided to ask the French to stick to their core competencies: wine, lovemaking, and cheese.”

– Hillary Clinton

A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

The Feel-Good Anti-Gun Campaign

I thought this cartoon from our friends at Terrell AfterMath was pithy:

guns out the door

This is why you heard President Obama today repeating what will be the slogan for the White House gun control effort: “If there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in Newtown, we should take that step.”

That has to be the theme, because whatever steps are taken to control guns won’t save many more than one child, and they might end up getting more than one child killed.

Guns are already prolific in this society, and gun control is often little more than closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. But it will sure does make left-wing politicians feel good, and it gives them a chance to stick it to those who cling to their guns.

If we are really going to make policy based on whether it might save one child, here are some ideas for the White House:

1. Mandatory jail sentences for drunk driving.

2. Mandatory jail sentences for texting while driving.

3. Mandatory jail sentences for driving.

4. A no-fly zone over Syria

5. A ban on backyard pools

6. A ban on monkey bars.

7. A ban on baby walkers – yes, they can kill. About one child per year.

8. Cut ethanol and other farm subsidies that raise the price of food and increase the chances of starvation.

9. Outlaw the use of bicycles by children.

10. Invade North Korea, where millions have died because of government policies.

See? Now we’re talking.

Obama: Just Wait, the Ladies are on the Way

President Obama today sought to rebuff criticism that he doesn’t have enough women working for him, insisting women had played key roles in his administration and suggesting that more appointments of women are in the works. “I would suggest that everybody kind of wait until they’ve seem all my appointments . . . before they… Continue Reading

Obama: “I’m a Pretty Friendly Guy”

President Obama today denied that his lack of sociability was responsible for failures to strike deals in Washington, insisting he liked to meet with Republicans even as he nevertheless diminished the value of personal contact. “I’m a pretty friendly guy, and I like a good party,” Obama said during an East Room press conference today.… Continue Reading

Obama: I Want More Tax Increases

President Obama today made clear that he plans to pocket tax increases he extracted from Congress earlier this month and double down for more, asserting that further deficit reduction must include a “balanced” approach that raises taxes by closing “loopholes.” Obama, who spoke today during an East Room press conference, minimized the need to reduce… Continue Reading

The Obama Morning News || January 14, 2013

Powell: Hagel ‘superbly qualified’ . . . Washington Post Conservatives to go to the mat on default, shutdown . . . Politico Treasury rules out trillion dollar coin . . . Critics: Sandy aid tied to other projects  . . . Associated Press More penalties urged for Obamacare noncompliance . . . Politico NRA:… Continue Reading