The One, pontificating in Ghana:
“No business wants to invest in a place where the government skims 20 percent off the top…. No person wants to live in a society where the rule of law gives way to the rule of brutality and bribery. That is not democracy; that is tyranny, even if occasionally you sprinkle an election in there. And now is the time for that style of governance to end.”
Rush Limbaugh asks the right questions:
“Our government is soon going to be skimming 51 percent off the top of everything we make! What does that make Obama? Obama just kneecapped the auto industry. He just put the United Auto Workers in charge of on the board of directors and made ‘em owners. What the hell is that?”
Well, Rush, I’ll explain. President Teleprompter meant to add “Do as I say, not as I do.” I swear that the Thug in Chief, especially with his handling of GM, reminds me more every day of another swell guy from Chicago. (The squeamish will want to stop that clip before the 2:00 mark.)
It seems like the blink of an eye to me – albeit a slow blink – but it’s been four decades since Apollo 11. NASA will be observing the event with an audio webcast of the sound of the entire mission, starting at 7:32 EDT tomorrow morning. From their press release:
The audio retrospective will begin at 6:32 a.m. CDT Thursday, July 16, two hours before the spacecraft launched. The audio will continue through splashdown of the mission at 11:51 a.m. CDT Friday, July 24, and recovery of the crew shortly afterward. The Web stream will feature the communications between the astronauts and ground teams, and commentary from Mission Control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
More info on Apollo 11 40th anniversary observations here.
I’m not a baseball fan, so I’ll have to trust Andy McCarthy on this. Which I’m pretty comfortable doing. He’s certainly right about the video clips.
Though it’s not a widely appreciated fact, we right-winger sports nuts have long known that the sports press is among the media’s leftiest precincts. So I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised at how little was said (as in nothing at all) about the reception President Obama received last night when he came out on the field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the baseball all-star game in St. Louis. It was a packed house (over 50,000 in attendance), and the jeers were easily discernible.
Now it’s First-Pitchgate!
It simply cannot be this uncomplicated.