Bobby Jindal Pulverizes Obama’s Failing Energy Policy

 

As Rob wrote about yesterday, part of the Republican strategy going into November’s election should include a sharp focus on Obama’s failing energy policy and the gas crisis that is emerging as a result.

And at an Republican Governors’ Association press conference yesterday, LA Gov. Bobby Jindal demonstrated that he really gets it.  Have a look.  Gov. Jindal sounds awfully presidential here, no?

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    Act of Valor is not your typical war film by any measure.  It’s a hybrid between a documentary and a war drama.  The story is based on five actual missions carried out by Navy SEALS, but the action is shot with the latest Hollywood technology.  Real SEALS were used in the production which […]

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Lately we’ve had some robust discussions on culture (subsection: ‘religion’, subsection: ‘Catholic Church’). Professor Paul Rahe has pointed out the lamentable state of the Catholic clergy, which he blames on the clergy’s mistaken substitution of government welfare for Christian charity, and the clergy’s temptation to speak about politics instead of faith and morals. I disagree, […]

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Thank You Ken for the following: To all of my State of Wisconsin Union employee friends. The Email from WEAC or being circulated by your co-workers is FALSE. Walker isn’t trying to end pensions. Even the Journal Sentinel Rated it FALSE! http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2012/feb/27/chain-email/chain-email-says-gov-scott-walker-supports-move-ab/ Chain email says Gov. Scott Walker supports a move to abolish the state […]

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Does anyone here read Grantland.com? A writer on that site named Harris Wittels (sounds like a sentence, doesn’t it?) has a recurring column there about humblebragging. Basically, a humblebrag is a statement that sounds humble, but is in fact a thinly veiled attempt at bragging, usually about something stupid. Here’s the most recent column. A […]

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Absolutist authoritarians like Hobbes have claimed that talk of human rights is nonsense, progressives like Jeremy Bentham, have called human rights nonsense on stilts, and the great conservative Edmund Burke dismissed them as dangerous metaphysical deceits.  For all these men, rights were simply what a particular government at a particular time said they were.  The […]

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A friend tells me he’s voting for Ron Paul in today’s primary. He’s about the most reliable Democratic voter among my close friends. He’s not doing it to make mischief; he genuinely admires much of Paul’s program. In the very same conversation, my friend tells me he’s dissatisfied with Obamacare’s half-measures; he wants a straight-up, […]

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And You Thought Obamacare Was Bad…

 

Here’s a story from caring sharing modern Britain to warm the cockles of your heart. Our beloved National Health Service (“the envy of the world” as it likes to style itself; “envy of the Third World” as I prefer to call it) is to offer free HIV treatment to foreigners.

Those from abroad, including failed asylum seekers, students and tourists are currently barred from receiving free HIV treatment – unlike other infectious diseases.

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I was browsing around the feminist blogosphere the other day, and I noticed an interesting item over at Feministing objecting to the recent federal court case that overturned Washington state’s law requiring pharmacists to provide emergency contraception. This is [expletive]. The state had a very compelling reason for the requirement: As we all know, EC […]

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Fact of the day: Rick Santorum smoked weed in college. Relevant to his presidential candidacy? Not to me, but I do take issue with his apparent stance on the federal government’s role in policing marijuana. This link goes to a website called The Weed Blog, so beware of CoC violations: Here is a quote from […]

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Have you been following the sad case of Youcef Nadarkhani? He converted from Islam to Christianity, a crime punishable by death in Iran. Various human rights groups have gotten involved and even the Obama administration has condemned the death sentence. Former Sen. Gary Hart, of my home state of Colorado,  has written an extraordinary op-ed […]

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In Defense of Uptalk and Vocal Fry

 

The New York Times today has a fascinating article about how young women often act as society’s trendsetters in vocal patterns that are later adopted by the population at large.  Two such patterns: uptalk and vocal fry — both which have been scoffed at here on Ricochet. 

Uptalk, or “high-rising terminal”, is a linguistic pattern whereby declarative sentences (those that end in periods) are instead spoken with a questioning intonation (the speaker switches out the period for a question mark).

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Read this at IBD,Banks are currently holding about 15 times more than the roughly $100 billion in reserves required by the Fed, or $1.5 trillion. Historically, banks — which make profits primarily by lending out money, not keeping it — have held only 1% or 2% over required reserves.” no wonder.. Preview Open

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James, I wanted to respond to your post on abortion and the Virginia law that raised your ire. I missed the boat on comments as about 200+ people got there first. First of all, I think you’re great and love most all you do on Ricochet and elsewhere. However, I think you’re overreacting to the […]

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