Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Latest Absurd Assertion from the Obama Administration - He Doesn't Have to Sign Bills Before They Become Law

No, really. That's the latest out of the Obama Administration. This is in spite of what the Constitution says in plain English. A bill:
“shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States: If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it.”
So, first, Congressmen need not read the bills they pass before voting on them. Now the President need not read them or sign them for them to become law. I wonder what our government would think of the argument that the logical extension of that line of reasoning is that if Congress and the President needn't follow the plain language of the Constitution then we needn't follow the laws thusly "passed."  Somehow I don't think a pass is what we'll get. 

Our government is out of control. November 2012 can't get here soon enough for me.


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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Higher Education Bubble Update Over At Instapundit

With one college-age daughter and another about to be, Glenn Reynolds' Higher Education Bubble updates are something I've followed very closely. He has a very long, multi-updated one today that is worth reading.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Meme Busting, Bill Whittle Style

I've been busy the last couple of weeks so I missed this earlier. Bill Whittle takes on and takes apart numerous media perpetuated memes in this Firewall  video.

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Saturday, May 07, 2011

Did Avoidance of Salt Cause My Type 2 Diabetes?

It seems like a possibility. I have avoided salt for years. I don't care much for excessively salty food but I had even avoided using it in more than minimal amounts in cooking and never added it to the food on my plate. From the article:

So what to make of the efforts of the low-salt advocates to subject all Americans to what amounts to a mass uncontrolled experiment without their consent (informed or otherwise) and without the oversight of an ethics review board that might otherwise be charged with safeguarding the public? And what to make of the absence of the Precautionary Principle typically unfurled before our self-styled public health advocates march us out to face nature's cannons? Apparently "caring" means never having to say you're sorry.

I'm looking at you, Mayor Boomberg.

Make sure you look at the study abstract too.


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