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Giacomo, the Court Jester. Remember, the pellet with the poison is in the vessel with the pestle, the flagon with the dragon has the brew that is true.
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Prepare for the True-Believing Progressives this holiday season (those of you with some in your family) - they have their marching orders. It doesn't appear to be incidental, a coincidence, or random. The scariest advice comes at the first link, from Slate. The article is titled, I kid you not,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at Joust The Facts
Mr. President, for America's sake, please, please, listen to your hometown newspaper. On some level, then, the president plainly agrees with critics of Obamacare, this page included, that the law needs to be rewritten: He and his administration keep rewriting its major components — remember the mandate that sizable employers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at Joust The Facts
The Heritage Foundation ObamaCare ad: Let's survey the carnage so far. Zero signups in Hawaii? Zero on the first day in Louisiana? And the software alone, the one that is virtually unusable, cost $634 million (and was supposed to cost $93 million as originally proposed? That's your smart, efficient government... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at Joust The Facts
Just before taking on her position as President Obama's National Security Advisor, current UN Ambassador Susan Rice surfaced to interject her expert opinion regarding yet another international crisis. She called on all of her expertise in international relations, foreign affairs, and national security to tell us that Edward Snowden, the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2013 at Joust The Facts
The Boston Celtics said goodbye to an aging "Big Three" member last year (oddly replacing him with another aging shooter), and this year, with a draft day agreement with the Brooklyn Nets, have said goodbye to the other two. Word is out that the Nets and Celtics have agreed to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2013 at Joust The Facts
From the inimitable Mark Steyn, writing at National Review and discussing the IRS' appetite for doing things that decent, honorable, moral government servants ought to know they shouldn't: If you don’t instinctively know it’s wrong to stay in $3,500-a-night hotel rooms at public expense, a revised conference-accommodations-guidelines manual isn’t going... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2013 at Joust The Facts
... it wasn't cool for the federal government to spy on Americans ... it wasn't cool to lie to Congress ... journalists used unusual secret sources to break big stories, and were celebrated rather than tagged as criminals. ... it was potentially a big problem for the guys at the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2013 at Joust The Facts
Robert Tracinski writing on the electic car, that preposterous amalgam of fossil fuel snobbery and environmental ignorance foisted on Americans by modern green alchemists who seem to think fuel, in the form of electricity, miraculously appears in your house from the "ether". Electric cars never really made any sense. They... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2013 at Joust The Facts
December 21st of 2012 is allegedly the date the world comes to an end, according to Mayan lore. I know, the Mayans came to an end long before this date, but who's counting. The date, however, has already been significant twice for my family and me. In 1988 Pan Am... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at Joust The Facts
Reuters, apparently completely unfamiliar with both partisan political campaigning and federal responses to natural disasters, thinks the following is "newsworthy: NJ governor pledges to vote Romney despite praising Obama NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie defended his praise for President Barack Obama after superstorm Sandy, but said... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2012 at Joust The Facts
It doesn't do anything for a poll's credibility to be seen as inept once the results roll in. Which made the UNH/WMUR poll for several months fairly inexplicable. I work in a business that brings people from all walks of life into a private room with me, and often topics... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2012 at Joust The Facts
UPDATE 11/3/12 0710: Not so out on a limb, perhaps? Michael Barone is on the 315 number also. But I had it first! (HT: Hot Air) Okay, now I'm really out on a limb here. Below is my electoral map, produced at Real Clear Politics. (You can go here and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2012 at Joust The Facts
Exactly four years ago, on October 30, 2008, The Joust The Facts endorsement for President of the United States reviewed the lack of accomplishment, inexperience, nebulous feel-good gestalt and nefarious associations of then-Senator Barack Obama of Illinois. It's worth revisiting not only to see what the problems with his candidacy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2012 at Joust The Facts
Just because I thought you needed a break from the endless stream of ads screeching about how Mitt Romney is going to steal your life savings and give it to Donald Trump and Bill Gates, or rip out your uterus and let his Supreme Court nominees play volleyball with it.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2012 at Joust The Facts
In A Few Good Men Jack Nicholson, as Col. Nathan Jessup famously declared to Lt. Daniel Caffey (played by Tom Cruise), "You can't handle the truth!" The question today is, can the White House? In the second presidential debate Barack Obama declared self-righteously that he had identified the Benghazi terrorist... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2012 at Joust The Facts
From Robert Samuelson, at Real Clear Politics about yet another insidious design flaw in the unpopular health care reform known in Orwellian fashion as the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," or more colloquially as ObamaCare. Mr. Samuelson's article addresses the definitions of full-time and part-time workers. For the latter... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2012 at Joust The Facts
A rough transcript of a poll call - from an actual human this time! - that I answered tonight. I fielded the call, and rather than hanging up (I really didn't have much else to do at the time) I decided to answer and see where this was heading. And... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2012 at Joust The Facts
Unfortunately we'll know the answer to that question only after one year, or two, as we see how the managerial tenure of John Farrell turns out. It seems the Sox came to an agreement with the Toronto Blue Jays to procure the services of the Jays' manager, former Red Sox... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2012 at Joust The Facts
So I watched last night's debate with Gwendolyn by my side, and she questioned why I felt it necessary to watch a debate between the two men running for president when both of us know already who we're voting for. And I had to admit, it would be really easy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2012 at Joust The Facts
It used to be that "talking points" were the cherry-picked facts that you wanted to get out, to paint your side, your point of view, your plans in the most favorable light possible. The Democrats changed that at some point - I think it was during the Bush-Gore election squabble... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at Joust The Facts
Read this comment to a James Pethoukoukis post at AEI about Howard Dean stating that the Democrats "don't begrudge Mitt Romney his money." I'll have a comment myself about that to follow. But this one? Nail, struck on the head, etc. Anyone with eyes can see where the Left is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2012 at Joust The Facts
My family and I recently visited NYC, around the end of August, and ventured to the lower end of Manhattan to have a look at the progression of the re-building of the financial district buildings after the attacks of 9-11. The thing I like about it best is the open... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2012 at Joust The Facts
What are, "crime, welfare, the President's economic an governing philosophy, birth certificates (even when joking)?" Among many, many others, I'm sure. MSNBC's Toure helpfully informs us that a) only Republicans can be accused of racism dog whistles, and b) pretty much anything members of the GOP say that can be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2012 at Joust The Facts
NY Times columnist Tom Friedman, dubbed by the Wall Street Journal's clever James Taranto as "the worst writer in the English language" (a good example found here), is a China-phile of some repute. He stated at one point that China is better governed than America primarily because he saw the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2012 at Joust The Facts
For those of you in need of a refresher course, here's a link to a nice summary of the evolution of the American Flag. Learned a few things myself, actually. For instance, 36-Star American Flag - 1865 to 1867 One star was added to the flag for the admission of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2012 at Joust The Facts