Category archives: Blogosphere Buzz

Blogosphere Buzz

by Krystle Gabele

March 7, 2009

Here’s some of the buzz from the blogosphere today.

Blogosphere Buzz

by Krystle Gabele

March 3, 2009

Here’s some of the buzz from the blogosphere.

Blogosphere Buzz

by Krystle Gabele

March 2, 2009

Here’s some of the buzz from the blogosphere today.

Blogosphere Buzz

by Krystle Gabele

February 25, 2009

Here’s some of the buzz from the blogosphere.

Been in D.C. Too Long?

by Chris Gacek

February 24, 2009

How do you know that you know way too much about Washington bureaucracies and how they “work”? Here’s how. When you hear CNBC’s Rick Santelli calling for a Chicago Tea Party tax protest this summer, you immediately start to wonder whether he’ll need to get permits from some government entity like the Environmental Protection Agency. And then you wonder whether Illinois permits will be needed also. Well, I plead guilty to having had such thoughts last Thursday.

Fortunately, I am not alone and not nearly as bad off as Scott Ott of the D.C. Examiner appears to be. Ott has written a brilliant, hilarious piece entitled, EPA Arrests Rick Santelli, ‘Chicago Tea Party’ Cancelled.” (See Feb. 24, 2009 ed., p. 14.) The satirical article contains the following slam from President Obama’s press secretary, Robert Gibbs, commenting on Santelli’s arrest for threatening to pollute Lake Michigan: “I don’t know where Mr. Santelli lives, but apparently, like most conservative critics, he has a callous disregard for the lives of the waterfowl, sturgeon and fresh-water mollusks that inhabit the Lake Michigan watershed.”

That’s funny, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Santelli really could be arrested for dumping tea or “derivative securities” (paper) into the Great Lakes. Well done, Mr. Ott.

Andie Coller of The Politico observed today that Gibbs “dismissed [Santelli] as a know-nothing derivatives trader out of touch with Main Street.” Coller then noted that “[a] Rasmussen poll released Monday found that 55 percent of those surveyed thought federal mortgage subsidies to those most at risk of losing their homes would be ‘rewarding bad behavior.’” If I were the White House I would be very careful about trying to roll out a campaign of intimidation and bullying against journalists, in general, and a journalist, in particular, who is very much attuned to public sentiment, is an expert in the numerous cross-cutting markets traded in Chicago, and is the most popular figure on America’s #1 financial news network.

Blogosphere Buzz

by Krystle Gabele

February 24, 2009

Here’s some of the buzz from the blogosphere today.

Blogosphere Buzz

by Krystle Gabele

February 23, 2009

Here’s some of the buzz from the blogosphere today.

Blogosphere Buzz

by Krystle Gabele

February 20, 2009

Here’s some of the buzz from the blogosphere today.

  • Do you own a human embryo?,” Rebecca Taylor, Mary Meets Dolly The New Mexico State Senate just passed a stem cell research bill that would allow scientists to destroy embryos left over from IVF Treatments, in addition to considering an embryo property.
  • The Mandate Trap,” Philip Klein, AmSpecBlog With the talk of health care reform being addressed shortly in Congress, this article is worth reading, especially since it discusses the ramifications of the possibilities of government ran health care.
  • If It Moves, Tax It,” Doug Mataconis, Below The Beltway With the recent passage of the Stimulus bill, you might wonder how much will be left in your pockets. Now, it seems that the Secretary of Transportation is considering adding a tax based on how much you drive. I guess the title of this post is true, “If It Moves, Tax It.”
  • The Omnibust is coming! The Omnibust is coming!,” Tom McClusky, Kitchen Table Blog The Omnibus Bill is due to arrive next week in Congress, so beware of the pork and federal funding of research involving human embryos.

Blogosphere Buzz

by Krystle Gabele

February 18, 2009

Here’s some of the buzz from the blogosphere.

Blogosphere Buzz

by Krystle Gabele

February 17, 2009

Here’s some of the buzz from the blogosphere today.

  • Pelosis on the move,” Fausta’s Blog  Well, it appears that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be making a special trip to the Vatican to visit Pope Benedict XVI. I wish I could be a little fly on the wall to hear this discussion, especially after Pelosi shared her opinions on abortion.
  • A Picture of Dysfunction,” Pejman Yousefzadeh, RedState  The financial strategies that the Department of Treasury were about to implement were changed, because they were too complex and risky. I thought the new Secretary of Treasury was supposed to steer our economy in the right direction, evidently not.
  • A Chicago-Style Census,” Ken Blackwell, Townhall.com   The most disturbing fact is that the White House might soon resume control over the Census from the Department of Commerce. Does anyone smell scandal brewing?

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