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Thursday, March 18, 2010

This is outrageous!: A White House task force draft report contends that "climate change" has wrought "pervasive, wide ranging" effects on the United States, including "increasingly severe floods, droughts, wildfires and heat waves, along with rising sea levels ... ." This is the same kind of garbage-laced exaggeration that forced an advertising watchdog group in Britain to ban government ads claiming the same thing. Americans should not stand for such pure fiction.

Your point, Howie?: Washington Post media pundit Howard Kurtz says that uber-popular Fox News Channel talk show host Glenn Beck has achieved "lightning-rod status" by, in part, "branding progressivism a 'cancer.'" But that's exactly what this extreme form of liberalism -- pretty much textbook socialism -- actually is. Mr. Beck is merely stating a truth that rank-and-file, garden-variety socialists fear.

Smearing the Thomases: The Los Angeles Times bends over backward in its attempt to smear Clarence and Virginia Thomas. He, of course, is an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. She, of course, is his very scholarly wife who recently created Liberty Central Inc., a nonprofit lobbying group. The Times tries in the worst way to say this represents a conflict of interest. But given that the Thomases have a stellar record of never mixing their professional lives, none exists. Period.

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