Nanny State

Senator Charles Schumer (D, NY):

“This suspect product has no clear health value,” he said in a statement. “I can’t think of a single parent who thinks it is a good idea for their children to be snorting over-the-counter stimulants up their noses.”

Senator, that’s not a good enough reason. Not every product or service must meet your enfeebled, limited imagination and memory. Interestingly, the good Senator is pro-choice on the abortion issue, so I’ll remind him of their universal mantra: it’s our body, and their our kids.




Rep. Pelosi (D-CA) and the other spending addicts are trying to save their world as they know it. You know, the world in which they spend every cent they can get their hands on and regulate every human behavior they can identify. Here.

Hello, politicians. Is there anybody out there?

 Dan Mitchell quotes Data Milbank in the Washington Post commenting on the new Department of Agriculture (USDA) dietary guidelines. Notice how after the guidelines a higher percentage of people are obese? Cute. Anyway, on the USDA website you are asked such intimate questions as how many minutes a day do you spend sitting on the toilet? Hence, the title of this post.

Yes, I know President Obama is black, but why did it take so long for a black person to become president in the first place?

For answers to that question I point you to an interview by the WSJs Jason L. Riley with George Mason University Professor Walter E. Williams and a presentation by John McWhorter, associate professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley and a contributing editor to the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal. Mr. McWhorter’s presentation is the effect the War on Drugs had on blacks in America. PDF version, podcast.

Is this towards a more perfect union? Not in my book.

Care of Michelle Malkin.