Yes! HBO Real Time host Bill Maher arguing for freedom to make choices in our lives.
“Until then all this will accomplish is to feed into the Republican message that Democrats don’t want to help people they just want to micromanage their lives,” Maher said. “It makes people hate us. It makes me hate us. And it prompts kickback.”
You bet your a$$ it prompts kickback, at least from me.
“I don’t want to let the right-wing own freedom,” Maher said. “People want to drain the swamp, not ban Big Gulps. Yes, I understand, you have a thousand good ideas for how I should live my life, check my privilege and sort my recycling. I will get to that. But first we need to get some Democrats elected and that’s hard when the movement to childproof the world has made Republicans the party of freedom and Democrats the party of poopers.”
With you on this, Bill. Here. I’d love to see more competition between the political parties over more freedom.
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.
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.