Our President is bringing people together!

Ralph Nader wants to impeach Obama —I thought Nader had become irrelevant. I guess not.

Obama: A Uniter Not a Divider!

Impeachment won’t happen. Nobody is going to impeach the first black President (even though he’s half white), because, you know, anybody who supports Obama’s impeachment must be a racist. (Goodness, I didn’t know that Ralph Nader was a racist!)

And the big reason: President Biden is the result.

How Americans Die

From Bloomberg.com, a brief slide show of some enlightening statistics, for example, the decline of AIDS as a significant factor since the 90′s, and the insignificance of gun-related deaths as a measurable item relative to other causes.

A Doctor’s Declaration of Independence

An opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal—”It’s time to defy health-care mandates issued by bureaucrats not in the healing profession.”

It’s one doctor’s version of “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore.”

Camille Paglia thinks we should lower the drinking age

From Time.  (Hat tip Instapundit, with lots of comments.) While I don’t quite agree with the sub-title—”The age-21 rule sets the U.S. apart from all advanced Western nations, and it has pushed kids toward pills and other antisocial behavior”—that because other nations do it, we should, there is a logic to her ultimate position. The following quote is an example:

As a libertarian, I support the decriminalization of marijuana, but there are many problems with pot. From my observation, pot may be great for jazz musicians and Beat poets, but it saps energy and willpower and can produce physiological feminization in men. Also, it is difficult to measure the potency of plant-derived substances like pot. With brand-name beer or liquor, however, purchased doses have exactly the same strength and purity from one continent to another, with no fear of contamination by dangerous street additives like PCP.

 

The latest radical ‘climate justice’ manifesto

Penned by MSNBC host Chris Hayes—from the Washington Examiner.  Something I’ve been saying for a long time on this subject, which is noted by others in the comments:

1. After millions of years of constant climate change, the alarmists now want it to stop? They want it to remain static as though the current state is the climate that must be maintained forever? Ignoring how one plans to accomplish that, why is climate change all bad?

2. And to quote professor Glenn Reynolds: I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people who say it’s a crisis start acting like it’s a crisis instead of getting rich as climate change alarmists and living like the one percent.

 

Eliminating The ‘Poverty Pentagon.’

From The Wall Street Journal,  A Black Conservative’s War on Poverty, which refers to a man  named Robert L. Woodson Sr., a no-nonsense black conservative who heads the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise. These  excerpts help explain:

Mr. Woodson attended the White House announcement in February of the president’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which is aimed at helping disadvantaged young black men….

Mr. Woodson was pleasantly surprised by what he saw and heard: “The president had the kind of people I deal with up there with him. He was introduced by a young man who was recently robbed on his way to school. I was also glad to hear him say that there must be a nongovernment approach to the problem, and he assembled private-sector funders.”

But optics and rhetoric notwithstanding, Mr. Woodson is skeptical that much will come of the initiative. “My worry and my fear is that the money and resources will go to the same racial grievance groups, the same members of what I call the poverty Pentagon. They’ll give it to Al Sharpton and the others to do what they’ve been doing for decades, to do what doesn’t work—what in fact is making things worse.”

Another quote:

Mr. Woodson says that many poor communities don’t need another government program so much as relief from current policies. “For instance, a lot of people coming out of prison have a hard time obtaining occupational licenses,” he says. Aspiring barbers, cabdrivers, tree-trimmers, locksmiths and the like, he notes, can face burdensome licensing requirements. Proponents of these rules like to cite public-safety concerns, but the reality is that licensure requirements exist mainly to shut out competition. In many black communities, that translates into fewer jobs and less access to quality goods and services. (Emphasis mine)

Read the whole thing.