No Runny Eggs

The repository of one hard-boiled egg from the south suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (and the occassional guest-blogger). The ramblings within may or may not offend, shock and awe you, but they are what I (or my guest-bloggers) think.

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Posts tagged 'Barack Obama'

June 2, 2009

Sign of the times?

by @ 13:09. Tags: , ,
Filed under Politics.

liberal fascism

The paperback edition of Jonah Goldberg’s excellent Liberal Fascism won’t be released until tomorrow, but it’s already number 34 on Amazon’s best-seller list. Maybe people are catching on….

Meanwhile, National Review Online has published a Q&A with Goldberg to coincide with the paperback’s release. The new version contains an afterword about President Obama, and here’s what Goldberg said in response to a question about it:

If you look at how most liberals think about economics, they want big corporations and big government working in tandem with labor, universities (think industrial policy), and progressive organizations to come up with “inclusive” policies set at the national or international level. That’s not necessarily socialism — it’s corporatism. When you listen to how Obama is making economic policy with “everyone at the table,” he’s describing corporatism, the economic philosophy of fascism. Government is the senior partner, but all of the other institutions are on board — so long as they agree with the government’s agenda. The people left out of this coordinated effort — the Nazis called it the Gleichschaltung — are the small businessmen, the entrepreneurs, the ideological, social, or economic mavericks who don’t want to play along. When you listen to Obama demonize Chrysler’s bondholders simply because they want their contracts enforced and the rule of law sustained, you get a sense of what I’m talking about.

Read the whole interview and then buy the book; 2010 is closer than you think.

(Cross-posted at Public Secrets)

May 30, 2009

If it had been Bush…

by @ 12:09. Tags: , ,
Filed under Press.

You know the answer: late-night comics would have been all over it, the network news shows would have had wall-to-wall coverage for three days, the New York Times would have called it “troubling.” But, since it’s Obama, no biggie:

In which the president discovers an American intelligence agency at Five Guys

On his trip to get a burger with Brian Williams at Five Guys this afternoon, the president appears to have learned of the existence of a Defense Department intelligence arm, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, from an agency employee also at the burger restaurant.

“So explain to me exactly what this National Geospatial…” Obama said, after the worker mentioned his employer, according to a video of the event.

“We work with, uh, satellite imagery,” the worker, Walter replied.

Maybe the President doesn’t know about them because they save all the pretty pictures for Biden.

(Cross-posted at Public Secrets. Hi. I’m one of Steve’s stand-ins. :) )

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