Thursday Round Up

I pay attention, so that you don’t have to.

Great news: Obama’s student-loan changes puts $8 in borrower pockets per month
Hot Air

Obama’s biggest change will, on average, put $8 in the pockets of student-loan debtors. In contrast, Obama’s Making Work Pay tax cut added about $8 per week to the paychecks of all workers in the US for more than two and a half years.

The $10,000 difference between the tea party and the occupiers in Richmond
Bearing Drift

They [The Tea Party] paid handsomely for the privilege. That the occupiers haven’t done any of this, and are given wide leeway to keep their tent village on site in defiance of city ordinances speaks volumes about the state of equality before the law in Richmond.

If I Were a Liberal
Ann Coulter,

I suppose liberals would claim they were applauding because they believe Obama’s jobs bill will prevent these murders. Which reminds me: Republicans believe the death penalty prevents murders!

Global Warming — RIP
Victor David Hanson,

But despite a Democrat-controlled House and Senate in 2009-2010, President Obama never passed into law any global warming legislation. Now the issue is deader than a doornail — despite the efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency to enact new regulations that would never pass Congress.

Born On This Day
1728 – James Cook, British naval captain and explorer (d. 1779)
1811 – Isaac Singer, American inventor (d. 1875)
1858 – Theodore Roosevelt, American politician, 33rd Governor of New York, 25th Vice President of the United States, 26th President of the United States, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1919)
1873 – Emily Post, American etiquette author (d. 1960)
1911 – Leif Erickson, American actor and singer (d. 1986)
1920 – Nanette Fabray, American actress
1925 – Warren Christopher, American diplomat and 63rd United States Secretary of State (d. 2011)
1926 – H.R. Haldeman, American political aide and 4th White House Chief of Staff (d. 1993)
1933 – Floyd Cramer, American popular pianist (d. 1997)
1939 – John Cleese, British actor and writer
1940 – John Gotti, American crime boss (d. 2002)
1942 – Lee Greenwood, American singer
1950 – Fran Lebowitz, American writer
1953 – Robert Picardo, American actor
1966 – Matt Drudge, American blogger

On this day in 1964, Ronald Reagan delivered a speech on behalf of Republican candidate for president, Barry Goldwater. The speech launched his political career and came to be known as “A Time for Choosing”.

Oh, how we need Ronald Reagan today.

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