sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

July 21, 2012

You Didn’t Build This, So We Are Going to Take It Away

On the other hand, you did write it, so I am going to link.

It’s napless madness around here.  If there is no child sitting on my lap at any given moment, it means that within five minutes there will be.  So basically I don’t really have a chance to read and comment, much less to post.  So I compiled a partial list of my reads… from the last several weeks.  I have a feeling half of my readers are probably looking at this and think that they wish they’d have my problems.  Consider one other mothers’ ordeal.

In sunny California, Governor Jerry Brown staged groundbreaking ceremonies for the speed train in SF and LA, where the train is popular with head-in-the-clouds types.  But not in the San Joaquin Valley where construction is actually going to take place but the project is unpopular.  I was listening to Armstrong and Getty this morning, and they were saying that although at the moment the Governor Brown proposal to raise taxes enjoys support of about 50% of Californians, 20% say that they will not vote for it if the bullet train is approved.  So hopefully Brown just killed his tax hike.

Elsewhere in California Sobek of Innocent Bystanders strongly recommends voting for Republican Elizabeth Emken for Senator.  He posted her picture, too.  Her opponent the Democratic  Senior Senator from California Diane Feinstein is endorsed by San Diego tea Party.  WHAT?  Let Leslie from Temple of Mut explain:

An important note to my Republican/Conservative friends — when the “Big Red Wave of 2010″ stopped at the Sierras and the state GOP failed to eject the contemptible Babs Boxer, then how in the hell do you think they are going to get rid of the much more respected Feinstein? As a friend, I say this to you: Direct your money and energies to battleground Senate races (e.g., Richard Mourdock in Indiana). This in not a battle worth fighting, given the field that is being offered.

Considering that it’s California, we can do much, much worse than Feinstein.  Since this unlikely endorsement, Feinstein was heard fuming over the leaks of classified information likely coming from the Obama Administration.  Not bad.  Even if she’s replaced by a Republican, I’d fear that the next election the Republican will be voted out and replaced by a doctrinaire left-winger.  Having sad that, because there is no chance Feinstein will not be elected, I’m voting for the GOP candidate.  I’m not going to go out of my way to get her elected, though.  A good place to go out of my way is Operation Counterweight.  Lets target those seats!

If a dead dog doesn’t get to vote, it’s racism because the dog is a black lab.  (Via The Daley Gator).

Lori Gottleib and Kate Bolick are missing out on the coolest party in Brooklyn.

Leslie Loftis compares marital advise then and now.

James O’Keefe shows that everything we suspect about the politics of “shovel-ready” jobs is true.  I suspect our President thinks that’s the kind of “shovel-ready” jobs that made hard-working people successful.

A related headline: You Didn’t Lose Your Job.  Somebody Else Made It Happen.

Anne’s Opinions is commemorating the Israeli victims of Bulgaria bus bombing.

A blood-curling video via Bob:

Via Instapundit, Suburban Illinois Jews are turning to GOP.  It’s about time.  I never understood why community as entrepreneurial as the American Jews embraced socialism.  I mean, I know the story about the pogroms, and the FDR fighting World War Two and all, but I still don’t get it.

King Shamus reviewed The Obama Effect.

Manhattan Infidel updates his Kennedy Malfeasance Template.

Linda NoOne is still not blogging in full force, but she did post some amazingly bad cover songs.

On Structuring Chaos I found a link to a terrific piece on the boomer generation by Nick Gillespie.  I thought of writing a response, and maybe I will if time allows.  Meanwhile, read it!



  1. Edge: You just have to read Iowahawk’s blog today: “You Didn’t Built That” — Readings from the book of Barak.” — 1 In the beginning Govt created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the economy was formless and void, darkness was over the surface of the ATMs, and the Spirit of Govt was hovering over the land.

    3 And Govt said, “Let there be spending,” and there was spending. 4 Govt saw that the spending was good, and that it separated the light from the darkness. 5 Govt called the spending Investments, and this he did in the first day.

    6 Then Govt said, “Let there be roads and bridges across the waters, and let dams divide the waters from the waters.” 7 Thus Govt made the infrastructure and the patronage jobs for eternity under the firmament from the Potomac which was above the firmament; and it was so. 8 And Govt called the firmament Washington. This Govt did on the second day…..

    The rest is ROFLMAO funny. Thanks for the link.

    Comment by mutnodjmet13 — July 22, 2012 @ 7:41 am

  2. PS. Here’s the link to Iowahawk:

    Comment by mutnodjmet13 — July 22, 2012 @ 7:51 am

  3. Thank you for the linkage, my friend. You are too kind.


    Comment by KingShamus — July 23, 2012 @ 5:45 am

  4. Thanks for the link! I have been dying to get back into the blogging, but I’m just not a good juggler. But I haven’t quit or anything; I really will be back. Hope the napless sked settles down soon. It is really awkward when they stop napping before they start Kindergarten.

    Comment by nooneofanyimport — July 25, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    • I’m not a good juggler either, so I can relate… although right now I somehow got a bunch of free time. When it rains, it pours…

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — July 27, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

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