Archive for June 29th, 2009

Commentary Magazine on SCOTUS make-up: Say a Prayer for Five Justices’ Continued Good Health

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Commentary:

The Supreme Court’s ruling this morning on the New Haven firefighters’ lawsuit is a reminder of the vital role a sane majority on the high court plays in protecting the rights of citizens against the dictates of liberal ideology.

The 5-4 ruling, which reverses a decision endorsed by Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, validated the complaints of a group of firefighters who took and passed a promotion test but wound up being told that the exam was invalid because no minorities had done well enough on it. Though no one could credibly allege that the test was biased or that any discrimination had actually taken place, the city of New Haven threw out the test (thus rendering the efforts of the firefighters who had passed it worthless) because they feared that they would nonetheless be sued by the affirmative action bar, which views any result other than the one sought for minorities as inherently discriminatory.

Rasmussen: In Massachusetts, only 26% Consider State’s “Universal” Health Care Reform a Success

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Rasmussen:

Twenty-six percent (26%) of Massachusetts voters say their state’s health care reform effort has been a success. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds that 37% say the reform effort has been a failure, while another 37% are not sure. (more…)

Hodge at Race42012: AP-Yahoo biased on labeling Gov. Mark Sanford as “defiant”

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Race42012:

At this point, as a non-citizen of South Carolina, I think it’s my role to be uninvolved: I’m going to let, first, his family and religious leaders; and, second, the voters of South Carolina, to decide what the next few weeks and months look like for Sanford.

All that said, I have little problem involving myself in the situation when the now-dead mainstream media goes out of its way to attempt to inflict further damage to Governor Sanford, or to use this event to attempt to harm the conservative movement.

For an example, here’s an AP story from last night at 7:21 p.m. Eastern:  “Defiant SC gov considered resigning, but won’t.”

To be fair, I do not know who made the editorial decision regarding the title of this headline (whether it was the AP, or by Yahoo News, which operates the source of the preceding link). (more…)

Kathleen Sebelius making stuff up: Says US-run health care will never result in rationing

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Politico:

“I don’t think there’s anything about the public option that would ration care. Unfortunately care is being rationed each and everyday right now. Often private insurance companies stand between a patient and a doctor deciding what treatment can be provided,” she said on Fox News Sunday. “We also have a situation where a lot of people are told that hey can’t have insurance because they have a preexisting condition.”

Star columnist Mike Hendricks places second in national humor writing contest

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The Star.

The Star: Taxpayer funding pays for KDOT poll, with results finding that the public wants more tax money going to fix roads

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Star:

Nearly 40 percent said they were unhappy with mass transit service between cities while 36 percent said they were dissatisfied with transit service within individual cities. (more…)

NY Times: Federal grant system leads cancer researchers to delay cancer research

Monday, June 29th, 2009

NY Times:

Among the recent research grants awarded by the National Cancer Institute is one for a study asking whether people who are especially responsive to good-tasting food have the most difficulty staying on adiet. Another study will assess a Web-based program that encourages families to choose more healthful foods.