Friday Link Wrap-up
Isn’t government supposed to enforce the laws it makes? Well, it looks like the Obama administration has a bit more leeway.
How’s that Gitmo-closing promise coming along, 5 months after its due date? “The House Armed Services Committee has dealt a blow to President Obama’s hopes to shutter the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, by unanimously approving legislation that would prohibit creating a detention center inside the United States.” Aren’t there one or two Democrats on that committee?
The Hollywood Left just loves their socialists.
American filmmaker Oliver Stone said Friday he deeply admires Hugo Chavez but suggested the Venezuelan president might consider talking a bit less on television.
Promoting his new documentary “South of the Border” in Caracas, Stone heaped praise on Chavez, saying he is leading a movement for “social transformation” in Latin American. The film features informal interviews by Stone with Chavez and six allied leftist presidents, from Bolivia’s Evo Morales to Cuba’s Raul Castro.
“I admire Hugo. I like him very much as a person. I can say one thing. … He shouldn’t be on television all the time,” Stone said at a news conference. “As a director I say you don’t want to be overpowering. And I think he is sometimes that way.”
(We’re not entirely sure whether Stone said “director” or “dictator” at th end there. Either can be overpowering.)
How’s that “smart diplomacy” workin’ for ya’? Please remember; speeches are no substitute for sound policy.
How did the pollsters do predicting the recent primary results? About as good as expected, which isn’t saying much. And the Daily Kos fired its official pollster, Research 2000. Turns out they skewed left. Now who would have thought that? This time, however, it was downright embarrassing.
And finally, Chuck Asay on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. (Click for a larger image.)
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