Clearing the Spindle

Former Enron adviser Paul Krugman writes this morning on “Why Inequality Matters.”  Go ahead; click on it if you’ve never heard a liberal fret about inequality before.  In other breaking news, the sun rose in the east today, the Washington NFL franchise whose name we’re supposed to change lost again, and Obamacare . . . oh hell, you know how this sentence finishes.  At least it’s good to see liberals practicing recycling.

Speaking of politically correct nonsense, Power Line reader and occasional lyricist Richard Samuelson writes in to remind me:

Would you believe that Disney’s 1997 Mr. Magoo has this disclaimer at the end?

“The preceding film is not intended as an accurate portrayal of blindness or poor eyesight. Blindness or poor eyesight does not imply an impairment of one’s ability to be employed in a wide range of jobs, raise a family, perform important civic duties or engage in a well-rounded life.”

“All people with disabilities deserve a fair chance to live and work without being impeded by prejudice.”

Now if the list of official disabilities was expanded to include hopeless liberalism, it would help out a lot of people, starting with Paul Krugman.

If by some chance you missed Saturday Night Live’s opener about Obama and the infamous Mandela funeral interpreter, you should drop everything you’re doing—even reading a Krugman column—and take it in.

And in the latest installment of “What Would We Do Without Social Science?”, a study reported by the Association for Psychological Science finds that liberals have more disagreement amongst themselves than conservatives, and that this explains why the Tea Party was more successful than the Occupy movement:

“The Tea Party movement developed a succinct set of goals in its incipient stages and effectively mobilized its members toward large-scale social change quite quickly,” says psychological scientist Chadly Stern of New York University. “In contrast, despite its popularity, the liberal Occupy Wall Street movement struggled to reach agreement on their collective mission and ultimately failed to enact large-scale social change.”

It seems to be beyond the grasp of social scientists that most of the Occupy movement were barking loons.

By the way, Chadly Stern?  That sounds like the name of a character written out of a Ghostbusters script.

Finally, today’s photo essay asks a direct question, to which the answer is, “After last week in South Africa—NO.”



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