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Month: August 2009

Number 102

The Release Of The Libyan Mass Murderer Was An Enormity, And The Role Of The UN Has Not Been Properly Noted One can view this from the “moonbat” or “wingnut” viewpoint: “progressives” will say it proves the dominance of a capitalist value system that puts money above all else, while members of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy (TM H.R. Clinton) will say it shows what happens when a nation is subverted by an alien culture. The truth will never be known. In any event, it’s a disgraceful miscarriage of justice. There is little point in spending words on Gordon Brown; he is hopeless and doomed. The man has behaved as one might expect. He is, after all, the political head of a nation that has changed its ways under pressure from Islam. Financial considerations did apply to the release of the Lockerbie bomber, as well; it was a quid pro quo. Of course Lord Mandelson is correct to say that such words are “offensive.” They are just as offensive as calling a murderer a murderer to his face. Giving offense has nothing to do with truth. Moreover, the careful observer will note that the “compassionate” release was precisely the opposite, ignoring as it did the agony of the families of the victims. Their misery was trivialized in deference to the wishes of one extraordinarily evil man and his degenerate family....

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Number 101

By Way Of Explanation This should be Number 102 or possibly even 103 of the PenPo. It was delayed by injuries to this newsletter’s second assistant proofreader, who is now able to essay a return to thankless drudgery. During the brief hiatus, political events in the USA came to a rapid boil. The Obama machine, incompetently confident of a crushing victory, found that the consent of the governed is still a valid concept. This discovery will doubtless evoke better planning the next time the collectivists try to impose their will on the nation. This newsletter is determined to make it difficult for the ruling elite to subvert democracy and eradicate Enlightenment values. Until the rat-bastards shut the PenPo down or Nature takes her inevitable toll, the message from here will be, “Individualism and Liberty Forever!” A Good Read On The Current Imbroglio Camille Paglia is back, savaging the Congress and the president’s team while carrying on her love affair with The One. She insists she’s right about his brilliance and steady leadership, but…the one area in which she praises him the most, foreign relations, is in this newsletter’s view one of his most alarming failures. First, read her recent article, linked above. Then consider Obama’s signal blunders in diplomacy, and the wrong-headedness of his assumptions. Begin with his false and purely ideological statements regarding an important aspect of relations...

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Number 100

Health Care Legislation Decoded In Number 98 of The Penguin Post, there is a link that you may have followed. It takes you to a post containing this text: …the House bill does not outright outlaw private individual health insurance, but it does effectively regulate it out of existence. The House bill does allow private insurance to be sold, but only “Exchange-participating health benefits plans.” In order to qualify as an “Exchange-participating health benefits plan,” all health insurance plans must conform to a slew of new regulations, including community rating and guaranteed issue. These will all send the cost of private individual health insurance skyrocketing. Furthermore, all these new regulations would not apply just to individual insurance plans, but to all insurance plans. So the House bill will also drive up the cost of your existing employer coverage as well. Until, of course, it becomes so expensive that your company makes the perfectly economical decision to dump you into the government plan. President Obama may not care to study how many people will lose their current health insurance if his plan becomes law, but like most Americans, we do. That is why we partnered with the Lewin Group to study how many Americans would be forced into the government “option” under the House health plan. Here is what we found: Approximately 103 million people would be covered under the...

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Number 99

Firearms, Fake Facts, and Foolishness In Number 77 of The Penguin Post, this item appeared: US firearms in Mexico — someone (guess who, see the eleventh paragraph of the article) fiddled the real statistics, so Obama went to Mexico and, following the embarrassing example of Secretary Hillary (“You have a marvelous virgin”) Clinton’s stumblebum diplomacy, quoted the faked figures to the nation of Mexico and the world. The US government is doing just about all it can to make the Mexicans think everybody north of the the border is a babbling ignoramus. Obama’s concern was that firearms sales in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas were enabling the drug cartel war in Mexico. It was rubbish, but he claims he believes it. So what was needed was an authoritative statement of the truth (that the news media would report widely, objectively informing the public). Well, this ought to do it: The myth that legal guns sales in the United States are responsible for Mexican drug cartel violence took another serious blow last week when an ATF official testified in Congress that only eight percent of weapons recovered in Mexico came through licensed U.S. gun dealers. Read the full story at the link. By the way, had you learned of this testimony from your newspaper, TV, radio or news magazine? Just asking…. Meanwhile, business is excellent in one segment of...

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