An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 27 July 2011
New York Times Reader Kills Dozens in Norway
by Ann Coulter
The New York Times wasted no time in jumping to conclusions about Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian who staged two deadly attacks in Oslo last weekend, claiming in the first two paragraphs of one story that he was a “gun-loving,” “right-wing,” “fundamentalist Christian,” opposed to “multiculturalism.”
It may as well have thrown in “Fox News-watching” and “global warming skeptic.”
This was a big departure from the Times‘ conclusion-resisting coverage of the Fort Hood shooting suspect, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan . Despite reports that Hasan shouted “Allahu Akbar!” as he gunned down his fellow soldiers at a military medical facility in 2009, only one of seven Times articles on Hasan so much as mentioned that he was a Muslim.
Of course, that story ran one year after Hasan’s arrest, so by then, I suppose, the cat was out of the bag.
Today, I put on actual clothes, waddled to the passenger door of the truck, and headed off to my very first session of outpatient rehab. Gee. That wasn’t too bad. Yeah….considering all they did was evaluate how far I’ve come with home exercises, asked questions, did a bit of measuring and such, wasn’t bad at all. Doin’ pretty good actually. The guy, who is all of 10 years old, says I’m fairly far along, so this is a good thing. I’ve been doing all the horrors of the torture chamber requirements, like a good girl. Yeah, I complain, but I do it!
I’ve weaned myself off the walker, mostly, and have been using the cane. I even have managed to use nothing when there is something to hang on to. The problem with losing the walker….I’ve got this great little bag hanging on it that holds all kinds of stuff I have to transport with me….smokes, phone, Kindle, drugs, etc. Oh well, reckon I’ll adapt. Of course, it takes even longer for me to make it across the room than before, but when ya think about it, how much of a hurry am I really in?
One bright spot….I’m actually getting a little more sleep. So, I suppose things are healing. Still have some incidents of excruciating pain AFTER doing some of the exercises, but they keep telling me, it WILL get better. I sure hope so, cuz those ice picks stabbings and outrageous cramps are starting to grate my nerves. The Mr’s too!
So, starting Friday, we get to the meat and potatoes. The REAL agony begins. BRING IT ON!!
Tangled Up in Washington’s Red Tape
For months, Washington has focused on solving its uncontrolled addiction to spending. But while Congress and the White House use one hand to reach into your back pocket to take and spend your hard-earned dollars, they’re using another hand to wreak a different kind of nefarious harm—the proliferation of regulations, rules, and red tape, all of which impose heavy costs on America.
In the just-released “Red Tape Rising: A 2011 Mid-Year Report,” The Heritage Foundation’s James Gattuso and Diane Katz explain the pervasiveness of government’s intrusive regulatory hand (that oftentimes goes go well beyond ensuring product safety) and how it controls nearly every facet of your daily life.