Assorted links

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1 Jorge Landivar October 15, 2008 at 12:45 pm

Christopher Buckley calls Bush a conservative. I’m not sure I like that characterization.

1) Bush has increased government medical spending in the largest amounts in about 30 years

2) The Bush administration has increased government spending and debt to absurd levels.

3) Bush has increased the power of the federal government particularly the presidency.

None of these things are very conservative. Bush was definitely a social conservative, but fiscally he may have as well been a Democrat.

2 Superheater October 15, 2008 at 12:59 pm

With regard to Buckley the younger:

This seems a little complaining that the train is on the wrong track and then getting off at the next
station and standing in front of it to me.

3 ogmb October 15, 2008 at 1:50 pm

Bush was definitely a social conservative, but fiscally he may have as well been a Democrat.

Absurdity threat level RED.

4 meter October 15, 2008 at 3:41 pm

Amazing, and his point is proven with every comment.

Republicans are right goddammit and anyone who disagrees with the groupthink must therefore be wrong.

That’s okay, wingnuts. Darwin will take care of your kind eventually.

5 Yan Li October 15, 2008 at 4:45 pm

I look forward to watching to an interview of Dr. Roubini discussing the grim prospect of the economy from his apartment!

6 Alex October 15, 2008 at 7:51 pm

Missing heroin potentially being stockpiled sounds like heroin distributors responding to legislative uncertainty. There are big movements now in certain circles in the US and Britain to use aerial spraying and a troop surge, both of which could severely disturb the poppy crop.

7 Gabe October 16, 2008 at 10:25 am

Hamid Karzai had close personal contact with CIA Director William Casey and George H. W. Bush, who was Vice President of the United States.He is the US backed Afghan president, he and his family have been the premier heroin family in the mid east for decades. Maybe someone should ask Bush what he thinks they will do with the stockpile. Do they need more CIA planes to ship the drugs?

8 Michael Greenspan October 18, 2008 at 10:12 pm

Buckley wasn’t fired. NR editor Rich Lowry explains at

9 angel May 15, 2009 at 10:41 pm

It is enlightening!

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