Saturday, December 26, 2009 Against Filibuster Before They Were For It

Over at, they have a front page post up titled, The Filibuster is Essential For Democracy, where they argue:
The filibuster is essential for democracy, because it protects Americans from a tyranny of the majority, whether that majority be Democrats or Republicans.
What is hilarious, is that they did not even bother to do a quick google search to see what they might have said about the filibuster before:
The magic number is 51. It takes 51 votes to change the rule to ensure that the President's judicial nominations can be confirmed with a majority of 51 votes. From Ramesh Ponnuru at NRO's The Corner comes word that he has heard "that Republicans now have at least 50 votes to change the rules--which means at least 51 if you add Cheney."


If Frist doesn't go through with the rule change, though, I'm going to stop accepting his telephone calls.
I mean, seriously. When on earth will mainstream conservatives learn how to use "teh google"?

Friday, December 25, 2009

Lefties Win Against Whole Foods

I am taking a quick break from my Christmas dinner with the family. Today, liberals all across the country got a great Christmas present. The chairman of Whole Foods is stepping down voluntarily as the result of lefty rabble-rousers (we should add that he does still retain his seat on the board and is still a major player at Whole Foods, but we celebrate the message the company is sending):
[Mackey] attempted to capitalize on the brand reputation of Whole Foods to champion his personal political views but has instead deeply offended a key segment of Whole Foods consumer base.
I have not shopped at Whole Foods in months. My entire family began shopping elsewhere after I came across the calls to boycott online. As a somewhat young man, I have not taken part in many nation-wide boycotts, and cannot remember any specific victories before this.

So today, this Christmas, is a day that I did not expect to remember forever as a significant organizing milestone for me. This boycott brought no health care to the uninsured, it did not make the health care bill stronger, and it had no direct impact on my life or my friends' and family's. It did, however, send a message to anyone who would dare to use their corporate position to further corporate political philosophy: your customers are listening and have no problem shopping accordingly.