Paul Ryan Seems To Not Suck As Much As Your Average Congressman

NRO:

Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wisc.) just called the funding scheme of the Senate bill a “Ponzi scheme” that would “make Bernie Madoff proud.”

I’m intrigued by this guy.  I keep hearing about his plan to return the US to fiscal sanity, and he seems to be able to say what needs to be said; in this case, he’s saying it directly to the president’s face.  More of this, please.

Rep. Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan (R-WI): Doesn't suck.

Tea Parties… In Great Britain?

Daniel Hannan = Gob Bluth? Crazy Delicious

We often hear that America should be more civilized like our friends across the pond in Europe.  But is this a sign that our friends across the pond are starting to become a little more like us?

Conservatives in Britain will hold their first Tea Party protest in Brighton on Saturday, with British member of the European parliament (and frequent Fox News guest) Daniel Hannan giving the keynote.

The party web site is here.

“Labour has raised more than a trillion pounds in additional taxation since 1997. Yet, unbelievably, Gordon Brown has still managed to run up a deficit of 12.6% of GDP (Greece’s is 12%). A far lower level of taxation brought Americans out in spontaneous protest last year,” Hannan wrote for the London Telegraph.

It’s about time someone like Hannan showed up in Old Europe.  Goodness knows they’ve needed a dose of fiscal sanity.  Too bad it might take the utter collapse of Greece to wake up that continent.

HOLY CRAP! IS THAT A ROOM FOR RENT ON MY CRAIGSLIST??!?!?!?

Best Craigslist ad I’ve ever seen:

You bet your nomadic ass it is. Do you want to be homeless? Then you better come check this room for rent out. It has WALLS and a CEILING. BLOCKS THE F’N WIND AND RAIN FOOL!

ZOMG THE LOCATION IS THE SHIT. You can WALK to Washington Avenue from here. So you can get your drink on and do some mackin playa. 10 mins from UH and Rice cause we all about higher education up in here. You could hit Memorial Parkway with a ROCK. But don’t. We keep it civilized.

The Long Reach of Israel

Noah Pollak over at Contentions has this to say about the controversy over the assassination of a top Hamas operative in Dubai:

…the fact of the matter is that the team got into Dubai, rubbed out a bad guy, and got out. No drama, nobody was captured, and nobody knows the real identities of the team or where they are now. Given the extraordinary risk and complexity of the operation, that’s a win in my book. And now the Iranians, Syrians, and their terrorist clients have been given another reminder that their people aren’t safe anywhere — even in the heart of the Arab world.

And as for the people who are whining about “passport fraud” misdemeanors while ignoring the felony staring them in the face: what do you say about the fact that the terrorist in charge of illegally smuggling missiles from Iran to Hamas apparently had an open invite to hang out in Dubai? This isn’t a problem?

It’s good to know that at least one government in the world takes terrorism seriously these days.