Morning Linkslide

Mark J. Perry, an economist I hold in extremely high regard, looks at how the National Labor Relations Board is engaging in bullying tactics in South Carolina. Short version: after investing $1 billion in a new facility in South Carolina, Boeing was told by the NLRB to build the plant somewhere else. Somewhere else that’s not a right-to-work state. Which reminds me of Adam Sandler in “The Wedding Singer”: “Once again, something that could have been brought to my attention YESTERDAY!”

Pres. Obama thinks that the Arab Spring, and the kinetic military action that thwarted OBL’s life processes, has everybody smoochy-lovey over in the Middle East. Let me know how that works out for you.

The boys at Threedonia look at the arrival of In-N-Out Burger in Texas. Alabama’s waiting, folks. One of the fattest states in the union, right here, with its collective mouths open.

Patterico points out that, according to esteemed poet Common’s viewpoint, Pres. Obama should have never been born.

How Herman Cain would deal with border security, his plan to stimulate the economy, the debt ceiling, and the tax code.  I’ve never put a political bumper sticker on a vehicle of mine, but if Cain runs in 2012, I’m liable to cover my car in his bumper stickers. And a prediction: If Cain or Allen West runs on the GOP ticket in 2012, the resulting attacks on them will make what Robert Bork went through look like a day on the Riviera.

Has any president ever attacked private citizens as much as Pres. Obama? You know, there are two kinds of people in the world. Those who get things done, and those who sit back and slag on the people who get things done.

Sweetness & Light looks at how Senate Democrats want to raise taxes on Big Oil by $2 billion a year.  Short version: Democrats are going to help consumers at the pump by piling on taxes. Taxes which will, of course, be passed on to consumers. If the Left really wants to lower gas prices, they’ll hammer Pres. Obama on lifting the federal ban on oil drilling. Pres. Bush did it, and oil prices started going down THAT DAY.

Courtesy of Iowahawk, a look at how CEOs rank the best and worst states for business. Illinois and California residents, you might as well start packing. Turns out, companies don’t like being regulated and taxed within an inch of their quarterly earnings statements. Who knew?

Protein Wisdom gives us this little bit of Orwellian frisson. Key section: “The acting solicitor general for the United States today claimed in a federal appeals court hearing that Congress has the absolute power to order citizens to purchase consumer goods if lawmakers believe there is a national problem the purchases would address.” As I often say, Orwell was an optimist.

And finally, Threedonia gives us this wonderful Wednesdays with Nipsey segment.


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