Friday Potpourri

Today, I’d like to showcase some of the most ridiculous happenings lately, both inside government and out. How about starting with that highly effective federal agency known as the EPA? If you ever had any tendency to believe there are good reasons for every one of those environmental regulations thrust upon us, here’s a true story that might shake your confidence in the wisdom of the bureaucracy:

No, I didn’t make that up.

Then there’s the Obama administration’s ongoing war with Arizona. I think you would have to go back to the Civil War to find a time when the federal government perceived a state to be a threat to the union. The big difference, of course, is that there was a genuine threat back then. All Arizona has done is pass a law to enforce what is already supposed to be federal law with respect to illegal immigration. Today, the federal government has decided not to work with Arizona at all to stop the flow of illegals, thereby ignoring its constitutional obligations to carry out federal laws and protect states from invasions. If Obama has his way, this might be the result:

Meanwhile, on the education front, more dismal scores have been reported. Compared to other countries, we keep dropping in the rankings. But don’t let that upset you; we do lead in some areas:

At least we’ve made our choices for what is most important to us.

Then there’s always the wonderful [and I mean that in its most basic sense—that which fills with wonder] hypocrisy on display by those on the Left who are in a perpetual state of indignation over success. Sometimes, the hypocrisy is easily highlighted:

Something tells me he’s not going to be all that willing to “share.”