(Video) Two more good ones from the Power Line contest

August 5, 2011

The contest may be over, but here are two more worthy entries in Power Line’s contest for the best entry that uses pop culture in any format to convey the seriousness of our national debt problem.

The first is a hip-hop video featuring babies with a message for the “adults” who run the country. I’m not a big fan of rap or hip-hop, but this made me laugh:

Speakin’ truth to power, yo!

The next is more serious, and I think it would make a very effective 1-minute commercial as it stands, or maybe trimmed to a 30-second spot. Regardless, I’d be surprised if some conservative group such as Club for Growth or Americans for Prosperity haven’t contacted the maker already to acquire the rights to “Doorbell.”

This one’s apparently going viral.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Video: Digging a hole

July 27, 2011

Here’s another finalist in the Power Line contest. This one’s much more somber than the first two, but very effective:

Well done.

Although I’m trying to think of, as the video asserts, great nations brought to ruin by debt. The British Empire after the World Wars? But they had also suffered generational casualties. Europe overall, with the rise of social democracy?

Any other suggestions?

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Let’s see, whom should I take seriously?

August 18, 2010

The mendacious video below from the liberal pro-abortion* group Emily’s List attacking Sarah Palin has been making the rounds of the blogosphere the last few days. I haven’t much to say about it that already hasn’t been said by Ace, Ed Morrissey, and William Jacobson. So, instead, I’ll leave you with a question. But first, watch the video:

Okay, now that you’re done laughing in disbelief, watch this video from the woman they attacked:

So, here’s the question: On matters of national politics and policy, whom do you take more seriously? A Sarah Palin talking with gravity about empowering women to deal responsibly with the problems facing the nation, or a bunch of women dressed like … a dating service for furries?

Tough choice, I know.

LINKS: Former liberal feminist Tammy Bruce calls Emily’s List a bunch of reactionaries.

*(You know, as in favoring the killing of human beings before they’re born.)

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Why disasters do not spur economic growth

April 1, 2010

This video presents a good explanation of Bastiat’s “broken window”  parable:

(via International Liberty)


Video: America rising

January 3, 2010

Oh, this is good:

Call it a populist wave or a Jacksonian moment, there’s a storm headed for DC.

(via Obi’s Sister)


Let’s play a game

December 2, 2009

The game of Social Life!

I  understand the Obama version of Risk requires a player to apologize every time he conquers a territory.

(hat tip: Fausta)


Climategate the music video

November 24, 2009

You just knew it was coming:

Mockery, the best weapon.

(via Watt’s Up With That?)