(J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press) (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

On the mumbo-jumbo language trying to justify discrimination in college admissions: ” Attempts to disguise discrimination with high-sounding talk about ‘holistic’ reviews just won’t wash. And the claim that such discrimination provides different points of view is, itself, racist. Apparently, America’s institutions of ‘higher’ learning believe that your skin color determines how you think.”

Remember all that hooey about not “adding a dime” to the debt? “Setting up the central piece of President Obama’s healthcare law has cost the administration more than twice as much as originally intended. The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) said in budget documents Wednesday that it expects to spend $4.4 billion by the end of this year on grants to help states set up new insurance exchanges. HHS had estimated last year that the grants would cost $2 billion.”

So much for all the lefty blather about Republicans abandoning chained CPI. Rep Walden (R-Ore.) doesn’t speak for the GOP. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) does: “‘I’ve made it clear that I disagree with what Chairman Walden said,’ Boehner said at his weekly press conference, calling the chained CPI proposal ‘the least we must do to begin to solve the problem of Social Security.'” Just as we predicted.

The president’s inane excuses for doing nothing can’t obscure the horror of what has unfolded. “At least 4,300 people in Syria have been killed by indiscriminate airstrikes by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad since last summer that amount to war crimes, an international human rights group said on Thursday. Human Rights Watch said Syrian fighter jets have deliberately targeted bakeries, bread lines and hospitals in the country’s northern region.” You think Syrians will remember we couldn’t be bothered to set up a no-fly zone?

Recall the CPAC debacle? Here’s another batch of dopiness from the group that puts on CPAC, the American Conservative Union: “President Obama’s budget this week proposed $50 billion in new infrastructure funding. Joining Obama in this fight for more federal infrastructure money will be the American Conservative Union, likely funded by the government contractors who pocket those highway tax dollars.” Not very conservative.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) denounces the White House gibberish on the budget. “It is just amazing to me that government officials can persist in misrepresenting this budget to the degree that they have.”

All that flim-flam about containing rogue states? It looks like there really is an axis of evil, and its members are on their way to getting nukes. “A new assessment of North Korea’s nuclear capability conducted by the Pentagon’s intelligence arm has concluded for the first time, with ‘moderate confidence,’ that the country has learned how to make a nuclear weapon small enough to be delivered by a ballistic missile.”