SecState in a Headband?

So, the Obama administration's "smart diplomacy" on Iran is not working. And this is very troubling, indeed. Iran is test-firing increasingly advanced missiles at a time when, as Ed Morrissey notes, the B+ President Obama has awarded himself includes having both "made progress toward halting" nuclear weapons in North Korea and um...cancelling our installation of missile shields in Eastern Europe.Read all of Ed's piece, and then consider for a second how difficult it is to be president, … [Read more...]

Gatecrash Update

My Li'l Bro Thom sends along this piece in the WaPo with the note: Your musings about the real GateCrash story are not far off the mark at all.I had written:What if what happened is this: this couple talked to someone in the WH, someone on Obama’s staff, like (but not necessarily) Rahm Emmanuel, (or Kalpen Modi, or Robert Gibbs) and said, “hey, remember us? Obama loves us! We’d really like to come to that party” and this White House Accessible Person (WHAP) said, “sure no problem, I’ll get yo … [Read more...]

Democrats Channel Rhett Butler

For some reason, even though we did not host Thanksgiving here, and none of us overdid during the day (I even convinced my MIL to eliminate the pasta course) yesterday most of us around here were like zombies, unable to do much more than grunt at each other and read or nap.In the later part of the afternoon, Buster convinced me to go out for a cup of coffee and a game of chess, but the fact that I beat him tells you that even he was not in his proper head. Zombieland was leftovers, books, … [Read more...]

Tactical Surrender Afghanistan? NO!

:::POST UPDATE, 11/24/09::: Steve Schippert posts that the US Embassy in Kabul denies this story. Like Steve, I'll take them at their word. We'll see soon enough. -admin:::END UPDATE:::I am not sure what to make of this, but my first gut-instinct is, "oh, please, don't appease."Steve Schippert over at Threats Watch keeps an eye on all those places I refer to as "guy sites" (well, they never have recipes) and he writes:It comes to our attention that the MEMRI Blog highlights an article … [Read more...]

Driscoll vs NY Times & other fun things

This is really very good. Head over to Pajamas Media and take a look at Ed Driscoll laying out how hap-hap-happy the NY Times has always been to celebrate the state, and statism.I do love to see alternative media bite the ankles of the media establishment, particularly these days, when a paper like the Washington Post can publish something as lazy, cliche-ridden and vapid as this so-called "review" call it "journalism."But I'm just in a cranky mood about that execrable "review" and the fact … [Read more...]

"Un-American" to oppose KSM trial in NYC

During the Bush administration, we heard the frequent straw-man charges, from the Democrats and the left, that they were being called "un-American" for opposing various policies. Hillary Clinton famously bellowed about it, but if the accusation of being "un-American" had been made with anything like the frequency the Dems pretended, it's nebulous in my memory.Since January of '09, the Democrats have unleashed the "un-American" charge with some real frequency. Jon Stewart, who should know … [Read more...]

The 'Shut up' President Blames & Aims -UPDATED

On Drudge right now, the question Who To Blame for the massacre at Fort Hood?It was just so much easier when everything could automatically be blamed on Bush, wasn't it? Though I don't doubt we'll see Obamites and Media Minions try to blame Bush for Major Malik Hasan, in any way they possibly can.The guy to blame, of course, is the non-talking Major Malik Hasan, who should not be coddled.This White House has had a field day blaming Bush for everything they couldn't blame on the GOP, or … [Read more...]

The shadow of the jackboot…

I have only just begun to read news about The Ghastly Mrs. Pelosi's machinations, or the single-mindedness of the president who flinches at the slightest criticism but seems not to care about the CIC part of his job, and the passing of the monster bill, and also about some of the troubling rumbles coming out of Europe. While reading, I had the overwhelming image of the shadow of a jackboot, poised just above our nation.Socialism is an opportunistic infection of the body politic. It occurs … [Read more...]

Why don't you "hate" Obama?

That's a provocative headline, I know, but it is not meant to provoke. It's a real question, inspired by some of my emails from people taking me to task for insufficient appreciation of our current president, and for unseemly appreciation of our previous president, whom they and the world "hate."The question is also inspired by something I noticed while I was digging up articles on the good President Bush has done in Africa - that many people who wish to give Bush anything resembling even the … [Read more...]

Global Warming Fakery & Gore

Lots of people talking about this admission by the BBC that the earth has been cooling, not warming) for over a decade.Longtime readers know my thoughts on this hooey; I am glad to see this.There is lots of new information coming out indicating that the whole AGW boondoggle was, always, a boondoggle, ("yeah, that earth shaking data? We lost it! and those hockey sticks? Um, kinda...never mind about that!"That makes me glad, all this boondoggle-unveiling.Glad doesn't feel like much, … [Read more...]


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