Surprise! GOP Fights FCC on Behalf of MSM Freedoms – UPDATED

It's true: if I only got my news from the Mainstream Media, and did not stop in at Instapundit's place every single day, I'd never know what was going on. My day is just too busy to read everything, even though I subscribe to many news sites. Glenn Reynold's editorial eye and pithy -- often hilarious -- commentary are invaluable to me.Take this story, for instance. I had no idea that the Obama Administration was going all "Let's Create Pravda" on news outlets. Somehow, the major networks … [Read more...]

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Kim Jong Il is Dead; New Tyrants Come

While you were sleeping our already-roiling world took another hit to its tenuous stability:North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died at the age of 69, state-run television has announced.Mr Kim, who has led the communist nation since the death of his father in 1994, died on a train while visiting an area outside the capital, the announcement said.He suffered a stroke in 2008 and was absent from public view for months.Pyongyang described his son Kim Jong-un as the "great successor" … [Read more...]

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Matt Lauer Picks & Chooses "consensus"

"Earlier today, I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors" - President William Jefferson Clinton 12/16/98Karl Rove and Matt Lauer apparently went at it today about whether "Bush lied" about WMD.Lauer has decided he will stick to the narrative established by the media and Democrat … [Read more...]

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"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...]

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"Carrying Swastikas…"

(H/T)Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House: "They're carrying swastikas and symbols like that...".Kevin Aylward says of Pelosi's assertion: What a CROCK! You'll want to read it, and then take a look at the "nazi thugs that have Pelosi so worried.Barbara Boxer, D-CA: Townhall protesters are "too well dressed..." to be real.Repeat after me:The fascist is whoever is trying to shut you up, shut you down, dis-employ you, silence you, cripple you or marginalize you for the crime of daring to … [Read more...]

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"Immoral Villains!" sez Nancy "Queeg" Pelosi – UPDATED

Okay, I've decided that Nancy Pelosi (whose Native American name might be "Stands With An Angry Little Fist" ala "Dancing With Wolves") is beginning to sound like a paranoid lunatic who can find a convenient villain any time she needs one, as Tom Elia points out here.Thus spaketh The Pelosi:"They are the villains in this," Pelosi said of private insurers. "They have been part of the problem in a major way. They are doing everything in their power to stop a public option from happening. And … [Read more...]

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George H.W. Bush; Birthday Appreciation

Today is the 85th Birthday of our 41st President, George H. W. Bush. I believe he's planning to celebrate with a skydive, weather and health permitting. (He did, Hot Air has the video.)I am late to appreciation of him; I was a liberal Democrat who believed he was a silly man, while he was president. I know better, now.His son, George W. Bush, the 43rd President, writes of the joy he takes in his father. One of the most striking notions in Dubya's tribute is that, because of the … [Read more...]

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Updates & Random stuff

NRO's Kathryn Jean Lopez twitters: Nancy Pelosi is not on the front page of the New York Times today. That's shocking even for the Times.Yes...that is pretty surprising, given what her very role as Speaker of the House seems in jeopardy; she may yet be felled by ironic twist of her own knife. With an assist by the truly ticked off CIA. Oh, what a tangled web we weave, and so forth.The Washington Post, on the other hand did manage to notice the Pelosi meltdown. It's not pretty.Moe Lane … [Read more...]

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Happy Fun Headline Game for Rainy Days!

It's a game I play and since we are in a debilitating rain-loop, thought I'd pass it on. Play it with your kids for hours of happy fun time! It's easy! Let Grandma play too!Simply pay attention to headlines and first lines of news stories about the economy (or the war, or anything!). It's educational! Teach your children how to compare and contrast by studying how first lines can make economic news seem either positive or negative, for fun economic, polling and presidential impact!Here's … [Read more...]

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Answering John Bolton

John Bolton wonders why President Obama is allowing a foreign government to prosecute Bush officials?Aw, that's an easy one. It's so he can vote "present," and keep his hands nice and clean.Kind of like the extraordinary renditions begun under Bill Clinton, right?We're remaking America.Glenn Reynolds answers another easy question. … [Read more...]

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