Dubya’s Africa Efforts Ongoing

Photo: George W. Bush InstituteDallas Morning News: Bringing Africa Back to Life:LUSAKA, Zambia — On a beautiful Saturday morning, Delfi Nyankombe stood among her bracelets and necklaces at a churchyard bazaar and pondered a question: What do you think of George W. Bush?“George Bush is a great man,” she answered. “He tried to help poor countries like Zambia when we were really hurting from AIDS. He empowered us, especially women, when the number of people dying was frightening. Now w … [Read more...]

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The Toxicity of Idolatry – UPDATED

My Tuesday column at First Things is up, and today we're talking about the strange gods we put before us and the toxic effect it has had on our politics:[In Barack Obama] . . . chattering classes, largely indifferent-to-agnostic-to-hostile toward religion, had suddenly found themselves a god, and to speak his name in vain could not be countenanced. Heretics sinning against the speak-not commandment were speedily feathered with the gooiest tar available and then ostracized from polite … [Read more...]

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"Bush tax cuts created deficit" Not.

I'm tired of hearing the Democrats and my hate-mailers stupidly try to pin our historic deficit spending on the "evil, immoral" Bush tax cuts, so let's just put this narrative down for good, shall we?NY TIMES, JULY 9, 2006: Surprising Jump in Tax Revenues Is Curbing DeficitAn unexpectedly steep rise in tax revenues from corporations and the wealthy is driving down the projected budget deficit this year, even though spending has climbed sharply because of the war in Iraq and the cost of … [Read more...]

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Obama, BP, Oilmoney & the Press – UPDATED

So, the Gulf may have to deal with as much as <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/04/AR2010050404118_pf.html".40,000 barrels of oil seeping into it, every day, for a while.And...the Obama government exempted BP from an impact review last year.And...President Obama, who hates big oil, big coal, big energy, was on the receiving end of more money from BP than anyone else in politics.And...the President's party is fundraising off of the … [Read more...]

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Obama: Makin' Friends! UPDATED

Obama wags his finger in the face of Canadian PM HarperWhen people wag a finger in my face, I reach out and cover their hand and say some variation of "don't say another word to me until you put that finger away." The variations are not always courtly, but they get the point across.Awful picture. Awful optics. But I get the impression that Obama and his crew think these sorts of pictures make him look good. He's sticking it to the man, or something.The look on Harper's face, I can't … [Read more...]

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Deadline linking – UPDATES

First I wrote something long and angry and decided that after five years of blogging I should know better than to write angry, so I dumped it.Then I got busy with something that I actually have to write on deadline.Then, I took a break, mosey'd over to Deacon Greg's establishment and found this:"From the beginning and throughout history, Peter has often been a wobbly rock, a source of scandal, corrupt, and yet this is the one - and his successors - whose task is to hold us together so that … [Read more...]

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Kos-polling Rightleaning Bloggers

John Hawkins' latest poll takes a few of the questions asked in a dubious dailykos poll . I am actually surprised at one or two of these answers. You can probably figure out my responses.Check it out here.Oh, an in other news, Obama -by not interfering with the Iraq situation (including withdrawal timelines) that he "inherited" from George W. Bush- declares via Biden and Gibbs that Iraq is his greatest accomplishment.The spin is mind-blowing. And pathetic. More thoughts on that nonsense … [Read more...]

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Evil Tax Cuts & Humpty Words

Like Instapundit, I have no problem with inaccurate news stories being corrected (although pulling them altogether is a bit dramatic), and so I am happy to read the correct information, which the press has quickly presented to us.The official said when the administration saw the story, published yesterday afternoon, they contacted one of the Reuters White House correspondents.The White House pushed these points:- Our budget explicitly calls for permanently extending the Bush tax cuts … [Read more...]

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Final thoughts on SOTU

Three posts are enough. But let me show you two images from the speech, both sent by readers:The story here is not J-Nap resting her eyes (or being transported into a happy place by Obama's transcendent presence), but the expression on Rahm Emmanuel's face.He seems rapt -as in enraptured- doesn't he?I'm not sure if his expression is one of parental pride or deep devotion or basic smugness, but overall it's cat-with-mouthful-of-canary to me. It begs a caption, so be my guest, but do … [Read more...]

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Obamaporta-prompta; Symptom of Distress?

A Shrinking Presidential PerspectiveNecessity being the mother of invention, it appears that Barack Obama has needed, and thus invented, the Portable President Kit, consisting of two teleprompters with accompanying equipment and a traveling Don't-You-Know-Who-I-Am-I-Am-The-President-That's-Who Podium With Presidential Seal, which Barack Obama takes with him, everywhere he goes.That means he brings it to an elementary school, for use in addressing the press (something past-and-moronic … [Read more...]

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