Attitudes are changing; I blame Bush.

I don't like polls, and don't follow them, because I think any poll can be rigged depending on how you aske the questions or who you poll.That said, I do think it's pretty funny how a poll that in any way shape or form is "bad for Bush" is immediately trotted out by the MSM, but a poll that might reflect well on him is...lost...misplaced...ignored...deemed a non-story.The Pew Global Attitudes Project (one of it's chairs is Maddy Albright) reports that terrorism is losing support/democractic … [Read more...]

Polipundit on the good economy

Polipundit blog has several good, thoughtful pieces on the economy and why America seems confused about whether it is doing well, or not.Lorie Byrd is writing: I remember going through this same thing in 1992 when the Bush recovery was described as the worst economy in 50 years until the day after the election, when it became known as the Clinton recovery. It frustrated the heck out of me then, and although it does less so now because this is not an election year, it still annoys me.Yes, I … [Read more...]

Is evil confused, turning in on itself?

Jeanette has an interesting post up where she is confessing some confusion about the recent bombings in Egypt:Since September 11, 2001, we have been told many times the reason Al Qaeda is attacking us is we have downtrodden the Muslims, we have occupied Iraq and other various and sundry excuses. Some people actually believe this is the reason. I’m not so sure.Why the attacks in an Arab country like Egypt? Yes, they killed a handful of tourists but mostly they killed Egyptians. Am I missing s … [Read more...]

It is a very different world

I continue to maintain that Frank Martin is one of the best minds and best writers in the blogosphere, not that he needs my endorsement. Today he gives us a look at how very much things have changed in the world since...oh, say...2001.A few excerpts, but read the whole thing:In other news, Today Lebanon formed a free democratic government. This puts the score at three new secular democracies in the Muslim world and zero Christian countries overturned by the murdering Islamic butchers like … [Read more...]

It shouldn’t be so “remarkable”

Bill Kristol points out that President Bush was courageous in daring to look beyond identity politics and PC racial/gender pandering in nominating John Roberts to the SCOTUS.I don't know that I would call it "courageous."I think I would call it "typical." Bush routinely picks the person he considers best for the job and even his most vehement enemies admit (and not even begrudgingly) that he is genuinely color/gender blind in that regard.It's actually, I think, a very healthy - sort of … [Read more...]

“Practically perfect in every way…”

So, an analyst looks at the June Boom in the economy and declares it practically perfect in every way - a Mary Poppins Economy.It's never wise to say such things, no matter how much you want to believe it.I think I am with Bizzy Blog on this one. While it's good to hear someone in the press actually saying something positive re the economy, this is the sort of statement that begs disproving.Sometimes, less is more. … [Read more...]

Pro-America Demos and a cartoon

A GREAT Cartoon, courtesy of Gateway PunditThe Pro-America demonstrations range from one fellow standing alone in Sweden, to a few folks who seem to be enjoying themselves very much in Denmark. … [Read more...]

Deficit declining sharply. Good news, right?

Michael Barone has a must read in US News:So the deficit—the federal budget deficit—is declining sharply, more sharply than just about anyone in mainstream media anticipated. According to figures from the Office of Management and Budget, the deficit is projected to decline from $412 billion in 2004 to $333 billion in 2005, a 19 percent decline. OMB further projects, obviously with less certitude, that it will decline to $162 billion in 2008.If so, that will mean that George W. Bush will have … [Read more...]

President Bush and Moses

From my li'l brother, Thom:Recently while going through an airport during one of his many trips,President Bush encountered a man with long gray hair, wearing a white robeand sandals, holding a staff. President Bush went up to the man and said, "Has anyone told you that you look like Moses?"The man never answered. He just kept staring straight ahead.The President said, "Moses!" in a loud voice.The man just stared ahead, never acknowledging the President.Bush pulled a Secret Service … [Read more...]

Good economic news revenues up - a lot. We see a 25% drop in the deficit. Unemployment down to 5%...why I remember when the press crowed that 5.6% unemployment was "full employment," but of course, that was in the 1990's when good news was allowed to be good unexpected leap in tax revenue is about to shrink the federal budget deficit this year, by nearly $100 billion.It wasn't unexpected in all quarters.Not surprisingly, the NY Times could only find critics to quote on this story. … [Read more...]