Brown's Win and Obama's Iraq

Keep on Truckin'Just two quick thoughts on the fascinating and stunning victory of Republican Scott Brown over the Democrat, Martha Coakley, and both of them respond to remarks heard on television after Coakley's concession:1) Juan Williams and Sean Hannity discussing what this means for Obamacare. In response to the notion that this unprecedented upset might inspire Barack Obama to -like Bill Clinton in 1994 - adjust and step center to meet the mood of the country, Williams says, "it's … [Read more...]

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Random Must-Reads

Collected in my tab-bar since I started feeling cruddy - might as well share with you all the things I have either read or "been meaning to get to reading..." All submitted mostly without comment, because I'm still not 100%."We are at war...":The president went on to say that while America will strengthen its defenses, "we will not succumb to a siege mentality that sacrifices the open society and liberties and values that we cherish as Americans, because great and proud nations don't … [Read more...]

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Who do you trust?

Whom to trust? The public is angry at big finance on Wall Street, whose greed and recklessness helped to cause the panic that tore holes through retirement accounts. It is angrier at a big spending, big regulating government that started the mess with its warping of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. (It is as if we asked a heroin dealer to help wean an addict off his habit.) The public was angry with Bush, and is becoming even angrier, more quickly with Obama.The people wanted tight-fisted sobriety … [Read more...]

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Is this racist? Unprofessional? Ignorant? -UPDATED

The New Republic's James Gardner has taken a look at the drawings for the George W. Bush Presidential Library, and while the knee-jerk negativity is adolescent and predictable, it ends up on a rather bizarre note, for a grown-up, professional publication.We begin with the obligatory, "the last Democrat's library is better," sniff:There is a hard-edged and unapologetic modernity to the Clinton Library . . . Though some (including Clinton himself) have compared this long and rectangular … [Read more...]

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The Job Summit Theatricale

Oh, my goodness.President "Duality" Obama wanted his pointless but flashy "jobs summit" to be grounded in reality, not "at 30,000 feet." He wanted to hear "details" and "real solutions," but cautioned that nothing much would be changed by the "summit." He said the private sector was the only way we'd get out of this mess, but that the uninvited private sector is the problem, because small businesses are greedily looking after their own survival, rather than hiring more people that they'll … [Read more...]

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There has always been weather

Call it Climate-gate!And call Al Gore, Ahab.Call me Ishmael.I will be ashamed if my readers did not already know (as we have discussed for years) that the Global Warming Hoax was/is, as we have always know it to be, a hoax. An effort to defraud nations and assist in the tireless (and creative) leftist international movementOr, that seems to be the general trend of the news.One suspects this hacking had much to do with the sudden collapse of the world-wide global warming boondoggle and … [Read more...]

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Palin Press: Putzes in Print

Love Sarah Palin or not, one has to admit the press is so undone by her that they are both aggressive and passive-aggressive in their hate, and they betray themselves continually in all sorts of ways. They betray their snobbism; they betray their spitefulness, and most emphatically, they betray the fact that our "fourth estate" is populated mostly by perpetual adolescents.Our press, with a few exceptions, is largely made up of people who, at age 14, decided they were sophisticates who knew … [Read more...]

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"I feel like Brandon deWilde…"

Had a problem with a router and we were without internets for most of the day, but we're back up and speedy, now.Predictably, my email was all backed up, and I tried to get through it quickly, but one note made me pause, from reader Mark S., who wrote:Between Obama not bothering to show up in Germany last week . . . and neglecting to name Reagan or Thatcher (I never thought he'd mention John Paul), and then his "shout out" after the Ft. Hood shootings, and now his DOJ preparing a show trial … [Read more...]

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Obama, KSM Open Thread

Okay, you guys all seem to want to talk about it, and I am really tied up elsewhere, so I'll do something I don't think I've ever done and leave an open thread - you can yell and shout about this all you want, but I ask you simply keep to the basic comment guidelines.A few links about this, if you haven't seen them:James Taranto: Obama's Show TrialsThe Boyz at HillBuzz who made an extraordinary apology to President Bush the other day, are rip-roaring mad about this, and are shouting … [Read more...]

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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...]

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